Sam Margarve has been a vocal critic of church leaders who want to bless homosexual unions and those who want to go further and perform marriages for homosexual couples.
The verdict of the Specialized Chamber against the National Front for the Family and its president, Rodrigo Iván Cortés, could be appealed to the Superior Chamber of Electoral Tribunal of the Federal Judiciary.
Mass commemorating the chaplains’ sacrifice took place at St. Stephen’s Church in Kearney, New Jersey — the last parish where Father John Washington served before being dispatched for war. On Feb. 3, 1943, Father Washington had celebrated Mass just hours before the ship was hit and began to offer absolution. His fellow chaplains exhibited selfless heroism, too.
A news site obtained access to the closed-doors verdict and reported Feb. 4 that the Tenth Criminal Trial District Court of Managua, presided by Judge Nancy Aguirre, had sentenced the priest on Jan. 24.
According to the local press, the pilgrims were an hour and a half from their destination in a trip that takes more than four hours.
In August 2022, a court ruled against the Costa Rican Bishops’ Conference, San José Archbishop José Rafael Quirós, and the Temporal Assets of the Archdiocese of San José for covering up Lizano’s sexual abuse.