Miguel H. Díaz is the John Courtney Murray University Chair in Public Service at Loyola University in Chicago and was selected by President Barack Obama as the ninth U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See. A past President of the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States (ACHTUS), in 2013, he was the recipient of their prestigious Virgilio Elizondo Award given in recognition for distinguished achievement in theology, and has been awarded honorary doctorates from a number of universities. His scholarly interests include Trinitarian theology, theological anthropology, political theology and Latino/a theology. He is a prolific writer and public speaker. His publications include books, articles and speeches. Diaz regularly contributes to efforts that bridge faith and public life. He has been a consultant to CNN, CNN en Español, Al Jazeera America, BBC News and Fox News. He has conducted interviews that have appeared in a wide selection of national and international newspapers.

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A new beginning? Listening for a synodal church

Theology en la Plaza: This synodal process invites all the faithful, in particular our leaders, to do some soul-searching. We must listen intently, especially to those who have been marginalized in Catholic spaces. Church leaders must embrace a new beginning.

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A theologian and a physician talk vaccinations Latinamente

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Theology en la Plaza: The next U.S. ambassador to the Holy See will be able to use shared priorities as a way to build bridges and find common ground with Pope Francis in addressing the challenges of our times.

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¡Virgen de la Caridad, save the United States!

Theology en la Plaza: Racism, heterosexism, attacks on the press, violence — Cubans experienced these issues, and many left the island. These are issues we all now face as "Americans" in this country.