In the past, one “discordant” homily could make me consider finding another parish. Now, I can ponder, discern and pray instead of feeling the urge to assert, fight and win.
Federico Peña made history as the first Hispanic mayor of Denver. Now, he is imagining a better church.
Nichole Flores profiles Federico Peña, the first Hispanic mayor of Denver and a leader in national politics, who is now focused on the physical and spiritual health of his community.
Psalm 137 reflects my longing to return home, even as I am aware that I have idealized it in my earnest efforts to not forget it.
Today’s public theologians can be found working alongside the most vulnerable members of society, contributing their deep understanding of Scripture, theology, history, ethics, liturgy and ministry in the real lives of communities.
Promising demographic data can easily be interpreted in a way that overlooks the textured history of Latino Catholics in the United States, one in which the very existence of Latino church communities has often come under threat.
My grandmother embodied a distinctly Guadalupan presence: prayerful, patient, joyful and strong. Whether nurturing a child, a friendship or a garden, she knew how to help things grow.