About 3,200 diocesan delegates, bishops and representatives Catholic organizations participated in four days of dialogue and consultation to discern the priority issues for Hispanic ministry.
Hispanics represent about 40 percent of U.S. Catholics and nearly 60 percent of millennial Catholics, according to research from the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate.
The enthusiasm, compassion, the love and the joy of the Encuentro process is a means of grace.
The "Hope Monstrance," traveled in 2006 and 2007 to 140 churches across Louisiana and Mississippi to promote the city's Katrina recovery and the power of perpetual adoration.
The overarching goal in all of this is stronger protections against predators in the church and anyone who would conceal them.
The more she is buffeted by storms, the more I am reminded that the church's firm foundation is Jesus Christ. The failures of men cannot diminish the light of the Gospel.
The way forward must involve learning from past sins.
Link to video from the NY State regional encuentro here.
Having strong borders and having compassion are not mutually exclusive, said Cardinal DiNardo.