Fontbonne Honors Memory of Sr. Ita Ford on Anniversary

When Allie Hinz, a senior at Fontbonne Hall Academy, learned recently about the legacy of Sister Ita Ford, M.M., the Maryknoll sister who was murdered in El Salvador 42 years ago while serving as a missionary in that war-torn country, she found her life story deeply inspiring.

Catholic Relief Services Seeks Safety and Prosperity in El Salvador

Catholic Relief Services, which operates several programs in El Salvador, is worthy of support, said retired Auxiliary Bishop Octavio Cisneros and an engineer from that country who now lives in Queens. Their observations coincide with the start of the 2022 Rice Bowl Lenten almsgiving program sponsored by CRS. 

In Clergy Killings in El Salvador, a Priest Who Knew Them Asks for Justice

In his 28 years as a priest in El Salvador, Father Manuel Acosta has witnessed his share of violence. He lived through the killings of Catholic clergy, men and women religious, catechists and countless lay ministers persecuted during the country’s civil conflict in the 1980s. He has also lived through decades of gang aggression against El Salvador’s poor.