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Truth and Dignity for All, Even Our Enemies

Paul Seils | Posted 03.24.2015 | 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 03.09.2015 | 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...

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...

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.

Beatification Of Oscar Romero 'Unblocked' By Pope Francis

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 08.18.2014 | Religion

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) - Pope Francis opened the way Monday to a quick beatification for Oscar Romero, saying there are no more doctrinal problem...

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" ...

New Pope's Election May Boost Sainthood Drive For Slain Salvadoran Archbishop

Joseph Frazier | Posted 05.22.2013 | Religion
Joseph Frazier

A top Salvadoran church official says the elevation of Cardinal José Maria Bergoglio to Pope Francis could advance the plodding campaign for sainthood for Msgr. Oscar Arnulfo Romero, an outspoken peace advocate and possibly the country's most revered figure, assassinated for his views on March 24, 1980.

Hugo Chávez and Victor Hugo

Norman MacAfee | Posted 05.08.2013 | World
Norman MacAfee

I knew that Gore had seen the musical of Les Misérables with his sister, who was dying of cancer. I knew that Chávez's favorite book was Les Misérables. So I put the two men together.

WATCH: Fighting Racism With Urban Farming

Daniel Klein | Posted 07.01.2012 | Home
Daniel Klein

The ideas of cooperative work are central to many movements in Latin America. Nelson Escobar has brought those ideas from his home in El Salvador to Louisville, Kentucky.

Did You Celebrate Hoodie Sunday?

Rev. Amy Ziettlow | Posted 05.27.2012 | Religion
Rev. Amy Ziettlow

Wearing a hoodie may seem like a superficial thing we can do with our individual bodies, but if in doing so we show our solidarity as one body of humanity then I will don a hoodie.

Oliver Stone's Salvador Still Relevant At 25th Anniversary

Lonna Saunders | Posted 01.11.2012 | Entertainment
Lonna Saunders

"My first directing effort, Salvador (1986), was at times a cauldron, and I thought it might be my last", said Oliver Stone at the New York Film Festival.

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.

Glenn Beck vs. Christ the Liberator

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

It's not hard to see what Beck has against "liberation theology." It's the same reason people are often against "social justice." Both ideas ask us to consider the plight of the poor.

Not Throwing Stones: A Protestant Remembers The Best Of The Catholic Church

Serene Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Serene Jones

As a Protestant, I refuse to throw self-righteous stones against Catholics. It is not only in politics that power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. No church is immune. No person is.

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.

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...

Filmmaker Links Bloodshed of El Salvador to Washington (VIDEO)

Greg Barrett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Greg Barrett

Viewers see for themselves how the war drags on long after "peace" was declared.