Boston College releases first comprehensive national study focusing solely on Catholic parishes with Hispanic ministry in the United States.

BCreportHMPThe study was conducted between 2011 and 2013 under the leadership of Hosffman Ospino, Ph.D., assistant professor of Hispanic ministry and religious education at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry.

The study focuses on four main areas:

  • Impact of the Hispanic presence in Catholic parish dynamics, with particular attention to models of organization and strategies to better evangelize in the context of a culturally diverse church.
  • Leadership structures and needs to better support pastoral agents serving in Catholic parishes with Hispanic ministry.
  • Initiatives, commitments, and resources to advance faith formation among Hispanic Catholics at various age levels in parishes.
  • Diocesan structures supporting Hispanic ministry and the relationship of these structures with parishes serving Hispanic Catholics.

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Cover art of “Hispanic Ministry in Catholic Parishes: A Summary Report of Findings from the National Study of Catholic Parishes with Hispanic Ministry” by Dr. Hosffman Ospino.