Below you will find brief descriptions about past and upcoming events hosted by the LMU Latino Theology and Ministry Initiative. Please click on each event for additional information.
Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe | 12/09/12
Bilingual mass with reception to follow. Organized by Chicano Latino Student Services and Campus Ministry.
Location: Chapel of the Sacred Heart
Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
El Catolicismo Latino en EE.UU. y la Nueva Evangelización: Actualidades y Oportunidades con Dr. Tim Matovina | Viernes, 16 de Noviembre, 2012
Dr. Timothy Matovina es el autor Latino Catholicism: Transformation in America’s Largest Church (Princeton University Press, 2012). Para ver la página web del libro, haga clicaquí.
La presencia creciente de la población latina está transformando la sociedad y las iglesias de EE.UU., incluyendo parroquias, movimientos apostólicos, el liderazgo, el culto y la oración, el activismo basado en la fe, y las maneras a través de las cuales se transmite la fe a los hijos. Esta conferencia examinará esta transformación, en particular la manera en la cual la participación de la comunidad Latina en el medio ambiente cultural de los EE.UU., viene a ser el factor más importante detrás del impacto eclesial y social de esta población.
Donde: Ahmanson Auditorium (University Hall 1000) at Loyola Marymount University
Hora: 6:45 PM - 9:00 PM
Casassa Lecture: Latino Contributions to Vatican II Renewal with Dr. Tim Matovina | Thursday, November 15, 2012
Dr. Timothy Matovina is the author of the recent ground-breaking study Latino Catholicism: Transformation in America’s Largest Church (Princeton University Press, 2012). To view the book's website, click here.
Numbers alone do not define the significance of the Latino presence in the U.S. Catholic Church, nor the presence of peoples of African, Asian, and Native descent. The mutual influence of Catholicism and Latino (as well as Black, Asian, and Native) peoples in the United States is shaping not just the future of American Catholic life, but also the life of the nation. While there are many facets to the Latino presence in U.S. Catholicism, as we commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the opening session of the Second Vatican Council, Dr. Timothy Matovina will focus his remarks on four major contributions to the areas of liturgy, spiritual renewal, faith and justice, and the revitalization of ecclesial life, that Latinos have made to enrich U.S. Catholicism since the Council.
Location: Ahmanson Auditorium (University Hall 1000) at Loyola Marymount University
Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Beyond the Polarized Present: New Perspectives on U.S. Latino Migration and Christianity
October 4, 2012, Loyola Marymount University
The current, prolonged debate about immigration, especially Latino immigration, continues to ground the discussion in a superficial understanding of the nature, scope and implications of the Latino presence. In this conference Father Allan Figueroa Deck will share a new vision of what Latino immigration is all about based on new scholarship. These findings provide a fuller interpretive framework for the past, present and future of U.S. society and Christianity, and move the conversation beyond the current polarizations.
October 11, 2011, Loyola Marymount University
Archbishop José Gómez of Los Angeles will be joining us for our inaugural lecture. More information about this event will be added as the date approaches. Attendance is free. Please reserve your spot by October 4, 2011.
October 7, 2010, Loyola Marymount University
An increasing majority of Catholics in Southern California are Latino/a. Who are Hispanic Catholics? What are the challenges and opportunities they face? How is the Church being shaped by this community? What does the future hold for the Latino/a Catholic community in relation to the entire Catholic Church in Southern California and beyond? The Latino Catholicism in L.A. discussion sought to conduct an engaging exploration of these vital questions.
For an LMU article on the Latino Theology and Ministry Initiative's efforts, visit the LMU Newsroom.