Faith DispatchesMelissa VidaFebruary 05, 2019
Most of what we know about saints—from the most beloved to the most obscure—comes from the little-known Bollandist Society.
Politics & Society DispatchesMelissa VidaOctober 15, 2018
For years, the Polish church has been torn between supporting the government’s anti-migrant stance and adopting Pope Francis’ commitment to foreigners.
Politics & Society DispatchesMelissa VidaMay 08, 2018
The dialogue, for many students, is a way to hold the government accountable for the downward spiral of violence, which they blame on Mr. Ortega and his wife and Nicaragua’s vice-president, Rosario Murillo.
Politics & Society DispatchesMelissa VidaApril 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.”
Politics & Society DispatchesMelissa VidaJanuary 23, 2018
“You will see many protests during his mandate...because Honduras hasn’t fixed its age-old problems of inequality, exclusion, poor educational and health system, corruption and impunity.”
Politics & Society DispatchesMelissa VidaNovember 14, 2017
Impunity on the Jesuit slayings in El Salvador has prevailed for nearly 30 years as many high-profile and incriminated individuals are still tied to power.
Politics & Society DispatchesMelissa VidaAugust 14, 2017
For newly appointed Cardinal Gregorio Rosa Chávez, the time is right to revive Romero’s legacy in a country still battered by violence and poverty.