Hosffman Ospino

Hosffman Ospino is a professor of theology and religious education at Boston College, where he serves as director of graduate programs in Hispanic ministry. He is actively involved in Hispanic ministry at St. Patrick Parish in Lawrence, Massachusetts.

A native of Bogota, Colombia, Ospino earned his doctorate in theology and education from Boston College in 2007. He is an officer of the Academy of Hispanic Theologians of the United States and a member of the board of directors of the National Catholic Educational Association. He also is a member of the leadership team overseeing the process of  the Fifth National Pastoral Encuentro of Hispanic/Latino Ministry.

Ospino received the 2016 NCCL Catechetical Award from the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership. In 2015, his article “The Church’s Changing Face” earned a second-place award from the Catholic Press Association for best in-depth news/special reporting. Our Sunday Visitor named Ospino one of the Catholics of the Year for 2014 for his contributions to research.

He is the author or coauthor of five books and has contributed to MomentumNew Theology ReviewCatechetical LeaderThe LigourianUS CatholicOur Sunday Visitor, and several academic journals. He has appeared on CNN, Univision, and NPR. Ospino’s work has been written about in a number of periodicals including The New York TimesThe Washington Post, and National Catholic Reporter. He is a catechetical and curriculum consultant for Our Sunday Visitor.

Ospino lives in the Boston area with his wife, Guadalupe, and two children.

Books by Hosffman Ospino

El Credo