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Family From Argentina Drives 11 Thousand Miles To See Pope Francis in U.S.

Photo: Foxnewslatino.com

Photo: Foxnewslatino.com

 

Few would say that squeezing four children and two adults into an old, loud Volkswagen minibus would make for a magical journey. But for Argentinians Catire Walker and his wife Noël Zemborain it was a cherished dream that finally materialized thanks to their most famous countryman – Pope Francis.

After quitting their jobs, the couple piled their four kids into a 1960s van in March and set on a six-month journey through South America and Central America to see the pope at the World Meeting of Families next month in Philadelphia. They will will finally cross the U.S. border next week.

“My husband and I used to dream of making a very long trip to get to know people and places,” said the 39-year-old mother, who works in communications and marketing. “We always thought we would make the dream come true when [the kids] were in college,” …

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Candida Flores Story: “Take Action To Make The World A Better World.”

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Candida Flores shares her story on Giftsofhonor.com to inspire and raise money for the organization she leads, Family Life Education.

 
Lisa S. Lenkiewicz
CTLatinoNews.com

 

Candida Flores is dedicated to helping others reach their potential. As a human services professional with more than 38 years of experience in state and city government and community and economic development, the New Britain Latina resident says she was born to “take action to make the world a better world.”  Now, Flores is sharing  her remarkable success story in a video interview on GiftsofHonor.com, a new website featuring prominent community leaders and influential artists and educators who discuss their life experiences.

The website’s goal  is to inspire viewers about others’ accomplishments, while at the same time raising money for charity. Viewers choose a payment level—beginning as low as $10—to watch an interview and the funds go to the charity the interviewee has chosen. In …

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

Photo:thedialog.org

Photo:thedialog.org

 

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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