Outreach

Latin American/North American Church Concerns (LANACC)

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 fosters pastoral bonds between the churches of the Americas.  

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

Read more about Archbishop Oscar Romero

Rev. Robert S. Pelton, C.S.C. Annual Essay Contest
Deadline: February 28, 2018

Upcoming Events

Romero Days 2018
Memorializing Martyrdom: Romero's Beatification and Our Task Today

March 22-24, 2018

See all past Romero Days & Related Events 

 

News and Past Events

Farrell O'Gorman - Catholicism and American Borders in the Gothic Literary Imagination
Reception and Book Discussion

Thursday, November 16, 2017
To register, contact: Guadalupe (Lupe) Ramírez, gramirez@nd.edu

Beatification Mass for Fr. Stanley Rother
Live Broadcast from Oklahoma City 
Saturday, September 23, 2017

The Bruised Peacemaker: The Pope in Colombia
September 18, 2017

Casarella Leads Digital Library Project Documenting Rise of Contemporary Latin American Church
August 29, 2017

LANACC Director, Peter Casarella, takes part in the 30th SOTER International Congress
"30º Congreso de la SOTER: la teología del pueblo no rechaza la teología de la liberación"

Vida Nueva - July 2017

Fr. Robert Pelton's Service in Chile
"Truth to Power"

Notre Dame Magazine (Spring 2017 issue)

Eileen Markey—A Radical Faith: The Assassination of Sister Maura
Book Discussion and Luncheon

109 O'Shaughnessy Hall
Friday, April 21, 2017

Cardinals Bookend “Romero Days”
The 30th annual “Romero Days” took the form of an international conference on Christian discipleship, with scholars, clergy—including two cardinals—and lay people from around the world taking part.

Romero Days Keynote by Cardinal Óscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga Now Available
Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Romero Days 2017
Christian Discipleship: The Witness of Blessed Archbishop Óscar Romero

March 24-28, 2017
University of Notre Dame

Rev. Robert S. Pelton, C.S.C. Inaugural Essay Contest
Deadline: March 7, 2017

Rev. Robert Pelton, C.S.C. wins the Notre Dame Club of St. Joseph Valley - Award of the Year 2016

The Primacy of Relation and the Challenge of the Migrant
— a LANACC conference in Rome

February 6, 2017

The Primacy of Relationship and the Challenge of the Migrant
El Primato della Relazione e la Sfida del Migrante

International Conference
University of Notre Dame Rome Global Gateway , January 11-13, 2017

"Theology from the Margins: The Chilean Contribution to Vatican II"
Sandra Arenas
Assistant Professor of Theology, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Kellogg Institute Visiting Scholar
Tuesday, December 6, 2016

“Arzobispo Marcos McGrath, CSC: un pastor según el corazón del Concilio Vaticano II”
“Archbishop Marcos McGrath, CSC: A Pastor at the Heart of the Second Vatican Council”
(Lecture in Spanish with English translation)
Cardinal José Luis Lacunza, OAR
Bishop of David, Panama
Wednesday, October 5, 2016

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
Peter Casarella

Romero Days 2015 - 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.

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).

SPOTLIGHT

LANACC Highlights & News

News and related information about Latin American/North American Church Concerns (LANACC). Serving as a bridge between the Church and the academy, LANACC promotes the bilateral exchange of ideas and practices between North America and Latin America and the Caribbean. 

Calendar

Upcoming Events

Monday

February 19
Kellogg International Scholars Program Meeting
Undergraduate Programs

Tuesday

February 20
Pope Francis’s Vision of International Politics and Diplomacy
Seminars/Lectures
Jodok Troy
February 20
Reading Group on Lying and Truthfulness - Feb 20 Meeting
Working Groups, Reading Group on Lying and Truthfulness

Wednesday

February 21
Lynching and the Politics of State Formation in POst-Revolutionary Puebla (1930-1950)
Working Groups, Peace, Conflict, Crime & Violence Workshop
Gema Santamaría

Thursday

February 22
The Art of Political Murder: Who Killed Bishop Gerardi?
Seminars/Lectures
Francisco Goldman