El Salvador Church Hails U.S. Catholic Women as Models of Solidarity

In one of the regions of El Salvador most battered in a bloody war funded by American dollars, four Catholic women from the U.S. were hailed as examples of solidarity, of Christian faith and martyrdom, as Salvadorans remembered them Dec. 2, the 40th anniversary of their assassination.

Court Sides With Trump on Right to End TPS

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit sided Sept. 14 with President Donald Trump’s plan to end a particular immigration protection status that would have allowed people from six countries that have suffered disasters to remain in the United States.

Forty Years After Killings, Salvadoran City Claims Maryknoll Sisters as Its Own

On a bright and clear January afternoon, Bishop Oswaldo Escobar Aguilar walked into a cemetery and gently dusted off a white name plate on top of a sky-blue block of tombs. Making plans for the year ahead, he told secretary Violeta Esmeralda Serrano nearby that they needed to make sure the tombs were decorated with flowers Dec. 2.

Salvadoran Priest Murdered Before Holy Thursday Mass

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.

Details of Miracle Leading To Romero’s Canonization

Though church authorities in El Salvador said they would wait to give details of the miracle that has cleared the way for Blessed Oscar Romero’s canonization, a Salvadoran newspaper published an account of a woman who said her husband’s prayers to Blessed Romero saved her life.

Cardinal Tells Salvadorans to Remember Their Roots

In his easy interactions with thousands of enthusiastic immigrants during a whirlwind three-day pastoral visit to the Diocese of Rockville Centre on Long Island, Salvadoran Cardinal Gregorio Rosa Chavez repeatedly urged people to pray, make time for family, express love and remember their roots.