Associate Professor of Hispanic Ministry and Religious Education
Chair, Department of Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry
Dr. Hosffman Ospino is a native of Colombia where he pursued undergraduate studies in Philosophy. He holds an M.A. in theology with concentration in Church History and a Ph.D. in Theology and Education from Boston College. His research explores the dialogue between faith and culture and the impact of this interchange upon Catholic theological education, catechesis, and ministry. He has served as the principal investigator for several nationally recognized studies on how the Hispanic Catholic presence is transforming parishes, schools and organizations. He has authored and edited more than a dozen books. He is a frequent speaker at national and international events. He is actively involved in ministry and faith formation projects in various parts of the United States.
Ministry in a Diverse Church (online)
Seminar: Practical Theology
For a complete list of publications, including articles and book chapters see: Hosffman Ospino – Publications
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).
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).
Hispanic Ministry as a Practice of Justice. Convivium Press (Forthcoming 2020). Coedited with Luis Fraga.
Catechesis in America: A Continental and Iberoamerican Perspective. Convivium Press. (Forthcoming 2020). Editor.
Reflexiones: Hispanic Ministry. Coauthored with Timothy Matovina. Paulist Press (Forthcoming 2021).
Ecclesial Movements in the U.S. Hispanic Catholic Experience. Huntington, IN: Our Sunday Visitor (Forthcoming 2021). Coedited with Kathia Arango and Andres Arango.
Pastoral Planning with Catholic Imagination: A Theological Framework. Twenty-Third Publications (Forthcoming 2021).
Faith that Endures: Archbishop Oscar Romero’s Witness (In His Own Words). Convivium Press(Forthcoming 2021). Coedited with Felix Palazzi.
Catholic Theological Education since Vatican II (working title). Eerdmans. (Forthcoming 2022).
Religious Education in the Public Square (working title). Convivium Press. (In progress). Editor.
Teologías Prácticas: Latin@ Perspectives on Practical Theology (working title). Orbis Books. (In progress).
In the Land of Jesus: Meditations (in progress).