A forum of Catholic Thought

To rest is to be humanHosffman 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 communities Hosffman 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 aloneHosffman 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 war Hosffman 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 PimentelHosffman 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 synodality Hosffman 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 JesusHosffman 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 ...

An Advent plea for immigration reform Hosffman Ospino

How long? Until when? These questions are common during Advent as Christians reflect on the meaning of the final coming of our Lord, Jesus Christ. From the depths of our hearts we proclaim, "Maranatha," ...