10 May 2014

U.S. Catholic Church Must Adapt to Meet the Needs of Hispanic Catholics, Says Boston College Study

The explosive growth of Hispanic Catholics is overwhelming the Catholic Church in America, which is at risk of losing an ethnic group crucial to the future of the Church in the U.S., according to a landmark Boston College study of Hispanic Catholic parishes in the United States. Hispanics comprise 31.2 million of America’s 78 million Catholics and their growing ranks are rapidly transforming parishes in fundamental ways, according to the National Study of Catholic Parishes with Hispanic Ministry, led by Boston College School of Theology and Ministry Assistant Professor Hosffman Ospino.
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