Faculty Directory

Hosffman Ospino

Associate Professor of Hispanic Ministry and Religious Education

Selected Courses

Fall 2018

Theology in Context: Faith and Culture in American Catholicism

Spring 2019

Practical Theology

Other Courses

Ministry in a Diverse Church
Spiritual Sources of Catholic Education
Teaching Theology and Religion: Fundamental Questions
Education of Christians: Past, Present and Future

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
  • Catholic Theological Education since Vatican II research project (2017-2020). 
  • Principal Investigator for National Study of Hispanic Vocations (2018-2020).

Books

For a complete list of publications, including articles and book chapters see: Hosffman Ospino – Publications

The Gospel of Joy in America. Convivium Press (2018). Also in Spanish: La alegría del Evangelio en los Estados Unidos.

Restoring Hope Archbishop Oscar Romero’s Vision for a Just World (In His Own Words). Convivium Press (2018). Co-edited with Felix Palazzi.

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).

Forthcoming Books

La Iglesia: Pueblo de Dios llamado a la comunión. Ave Maria Press (2018).

Our Catholic Children: Ministry with Hispanic Youth and Young Adults (working title). Our Sunday Visitor (2018).

Catechesis in America: A Continental and Iberoamerican Perspective. Convivium Press (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).