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American Catholic Contours and Detours in a Fifty-Percent Hispanic/Latino Church

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Hosffman OspinoBoston College

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Hosffman Ospino is Associate Professor of Hispanic Ministry and Religious Education at Boston College. Born in Columbia, he taught philosophy and religion at various academic levels and worked for the National Confederation of Catholic Education of Colombia. He holds an M.A. in theology with concentration in Church History and a Ph.D. in Theology and Education from Boston College. Dr. Ospino‚Äôs research concentrates on the dialogue between theology and culture and the impact of this interchange upon Catholic theological education, catechesis, and ministry. He has lectured nationally and internationally on these areas. He has published more than 100 academic and general articles, and is the author and editor of 13 books, including Interculturalism and Catechesis: A Catechist's Guide to Responding to Cultural Diversity (2019, Twenty-Thurd Publications), and The Gospel of Joy in America (2018, Convivium Press, in both English and Spanish). He has conducted major national research studies on Hispanic Catholics, Catholic schools, and religious education, and is the recipent of numerous awards from Our Sunday Visitor, the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership (NCCL), the Conference for Pastoral Planning and Council Development (CPPCD), the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States (ACHTUS), and the Catholic Press Association. Hosffman writes a bilingual monthly column for Catholic News Services (Journeying Together / Caminando juntos).