Tag: El Salvador

Salvadoran cardinal calls for prudence, patience amid political turmoil

Salvadoran cardinal calls for prudence, patience amid political turmoil

| David Agren | February 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

A Salvador cardinal urged “prudence” from the politicians in the Central American country as the president pushed congress to approve a package of security spending.

Continue Reading

Human Rights Watch says deportees killed after return to El Salvador

Human Rights Watch says deportees killed after return to El Salvador

| David Agren | February 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

At least 138 Salvadorans have been murdered after being sent back to their violent Central American country from the United States, according to a report from Human Rights Watch.

Continue Reading

Salvadoran archbishop asks pope to make Romero ‘doctor of the church’

Salvadoran archbishop asks pope to make Romero ‘doctor of the church’

| Junno Arocho Esteves and Melissa Vida | October 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Jose Luis Escobar Alas of San Salvador asked Pope Francis to proclaim St. Oscar Romero the church’s first Latin American “doctor of the church.”

Continue Reading

In Washington, former sacristan remembers life with Oscar Romero

In Washington, former sacristan remembers life with Oscar Romero

| Rhina Guidos | August 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

Marcelo Perdomo didn’t think an earthly brush with holiness would take place in his native El Salvador next to the parish priest.

Continue Reading

On Easter, Salvadorans bury priest assassinated during Holy Week

On Easter, Salvadorans bury priest assassinated during Holy Week

| Rhina Guidos | April 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

On Easter, as thousands of Salvadorans from around the country packed into the rural town of Lolotique, Catholic Church officials laid to rest a 36-year-old priest violently killed during Holy Week — the latest victim of an unending wave of violence that plagues the country.

Continue Reading

Salvadoran priest assassinated during Holy Week

Salvadoran priest assassinated during Holy Week

| March 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Authorities said Father Walter Vasquez Jimenez was traveling with parishioners March 29 to officiate a Holy Thursday Mass in San Miguel when their car was stopped by an armed group wearing masks. The other passengers were set free after their belongings were taken, but Father Vasquez was abducted, shot and left to die.

Continue Reading

Catholic groups decry end of immigration protection for Salvadorans

Catholic groups decry end of immigration protection for Salvadorans

| Rhina Guidos | January 8, 2018 | 3 Comments

As the Catholic Church in the U.S. began observing National Migration Week, a time to reflect on the circumstances confronting migrants, immigrants, refugees, and human trafficking victims, the administration of President Donald Trump announced that it would end an immigration program for thousands of Salvadorans, one of the largest groups of modern-day immigrants in the country and one that includes many Catholics.

Continue Reading

Bishops’ migration chairman asks for extension of immigration status

Bishops’ migration chairman asks for extension of immigration status

| October 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

The head of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Migration said some migrants from Honduras and El Salvador cannot safely return to their home countries in the near future and should have a special immigration permit extended.

Continue Reading

Chicago youth travel to El Salvador, bring back ideas for dealing with gangs

Chicago youth travel to El Salvador, bring back ideas for dealing with gangs

| George Rodriguez | August 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Young Latino Catholics from Chicago’s southwest side, who recently visited El Salvador, want to apply in Brighton Park what they learned about how a community deals with gang violence.

Continue Reading

Salvadoran cardinal-designate dedicates appointment to Blessed Romero

Salvadoran cardinal-designate dedicates appointment to Blessed Romero

Bishop Gregorio Rosa Chavez dedicated his appointment as El Salvador’s first Catholic cardinal to his longtime friend and mentor, Blessed Oscar Romero, a slain archbishop who has come to symbolize the small Central American country’s fight for justice.

Continue Reading

Pope announces new cardinals from Mali, Spain, Sweden, Laos, Salvador

Pope announces new cardinals from Mali, Spain, Sweden, Laos, Salvador

| Cindy Wooden | May 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis announced he will create five new cardinals June 28; the new cardinals-designate come from Mali, Spain, Sweden, Laos and El Salvador.

Continue Reading

Remembering Romero: Local guitarist  pays tribute to the late archbishop in song

Remembering Romero: Local guitarist pays tribute to the late archbishop in song

| Bridget Ryder | May 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis and local musician Rob Hahn have both “put an exclamation point” on the life of Oscar Romero. Pope Francis named the Salvadoran archbishop a martyr for the faith earlier this year, inspiring Hahn to offer his own tribute through music.

Continue Reading