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Arts & CultureCatholic Movie Club
John Dougherty
The paradox at the heart of Christianity is that we must die in order to live again. And few movies witness to that truth like “Romero” (1989).
El Salvador's President Nayib Bukele speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference, CPAC 2024, at the National Harbor, in Oxon Hill, Md., Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
Politics & SocietyThe Weekly Dispatch
Kevin Clarke
President Bukele has used his emergency powers to detain more than 78,000 suspected gang members in security sweeps that human rights groups charge are often arbitrary and violent.
cardinal gregorio rosa chavez holds a copy of a book with a photo of oscar romero and a photo of oscar romero with the pope behind him
Rhina Guidos - Catholic News Service
In a candid account of his five decades in the Salvadoran church, the country’s first cardinal tells of calumnies against El Salvador’s St. Oscar Romero, but also of slights against him by other prelates.
Arts & CultureCatholic Book Club
James T. Keane
The beatification of Rutilio Grande, S.J., this weekend in San Salvador reminds us of the power of Christian witness and courage in the face of oppression.
A file photo shows Salvadorans gathering during a candlelight service in San Salvador to commemorate the 1989 killing of six Jesuits and two women during El Salvador's civil war. (CNS photo/Luis Galdamez, Reuters)
FaithShort Take
Manuel Acosta
Spain's sentencing of a former Salvadoran colonel for the murder of five Jesuit priests means the truth has surfaced, writes Father Manuel Acosta from San Salvador, but a rotten judicial system still causes pain.
Politics & SocietyNews
Claire Giangravé - Religion News Service
A Catholic priest was found dead in El Salvador on Aug. 7, the most recent in a pattern of Salvadoran clergy killings over the past half century.