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More Than Half Of Young Catholic Families Are Latino Despite Recent Decline

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More than half of young Catholic families (53 percent) identify themselves as Latino or Hispanic compared with 32 percent of all Catholics, according to a recent survey. Could the presence of Hispanic families in the Catholic Church indicate Latino congregational growth, or at least the slowing of a once-persistent decline?

A 2014 study from the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate at Georgetown University, entitled “The Catholic Family: 21st-Century Challenges in the United States,” examined the demographics, faith practices and media usage of 1,014 young families. The study indicated that 80 percent of Catholic children are being raised by married Catholic parents, most of whom are Hispanic/Latino (53 percent). Less than one percent of parents are widowed and 13 percent are single and living with a partner.

The continued presence of the Latino family in the Catholic Church is surprising to some considering recent research from Pew

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CT Hispanic Bar Association New President Pushes For Diversity In The Legal Field

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When Maggie Castinado was called for jury duty while a college undergraduate in Fort Collins, Colorado, she found she was the only minority in the jury pool that day. She eventually served on a panel that decided the fate of two black men charged in Connecticut with a burglary.

                                                              

When Maggie Castinado was called for jury duty while a college undergraduate in Fort Collins, Colorado, she found she was the only minority in the jury pool that day. She eventually served on a panel that decided the fate of two black men charged in Connecticut with a burglary.

The first man, who was represented by private counsel, was “clearly guilty” based on the jury’s assessment, Castinado said. The other, who was represented by a public defender, was in danger of being found guilty by association and being convicted for conspiracy to robbery. Every juror except for Castinado initially wanted

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Young New Britain Latina Wins Spot On National Team

 

Photo: New Britain Herald

Photo: New Britain Herald

New Britain native Ceana Rodriguez, who represented Connecticut in the 2015 USA Taekwondo National Championships recently has earned a spot on the USA Taekwondo  and American Taekwondo United team. .

Rodriguez, who had already won the ATU Taekwondo National Championships  and  AAU Taekwondo National Championships on July 2nd, winning gold in both events, traveled to Austin, Texas to fight to win in the national competition.

In  winning the AAU Taekwondo National Championships, Ceana became a six-time AAU Taekwondo National Champion,  by winning the USAT Taekwondo National Championships.

Rodriguez has become a member of Team USA and will be traveling with Untied States national team to represent the United States in 2015 Pam American Junior Championships in Aguascalientes, Mexico.

Ceana will now travel to South Korea this month to represent the United States in the Korea Open International Taekwondo Championships.

Ceana is the only Taekwondo athlete …

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