On March 24, 1980, Archbishop Oscar Romero was assassinated as he said Mass in San Salvador. A U.S. archbishop recalls the funeral.
In a country where the major media refused to report on the unbridled military violence, Archbishop Oscar Romero refused to be censored.
The Vatican's chief promoter of Archbishop Oscar Romero's sainthood cause joined the president of El Salvador at a government-sponsored press conference Wednesday to announce officially the date of the slain Salvadoran prelate's beautification: May 23 in San Salvador.
Vandals have damaged a prominent statue of slain Archbishop Oscar Romero, recently declared a martyr.
The right hand, which had been holding a cross, was cut off the nearly 10-foot monument, located near Plaza El Divino Salvador del Mundo.
Romero "is very much loved by a vast majority of Salvadorans, but he is also one of the most hated by a small minority," Marisa Martinez of the Archbishop Romero Foundation told Catholic News Service.
Providing security for Central America means removing some of the armaments the United States has provided for the war on drugs.
"These bills would not fix our immigration system. Rather, they would make it less just and would undermine our moral authority domestically and globally."
Faith and Justice: A martyr is someone killed because of hatred of the faith. The problem with this approach is a martyr depends on the motivation of the killer, not the victim.
Archbishop Oscar Romero, now acknowledged by the church as a martyr, has always been so for those who knew him.
The Vatican has made a shift toward acceptance of more progressive views of the changes of Vatican II and its emphasis on a church for the poor.
Pope Francis has formally declared that Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero was assassinated as a martyr for the Catholic faith. His beatification is expected soon.