A forum of Catholic Thought

Eucharistic renewal is already an ongoing movementHosffman Ospino

U.S. Catholics are engaged in a most fascinating conversation about the Eucharist. The entry points into this conversation, particularly during the past 20 years, are well known. Some are clear pastoral ...

Return to normal! What normal? Hosffman Ospino

Excitement about returning to some form of normalcy has invaded our society and our faith communities. The recent COVID-19 pandemic has truly tested our lives. It is amazing how much we take for granted: ...

A perfect time to become sanctuary parishes and save livesHosffman Ospino

In a time of pandemic, when lives, health and well-being are at stake, we must work together for the common good. In these pandemic moments, there should be no room for selfishness. The relaxation of ...

Arise, receive the vaccine, save lives Hosffman Ospino

''The Lord is risen!" This is our cry during the 50 days of Easter. We celebrate life with joy: our present historical life and life eternal. As we celebrate like Easter people, we know with confidence ...

St. Joseph, migrant spouse and fatherHosffman Ospino

Pope Francis has invited Catholics to focus our attention this year on St. Joseph, patron of the universal Church. I commend him for this invitation. I have always been fascinated about how much Christians ...

Mary of Guadalupe, symbol of hope and renewal Hosffman Ospino

The most popular Marian devotion among U.S. Catholics presently is the devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe. She is the most widely embraced Marian devotion in the entire American continent and perhaps the ...

Healing the malady of division, start with friendshipHosffman Ospino

The headline grabbed my attention: "You are no longer my mother!" The Reuters article, written a day prior to the 2020 U.S. presidential election, shared the story of a mother disavowed by her own son. ...

For which imperfect candidate should I vote? Hosffman Ospino

Elections invite us to cast our vote as citizens and choose the best possible public leaders to meet the exigencies of our present time and circumstances. Whether voting for president of the country ...