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Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga speaks at Latino Leader Gathering

Latino Leader Gatherings

The Initiative regularly brings together young Latino Catholics and others to explore key issues and personal stories involving faith and public life with distinguished Latinos and other leaders. These events also offer valuable opportunities for discussion, reflection, networking at happy hours and receptions, and community-building. These gatherings are supported by the Initiative’s Latino Leadership Group which is made up of leaders in Latino communities.  Past topics include the impact of a pope from Latin America, immigration issues, and lay leadership among Latinos.


Young adults performing community service outdoors

Strengthening Community and Resisting Individualism

Individualism too often defines our current social and political moment in the United States. It contributes to polarization, civic disengagement, and general apathy, and it has contributed to the weakening of democratic processes and norms. Especially after the isolation of the COVID-19 pandemic,


Strengthening Community and Resisting Individualism (Video)

October 18, 2023

Duration: 1 hour 4 minutes

Human Dignity and the Migration Crisis at the U.S. Southern Border (Video)

April 24, 2023

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

How Are Latinos Changing Politics and How Are Politics Changing Latinos? (Video)

November 16, 2022

Duration: 1 hour 13 minutes