Context to this post: I have seen, depending on the Maronite parish, political organizations of one or both of two factions related to Lebanese politics with formal presences in the parish. I have seen a wide range of responses from the pastor - everything from allowing the groups to use the parish for official chapter meetings with the pastor as the chaplain to the priest refusing to celebrate mass until all insignia from either faction was put away. I haven’t come to a definitive conclusion, but it just seems to allow either group is divisive and counterintuitive to the objective of a parish (while active engagement in politics is a civil duty, this just seems like aggressive hegemony).
So my question is do Latin parishes allow political groups? If so, where (i.e. what country) and to what extent? How does the pastor react? If not, why? Is it conceivable that such groups would ever be permitted to exist?