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The 2018 synod and the imperative of really listening to Hispanic youthHosffman Ospino

The wheels have been in motion for more than a year in preparation for the October 2018 synod. Bishops, observers and other voices from around the world will gather to reflect about "Young people, faith ...

Mother and child in the Hispanic Catholic imagination Hosffman Ospino

May is traditionally a month when Catholics turn our attention toward Mary more intentionally. Marian processions and crownings in parishes and schools remind us of our childhood. I love processions! ...

The ambiguity of the empty crossHosffman Ospino

During the 40 days of Lent, Catholics prepared spiritually and liturgically to celebrate Easter. Yes, it was worthy. The Lord is risen! Because of those Lenten days, we are better disposed to celebrate ...

Four years into a Latino papacy Hosffman Ospino

Four years have passed since the Holy Spirit inspired the election of the first Latino pope, Pope Francis. Wait. Did you say Latino or Latin American? Well, it depends on where you draw the line. I would ...