Hispanic Catholics in 21st-Century Parish Life


Location: McKenna Hall Auditorium

This conversation will build on the initial findings of the recent National Study of Catholic Parishes with Hispanic Ministry, acknowledging the relevance of this work for the study of U.S. Latino Catholicism and a more dynamic understanding of the American Catholic experience in the 21st century.

Hosffman Ospino, Boston College
Principal Investigator, National Study of Catholic Parishes with Hispanic Ministry

Christian Smith, University of Notre Dame
Dora Tobar, Pastoral Office for Family Life & Hispanic Ministry, Diocese of Lafayette, Indiana
Edward Hahnenberg, John Carroll University

Timothy Matovina

In recognition of the 40th anniversary of the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism, this symposium honors Timothy Matovina's work as director of the Cushwa Center from 2002 to 2012. Dr. Matovina is professor of theology and co-director of the Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame. He is the author of Latino Catholicism: Transformation in America's Largest Church (2012) and Guadalupe and Her Faithful: Latino Catholics in San Antonio, from Colonial Origins to the Present (2005).

This symposium by the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholism is co-sponsored by the Institute for Latino Studies.