In these times of “fake news” that obscures treason and a gaslighting Commander-in-Chief, many burn for truth that cracks like thunder, I have been grateful to turn to a wonderful revised 2016 volume from Orbis […]
Tag: Oscar Romero
The Responsibility of Being a Prophetic People: Holy Thursday, Martyrdom, and the Feast of Blessed Óscar Romero
On Holy Thursday, the Roman Catholic church celebrates both a Chrism Mass in the morning and the Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper. Every March 24th since 1980, the church also remembers the martyrdom of […]
Theology 101: A Divine Option for the Poor
Editor’s Note: Theology 101 is a new series from Daily Theology that aims to bring difficult and often confusing theological topics to an everyday level. They are perfect for classroom discussions, small groups, parish meetings, or, […]
Pope receives Romero delegation
Editor’s Note: This post comes from our blog partner, Super Marytrio, and is written by the editor, Carlos Colorado. Please visit his blog for the complete article! Pope Francis has called Blessed Archbishop Romero a “good shepherd, […]
“He’s not just a saint, he’s Jeremiah”: An Interview with John Dear on Blessed Óscar Romero
On Thursday, May 21, 2015, while visiting the campus of the Universidad Centroaméricana José Simeón Cañas (UCA) in San Salvador, Meg Stapleton Smith and I spoke with renowned author, nonviolent activist, priest, Father John Dear. […]
Vamos Todos, Vamos Todas
On February 13, 1977, Salvadoran Jesuit Rutilio Grande, who was a close friend of Oscar Romero, gave a sermon responding to the abduction and expulsion of Mario Bernal, a Colombian priest working in the neighboring […]
The Power of Pentecost in a Broken World
Herein lies the power of Pentecost and God’s gift of the Spirit. Upon the reception of the Holy Spirit, the followers of Christ are liberated from their fears. They are no longer passive or afraid to confront the institutions of power. Instead, they go out to the peripheries, to proclaim God’s Kingdom and initiate new relationships of reconciliation and communion. We are called, like the apostles and Blessed Oscar Romero, to organize for the Kingdom.
Blessed Óscar Romero: Whom Is This Life For?
The memory of Óscar Romero places a special claim on the hearts of those who learn and know his story–it asks us how fully we live for others, A few weeks ago at a Fordham […]
The Beloved of Romero
“If God accepts the sacrifice of my life, may my death be for the freedom of my people … A bishop will die, but the Church of God, which is the people, will never perish.” […]
On Claiming Romero
It is early morning on this day of Romero’s beatification, 35 years after his assassination. The hundreds or perhaps thousands of government posters throughout the city proudly claim Romero as El Salvador’s martyr. There is […]
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