Allan Figueroa Deck is a Distinguished Scholar in Pastoral Theology and Latino Studies at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.

Faith Short Take
Allan Figueroa DeckJuly 11, 2019
What is the source of the tensions and conflicts we have in the church today? I believe the reason for the uneasiness is the pope’s emphasis on mission.
Allan Figueroa DeckJanuary 24, 2011
From a Hollywood writer, a richly evocative vision of Catholic Mexico
Arts & Culture Books
Allan Figueroa DeckNovember 05, 2007
'Mexican-American Catholics,' reviewed
Arts & Culture Books
Allan Figueroa DeckDecember 04, 2006
American Catholics have persisted in viewing both U S secular and church history as primarily a movement of Northern European people and institutions westward across the barren plains But the deeper truth that inexorably is catching up with us is that it is also increasingly the history of movem
Allan Figueroa DeckAugust 14, 2006
One of the strongest and most distinctive features of U.S. Catholicism is the central place parishes play in the church’s life. In recent years we have heard a lot about the closing of some parishes and reconfigurations of others, especially in parts of the country like the Rust Belt. But the
Allan Figueroa DeckJanuary 03, 2005
Pablo and Dolores García were the fourth couple to approach me after the parish mission to ask where they could find a copy of St. Ignatius of Loyola’s Spiritual Exercises in Spanish. I had to explain that the little manual was not meant to be read like a normal book, but rather was to be use
Allan Figueroa DeckOctober 11, 2004
Charles Dahm a Dominican priest is more than qualified to write about parish-based Hispanic ministry Like many U S priests of the Vatican II generation his first passion was Latin America where he steeped himself in Spanish as a missionary in Bolivia On his return to the United States he comp
Allan Figueroa DeckJuly 21, 2003
Several years ago when I visited the shrine and retreat house of the Valley Missionary Program in Coachella Valley Calif I knew that something exceedingly unusual had happened Out in the Mojave Desert economically disadvantaged Mexican immigrants had built a stunningly beautiful spirituality c
Allan Figueroa DeckFebruary 03, 2003
A veritable “theological feast” took place from Nov. 10 to 13, 2002, at the University of Notre Dame, at a conference called “The Option for the Poor in Christian Theology.” The conference was the brainchild of two Notre Dame theology professors, Daniel Groody, C.S.C., and th
Allan Figueroa DeckDecember 24, 2001
Reviewing Francisco Jim nez rsquo autobiographical treatment of his early years through high school was a movingeven spiritualexperience for me I say spiritual because the situations he relates reminded me of people and events in my own life that have shaped me at the deepest levels of my being