Today marks the 20th anniversary of the brutal assassinations of six Jesuits, their housekeeper and her daughter at the University of Central America in San Salvador, the capital of El Salvador. They were shot down because the Jesuits had been a voice for the poor and the powerless and those in power felt threatened.
May perpetual light shine upon them and may they rest in peace. Amen.
Let us remember that every day people are being persecuted simply for standing up for their own human rights or for the rights of others. The struggle against oppression continues.