Murder

A Quote from the Provincial on the martrys of El Salvdor " In death they have shared the fate of so many poor Salvadorans, assassinated because they sought liberation through peaceful means."
Michael Kirwan SJ reflects on the significance of the martyrs of El Salvador, 25 years on, and their message for us todayThe assassination of six Jesuit priests and two lay helpers at the University of Central America in El Salvador on 16 November 1989 was a horrific act of violence, one of many in a particularly brutal civil war. Like every act of Christian martyrdom, however, it is also a life-giving event, mysteriously fruitful of all that is the opposite of cynical cruelty. Like the...
Monday July 14, marks the 35th anniversary of the death of English-born Jesuit Father Bernard Darke, who lived and worked in Guyana for 20 years. Fr Darke was a part-time photographer for the Catholic Standard. He was killed while taking photos of an anti-government demonstration in Brickdam, which was triggered by the appearance in court that morning of four members of the Working People’s Alliance (WPA). They were charged with arson in connection a fire which destroyed the Ministry of...