Hispanic Ministry and Theology Community Conversation - The Synodal Path: Transforming Catholicism and Reconciling the World
About the Presenter: Sister Leticia Salazar serves as Chancellor of the Diocese of San Bernardino that, with 1.6 million Catholics, is one of the largest Catholic Dioceses in the United States. In the synodal process, in addition to being a member of the Synod held in Rome (October 2023) she has been active in synod preparation at the diocesan, regional, national and continental levels. Sister Leticia previously served as Director of Hispanic Ministry and Director of the Institute for Pastoral Ministry with the Diocese of Orange, She was Provincial Superior of the religious order of the Company of Mary Our Lady United States Province and is currently a member of the leadership team for the Province of the Pacific (USA, Colombia, Peru). A graduate of Loyola Marymount University, she holds a master's degree in Bioethics and Spirituality from LMU. She also holds a Spiritual Director/Accompaniment Certificate from the Jesuit Institute in Rome.
This year’s event draws together academic, cultural, and religious communities for an in-depth discussion of synodality, a topic that is dear to the heart of Pope Francis as he seeks to connect believers more closely to each other and to our world.
Reception to follow
"Migration in the Thought and Pontificate of Pope Francis"
Dr. Austen Ivereigh
January 31, 2023
The 2023 LMU Hispanic Theology and Ministry Lecture was given by journalist and scholar Austen Ivereigh, D.Phil.
John Courtney Murray University Chair in Public Service at Loyola University Chicago, and United States Ambassador to the Holy See, Retired
Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Santa Clara University, and past President of the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theology in the United States
Professor of Theology at Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, and Kellogg Institute Visiting Fellow at the University of Notre Dame
Assistant Professor of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of San Diego
Dean of the Faculty of Theology at the Catholic University of Argentina
Professor of Biblical and Rabbinic Literature, and Rector of the Seminario Rabínico Latinoamericano in Buenos Aires
Associate Professor of Theology at the Catholic Theological Union
Professor of Theological Studies and Charles S. Casassa Chair of Social Values at Loyola Marymount University
Archbishop of Los Angeles