Multicultural resources

Multicultural resources

Articles in NRVC Vocation Minister’s Manual

“The challenge of cultural diversity.” Catherine M. Harmer, MMS. Review for Religious, October 1993. 

“Inculturation: A response to the multicultural reality of the Catholic Church in America.” Father Leonard F. Chrobot. National Conference of Diocesan Vocation Directors.

“Exchanging our gifts.” Review for Religious, October 1993.

“Cross-cultural issues in vocation and formation ministry,” Adam MacDonald, SVD; Son Van Nguyen, SVD; Carlos Paniagua, SVD; Ed Peklo, SVD; Dennis Newton, SVD; and Paul Wang, SVD.

“Candidates who are Black: Who’s Entering Religious Life? ” Jeanne Schweickert, OSF.

“A local church’s cultural and ethnic diversity,” Bishop Joseph Fiorenza, Bishop Curtis Guillory and Bishop James Tamayo.

“A Latino community—opportunities and challenges,” Steven B Guiliano, FMM. HORIZON, 1993.

“Hispanic candidates—Who’s Entering Religious Life?” Jeanne Schweickert, OSF

“Why Vietnamese Americans are cultural schizophrenics,” Agnes Lan Tran CMR. HORIZON, Summer 1994.

“Candidates who are Asian: Who’s Entering Religious Life?” Jeanne Schweickert, OSF “Candidates who are Native Americans: Who’s Entering Religious Life?” Jeanne Schweickert, OSF

HORIZON articles by topic and title

Ritual and symbol in minority communities, Spring 1992, p. 19, 23

Culture and assessment, Summer 1994, p. 28

Hispanics in a new congregation, Fall 1993, p. 30

Ministry with various ethnic groups, Fall 1995, p. 39

Diversity issues, Summer 1994, p. 9, 21

Hispanic young adults, Spring 1990, p. 24

Cultural left, middle and right, Convocation 1996, p. 12

Multicultural materials, Summer 1995 p. 17

“Effective vocation ministry in an increasingly multicultural church,” by Robert Schreiter, CPPS, Winter 2000, p. 22.

“Issues of sexual diversity and the call to religious life,” by Donna Markham, OP, Winter 2003 p. 8

“Toward a new understanding of cultural encounter in our communities,” by Marie Chin, RSM, Winter 2003, p. 13

“Welcoming ‘the other’ in our midst,” by Rev. Virgilio Elizondo, Winter 2003, p. 19

“Sexual diversity and contemporary U.S. religious life,” by Seán D. Sammon, FMS, Winter 2003, p. 23

Ministry resources available through National Coalition for Church Vocations, (773) 955-5453,

Somebody’s Callin’ My Name

Libation ritual for prayer, reflection and discernment. Draws on African American images and symbols. Study guide, resource bibliography, biographical information on each of 18 black priests, sisters and brothers named in litany of thanksgiving.

Gozando la Vida

CD and bilingual study guide. CD contains two five minute vocation-theme dramas in bilingual and Spanish versions for parents and teens. To be used with small groups of parents or teens or both.

Sister Thea

Video memoir of Thea Bowman, FSPA, distinguished African American sister.

Time for Tea: A Drink of Asian Culture

Documentary/training video about experiences of five Asian Pacific religious.

Asian Pacific Handbook

Overview of Asian culture and recommendations for screening and interviewing candidates who are Vietnamese, Chinese, Korean, or Filipino.

A Multicultural Tapestry: Latino-Hispanic Vocations Handbook

Three-ring binder with materials ranging from cultural awareness to prayers.

Toward Cultural Competence and the Incorporation of People of Color into Predominantly European American Religious Communities

14-page booklet with suggestions, questions and reflection material for individuals and congregations.

Posters, prayer cards, leaflets in Spanish and Vietnamese

Secret of the Horse

29-minute action drama video about a Vietnamese teen’s struggle with prejudice and faith.


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