associate professor of hispanic ministry and religious education
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Simboli Hall 324
B.A. (Equiv.), M.A., Ph.D. (Boston College)
Areas of Interest
Pastoral/Practical Theology, Religious Education Theory, Philosophy of Catholic Education, U.S. Latino/a Theology and Hispanic Ministry, Multicultural Studies
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Dr. Hosffman Ospino was born in Colombia where he pursued undergraduate studies in Philosophy. He taught philosophy and religion at various academic levels and worked for the National Confederation of Catholic Education of Colombia. He holds an MA in theology with concentration in Church History and a PhD in Theology and Education from Boston College.
Dr. Ospino’s research concentrates on the dialogue between theology and culture and the impact of this interchange upon Catholic theological education, catechesis, and ministry. He has lectured nationally and internationally on these areas. He and his wife, Guadalupe, are actively involved in Hispanic Ministry in Boston.
Ministry in a Diverse Church--online (TMPS7090)
Spiritual Sources of Catholic Education (TMRE7053)
Education of Christians (TMRE7076)
Teaching Theology and Religion: Fundamental Questions
Recent Research Projects
Principal Investigator for the National Study of Catholic Parishes in the United States (NSCPHM). For more information about the study and its report see: National Study.
Co-Principal Investigator (with Dr. Patricia Weitzel-O’Neil) for the 2014 National Survey of Catholic Schools Serving Hispanic Families. For more information about the study and its report see: Catholic School and Hispanic Families National Study
Ministry with Hispanic Catholic Youth and Young Adults: An edited collection of research-based essays to be published in 2018.
Catholic Theological Education since Vatican II research project (2017-2020).
Principal Investigator for National Study of Hispanic Vocations (2018-2020).
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For a complete list of publications, including articles and book chapters see: Hosffman Ospino – Publications
Interculturalism and Catechesis: A Catechist’s Guide to Responding to Cultural Diversity. Also available in Spanish: Interculturalismo y catequesis: Guía del catequista para responder a la diversidad cultural. Twenty-Third Publications (2017).
El Credo: Un encuentro con la fe de la Iglesia. Ave Maria Press (2017).
Catholic Schools in an Increasingly Hispanic Church: A Summary Report of Findings from the National Survey of Catholic Schools Serving Hispanic Families. Bilingual edition. Coauthored with Patricia Weitzel-O’Neill. Our Sunday Visitor Press (2017).
Hispanic Ministry in the Twenty-First Century: Urgent Matters. Coedited with Elsie Miranda and Brett Hoover. Convivium Press (2016).
Hispanic Ministry in Catholic Parishes: A Summary Report of Findings from the National Study of Catholic Parishes with Hispanic Ministry. Bilingual edition: English and Spanish. Our Sunday Visitor Press (2015).
Evangelización y catequesis en el ministerio hispano: Guía para la formación en la fe. Liguori Press (2013).
Peter’s Catechism: Who Do You Say that I am? Why Did You Doubt? Do You Love Me? Also in Spanish: El catecismo de Pedro: ¿Quién Dices Que Soy Yo? ¿Por Qué Dudas? ¿Me Amas? Liguori Press (2011).
Hispanic Ministry in the Twenty-First Century: Present and Future. Convivium Press (2010).
Restoring Hope Archbishop Oscar Romero’s Vision for a Just World (In His Own Words). Coedited with Felix Palazzi. Convivium Press (2018).
La Iglesia: Pueblo de Dios llamado a la comunión. Ave Maria Press (2018).
The Gospel of Joy in America. Also in Spanish: La alegría del Evangelio en los Estados Unidos. Convivium Press (2018).
Catechesis in America: A Continental and Iberoamerican Perspective. Convivium Press (2018).
Our Catholic Children: Ministry with Hispanic Youth and Young Adults (working title). Our Sunday Visitor (2018).
Encuentro: A Church that Goes Forth (working title). Paulist Press (in progress, 2018).
Catholic Theological Education since Vatican II (working title. In progress, to be completed in 2019).
Hispanic Ministry in the Twenty-First Century: Mercy as Justice (working title). Coedited with Luis Fraga. Convivium Press (2020).
Cultural Diversity and Paradigm Shifts in Catholic Congregations. New York, NY: Fordham University Press (contracted, in progress).
Teologías Prácticas: Latin@ Perspectives on Practical Theology (working title). Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press (contracted; in progress; to be published also in Spanish by Verbo Divino).
In the Land of Jesus: Meditations (in progress).