Many Massgoers of different ages attended the celebration wearing traditional El Salvadoran attire and carrying images of St. Oscar Romero and lighting candles in memory of the more than 75,000 people who died during the Salvadoran civil war in the 1970s.
Salvadorans celebrate St. Oscar Romero’s ‘faith, courage’ at Mass on anniversary of his assassination
Argentina celebrates 10 years of the first Latin American pontiff
Pope Francis was elected March 13, 2013, becoming the first pope born in the Americas and first non-European pontiff in nearly 1,300 years.
Listen to the cries of the newborn Prince of Peace, pope says on Christmas
With the birth of Jesus, God became flesh to share the joys and sorrows, hopes and fears of all people, especially the poor and those living daily amid danger, Pope Francis said in his Christmas message.
Cyclists mark priest’s ’72 walk from St. Paul, Minn., to Guatemala mission
Their anniversary ride will culminate Jan. 29, with Mitchell finishing his miles as Herbeck visits the San Lucas mission and rides a symbolic, short distance to mark the 50th anniversary of the walk’s end.
Religious leaders must build community, unity, peace, pope says
“It is our duty to encourage and assist our human family — interdependent yet at the same time disconnected — to sail the sea together,” the pope said Nov. 4
Thousands honor memory, social justice advocacy of Archbishop Fiorenza
“He was a man who inspired me with his humbleness and patience, with his sense of justice for the most disadvantaged,” Archbishop Fiorenza’s executive administrative assistant said.
Pope revamps fund for rural communities in Latin America, Caribbean
In its 30 years of operation, the foundation had distributed more than $40 million to projects in rural areas across the region.
Two holy men take divergent paths toward sainthood
The book about Carlo Acutis shows an otherwise ordinary teenager living the faith with beauty, simplicity and trust and is highly recommended for confirmation-age students; the second book tells the story of Aloysius Schwartz’s journey to the mission fields and living the life of the poor while serving them.