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When the child Jesus and the three kings brought ChristmasHosffman Ospino

We all remember the traditions that lit up our eyes when we were children. Christmastime is perhaps one of those moments of the year when most adults revisit the memory alleys of our childhood with joy. Speaking ...

Advent as an invitation to practice hospitality Hosffman Ospino

It is interesting that Catholics and other Christians dedicate entire seasons to reflect about "waiting." Advent is one of them. So is Lent, which will soon be upon us! What are you waiting for this Advent? ...

St. Oscar Romero, the saints and the deadHosffman Ospino

On Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador was declared a saint of the Catholic Church. Millions of people of Latin America, Hispanics in the United States and countless others ...

Bilingualism is our Catholic treasure Hosffman Ospino

How many languages do you speak? I speak two, English and Spanish. I can also read comfortably in two other languages. My wife and children are bilingual and so are most of the people with whom I worship ...

The hope of immigrant Catholic familiesHosffman Ospino

A most rewarding moment in my daily routine after a long workday or returning home from some travels is to sit with my wife for a while to watch our children play. Their energy and creativity are mesmerizing. ...

A Hispanic Catholic Pentecost Hosffman Ospino

One familiar question among those trying to get a better sense of the U.S. Hispanic Catholic experience is how many Roman Catholic Hispanics are charismatic. The point of contention usually is the definition ...

A Hispanic cardinal questionHosffman Ospino

A cursory look at the surnames and biographies of current U.S. cardinals, active and retired, yields the following list (in alphabetical order): Burke, Cupich, DiNardo, Dolan, Farrell, Harvey, Levada, ...

The Latino effect of Pope Francis at year five of his pontificate Hosffman Ospino

Pope Francis was elected five years ago on March 13, 2013. Two firsts about him captured people's imaginations: the first Jesuit and the first Latin American ever elected pope. What kind of leadership ...