- Nov 27, 2020
While researching a video project on gangs in El Salvador in 2015, freelance journalist Danny Gold stopped to talk to a guard who told him how a prison group with little to look forward to had found a positive path forward in life — and it involved religion.
Women have fled Honduras in larger numbers in recent years, often to protect their children, who are preyed upon by gangs or forcibly recruited as teenagers. Catholic religious sisters often help them when they are sent home.
Mexico’s bishops have published security protocols, hoping to keep priests and religious safe — along with Church property and shrines — as crime and violence increasingly impact churchmen and consume previously peaceful corners of the country.
Archbishop Jose Luis Escobar Alas of El Salvador discusses the greatest concerns of his nation.
A pair of passion plays were interrupted by gunfire on Good Friday as the violence convulsing Mexico continued claiming lives through the Holy Week holidays.
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.