The greatest challenge the Catholic Church has today is thinking “out of the box,” said the Rev. Peter Phan, a leading theologian on religious dialogue and Christianity in Asia.
The Vietnamese priest has been teaching religion and culture for 25 years at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.
…“In another 20 years in this country, who will the Catholics be? Latinos. So how many Latino bishops are there? There will be more and more, and churches will be putting more and more money into Latino ministry,” he said.
This also requires reframing our thinking. “Pastors think about Mass as 9:30 to 10:15. With Hispanics? Who are you kidding?” he said. “If the majority of your Catholics are not white, how do you deal with them?”
Peter Phan, what a great name for a theologian. I wonder if he leads a pack of children called “The Lost Sheep Boys.” and gets art advice from Sister Wendy. He probably told Michael Rose that there are too many Tinkerbells in the seminaries.