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Episode 21: “Father Catechist”

Noted catechetical scholars and authors, Dr. Hosffman Ospino and Dr. Tim O’Malley, chat about forming clergy as catechists.

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Dr. Hosffman Ospino and Dr. Tim O’Malley talk about forming clergy to meet the catechetical needs of the Church today.

Hosffman Ospino, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Theology and Religious Education at Boston College School of Theology and Ministry where he also serves as the Chair of the Department of Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry. Dr. Ospino has been the principal investigator for several national studies on Hispanic Catholics. He has authored/edited 15 books and more than 150 essays, academic and general. He is the current President of the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States (ACHTUS).

Timothy P. O'Malley, PhD, is director of education at the McGrath Institute for Church Life, academic director of the Notre Dame Center for Liturgy, and a concurrent Associate Professor of the Practice in the Department of Theology at Notre Dame. He is the author of seven books with Ave Maria Press, Liturgical Press, and Our Sunday Visitor. He teaches and researches at the University of Notre Dame in liturgical-sacramental theology, catechesis, and Catholic education. Dr. O'Malley also serves as a member of the USCCB's Eucharistic Revival committee and a theological consultant for the USCCB committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life, and Youth. He is married to Kara and has two children, ages eight and four.


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