Ministerio hispano: Una introducción


by Timothy Matovina

Ministerio hispano: Una introducción
Publication date: 2016-07-25
Number of pages: 96
ISBN: 9781594716836

Timoteo Matovina, conferencista reconocido y estudioso experto del aporte de la presencia hispana en la Iglesia Católica, ofrece en este libo elementos esenciales e indispensables para quienes se preparan  al ministerio católico entre los hispanos. Escrito en español, Ministerio hispano es una guía accesible a la historia, la espiritualidad, las necesidades y las posibilidades pastorales de los hispanos en la Iglesia norteamericana. 

Timothy Matovina, a  leading speaker and expert on the growth of Hispanics in the Catholic Church in the United States, offers a timely and much-needed introduction to ministry with Hispanic Catholics. Written in Spanish for pastoral ministers preparing for or involved in Hispanic ministry of all kinds, Ministerio hispano is an accessible guide to the history, spirituality, potential, and pastoral needs of Hispanics in the Church in America.

More than 30 million people in the United States identify themselves as Catholic and Hispanic, according to the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate at Georgetown University. CARA also notes that Hispanic Catholics accounted for about 40 percent of all growth in parishes between 2005-2010. Drawing on his personal experience with Latino culture and decades of working with Hispanic parishes, Timothy Matovina—codirector of the Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame—provides a basic introduction suitable for the variety of leaders working in Catholic parishes.

This essential booklet explores five key dimensions of ministry with Hispanic Catholics:

  • A brief history of Hispanic Catholics in the United States
  • How Hispanics are transforming parishes
  • The importance of apostolic movements such as Cursillo and Charismatic Renewal
  • Liturgy, and popular devotion, especially to Mary
  • Faith formation of children and young people

With discussion and reflection questions and a key text from a Church document at the end of each chapter, the booklet is ideal for use in small-groups and formation programs.

The book is available only in Spanish.

Timothy Matovina is codirector of the Institute for Latino Studies and professor of theology at the University of Notre Dame. He specializes in US Catholic and US Latino theology and religion. He has written numerous books and articles about US Hispanic Catholic history, theology, ministry, and religious traditions. Matovina’s most recent books include Ministerio hispano: Una introduccion; the award-winning Latino Catholicism: Transformation in America’s Largest Church; and Guadalupe and Her Faithful: Latino Catholics in San Antonio, from Colonial Origins to the Present. Research support for Matovina’s work includes grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Academy of Religion, and the Association of Theological Schools. In 2010, Matovina received the Virgilio Elizondo Award from the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States. He has won two teaching awards at Notre Dame, including the Julian Samora Award. Matovina gives presentations and workshops on US Catholicism and Latino ministry and theology throughout the United States.

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