Soli Salgado is a staff writer for Global Sisters Report, often covering issues related to Hispanic communities and social justice. She joined the NCR team as a Bertelsen intern in 2015. Born in Buenos Aires and raised in Wichita, Kansas, she graduated from the University of Kansas in 2013 with degrees in journalism, English literature and Spanish. Her reporting has received several Catholic Press Awards.
The V Encuentro national gathering closes with resolve that Catholic Latinos "don't want to be guests anymore. We want to be full members of the household of God."
For Gerardo Vargas, the prospect of dining with a bishop seemed like a meeting with the "undercover boss": "He’s the person in charge, and there are so many steps before getting to the bishop."
Halfway through four-year encuentro consultations, Hispanic Catholic delegates from throughout the United States gather for national discussion and reflection Sept. 20-23 in Texas.