I’ve emailed you before, and you’ve helped promote my wife and I’s blog – Catholiccafeconleche.wordpress.com – especially when my wife Cristina was undergoing a rare in-utero surgery in Philadelphia for the correction of our daughter’s Spina Bifida. We greatly appreciate it, it really brought in a lot of prayers for us and our little family!
Anyways, I just read your blog post about the USCCB conference this past weekend and wanted to reach out to you –
“Another thing that stuck out, courtesy of Rocco’s remarks, was the need for Catholics to address the huge and growing Spanish-speaking demographic. This is the third time I’ve been knocked on the head with this by the Spirit. ”
Well…..having a wife who was born in the Dominican Republic (and is half Puerto Rican, half Dominican) and was raised in a small bubble of NYC where Spanish was her first language……and having myself graduated with a degree in Spanish after serving for 2 years as a Catholic lay-missionary in Honduras (with a missionary community – www.missioners.org – and the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal), I find myself very interested in any efforts to reach out to the Hispanic Community.
I realize that you may have just thrown the idea out without any ideas or plans to move forward, (as that is not everyone’s calling) but I am praying and just want you to know that I am open to collaborating in any efforts through blogging/internet/literature.
Just wanted to throw it out there!
Anyway, I put Andrew’s note up in case there are readers who are interested in outreach to the Spanish-speaking community. Someday, when I have time on my hands (ha!) I may try to learn some Spanish. I wish I had done it when I was a kid.