- Feb 27, 2021
Ask in El Salvador about the Feb. 28 legislative and municipal elections and you’ll get two different answers of what the results could bring: a move toward a dictatorship or a chance to move the country forward.
Two U.S. bishops’ committee chairmen and the head of Catholics Relief Services asked the Biden administration Feb. 10 to grant Temporary Protected Status for 18 months to foreign nationals from Central America in the United States and to provide aid to their hurricane-ravaged countries.
El Salvador’s bishops called on citizens to show the best Salvadoran society is known for — faith, hard work and solidarity — not the rancor and violence on display during the last days of one of the most contentious political campaign periods in the country’s recent history.
Spain’s supreme court has upheld the conviction of a former Salvadoran colonel for the slayings of five Spanish Jesuits during El Salvador’s civil war.
Cardinal Gregorio Rosa Chávez asked the country to pray “for liberation from Satan” Feb. 1 after violence erupted following a political rally late Jan. 31 in the capital, San Salvador.
Though the Diocese of Chalatenango is about as far as you can get in El Salvador from the capital, lay ministers and catechists in this rural diocese — parts of it only accessible by horse — have been able to get quality spiritual formation without having to go far from home.