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The Barbara and Patrick Roche Center for Catholic Education

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Learn about the national conversation about Catholic schools and Hispanic children at our summit website.

 

 


 

Catholic Schools in an Increasingly Hispanic ChurchCatholic Schools in an Increasingly Hispanic Church

March 7, 2016 - Chestnut Hill, MA

The Barbara and Patrick Roche Center for Catholic Education (Roche Center) and the School of Theology and Ministry are proud to announce the release of Catholic Schools in an Increasingly Hispanic Church.  This report is a summary of findings from the National Survey of Catholic Schools Serving Hispanic Families.  

This groundbreaking report offers important findings and analysis based on the first study ever of Catholic schools serving Hispanic families. At a time in which the Church is becoming increasingly Hispanic, the report calls for Catholic education and ministry leaders to intentionally engage Hispanic families and parishes with Hispanic ministry as partners to strengthen Catholic schools in their mission in the United States today.

Principal Investigators:  

Hosffman Ospino, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Theology and Ministry, Boston College
Patricia Weitzel-O'Neill, Ph.D., Executive Director, Roche Center

To view a pdf copy of the report, click the image to the right.

 


 

In the News

NBC News, April 13, 2016
Hola! Ciudad, March 10, 2016
Vida Latina San Diego, March 10, 2016
Catholic News Agency, March 10, 2016
catholicherald.com, March 10, 2016
Catholic Herald, March 9, 2016
Boston Pilot, March 8, 2016
Catholic News Services
, March 8, 2016
National Catholic Reporter, March 8, 2016
GlobeNewswire, March 7, 2016
EurekAlert!, March 7, 2016
Boston College Chronicle, March 7, 2016

Press Releases


 

2016 NCEA Convention

The report, “Catholic Schools in an Increasingly Hispanic Church,” was presented at the 2016 National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) Convention to the enthusiastic response of Catholic educators and thought leaders from around the country.  Dr. Patricia Weitzel-O’Neill of the Roche Center for Catholic Education and Dr. Hosffman Ospino of the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry shared key findings from the report at two fully attended sessions. The presentation highlighed the need for Catholic schools to improve the way they serve Hispanic families, which make up the fastest-growing demographic segment within the U.S. Catholic Church. View slide presentation Session 1 and Session 2.


 

 


 

Read about Hispanic Ministry in Catholic Parishes

To learn more about the National Study of Catholic Parishes with Hispanic Ministry, also authored by Dr. Hosffman Ospino, please click here.  This study was the first comprehensive national study focusing solely on Catholic parishes with Hispanic ministry. 

 

 


 

Read about Hispanic Ministry in Catholic Parishes

To learn more about the National Study of Catholic Parishes with Hispanic Ministry, also authored by Dr. Hosffman Ospino, please click here.  This study was the first comprehensive national study focusing solely on Catholic parishes with Hispanic ministry.