Need for youth formation seen in growing Hispanic Catholic population
Published: November 4, 2004
DENVER (CNS) -- The formation of Hispanic youths is critical to the future of the Catholic Church, an official of the U.S. bishops' Secretariat for Hispanic Affairs told a Denver audience. Alejandro Aguilera-Titus, associate director of the secretariat, said there must be more outreach to Hispanic youths, who need to play an active role in a church that has a growing Hispanic membership. Hispanics are expected to make up more than half of all Catholics in the next several decades, underscoring the importance of preparing Hispanics to assume leadership and other roles, he said. Aguilera-Titus made the comments during a meeting of the National Catholic Network de Pastoral Juvenil Hispana in late October. The organization is a network of church-based organizations and pastoral ministers committed to the development and formation of Hispanic youths.
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