U.S. Bishops Ponder Plan to Combat Declines in Hispanic Catholicism

A few months after a Pew Research Center study showed that the number of U.S. Hispanics who identify as Catholic has drastically dropped over the past decade, the nation’s bishops will vote on a plan to overhaul the U.S. Church’s approach to Hispanic ministry.


The Fifth National Encuentro, or V Encuentro, held in Grapevine, Texas, Sept. 20-23, gathered more than 3,200 Hispanic Catholic leaders and about 125 bishops from across the country.

National Encuentro Is About the Whole Church

In the 18 years since the last Encuentro the Hispanic Catholic community in the U.S. has gone through remarkable changes. For starters, 60 percent of Hispanic Catholics today were born in the U.S. and English has become the first language of a much larger portion of the Latino community.

Archbishop Lori: MLK Offers Insight Into Uniting the Church

As the leader of Baltimore’s Catholics, Archbishop Lori knows firsthand the way in which the issue of race has divided Catholics in his diocese. At this week’s V Encuentro, he spoke with The Tablet about how the legacy of MLK can help overcome segregation in the U.S. Church.

Encuentro Leaders Seek Ways to Reach Young Hispanic Catholics

Thousands of clerics and lay leaders are packing a Texas convention center at the Fifth National Encuentro this weekend to strengthen Hispanic ministry in the U.S. – and they’re  turning to the next generation to guide them.