“Our challenges and opportunities come with the issue of identity among our youth; a group that is half of the Catholic population in the U.S. We are passionate about this and know the time is now to dedicate all the necessary resources in supporting their development.” (Hispanic/Latino Witness statement at the 2010 Convocation, Notre Dame)
More than two-thirds (68%) of all Hispanics/Latinos(as) in the United States consider themselves to be Roman Catholics.
“We are a people that have origins that expand various countries that live in different community structures and that have and will continue to deal with issues of immigration, politics, education, economics, labor and identity” (Hispanic Witness Statement at the 2010 Convocation, Notre Dame)
Seguramente le hablas mucho a tu cónyuge, ¿pero has pensado cuantas veces le escuchas?
(Consejo del Dia www.portumatrimonio.org)
“To Nurture the Soul of a Nation: Latino Families, Catholic Schools, and Educational Opportunity” is an initiative spearheaded by the University of Notre Dame with a set a goal of enrolling one million Hispanic children in Catholic schools by 2020, doubling the percentage of Latinos in Catholic schools.
“Integration is not to be confused with assimilation…cultural values and religious traditions are to be respected. Beyond that, we must work toward mutual enrichment through interaction among all our cultures.” (National Pastoral Plan for Hispanic Ministry #4)