The face of Catholic New York is being rapidly transformed by Spanish-speaking immigrants from Central and South America and the Caribbean, but many Latino Catholics are also turning away from Catholicism to evangelical Protestantism. Rafael Pi Roman, the host and senior editor of WNET/Thirteen’s Emmy award-winning program “New York Voices,” leads a distinguished panel in a discussion of the history and future of Latinos in Catholic New York. He was joined by Reverend Monsignor Lorenzo Albacete, former President of the Pontifical University of Puerto Rico; Anthony M. Stevens-Arroyo, Professor Emeritus, Brooklyn College; Barbara Gonzalez, Chair, Centro Altagracia de Fe y Justicia; David Gonzalez, columnist, The New York Times; Sister Veronica Mendez, RCD, Member of RENEW International Service Team; and Mario J. Paredes, President & CEO, Catholic Association of Latino Leaders. This event was held by the Museum of the City of New York.
Posted: July 29th, 2008
Latinos and the Future of Catholicism