Romero & Religion & Justice

The Sant’Egidio community in El Salvador joins in solidarity with COAR & peace

In the late fall of 2014, the Community Sant’Egidio in El Salvador reached out to COAR for the first time. They came to COAR to be in solidarity with our children and to share their message of Peace in a society that is being ripped apart by youth violence. There is probably no place on …

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COAR & the Town of Zaragoza together lead the Stations of the Cross

Each year, COAR’s school works with the local Parish (Our Lady of the Pillar) to lead the Stations of the Cross (Via Crucis).  It is truly a community event drawing upon students, COAR residents, parents, parishoners and even our wonderful nuns who come from Spain and Peru originally.     In the US, our culture …

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Papal Nuncio Present at COAR Confirmations

  On June 8th, 2014, six COAR children celebrated their confirmation at COAR’s parish church of Nuestra Señora del Pilar.  It was an especially memorable event for everyone as the Papal Nuncio joined the local parish priest for the Sacrament of Confirmation.  COAR’s director, Administrative Staff, Housemothers were joined by children, relatives, God Parents and …

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Crisis at the US Border: What does Jesus tell us to do? A Catholic quandry or is it?

While the pundits and politians rant and rave, one reality remains: children are fleeing the rampant violence and poverty in their home countries and are making their way to the desert South West in search of safety and a universal hope for a better tomorrow. Since October, 2013, according to the LA Times, more than 47,000 …

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Salvadoran General Faces Deportation

Apr 17 – A former Salvadoran defense minister faces deportation after a U.S. judge in Miami found that atrocities committed by troops under his command were not fully investigated, much less prosecuted. Those atrocities include the killings of Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero, four U.S. churchwomen [two from Cleveland, OH], and more than 1,000 peasants at El Mozote, the worst massacre of civilians in contemporary Latin American history.