Date posted: Feb 13, 2018
In the U.S. today, over 35% of adult Catholics are Hispanic, while over 50% of Catholics under the age of 18 are Hispanic. In many places around the country this “minority group” are the dominant presence in the Catholic Church, and there are large communities of Hispanic Catholics in every diocese in the U.S. Hispanic Catholics bring forth a richness in spirituality, tradition, practices, and opportunities for U.S. Catholicism in the 21st Century. Join us as we reflect on the pastoral needs of the Hispanic families and youth and the meaning of this treasure for your parish and community. The course is guided by the articles in the Spring 2016 issue of C21 Resources, which was edited by Dr. Hosffman Ospino.
Check the course schedule for future offerings of this course.
Week 1: The Hispanic Presence in American Catholicism Today
Week 2: Opportunities for American Catholicism because of the Hispanic Presence
This course includes:
All STM Online: Crossroads courses include these features:
Additional Materials Needed:
Everything you need for this course is provided on the course web site. View this issue of C21 Resources, "The Treasure of Hispanic Catholicism." If you prefer a hard copy of this issue, email The Church in the 21st Century Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A participant can expect to spend an average of 3-4 hours each week. This commitment includes both the assigned reading and interaction online.
The articles were written by various authors under the editorship of Hosffman Ospino, Ph.D., who is associate professor of Hispanic ministry and religious education at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry.