Hispanic Ministry and the Future of the Catholic Church is one of the most important courses we've ever produced. Gain the deep insight thoughtful Catholics like you have been seeking. Fr. Ken Davis, a Caucasian Franciscan, who came to understand the vital importance of Hispanic ministry in his own life and work, organizes his ideas into a course you will find compelling, fun and information-packed. Fr. Davis comes to us highly recommended by Fr. Allen Figueroa Deck, Director of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishop's Office for Cultural Diversity in the Church.
Hispanics make up over 35% of the Church in the United States. This group of culturally rich and diverse people continues to play a role in our country and our Church.
Fr. Kenneth Davis, O.F.M., Conv., has been involved in Hispanic ministry for many, many years. He is a valuable source in understanding how the Catholic Hispanic population in America is affecting our church, and how we can understand and embrace this fascinating group of believers.
What You Will Learn
Fr. Davis broaches sensitive topics such as immigration law, masculinity within the Hispanic male population, as well as Hispanic youth and young adults, who make up over 50% of our Church's young people. These lessons are all presented along with many endearing anecdotes and personal stories from Fr. Davis.
With these 12 25-minute lectures, you will have the opportunity to prepare yourself for what Fr. Davis thinks is the future of the Catholic Church. You will learn to embrace this group with open arms, just as the Our Lord and the bishops have taught us to do.
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About Your Presenter
Conventual Franciscan Father Kenneth G. Davis, D.Min., has been a spiritual director for twenty-five years, and he is currently a spiritual director at Saint Joseph Seminary College in Louisiana. Fr. Davis received his M.A. from the Interamerican Theologate of Central America in San Jose, Costa Rica, and his doctorate from the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, CA. Previously, he was an associate professor of pastoral studies and the director of formation for Hispanic ministry at Saint Meinrad School of Theology, an assistant professor at Mundelein Seminary, and founder of the doctoral program at the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, TX. He is an award-winning author of over twelve books and fifty articles, and his extensive pastoral work includes training and producing materials for the International Office of RENEW. The first non-white to serve as the president of the National Catholic Council for Hispanic ministry, he was the founding director of a pilot program for Hispanic ministry for the Archdiocese of Chicago. Among his awards is first place at the 2009 International Latino Book Award for best religious book (Misa, Mesa, Musa Volume 2, World Library Publications).
For more information, consult his web page kennethgdavis.com.
- What’s a White Guy Like me Doing Talking About a Topic Like This: An Introduction to Hispanic Ministry
- The Venerable Vulnerable: Hispanic Popular Religion
- Apostolic Movements is Where the Action Is
- Hispanic Youth and Young Adults: The Minority Majority
- Leading From the Front (of the Demographic Curve)
- Whoever Pays the Mariachi Names the Tune: The Necessity of Stewardship
- Pastoral de Conjunto, or If We’re Not All Here, We’re Not All There
- Small Christian Communities: The Once and Future Church
- Immigration can Choke Cafeteria Catholics
- If Male Spirituality is a Good Thing, Why is Machismo a Bad Thing?
- Conclusion: Little Optimism, But Lots of Hope