It contended that the American Catholic Church directly benefits from Hispanic members, which comprise 40% of the Catholic population. The American Catholic Church would be in poor shape demographically and financially, were it not for the Hispanic population. There are significant challenges that come with this dynamic, as the concentrations for political power and infrastructure for the Church are found in the Northeast and Midwest, while the growth of the Church is in the West and Southwest. That being said, Hispanic families are less likely to send their children to Catholic schools, and their sons are less likely to join the priesthood.
While the implications for a parish may be fairly clear, the implications for Catholic schools are more tangential. While low enrollment for Hispanic families is directly related to Catholic schools, this information is not entirely new to principals. Finding ways to connect with Hispanic families who identify as Catholic and are connected to the Church would be beneficial for schools. Offering Spanish language instruction may be that bridge. The TWIN network provides Catholic schools with actionable, concrete ways to connect with Hispanic culture.
The Report: http://www.bc.edu/schools/stm/acadprog/hispanic-ministry-in-catholic-parishes.html
Hispanic Ministry training at Boston College: http://www.bc.edu/content/bc/schools/stm/acadprog/hismin.html