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Archbishop Oscar Romero

Why Pope Francis Wants Oscar Romero To Be a Saint

Paul Vallely | Posted 05.26.2015 | World
Paul Vallely

Romero was a man who was at once utterly orthodox and yet utterly radical. That is the model Pope Francis seems to be setting for himself.

Gang Leader: It's Time For El Salvador To Learn From Martyred Priest

Fusion | Tim Rogers | Posted 05.26.2015 | World

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — Gang leaders in El Salvador have a message for the martyred priest they call “Saint Romero": We’re sorry, forgive ou...

6 Quotes That Prove Archbishop Oscar Romero Is Truly 'Blessed'

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 05.22.2015 | Religion

Thirty-five years after Archbishop Oscar Romero’s death at the hands of an assassin, his spirit lives on. The archbishop boldly preached a messag...

Truth and Dignity for All, Even Our Enemies

Paul Seils | Posted 05.24.2015 | World
Paul Seils

The pursuit of the truth is not a second-best option in the absence of other remedies: It is the most basic requirement of taking seriously the dignity of victims.

Pope Approves Martyrdom For Slain Archbishop Oscar Romero

AP | Nicole Winfield | Posted 02.04.2015 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis decreed Tuesday that slain Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero was killed in 1980 out of hatred for his Catholic faith...

Oscar Romero Declared A Martyr

Religion News Service | Josephine McKenna | Posted 01.11.2015 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (RNS) Archbishop Oscar Romero, the hero of the Catholic left who was assassinated in 1980 while celebrating Mass in El Salvador, is inchi...

How the US Is Bullying El Salvador Into Using Monsanto's GMO Seeds

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics
Jeff Ritterman, MD

Our government is missing the chance to correct past mistakes and to partner with the Salvadoran people as they journey toward a just and peaceful society. The American people can do better.

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Mike Farrell | Posted 08.09.2014 | Politics
Mike Farrell

Returning to El Salvador after 25 years is a step through time featuring vast changes and too much of the same old same old.

Sainthood For Archbishop Oscar Romero? Vatican Says, Not Yet

Religion News Service | Josephine McKenna | Posted 06.02.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (RNS) Despite fevered speculation in the media and across Latin America, the Vatican says Pope Francis has not advanced slain Salvadoran ...

Community Celebrates Monument To El Salvador Martyr

AP | Posted 06.22.2013 | Religion

LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles' Salvadoran community on Saturday celebrated the groundbreaking of a plaza honoring a Catholic archbishop who was slain in ...

Santo Immediatamente! The Case For Beatifying Archbishop Oscar Romero

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 08.01.2011 | Religion
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

Romero's faith moved him from being a tool of the wealthy to a champion of the poor, a church leader dedicated to reconciliation and a bishop unafraid to interpose himself between violence and his flock.

Uncovering The Death Squads In El Salvador

Nieman Watchdog | Craig Pyes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

March 24 is the 30th anniversary of the assassination of Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero. He was shot in the heart by a right wing death sq...

Archbishop Oscar Romero: Thirty Years and Little Learned

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joseph A. Palermo

Despite the actions of the mighty Texas Board of Education to erase his memory, Archbishop Romero will be long remembered as a friend of the oppressed and a champion of the poor.