By: Charles Hamlett
April 26, 2013
The Hispanic and Latino Roman Catholic
Non-Hispanic vs. Hispanic
Both Hispanic Roman Catholics and Non-Hispanics Roman Catholics share most of the same beliefs about the Roman Catholic religion with few exceptions. The Hispanics are much stronger believers than the Non-Hispanics. More than nine out of ten Hispanics identify with a specific religion. That would make the Hispanics extremely religious. God plays an active role in their daily life. They pray daily and generally have a crucifix or other religious object on their walls. About one-third of all Catholics are Hispanics or Latinos. That number will continue to climb for decades.
The difference between Hispanic Roman Catholics and Non-Hispanic Roman Catholics is that almost half of the Hispanic race is Catholic while the Non-Hispanic race shares many other religions besides just Roman Catholic. Latinos believe that Jesus will return to Earth in their lifetime. Sometimes the difference centers on a core belief: More than the public as a whole.
When Spain and Portugal conquered the new world they were determined to spread the Catholic faith. Hispanics see religion as a way of living therefore we bring faith the Hispanic family life. Hispanics celebrate the following ways; Lent is called Cuaresma, Holy week is called Sema santa, Christmas is called La Navidad, and Three kings day is called Los Tres Reyes Magos.
The Roles Hispanics Play in Roman Catholic Religion
Symbols are very important in keeping us close to our faith. We surround ourselves with pictures, cruafixes, stamps of saints, are just some of the objects you find in a Hispanics home. Many people have set aside a special place or wall to place these objects. One of the most common pieces of art you may find in their home is a portrait of El Coraz’on de Jesu’s which is a picture of Jesus showing his bleeding heart surrounded by thorns with his...