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Visiting the tomb of Archbishop Oscar Romero

Around midday, we drive down to the Cathedral, which lies on the Avenida Monseñor Oscar Romero. Street names matter in San Salvador. At the moment there is a fierce argument raging between the current Mayor, Norman Quijano, who wishes to change the name of the road ‘San Antonio Abad’ to ‘Robert D’Abuisson’ after the man who ordered Romero’s death and founded the ARENA political party. 569 more words

El Salvador

Of dinosaurs and discernment

“Every now and then it helps to step back and take the long view…”

These are the opening lines of a reflection attributed to Salvadoran Archbishop (perhaps… 868 more words


What Does Lent Have to Do with Feminism?

Today, Ash Wednesday, marks the beginning of the Lenten season. For the next forty days (technically forty-six, but Sundays don’t count), Christians engage in a period of reflection, repentance, and preparation. 773 more words


In OSV: On Romero's complex cause

OSV Newsweekly has just published my article on the recent dramatic developments in Archbishop Oscar Romero’s beatification cause. Here’s a snippet:

Many viewed Archbishop Romero as a martyr and venerated his memory from the moment of his death.

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Pope Francis

Monseñor Romero recognized as a martyr

You can’t spend time in El Salvador without being impacted by the work of Oscar Arnulfo Romero. Now, it seems that the Catholic Church that he represented is ready to set aside politics and acknowledge him as a martyr. 13 more words

Óscar Romero, Pope Francis and Liberation Theologies

This past Tuesday, February 3, the Roman Catholic Church officially recognised the martyrdom of the Salvadorian Archbishop Óscar Romero. Fifteen years after he was assassinated in the middle of mass, the Pope’s decision brings Romero one step closer in being declared a Saint. 655 more words