Welcome to El Puente, a blog that aspires to be a place of reflection and dialogue on the pastoral challenges that go hand in hand with becoming an increasingly intercultural and global church.  I am convinced that the experiences of Hispanic Catholics in the United States and our brothers and sisters in faith in Mexico and beyond offer meaningful insights on what living our discipleship in community is about.  It is from that perspective that this blog aims to serve and encourage readers who are doing their best to proclaim the gospel as lay, religious, or ordained in a Church that we all love—grace, warts-and-all.

As for me, my name is Victor Carmona.  I am an assistant professor of moral theology at Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, TX.  I received my doctorate from the University of Notre Dame.  Before becoming a moral theologian, I served migrants and communities marked by urban poverty with the Mexican Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate. These experiences continue to influence my teaching and writing.

If you would like to find out more about my teaching or writing, please click on ost.academia.edu/VictorCarmona