Hispanic Catholics

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

Aug 9, 2018

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.

May 1, 2018

By Mary Farrow

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

Nov 15, 2016

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

Sep 26, 2015

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

Jun 17, 2014

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'

May 28, 2014

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

May 9, 2014

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

Jun 3, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

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

Sep 20, 2012

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