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A march and a Mass on Sept. 16 were part of the celebration of the memory of former Jesuit James Carney, who disappeared in Honduras on Sept. 16, 1983 (photo: Jeremy Zipple, S.J.).
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Jeremy Zipple
James Carney pledged his life to the cause of destitute campesinos in Honduras, living and working among them as a parish priest and organizing campesino cooperatives to fight for land reform and human rights.
Liony Batista, holding microphone, is the founder of Fundación Nueva Alegría in the Dominican Republic. Photo courtesy of Cross Catholic Outreach.
Politics & SocietyDispatches
J.D. Long-García
The children and teens of Quitasueños can also take recreational classes, like hip-hop, dance and drama; and the center organizes summer camps in the mountains. Oh, and one more thing. The young people learn about God.
Supporters of presidential candidate Bernardo Arévalo of the Seed Movement party protest in Guatemala City, Guatemala, July 13, 2023, outside the Guatemala Attorney General's office to demand respect to the results of the Guatemala first round of presidential elections. (OSV News photo/Cristina Chiquin, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
David Agren
Bernardo Arévalo campaigned on an anti-graft agenda in a contest that many in Guatemala had assumed was rigged from the start against insurgent candidacies.
FaithFaith in Focus
Matthew E. Carnes
The action of the Holy Spirit is in our world is utterly unsettling and transformative.
Workers walk past a building of the Jesuit-run Central American University in Managua, Nicaragua, on Aug. 16, 2023. The university suspended operations Aug. 16 after Nicaraguan authorities branded the school a "center of terrorism" the previous day and froze its assets for confiscation. (OSV News photo/Reuters)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Clarke
Those Jesuits who remain, he said, now face the “fundamental concern” of expulsion or detention if relations between the Society of Jesus and the government of former Sandinista comandante President Daniel Ortega and his wife and vice president, Rosario Murillo, grow any worse.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Bill McCormick, S.J.
In persecuting the Catholic Church and expelling the Society of Jesus, Daniel Ortega is carrying on this terrible legacy. But will it work?