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Love and support catechistsHosffman Ospino

Catechetical programs have resumed activities or will soon start in most Catholic parishes in the United States. Children, youth, young adults and adults prepare to return to sessions where they will ...

To rest is to be human Hosffman Ospino

"Workaholic," "productive," "unstoppable," "24/7," "busy bee," "overachiever," etc. These words and expressions, and others similar, have come to be omnipresent in our everyday vocabulary. We often feel ...

Disappearance of balanced Catholic media is loss for immigrant communitiesHosffman Ospino

The announcement early in May 2022 that Catholic News Service would cease operations in the United States at the end of the year took many by surprise. I was flabbergasted and saddened. I still am. For ...

The Virgin Mary is never alone Hosffman Ospino

I once heard Mexican-American theologian Father Gary Riebe-Estrella, a priest of the Society of the Divine Word, tell a story that has stayed with me for many years. Let me paraphrase. As part of his ...

Mary, woman of wonders against the lords of warHosffman Ospino

It is with sadness and puzzlement that our world witnesses the invasion of Ukraine, a sovereign nation, by its neighbor Russia, an exponentially more powerful country politically, economically and militarily. Of ...

Thank you, Sister Norma Pimentel Hosffman Ospino

Sister Norma Pimentel, a Mexican-American Catholic sister born in Brownsville, Texas, daughter of immigrants, serves as the executive director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley. She has become ...

Latin America fired up about synodalityHosffman Ospino

Latin American and Spanish-speaking Caribbean Catholics are walking the walk in their embrace of synodality as a grammar to discern what it means to be an evangelizing Church today. They are doing it ...

It's Christmas, give Jesus Hosffman Ospino

As far as memory and historical records go, gift-giving has been part of every culture. There is something ingrained in our human nature that prompts us to be generous and give. In the Scriptures, we ...