Latino Leaders Program

Latino Leaders Program

The Initiative organizes regular dialogues and receptions for young Latino leaders in Washington to explore connections between their faith, Catholic social teaching, and their professional lives. The Catholic Latino Leadership Initiative/Iniciativa de Liderazgo Católico offers dialogues about key issues and personal stories about faith and public life from distinguished Latinos and other leaders. They also offer valuable opportunities for reflection, networking, and community-building.


Courageous Faith: Archbishop Óscar Romero, Saint and Leader

October 10, 2018

On October 14 the Church canonized Archbishop Óscar Romero, a courageous pastor and advocate for the poor who was assassinated in 1980. Gunned down while saying Mass, Romero will be El Salvador’s first saint. His brave witness to his faith and…

Trump's Policies, Latino Priorities, and Catholic Perspectives

February 28, 2017

A new president, administration, and Congress offer major new challenges and opportunities for the Latino community. This timely discussion explored policy, pastoral, and professional questions posed by the Trump agenda:

  • ​How should young Latino…

Immigration Experiences: Human, Political, and Legal Dimensions

June 29, 2016

No issue is more heated and divisive in this election than immigration. The debate often seems more about fears than facts, partisanship than policies. Pope Francis and Catholic social teaching call us to uphold the dignity of every person and to…

Misericordia y Paz

March 7, 2016

Pope Francis’ journeys to Mexico, Cuba, and the United States have lifted up urgent challenges for our hemisphere, both in the Church and in the Americas. His focus on immigration, work, education, environment, and violence spans borders and is at…