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Outfits worn for traditional Mexican dances.

How a Catholic school in Colorado celebrates its thriving Hispanic community 

Jan 31, 2024

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

The rise in the Catholic Hispanic population has not only been seen in churches across the country but also in... Read more

Iskali, a ministry that serves young Hispanic Catholics in the United States, seeks to form active missionary disciples.

Evangelization tops U.S. bishops’ priorities in new Hispanic pastoral plan 

Jan 6, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

The nation’s bishops have released their new National Pastoral Plan for Hispanic Ministry. Read more

YDisciple is a streaming project aimed at providing training resources for adults and teaching materials for youth. It announced in November 2023 it is partnering with the Juan Diego Network to adapt the YDisciple project to the Spanish language and the needs of Latino culture.

NET Ministries launches outreach to U.S. Hispanic youth

Nov 30, 2023

By Walter Sanchez Silva

According to a Pew Research study, 60% of Catholics under the age of 18 in the United States are Hispanic. Read more

Chicago Auxiliary Bishop Joseph N. Perry.

Chicago’s Bishop Joseph N. Perry to lead U.S. bishops’ anti-racism committee

May 12, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

The Chicago-born bishop brings extensive experience to the role, including his chairmanship of the USCCB Committee on African-American Catholics. Read more

Shoppers are seen in a Kroger supermarket on Oct. 14, 2022, in Atlanta. Economic prospects are becoming "more pessimistic" in the United States on growing worries of weaker demand, the Federal Reserve said in a report Oct. 19, 2022, citing heightened inflation and rising interest rates.

EWTN poll: Catholics in key battleground states are focused on economy as midterms approach

Oct 25, 2022

By Matthew Bunson

Large majorities of likely Catholic voters in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Nevada, Ohio, and Pennsylvania consider the economy to be the... Read more

U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nevada), who is a strong supporter of legalized abortion, speaks in a campaign ad with a statue of Jesus and a painting of Our Lady of Guadalupe in the background.

Hispanic voters loom large in pivotal 2022 midterm races

Oct 24, 2022

By Edie Heipel

One of the closely watched storylines of the Nov. 8 U.S. midterm elections is whether the Republican Party can continue... Read more

President Joe Biden speaks during the Phoenix Awards Dinner at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 1, 2022.

New EWTN poll: Most Catholics don’t want Biden to run for a second term

Oct 3, 2022

By Matthew Bunson

The poll shows Biden continues to face challenges in garnering support among Catholic voters as the country prepares for the... Read more

Iskali, a ministry that serves young Hispanic Catholics in the United States, received major grants to help it continue its evangelization efforts.

Notre Dame is betting on young Hispanic Catholics to be the future of the Church

Aug 19, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Iskali, a ministry that helps form young Hispanic adults in the Catholic faith, will take its evangelization efforts to the... Read more

Ramona Treviño is a former employee of Planned Parenthood who is now a leading Hispanic pro-life advocate.

Reversing Roe could strengthen Hispanic families, pro-life leader believes

Nov 16, 2021

By ACI Prensa

Reversing Roe v. Wade could strengthen the Hispanic community in the United States, according to Ramona Treviño, a former director... Read more

Ministry seeks to build community and empower young Latinos

Aug 10, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

Vicente del Real, a Catholic from Chicago, was recently helping to facilitate a young adult gathering at a parish in... Read more

Vicente del Real

Latino Catholic entrepreneur recognized among Chicago ‘40 under 40’

Feb 23, 2021

By CNA Staff

“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

Sep 28, 2020

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 

Jul 23, 2020

By Mary Farrow

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

Devotional candles

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

Feb 24, 2020

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

Sep 23, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

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

Sep 23, 2018

By Mary Farrow

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

Sep 22, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

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'

Sep 21, 2018

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

Sep 21, 2018

By Mary Farrow

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

Sep 20, 2018

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