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About the Author

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

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.



Entre Amigos - Latino Column


“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

In response to requests for opinion pieces from a Latino perspective, the USCCB Office of Media Relations will offer “Entre Amigos,” a monthly column with a Latino flavor to run in English and Spanish around the 15th of each month. Latinos are often gregarious. We like to sit down and discuss the happenings of the day, often around a table, with relatives and friends. No matter how grave or inconsequential the issue might seem from the outside, when things are discussed entre amigos every conversation takes on a life of its own, every topic is of the utmost importance and more than one generation usually weighs in. 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. There is no looking at the watch. We may agree or disagree, and the conversation might get heated, but invariably at the end the old saying rings true: “ya terminamos de salvar el mundo” (“we just finished saving the world”) — and tomorrow we’ll get at it all over again.


Entre Amigos in English

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


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