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Letter to a Trump Supporter #3: Liberation Theology

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 10.16.2016 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

This is the third in my series of "Letters to a Trump Supporter," from correspondence with a family friend who supports Mr. Trump. Continuing our con...

The Gentle Fr. Hamel

Mark D. W. Edington | Posted 07.29.2016 | Religion
Mark D. W. Edington

When the news broke of the horrific murder of Fr. Jacques Hamel at the altar of his church in St.-Étienne-du-Rouvray, the lives--and the deaths--of t...

Pope Francis, Year Four

Thomas Worcester | Posted 03.10.2016 | Religion
Thomas Worcester

On March 13th, Pope Francis begins his fourth year as bishop of Rome, and pastor to the world. His first three years have been riveting in many ways, drawing an exceptional amount of attention, even for a media-saturated age.

Extradition Order Forces U.S. To Confront Its Role In Persecuting The Latin American Church

Dan Kovalik | Posted 02.10.2017 | Politics
Dan Kovalik

That we as a nation have allowed this to go on is cause for profound self-reflection and atonement, though, thanks to a supplicant mainstream press, few will ever know that any of this has transpired.

The Truth about Liberation Theology

Kerry Walters | Posted 01.07.2017 | Religion
Kerry Walters

Some claims are so outlandish, so absurdly counterfactual, that they ought to stagger belief. But never underestimate human gullibility. We're w...

The True Miracle of Óscar Romero

Claudia Horwitz | Posted 06.18.2016 | Religion
Claudia Horwitz

Political history is filled with people who were oppressed or vilified or murdered, ending up decades later on a postage stamp or a billboard. But throughout the weekend we hear, time and again, how the spirit of Romero lives on in each one of us.

Kneeling at the Feet of the Poor: Pope Francis and Liberation Theology

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 06.05.2016 | Religion
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

The Pope's crucial work of engaging with liberation theology is changing the landscape of the church. It is putting the work of the church in the line with Jesus' own ministry which was for the poor, the marginalized and the disenfranchised.

Why Pope Francis Wants Oscar Romero To Be a Saint

Paul Vallely | Posted 05.26.2016 | 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...

Photos Of The Life, Death, And Life After Death Of Archbishop Oscar Romero

The Huffington Post | Gabriela Landazuri Saltos and Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 05.26.2015 | Religion

Archbishop Oscar Romero was assassinated in 1980, while celebrating Mass at Church of the Divine Providence, in San Salvador, El Salvador. Thirty-fiv...

Time to Answer Romero's Call to Action

Rep. Jim McGovern | Posted 05.21.2016 | Politics
Rep. Jim McGovern

As a Catholic, I am proud of my Church for finally recognizing this man of God who lived his faith. As a politician, I continue to be inspired by Romero's example -- his total commitment to the poor and his unwavering commitment to the dignity of every human being.

Honoring Oscar Romero of El Salvador

John Dear | Posted 05.20.2016 | Religion
John Dear

Thirty-five years after his martyrdom, Romero greater than ever. He's a living icon, an inspiration to any thinking person to speak out for peace, disrupt the unjust status quo, and do what you can, like Jesus, to help end war, poverty and injustice, even unto your dying breath. That's the greatest thing we can do with our lives.

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 Francis, Two Years On

Thomas Worcester | Posted 05.09.2015 | Religion
Thomas Worcester

On March 13, 2013, the election of Jorge Bergoglio, S.J. as pope was greeted with a frenzy of expectations that has become somewhat calmer over the past two years, but only somewhat, and with ample possibilities for renewed frenzy.

The US Helped Create a Christian Martyr in Oscar Romero

Dan Kovalik | Posted 04.06.2015 | Politics
Dan Kovalik

The murder of progressive clergy in Colombia continues to be part and parcel of the policy of both the Colombian military, and the U.S. which sponsors it, to prevent social change in Colombia and throughout Latin America.

Oscar Romero's Path to Sainthood a Cause for Rejoicing... and Not Just for Catholics

Rev. Canon C. K. Robertson, Ph.D. | Posted 04.07.2015 | Religion
Rev. Canon C. K. Robertson, Ph.D.

Many are saying that it's about time! It has been nearly 20 years since Pope John Paul II declared Romero a "Servant of God," only to then have the process stall.

Roque Planas

Here's Why Oscar Romero Became A Martyr And Why His Work Still Isn't Done | Roque Planas | Posted 02.04.2015 | Latino Voices

Pope Francis decreed on Tuesday that Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero died as a martyr, opening a path toward his beatification, which is the last s...

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...

Stop the Killing

Kathy Kelly | Posted 12.19.2014 | World
Kathy Kelly

We in the U.S. must give up our notions of exceptionalism; recognize the economic and societal misery our country caused in Iraq; recognize that we are a perpetually war-crazed nation; seek to make reparations; and find dramatic, clear ways to insist that Romero's words be heard: Stop the killing.

Be Deep. Go Deep. Have More Depth Than 140 Characters

Eugene Cho | Posted 10.15.2014 | Religion
Eugene Cho

I am the first to tell you that I don't know everything about everything. But when it comes to my core pursuits, my passions, the issues that inspire me and drive me to serve, I try to learn as much as I can.

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 ...

The Church Is a Whore, but God Loves Her Wounded, Resurrected Body Faithfully: A Queer Holy Week Meditation

H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D. | Posted 06.14.2014 | Religion
H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D.

Why are our religious communities today divided by "the gay issue"? God seems to give us a clear answer through the little prophetic book of Hosea.

From Oscar Romero to Pope Francis: Will Catholics in Congress Heed the Call?

Vincent Intondi | Posted 01.27.2014 | Religion
Vincent Intondi

Listening to Francis's focus on poverty and economic inequality, one cannot help but hear the echo of another man of the cloth who implored Catholics to fight for the poor and ultimately sacrificed his life for the cause.

Saint Romero?

National Catholic Reporter | John L. Allen | Posted 04.23.2013 | Latino Voices

A Vatican official responsible for the sainthood cause of Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador announced Sunday that the cause has been "unblocked" ...