“Barely 2% to 3% of school-age Hispanic Catholic children are enrolled in Catholic schools. Few dioceses and parishes have strong ministerial programs serving this important population.”
How to successfully accompany young Hispanic Catholics
St. John’s School of Theology and Seminary receives $5 million Lilly grant
The grant will support the St. John’s School of Theology and Seminary as it develops its new initiative, “Sustained Encuentro: Accompanying One Another on the Way.”
Rockville’s first Cinco de Mayo celebration seeks to bring communities together
“We hope this is a start for local and surrounding communities to get to know us, who we are as Latinos,” said parishioner Sandy Garcia.
With numbers growing in U.S., more Hispanics involved in church, community
Catholic Church officials say they are not surprised by the 2020 U.S. census showing Hispanics accounted for 51.1% of the country’s growth, rising to 18.7%, or about 62.1 million, of the U.S. population.
Church, society should recognize leadership of Hispanics, Latinos, bishop says
The Catholic Church and American society should recognize the historic and current contributions of Hispanic and Latino leaders, said a U.S. bishop at the start of Hispanic Heritage Month, celebrated Sept. 15-Oct. 15.
Hosffman Ospino: 30 million U.S. Hispanic Catholics here and now
Perhaps one of the most interesting findings of the recent report is the observation that less than half of Hispanics in our country self-identify as Catholic (about 47%). As far as memory goes, we have practically taken for granted the assumption that the majority of Hispanics are Catholic. No longer.
Hosffman Ospino: Remember our dead to affirm life
During the last months of the year, Catholics reflect about the reality of death. The church’s liturgy brings us All Souls’ Day. Among Hispanic Catholics, the feast is widely known as “el Día de los Muertos” (the Day of the Dead).
Hispanic/Latino lay ministry program graduates receive certificates
Hispanic / Latino adults participating in a pilot program designed to train lay ministers received their certificates May 30 during a graduation Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral in St. Cloud.