A Spanish-language book on theology by Claudio Burgaleta, S.J., assistant professor of theology and coordinator for Latino Studies in the Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education, is one of the top five Spanish Language Catholic best sellers, according to the Catholic Book Publishers Association (CBPA). Manual de la Teologia para los Católicos de Hoy (Liguori Press, 2009) has climbed from 10th place in June to 5th place in July. Each month the CBPA ranks best selling Catholic books in four categories: hardcover, paperback, children’s and Spanish language. The Catholic News Service sends the list to newspapers and magazines; some 670 bookstores also receive the monthly listing.
Father Burgaleta, who is Cuban-born, has a special interest in developing Latino ministry and its history. In 2007 he founded Isidoro, an online resource for Latino/a Ministry.