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About the Editors

Norma Montenegro Flynn is assistant director of Media Relations in the USCCB Office of Public Affairs. Previously, she was a journalist in Washington covering issues that impacted the HispNorma Montenegro Flynn is assistant director of Media Relations in the USCCB Office of Public Affairs.anic community.  Her experience and background help her connect current issues related to the Catholic faith from a Latino perspective.

María del Mar Muñoz-Visoso is executive director of the Secretariat for Cultural Diversity in the Church for the USCCB. mar-munoz-full

Her Latino background and more than 18 years as a journalist and editor, as well as a long-time diocesan director of Hispanic ministry give her a unique perspective into the life of the Church. Mar connects daily anecdotes and situations to current news and Church affairs as she explores Latino contributions to the U.S. Church.  

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Entre Amigos -Latino Blog


“Entre Amigos” is a monthly column with a Latino flavor available in English and Spanish and reflecting the communications style that is typical of Latinos when they are speaking

The USCCB Office of Public Affairs offers "Entre Amigos," a blog with a Latino perspective and flavor to run in English and Spanish. Latinos are often gregarious. We like to sit down and discuss the happenings of the day, often around a table, with relatives and friends. Among friends we dare to expose our inner selves, and our moral and religious beliefs, one way or another, always surface or give shape to the conversation. In this blog, we offer comments from guest writers or the editors on current issues related to our Latino culture and Catholic faith –such as immigration, Catholic ministry, marriage and family – that can serve as conversation starters among family and "Entre Amigos."


Entre Amigos in English

Standing with Our Immigrant Brothers and Sisters
Francis, Frontera, Faith and Family
Strengthening the Church at Home
Caring for Our Common Home: Pope Francis’ prayer intention and his trip to Mexico
The Pope, Migrants, and Women in the Church: Reflections on Pope Francis’ Visit to Mexico
50 Years of Building Faith, Communities, Evangelization through the Collection for the Church in Latin America
Catholic Schools: A Faith-filled, College-going Culture for Latino Families
Advent and Christmas Celebrations and Customs around the World
Seeing the Face of Jesus in the Unaccompanied Migrant Children
Motherhood and the Gift of the “Rite for the Blessing of a Child in the Womb”
Saints Among Us: The Canonizations of John Paul II and John XXIII
A Reflection on Palm Sunday: A Panoramic view of the Paschal Mysteries
Francis, Year One: Mercy, Encounter, Mission
Strengthening the gift of Marriage
Missionary Families, Leaven in the Church and Society
Francesco, the great communicator
Advent: O Come, Emmanuel
Celebrating Latino Catholics during Hispanic Heritage Month
Let Freedom of Religion Ring
Cuba: engagement is the only way forward
The Messenger of Peace at the Feet of Cristo Rey
Let’s talk sex: Bridging the disconnect with young Hispanic Catholics
Benedict, the Pilgrim of Charity
Send, oh Lord, workers to your vineyard
Shepherds to their flock
Latin America and the Evangelization of the Digital Continent
Hispanic Ministry at a Crossroads
A Breath of New Life for the Church in the Old Continent
A lesson in hope and perseverance from Hispanic youth in the aftermath of September 11
The common good cannot be redefined by decree

Entre Amigos en español

Estamos con nuestros hermanos y hermanas inmigrantes
Francisco, Frontera, Fe y Familia
Fortaleciendo la Iglesia en Casa
Cuidando de nuestra casa común: La intención de oración del papa Francisco y las lecciones de su viaje a México
El Papa, los migrantes y las mujeres en la iglesia: reflexiones sobre la visita del Papa Francisco a México
50 Años edificando fe, comunidades, evangelización a través de la Colecta para la Iglesia en América Latina
Escuelas católicas: Una cultura de éxito académico y de fe para nuestros hijos
Celebraciones y costumbres de Adviento y Navidad alrededor del mundo
Viendo el rostro de Jesús en los niños migrantes solos
La Maternidad y el Regalo del “Rito de Bendición de una Criatura en el Vientre Materno”
Santos entre nosotros: Las Canonizaciones de Juan Pablo II y Juan XXIII
Domingo de Ramos: visión panorámica de los misterios pascuales
Francisco, Año Primero: Misericordia, Encuentro y Misión
Fortaleciendo el Regalo del Matrimonio
Familias misioneras, fermento en la Iglesia y en la sociedad
Francisco, el gran comunicador
Adviento: O ven, Emmanuel
Celebremos a los católicos latinos en el Mes de la Herencia Hispana
Suenan las campanas por la libertad religiosa
Cuba: el acercamiento es el único camino a seguir
El Mensajero de la Paz a los pies de Cristo Rey
Hablemos de sexo con nuestros jóvenes hispanoseregrino de la Caridad
Benedicto,  Peregrino de la Caridad
Envía Señor obreros a tu viña
Pastores de su rebaño
Latinoamérica y la evangelización del Continente Digital
El ministerio hispano en la encrucijada
Un Soplo De Vida Nueva Para La Iglesia En El Viejo Continente
Jóvenes hispanos nos dieron lección de esperanza y perseverancia tras el 11 de Septiembre
El bien común no se puede redefinir por decreto

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