Growth of U.S. Hispanic population a blessing for Church, says speaker

WASHINGTON (CNS) – Hispanics in the Catholic Church are not a problem to be solved, but a blessing and an opportunity, said Hosffman Ospino in a Jan. 30 talk at The Catholic University of America in Washington.


Love, support for immigrants follow group's verbal attacks on Massgoers

PORTLAND, Ore. (CNS) — Father Raul Marquez had never seen anything like it. Eight men walked to the front door of St. Peter Church in Southeast Portland Jan. 29 and began bellowing during the Spanish Mass.


Catholic Extension honors Texas first lady with Spirit of Francis Award

HOUSTON (CNS) Texas first lady Cecilia Abbott "has lived and embodied the important lesson of faith, a faith that she learned from her parents and immigrant grandparents," Catholic Extension president Father Jack Wall said Jan. 28 at a ceremony to honor Abbot.