Central/South America

The Salvadoran Martyrs and their Legacy for Justice

November 16, 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the martyrdom of the Jesuits and their companions in El Salvador. Read a brief history of the Salvadoran civil war and learn about the legacy of the...

Signs of the Times: Migration, Women and Violence

Learn about the specific dangers women experience while migrating from Central America to the United States, and advocate to end the recently implemented "Remain in Mexico" policy.
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Rutilio Grande: A Table for All

Book Discussion Guide
Rhina Guidos’s book, Rutilio Grande: A Table for All, tells the remarkable story of Martyr Rutilio Grande, S.J., the priest who laid the foundations for a “new” Salvadoran Church, deeply...

El Salvador

This collection of new and revised resources celebrates the many social justice heroes from El Salvador who have led the Church in its pursuit of social justice, human rights, and the dignity of...

Jon Sobrino, S.J.: A Witness of Mercy in a World of Conflict and Suffering

Prayer Service
This resource invites us to learn from the life of Jon Sobrino, S.J., a theologian known for his contributions to liberation theology and a principled leader who inspires us to live the Gospel of...

Paulo Freire: A Capacity to Love Through Social Justice

Prayer Service
Paulo Freire reminds us that to live out our vocation to become more fully human, we must engage in creative discernment and ongoing reflection on the importance of dialogue, community, and the...

Litany for Hispanic Heritage Month

This litany guides us to pray for immigrants in the U.S. from Latin and South America and for the peoples of Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Bolivia.  It...

Prayer for Colombia

Columbia is striving to move to reconciliation after decades of internal conflict. This prayer asks for blessings on the people of Columbia as they work for a just and peaceful rebuilding of a united...

Hispanic Heritage Month

This toolbox includes resources, both revised and new, celebrating our sisters and brothers from Central and South America:       Creative Voice: What it Means to Be...
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Film Discussion Guide: Voces Inocentes (Innocent Voices)

Film Discussion Guide
This striking movie tells the true story of a young boy in El Salvador who, during the country’s civil war, must choose between joining the military or the rebels. A synopsis, connections to CST...
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God’s Mercy Has Entered the Heart: Pope Francis’s Homily in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico

This reflection is based on the words of Pope Francis’s Homily in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico on February 17, 2016. The message of his homily was how mercy can transform our lives and the lives of those...

Remembering Rutilio Grande García, S.J.

Prayer Service
Fr. Rutilio Grande walked with the poor and marginalized Salvadoran people and is said to have inspired Monseñor Óscar Romero to become another voice for the oppressed people of El Salvador. This...