As the United States comes to an end of Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept 15- Oct 15), we share with you words of wisdom that Wayne Romo shared with us last year.
On my campus, about 62% of the undergraduate population are Hispanic. I believe there is an identity crisis among our Hispanic young adults that requires immediate attention. I feel compelled to be a catalyst for such outreach. I am a Catholic campus minister at a small Catholic University in San Antonio, Texas. I am Mexican-American, a Hispanic, and with the growth of Hispanics in the United States Catholic church today, am concerned for the Hispanic young adult Catholics who go to college and universities.
Although the number of Hispanic students in colleges and universities in the United States continues to grow, the number of those completing degrees is low. The rigor of the academics, in many cases very different from most high school learning experiences, and the…
With the fall semester is in full swing, it is time to pause, breathe and reflect on the campus ministry in light of the mission of education. Catholic campus ministry, which is uniquely situated at the crossroads of Church and higher education, has a vital role to play in the formation of the men and women who come to the university.
This time of year, September and October, evokes in me the consideration of two holy people, exemplars in both education and faith. They stand as timely guides for those who minister on campus and within higher education: Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton and Blessed John Henry Newman
Mother Seton, canonized September 14, 1975, felt compelled to do the will of God and shared that this must be done “in the manner he wills it; and… to do it because it is…
Expanding community development and professional opportunities for Catholics in the United States!
CCHD funds a number of stipend-provided summer, semester, and year-long internships for Catholics in the United States to gain experience working with and on behalf of the poor. These internships occur in around thirty CCHD diocesan offices in the United States, as well as in the CCHD office of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and the office of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU) in Washington, DC.
CCHD internships combine practical work in carrying out the mandate of CCHD at the local level, opportunities to develop relationships with community leaders, reflection on Catholic social teaching, and opportunities for sharing the experience with other CCHD interns.