National / International News

National / International News

Latino families a rising presence in U.S. Catholic Church, study finds

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- More than half of young Catholic families participating in a recent survey identified themselves as Latino or Hispanic – a finding the president of Holy Cross Family Ministries said will require new ways of ministering in the U.S. Catholic Church.

Hispanics' growth, cultural diversity present challenge, speaker says

SAN ANTONIO (CNS) -- One of the "most critical and perhaps dramatic signs" of the times is "the tremendous growth of the Hispanic population," said Arturo Chavez, president and CEO of the Mexican American Catholic College in San Antonio.

Presence of Hispanics 'a blessing' for Church, says professor

SAN ANTONIO (CNS) -- With the growing population of Hispanics, the Catholic Church is faced with "an immense task," Boston College theology professor Hosffman Ospino told a San Antonio symposium.