More than 40 theologians and scholars from Latin and Central America, the Caribbean, Spain and the US brought their expertise in liberation theology to a weeklong gathering at Boston College.
With the growing population of Hispanics, the Catholic church is faced with "an immense task," Boston College theology professor Hosffman Ospino told a San Antonio symposium.
"How do we evangelize, how do we hand on the faith that we have received to the next generation of Catholics that will be transforming the American Catholic experience in this century," he said.
Jesuit Fr. Daniel J. Harrington, one of the world's leading New Testament scholars, died Feb. 7 after a four-year battle with cancer.