Former Salvadoran Military Officer Extradited from U.S. to Spain for Trial in Jesuits Murder Case 

On November 29 Inocente Orlando Montano Morales, a former Salvadoran military officer, was extradited from the U.S. to Spain to face trial in the 1989 murders of five Jesuit priests in El Salvador.[1] On November 30 Montano appeared before Judge Manuel Garcia Castellón of Spain’s National Court, who sent the Salvadoran to prison for pre-trial … Continue reading Former Salvadoran Military Officer Extradited from U.S. to Spain for Trial in Jesuits Murder Case 

Spain Ready to Proceed with Case Over the 1989 Killing of Jesuit Priests in El Salvador

For the last nine years, a court in Spain has been trying to obtain the presence of 20 former Salvadoran military officers to face trial on their alleged involvement in the 1989 murders of six Jesuit priests and their housekeeper and her daughter in El Salvador. Recently one of them—Inocente Orlando Montano Morales (“Montano”)—Is about … Continue reading Spain Ready to Proceed with Case Over the 1989 Killing of Jesuit Priests in El Salvador

U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Speaks About the Jesuits Murder Case     

On November 16, the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, visited El Salvador’s Central American University (UCA), where the Jesuit priests lived and worked and were murdered, and he laid a wreath at their tomb.[i] In a speech at UCA’s chapel, he said, “I encourage you to continue your search for answers, … Continue reading U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Speaks About the Jesuits Murder Case     

Reinstatement of Sentence of Former Salvadoran Military Officer for Participating in Murders of Jesuit Priests    

As reported in previous posts, there have been many legal developments relating to the participation in the 1989 Salvadoran murders of the six Jesuits priests and their housekeeper and her daughter by now former Salvadoran Colonel Guillermo Alfredo Benavides Moreno, then the Director of the country’s Military College, who had been accused of having given … Continue reading Reinstatement of Sentence of Former Salvadoran Military Officer for Participating in Murders of Jesuit Priests    

Delay in U.S. Extradition of Inocente Orlando Montano Morales to Spain for Trial in Murder of the Jesuit Priests in El Salvador

  Previous posts have discussed U.S. proceedings for extradition to Spain of Inocente Orlando Montano Morales (“Montano”), a former Salvadoran military officer, for his alleged participation in the murder of six Jesuit priests in El Salvador in November 1989. Such extradition was approved in February 2016 by a U.S. Magistrate Judge in the U.S. District … Continue reading Delay in U.S. Extradition of Inocente Orlando Montano Morales to Spain for Trial in Murder of the Jesuit Priests in El Salvador

My Call Stories

Here are my call stories in response to Rev. Tim Hart-Andersen’s  sermon,“What Is Your Call Story?,” which was the subject of a prior post.   The sermon drew from the Bible’s account of Isaiah receiving a direct call from God and Zacchae’us having one from Jesus. I never had such a direct call and doubt … Continue reading My Call Stories

List of Posts to dwkcommentaries–Chronological (2017)

  Number Date Title   934 01/01/17 Report for dwkcommentaries–2016 935 01/02/17 More Reasons To Believe There Is a Dim Future for U.S.-Cuba Normalization 936 01/05/17 Secretary of State John Kerry’s Review of His Stewardship of U.S. Foreign Policy Regarding Cuba 937 01/06/17 U.S. Secretaries of Commerce and Treasury Comment on Developments Regarding Cuba 938 … Continue reading List of Posts to dwkcommentaries–Chronological (2017)

Archbishop Oscar Romero To Be Canonized as a Saint by the Roman Catholic Church                                                                                                     

As discussed in previous posts, the Roman Catholic Church on May 23, 2015, beatified Archbishop Oscar Romero after it had determined that he was a martyr, who is someone who was killed because of hatred of his Christian faith and, therefore, who did not have to have committed a miracle for this honor. Such beatification … Continue reading Archbishop Oscar Romero To Be Canonized as a Saint by the Roman Catholic Church                                                                                                     

More Delay in U.S. Extradition of Former Salvadoran Military Officer to Spain     

One of the suspects who is sought by a Spanish court to face criminal charges in the 1989 murders of six Jesuit priests in El Salvador is Inocente Orlando Montano Morales. As he had been living in the U.S., he is now the subject of proceedings in U.S. federal court for extradition to Spain. A … Continue reading More Delay in U.S. Extradition of Former Salvadoran Military Officer to Spain