Brazilian Archbishop Dom Hélder Câmara was a Latin American bishop known for radically calling on the church to stand with the poor.
In the Gospel lesson, Jesus reminds us, as he had proclaimed many times before to his disciples, "If you really want to be my disciple, take up your cross and follow me." And if we listen carefully and deeply to the lessons of today for a few moments, I think we will discover in a very deep way what Jesus means by that, and also we will be aware of the challenge it takes truly to follow Jesus. And first of all, I think it's important for us to realize that in what Jesus is to undergo.
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.
We say: The use of torture and its promotion by U.S. government personnel is an indelible stain upon the nation's conscience. It will not wash off.
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.
Young Voices: Read freedom is a self-gift instead of selfishness. It's choosing the good of the other over your own pleasure.
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.