- Christopher White and Inés San Martín
- Sep 27, 2018
Hispanics from across the Diocese of Rockford were encouraged to see the past, present and future during a diocesan encuentro.
Regional meetings are the latest phase of preparations for the U.S. Catholic Church’s Fifth National Encuentro, or “V Encuentro,” to be held Sept. 20-23 in Grapevine, Texas. Previous national encuentros were held in 1972, 1977, 1985 and 2000.
San Antonio’s Mexican-born Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller is in Rome to brief Pope Francis on a project for Hispanic ministry in the U.S. and he’s got a prescription for Americans weary of the political crossfire of an election campaign: “Pain pills and sleeping pills!”