Born in Cuba, studied philosophy and theology in the seminary of San Carlos y San Ambrosio in Havana and in the Instituto Superior de Teología y Pastoral in San Juan, Puerto Rico
Obtained a master's degree in pastoral theology from Barry University in Miami Shores
Worked for many years at the Southeast Pastoral Institute (SEPI) in Miami, the archdiocesan Office of Worship and currently the Office of Lay Ministry, as associate director for Hispanic formation
Has taught at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., and St. John Vianney Seminary in Miami, as well as conducting workshops on liturgy in various dioceses throughout the U.S., Central and South America and the Caribbean
Member of the Instituto Nacional Hispano de Liturgia (National Hispanic Institute for Liturgy) and of the U.S. bishops' Subcommittee for Hispanic Liturgy
Received the "Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice" medal from Pope Benedict XVI in 2008.
His blogs, published as columns by La Voz Católica, have received a number of awards from the Catholic Press Association of the U.S. and Canada.