Date of Award

Spring April 2015

Access Restriction

Campus Access only Research Projects

Degree Name

Master of Arts



School or College

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

First Advisor

Brett C. Hoover


The issue of education in the Roman Catholic Church of today, particularly amongst the Latino youth, presents an important opportunity. The Church can reach out to the youth of its largest minority group in the Church through the process of acompañamiento and show these youth the value of their education on their future. In addition, the Church can encourage the Latino youth in their faith formation education. Promoting values of education and creating well-rounded, educated Latino youth will foster a stronger Catholic community both in and out of the parish setting.