Ospino Hoffsman Photo with details about the Catholic Heritage Lecure

Embracing American Catholicism’s Latinx Character in the Twenty-First Century 

Date: Thursday, February 20, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: LeRoux Room, Student Center 160

About half of all Catholics younger than 25 in the United States self-identify as Hispanic/Latino. Hispanics are de facto raising the next generation of Catholics in the country, sharing their traditions with them, defining priorities for the church, and shaping the character that will identify this community during the rest of this century. This lecture analyzes the rapid process of “Hispanization” that is transforming thousands of Catholic faith communities nationwide while exploring pathways and obstacles to a renewed way of being American and Catholic. 

About Ospino

Hosffman Ospino, PhD is an Associate Professor of Theology and Religious Education at Boston College, School of Theology and Ministry where he is also Director of Graduate Programs in Hispanic Ministry. He served as the principal investigator for the National Study of Catholic Parishes with Hispanic Ministry (2014) and co-investigator for the National Survey of Catholic Schools Serving Hispanic Families (2015). He is currently advancing a national study on Latino Catholic vocations. He has authored/edited 13 books and nearly a hundred academic and general essays. He has received several national awards from academic and ministerial organizations in recognition for his work as well as for his writings. He presently serves as an officer of the Catholic Theological Society of America (CTSA) and of the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States (ACHTUS). He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA). He served on the leadership team coordinating the Fifth National Encuentro of Hispanic/Latino Ministry. 


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Dying to Live: Stories on the Road to Freedom

Thursday, February 27, 2020
A Jesuit Refugee Service/USA Event
Sponsored by Seattle University's Center for Jesuit Education, ICTC, and School of Theology & Ministry
Student Center 160 - Seattle University
901 12th Ave Seattle, WA


CRS Rice Bowl: Your Impact on Climate Change in Vietnam with Truong Tung, Country Manager of CRS Vietnam

Saturday, February 22, 2020, 9:30am—11:30am, St. James Cathedral Pastoral Outreach Center, 907 Columbia Street, Seattle (limited parking at O’Dea High School)

Frequent and severe storms are impacting vulnerable farmers in Vietnam. As Lent and a new CRS Rice Bowl campaign begin, come hear Truong Tung share how the CRS Disaster Risk Reduction Program is working with vulnerable families in the face of climate change. Sponsored by the Intercommunity Peace and Justice Center and St. James CRS Parish Ambassador Corps.

Click here for more information: Rice Bowl Feb 2020


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