Ataco is a picturesque town located in the Apaneca Mountains not far from the Guatemalan border.
The mountainside village was surrounded by coffee plantations and sugar cane fields.
Community Manuel II lies in an abandoned rail yard and some houses straddle the tracks.
El Salvador, the smallest country in Central America, is about the size of Massachusetts.
Call them the Lucky Thirteen, but it is the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph that benefits.
This past Monday, June 16, was the Feast day of St. John Francis Regis, and I enjoyed being at the parish in South Kansas City for the celebration of Holy Mass and a reception.
Consider the gauntlet thrown.
When I came to the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph ten years ago and was ordained a bishop, I received a very special gift from the priests.