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Thought for the Day – 20/08/2014 – John Bell
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It’s almost ten years since I visited El Salvador – a country a third the size of Scotland with almost 6 million inhabitants; a country which between 1980 and 1992 was embroiled in a civil war in which over 75,000 people were killed or disappeared. 435 more words
Pope Francis opened the way on Monday to a quick beatification for Oscar Romero, saying that there are no more doctrinal problems blocking the process for the former Salvadoran archbishop, who was one of the heroes of what is called the liberation theology movement in Latin America. 301 more words
Did you know this 20th century martyr studied ascetical theology?
According to his biographer, James Brockman, Romero’s spiritual journey had some of these characteristics:
- love for the Church of Rome, shown by his episcopal motto, “to be of one mind with the Church,” a phrase he took from St. 90 more words