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Latino Catholic entrepreneur recognized among Chicago ‘40 under 40’

“Hispanic young people are the future of this country and seeing that many are losing their Catholic faith serves as... Read more

Denver bishops ask Hispanic voters to support 22-week abortion ban

The bishops of the Archdiocese of Denver are calling on the local Hispanic community to support Proposition 115, a ballot... Read more

Hispanic couple with baby.

How three dioceses are bringing NFP to Hispanic Catholics 

Susana Diaz gets a kick out of watching couples’ faces during their first marriage preparation class.  Read more

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US Hispanic Catholics more likely to attend Mass, less likely to vote Trump

A new poll shows that Hispanics Catholics in the U.S. are more likely to attend weekly Mass and far less... Read more

Jose, Archbishop Gomez, and Antonio Mendez at the National V Encuentro on Sept. 22, 2018.

Two pilgrims trek 30 miles to Encuentro to raise awareness of immigration issues

Most of the delegates attending the National V Encuentro conference arrived by plane, or by car if they lived locally... Read more

Carmen Ciriaco and Dr. Perla Indarte of Brooklyn, and Mayra Reyes of Santa Fe cheer during a V Encuentro session.

Gomez to Encuentro: Jesus sent disciples, Guadalupe sent Juan Diego, God sends you

At the final Mass of the National V Encuentro gathering, Archbishop Jose Gomez encouraged Hispanic and Latino Catholics to go... Read more

Bishop Cantu addresses Encuentro participants with a panel the morning of Sept. 22, 2018.

Bishop Cantu to Encuentro Catholics: Don't become spiritual tumbleweeds

The Hispanic community in the United States produces many fruits, but must be careful to water the roots, Bishop Oscar... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on May 2, 2018.

Pope Francis welcomes V Encuentro as 'instrument of grace'

Pope Francis welcomed thousands of representatives gathered in Texas this week for the Fifth Encuentro, a national meeting of Hispanic-background... Read more

Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the US, delivers the opening keynote at the National V Encuentro in Grapevine, Texas, Sept. 20, 2018.

US nuncio to Encuentro: Missionaries must first know the joy of Christ

A missionary disciple is one who has encountered Christ personally and is then able to bring him to others, Archbishop... Read more

Participants at the Region XI Encuentro. Courtesy photo.

Thousands of Hispanics expected in Texas for Encuentro summit

As many as 3,000 Catholics of Hispanic background are expected in Texas this week for the National V Encuentro, a... Read more

What's driving the growth of Catholic churches in the Bible Belt?

In the thick of the Bible Belt, the famously evangelical Protestant region in the southeastern United States, some Catholic Masses... Read more

Participants at the Region XI Encuentro. Courtesy photo.

The Hispanic Catholic population is growing. Here’s how the Church is learning to respond.

In 2015, the average American Catholic was a middle-aged white woman married to a Catholic spouse, according to sociologists researching... Read more

Pope Francis venerates a relic of St. Junipero Serra presented by Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles, May 2, 2015.

Pope Francis encourages US bishops in ministry to Latinos

In a video message sent to the US bishops' plenary meeting on Tuesday, Pope Francis urged them to continue reaching... Read more

Pope Francis delivers his address at Independence Hall, Sept. 26, 2015.

Full text of Pope Francis' religious liberty address to Hispanics

Pope Francis met with the Hispanic community and other immigrants at Philadelphia's Independence Hall, where the United States Declaration of... Read more

ANSH with Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Houston.

Hispanic Catholic priests help build bridges, convention leader says

A national gathering of Hispanic Catholic priests in Houston aims to build community and affirm their role as “bridges” between... Read more

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles, California.

LA priest says he has lived his vocation 'from my mother's womb'

A young Nigerian priest who serves the Hispanic community in California says he received his vocation in his mother's womb.  Read more

Report urges better response to Hispanic Catholic growth

A new report finds many signs of vitality in Hispanic Catholic ministry in the U.S., but recommends immediate action and... Read more

Rev. Samuel Rodriguez. Courtesy of the American Religious Freedom Program.

Religious liberty is 'endangered,' warns Hispanic Christian leader

Current threats to religious freedom in the United States demand that people of faith speak out in defense of their... Read more

US bishops launch Spanish Facebook page as Hispanic community grows

As new statistics show the accelerated growth of the Hispanic population in many areas of the country, the U.S. bishops’... Read more