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Gratitude to all farmworkers without exceptionsHosffman Ospino

We all like our fresh salads, vegetables and fruits. If we eat meat, we want the best quality. However, these do not grow or raise themselves. They come to us thanks to the hard and dedicated work of ...

Catholic talk about immigrants and refugees Hosffman Ospino

To speak of immigration and refugees in the United States of America at this historical juncture is risky business. One never knows where one's conversation partner stands on this question. One does not ...

Hispanics and the 2018 bishops' letter against racismHosffman Ospino

At the end of 2018, the Catholic bishops of the United States approved "Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love," a pastoral letter against racism. Have you read this important letter? Did you ...

In Catholic solidarity with Venezuela Hosffman Ospino

Venezuela is a de facto Catholic nation. About 70% of the 27 million Venezuelans self-identify as such. Today, Venezuelans struggle tremendously. The Church in this country suffers. Current levels of ...

Dare breaking bread with others, risk seeing Jesus' faceHosffman Ospino

During the Easter season, the Sunday liturgy provides us with truly fascinating Scripture passages. We regularly encounter the first disciples trying to make sense of the Resurrection. At least, we know ...

A Hispanic dream for Catholic renewal Hosffman Ospino

Catholics should dream every now and then about the kind of faith community that we want to be. If we care about our faith and know how important it is to be Church, we have an obligation to do so. The ...

When the child Jesus and the three kings brought ChristmasHosffman Ospino

We all remember the traditions that lit up our eyes when we were children. Christmastime is perhaps one of those moments of the year when most adults revisit the memory alleys of our childhood with joy. Speaking ...

Advent as an invitation to practice hospitality Hosffman Ospino

It is interesting that Catholics and other Christians dedicate entire seasons to reflect about "waiting." Advent is one of them. So is Lent, which will soon be upon us! What are you waiting for this Advent? ...