Cultural Identity and International Ministers
Lukenotes, Summer 2017 Case study | PDF for download (article + case study) Lukenotes archives With over one-third of U.S. parishes identified as multicultural, 25 percent of newly ordained priests born in other nations, and 10,000 international religious ministering or studying in the U.S. (CARA), diversity enriches and challenges pastoral ministry.   Successful ministry in this diverse environment calls for acculturation – adaptation to a new culture through the adoption of values and customs while retaining ...
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Navigating the Challenges of Cross-Cultural Ministry
 About one out of every six priests in the U.S. has come from another country, and 31 percent of the ordination class of 2014 was born in another country, according to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA). As of 2010, one-third of American parishes were home to two or more languages or cultural communities (USCCB). These numbers are an indication of how ...
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