“Temporary”position transforms to lifelong mission for Everyday Evangelist Norma Quinteros By Walt Schaefer After more than 30 years as a teacher, Norma Quinteros is dreaming of a new mission. Faced with a family member coping with mental illness, Quinteros, a native of Argentina and largely educated there, became involved with the
Camina con Cristo, a pilot program aimed at raising up lay leaders from within the Latino/Hispanic community in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, recently honored its first thirty-four participants. Dina Beach, Assistant Director for Latino Catechesis at the Archdiocese and coordinator of the pilot said the program forms and empowers leaders
By Mary Bertolini When St. Mary Church in Dayton opened in 1860, the parishioners were mostly German and Sisters of Notre Dame staffed its school for 23 years. The city grew, prospered, faltered, and bounced back, and today Dayton is home to diverse cultures, including immigrants from Russia, India, Turkey,
A group of 40 people gathered in front of the John Weld Peck Federal Building in downtown Cincinnati on Ash Wednesday and marched in bitter cold weather to show their support to immigrants in the United States and to call for repentance as individuals and as a country for our
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Hispanic community has a newly appointed chaplain moderator in the person of Father Rodolfo Coaquira Hilaje, a Peruvian Comboni Missionary. He was ordained in 1992 in his home country and spent 15 years in pastoral ministry to the people of Zambia, Africa. He also did missionary work
By Mary Bertolini For The Catholic Telegraph Sister of Notre Dame Maria Francine Stacy, director of Catholic Hispanic Ministries in the Dayton area since 2002, was given the El Amigo del Pueblo award from Wright State University’s Office of Latino Affairs. Her work has been a daily living out of
By Mary Bertollini For The Catholic Telegraph Father Samuel Gonzalez had to leave his country of Colombia in 2000 because of serious threats to him from the political arena. He had worked for 32 years in the diocese of Socorro as an outspoken advocate for social justice. He assisted his
By Mary Bertolini For The Catholic Telegraph The Catholic Church’s door swings both ways for Catholic Hispanics in the United States, just as it does for all other cultures. Many come in, but there are also those who leave. Sixty-seven percent of Latino adults identified themselves as Catholic in 2010,
By Mary Bertolini For The Catholic Telegraph More than half the Catholics under 30 in the United States are Hispanic, and that age group in the Church is growing rapidly, Father Louis Gasparini, head of the archdiocesan Office of Hispanic Ministries said.
By Patricia Zapor Catholic News Service CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. — Training of pastoral leaders and provision of most other resources for Hispanic ministry aren’t keeping up with the fast-approaching time when Hispanics will make up the majority of Catholics in the United States, according to a new report.