A journal of academic theology

A Latino Practical Theology: Mapping the Road Ahead

[The author uses the pastoral circle or “see-judge-act” practical theological method to review the status of Hispanic/Latino ministry. He takes note of new research findings, while stressing the importance of an integrating framework for shaping the Catholic Church’s response to the multiple challenges presented by the Latino/a presence. Paul VI’s Evangelii nuntiandi provides the needed framework with its stress on inculturation, liberation, and interreligious dialogue. Sections are then devoted to the challenges of popular religion, youth, the flight to other religions, multiculturalism, and pluralism. Finally, he names several practical implications and lays out a map suggesting where this may be heading.]