Latin American/North American Church Concerns (LANACC)
Latin American/North American Church Concerns (LANACC) serves as a bridge between the Church and the academy by promoting the bilateral exchange of ideas and practices between North America and Latin America and the Caribbean. In particular, LANACC foster pastoral bonds between the churches of the Americas.
LANACC interprets the Catholicism of Latin Americans to their fellow communicants in North America; promotes fraternity and unity between faith communities throughout our hemisphere, and encourages greater involvement of US churches in the ongoing quest for the peace, socioeconomic justice, and universal human dignity mandated by Jesus Christ.
LANACC was founded in 1985 by Faculty Fellow Rev. Robert S. Pelton, CSC, who retired in 2015.
Director: Faculty Fellow Peter Casarella
News and Events
Pelton Receives Honorary Doctorate
May 4, 2016
Faculty Fellow Rev. Robert Pelton, CSC, has received an honorary doctorate from the University of Portland in recognition of his exemplary career as a “noted filmmaker, scholar, author, theology professor, and globetrotter” and lifelong commitment of service to Latin America and the Latin American Church.
Romero Days 2016
March 31 - April 1, 2016
Los Estados Unidos en espera del Papa argentino
LANACC Launches New Volume on Archbishop Romero
Latin American/North American Church Concerns (LANACC) will host a panel discussion to celebrate Archbishop Romero and Spiritual Leadership in the Modern World, edited by Faculty Fellow Rev. Robert Pelton, CSC. The book grew out of a 2014 Kellogg conference.
Book Launch: "Archbishop Romero and Spiritual Leadership in the Modern World"
Thursday, September 17, 2015 – 4 pm
Celebrating the Spiritual Leadership of Archbishop Romero
Archbishop Romero and Spiritual Leadership in the Modern World, edited by Faculty Fellow Rev. Robert Pelton, CSC, originated in a 2014 international conference.
International Conference on Archbishop Oscar Romero
September 25 - 28, 2014
Fr. Pelton’s Romero Film Honored by LASA
Monseñor, the Last Journey of Óscar Romero received top honors at the 2012 Film Festival of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA).
Romero Lecture Series
Also known as “Romero Days,” this is an annual series, launched in 1987, of lectures and panels commemorating Archbishop Romero.