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.

Opening Day of the Fifth National Encuentro

Scenes from the first day of the Fifth National Encuentro… The Tablet team was in place as Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller of San Antonio, Texas, lead the opening prayer, and Editor Jorge I. Dominguez-Lopez had a chance to interview Sister Norma Pimentel.