• Sister Teresa Maya, new LCWR president, brings bicultural view to role

    Sister Teresa Maya, new LCWR president, brings bicultural view to role

    • Aug 12, 2017

    The new president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, Sister Teresa Maya, is an American born in Mexico and with plenty of experience living in both countries. She is bringing that experience of knowing both cultures to leading an organization that works with an increasing number of Latinos.

  • Looking for hope and the next generation of Latino leaders at Encuentro

    Looking for hope and the next generation of Latino leaders at Encuentro

    • Jul 2, 2017

    If all goes well with the Encuentro process, which organizers call the “V Encuentro” because it’s the fifth time it’s taking place, church officials hope it will yield an increase in vocations of Latinos to the priesthood, religious life, permanent diaconate, an increase in the percentage of Latino students enrolling at Catholic schools, and create a group of Latino leaders for the church, as well as increase Latinos’ sense of belonging and stewardship in the U.S. church where their numbers are rising.