Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Latino Influence & the Politics of Immigration in the 2014 U.S. Senate Elections

*Good piece, as always, from Latino Decisions. It’s a good read if you’re into political minutiae – x’s and o’s. Cutting to the chase, Damore says Latinos didn’t have a significant impact on the 2014 midterm election because of demographics and immigration politics. The Senate seats in play were in states where Latinos have a

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

How Latinos are Changing American Christianity

By Richard Land, Washington Post Will wonders never cease? In the midst of an unprecedented avalanche of negative media against traditional religious values and the groups espousing them, a strongly pro-traditional religious values story made the cover of...

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Dwindling Catholic Schools See Future in Latino Students

By Aaron Schrank, Religion News Service As the country’s fastest-growing population, Latinos now make up nearly 40 percent of all U.S. Catholics, but represent less than 14 percent of students at Catholic schools, according to the National Catholic Educational...

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

The Latino Shoemaker Behind the Pope’s Red Shoes

By NBCLatino/Associated Press The red shoes are being retired. Pope Benedict XVI wearing red shoes for an official event. (Photo by Sergio Dionisio/Getty Images) The Pope is giving up the trademark that briefly made him a fashion...

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

U.S. Catholic Latino population shrinking

By Christian Today The number of US Hispanics identifying themselves as Catholic has declined in the last five years. According to a Gallup poll, 11 per cent of US Hispanics selected their religious preference as “None/Don’t Know...

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

Latinos are the Holy Grail of the Religious Right

By Dr. Victoria M. De Francesco Soto, NBCLatino What do Evangelicals, Catholics, and Mormons all have in common?  And no, this is not the beginning of a joke. The growth of all three faiths is being fueled by...

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

La Sorpresa: The Papal Resignation, in the Latin American Eye

By Mary Jo McConahay, New America Media SAN SALVADOR — Local bishops, not the pope, traditionally run church life and sometimes political life from Mexico to Argentina, but the reach of Pope Benedict XVI, who announced his retirement...

Monday, February 11th, 2013

Pope Resigns, Says Has no Strength to Fulfill Ministry

By Steve Scherer, Janet McBride, Reuters The 85-year-old pope said he had noticed that his strength had deteriorated over recent months “to the extent that I have had to recognize my incapacity to adequately fulfill the ministry entrusted...

Monday, February 4th, 2013

Sexual Abuse Scandal Grips & Divides Latino Parishioners in LA

By Jennifer Medina and Ian Lovett, Los Angeles Times With the release of documents that make it increasingly clear that Cardinal Mahony shielded priests accused of child abuse from investigations by law enforcement officials, his legacy as...

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Latina Immigrants: The New Ambassadors of Islam

By Wendy Diaz, New America Media/The Muslim Link SOMERSET, N.J. — Tucked away in a quiet rural neighborhood in Somerset, New Jersey is an old brownstone that houses the New Jersey Chapter of the Islamic Center of...

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

Has the New Voice for Latino Civil Rights Arrived?

By Latino Rebels Is the new voice of civil rights for US Latinos here? Maybe so, if you listen to what the Rev. Sam Rodríguez, the the fortysomething evangelical president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC), has...

Friday, January 11th, 2013

Latino Religion v. Latino Education

By Hector Luis Alamo, Jr., Being Latino A bit of nonsense is being stirred up by a Latino family in Texas: “A federal judge has ruled that a Texas school has the right to force a student to...

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Alms From Drug Cartels Infect the Mexican Catholic Church

By Gustavo Aguirre, Borderzine Click on picture to read story.

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

An Ofrenda for Our Lady of Guadalupe from a Cancer Survivor’s Son

By Ray Salazar, NewsTaco Tradition inspires faith but hope perpetuates devotion.  On December 12, Mexican Catholics mark the appearance of Our Lady of Guadalupe in 1531 on a hilltop.  Today, Mexicans crowded churches at dawn in celebration....

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