Salvadoran Martyrs

Protesters in San Salvador, El Salvador, demand that lawmakers provide water access to the poor in this July 2017 photo. (CNS photo/Jose Cabezas, Reuters)
Melissa Vida April 06, 2018
The archbishop of San Salvador says water is “monopolized and contaminated by industries,” and there needs to be a guarantee of access for “the multitudes.”
The killing has shaken Catholic Church officials, who say they still do not know what led to the assassination or what it means for the church.
Father Grande was known as a champion of the poor and the oppressed at a time when El Salvador was on the threshold of a civil war, a war that eventually killed over 70,000 people.
Joseph A. O'Hare November 16, 2017
Joseph A. O'Hare, S.J., former editor in chief of America, gave this homily at a memorial Mass for the Jesuits slain Jesuits at St. Ignatius Church in New York on Nov. 22, 1989.
Michael J. Rogers, S.J. December 02, 2014
When we think of martyrs for justice in the world today the beatitudes that immediately spring to mind may be ldquo blessed are the peacemakers rdquo or even ldquo blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness rdquo We likely don rsquo t give much thought to the martyrs as the pur
HOPE BLOOMS. Obdulio Ramos, the husband of Elba, planted roses on the lawn where the Jesuits were assassinated, along P with Elba and her daughter, at the University of Central America, San Salvador.
Luke Hansen, S.J. October 29, 2014
In Arcatao, El Salvador, a small town nestled amid stunning mountain vistas near the Honduran border, the Historical Memory Committee is charged with preserving the memory of the civil war that left more than 75,000 dead—and thousands more “disappeared”—between 1980 and 1992.