Anthony M. Stevens-Arroyo

Anthony M. Stevens-Arroyo is Professor Emeritus of Puerto Rican and Latino Studies at Brooklyn College and Distinguished Scholar of the City University of New York.

Stories by Anthony M. Stevens-Arroyo

How Christopher Columbus Created a New (Cosmic) Race

Why Latin Americans celebrate Columbus Day as the birthday of a new breed within the human family.

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In Pope Francis Era, Catholics Still Finding Their Footing

Catholics have been fighting among ourselves since St. Paul, but they maintain unity by respecting the authority of the pope.

Latinos move towards pope, church and Democrats

Riccardo De Luca/AP — Pope Francis waves as he arrives Wednesday for his weekly general audience in St. Peter’s Square … Continued

The remarkable power of the charisma pope

Pope Francis in Rio de Janeiro to celebrate World Youth Day. (Mario Tama/GETTY IMAGES ) While much of the public … Continued

For Pope Francis, a revolution of words

Pope Francis reached out to gays, saying he won’t judge priests for their sexual orientation in a news conference Monday. … Continued

A Catholic case for same-sex marriage

A same sex marriage advocate waves a rainbow flag at a protest in Los Angeles. (Jae C. Hong/AP ) It … Continued

The Catholic Health Association v. the bishops v. Obama

Last week, the Obama administration published its final guidelines for contraception coverage by insurers, putting what should be closure on … Continued

Cardinal Dolan and America’s troubled Catholic Church

Cardinal Timothy Dolan waves while processing through St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012. (Seth Wenig — … Continued

Catholics clinging to guns, not God?

A man fires his handgun along a mountain range in Buckeye, Arizona, January (Joshua Lott/Reuters ) The Boston Marathon bombing … Continued

Pope Francis, wealth and the Latin American experience

The new president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, says that the election of Pope Francis was arranged in Heaven by Hugo … Continued

A Latino look at Pope Francis

Latin America is the demographic center of world-wide Catholicism and so it is fitting that the part of the world … Continued

The next’s pope to-do list

It is easy to treat the election of the pope as a horse race that places odds of winning on … Continued

Will all popes after Benedict XVI abdicate?Will all popes after Benedict XVI abdicate?

View Photo Gallery: Pope Benedict XVI said Monday that he will resign at the end of February because he no longer … Continued

Immigration as redemption for U.S. bishops

Washington’s 2013 effort at comprehensive immigration reform offers a chance at redemption to the United States bishops. For what I … Continued

Are institutions Catholic enough?

The number of agencies calling themselves big-C “Catholic” will shrink. That is the inevitable result of De Caritate Ministranda , … Continued

Interfaith is a state of mind

VIA BLOOMBERG President Obama prepares to speak during a memorial service for victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting … Continued

Remaking the Knights of Columbus

Jae C. Hong AP Knights of Columbus honor guard rehearses before the session at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, … Continued

Latino blessing the 2012 election

REUTERS Placards and campaign stickers sit on a table at the Latino regional headquarters for the Obama campaign during election … Continued

America’s greatest sin: No truth spoken to power

STAN HONDA AFP/GETTY IMAGES Catholic Monsignor William Lynn returns after a lunch break to Philadelphia Criminal Justice Center March 26, … Continued

‘Nuns on the Bus,’ bishops out of gas

Marvin Joseph THE WASHINGTON POST Sister Simone Campbell speaking to a crowd of supporters near the U.S. Supreme Court . … Continued