Posts Tagged ‘Oscar Romero’

Proclaiming the Gospel message loudly without preaching

Thursday, June 22nd, 2023
Oscar Romero

Oscar Romero was the Archbishop of San Salvador from 1977 until he was assassinated while celebrating Mass in March 1980. He was initially regarded as a conservative choice as archbishop; however, he became increasingly outspoken about human rights violations in El Salvador – particularly after the murder of his close friend Fr Rutilio Grande in Read more

Making a difference

Thursday, October 18th, 2018
Ukraine Government

Saints Oscar Romero and Paul VI, two very different men, facing different sets of dire challenges with prophetic courage, faithfully journeyed along two different paths to the same destination: sainthood! Who would have predicted it? Who would have imagined on Feb. 23, 1977, the day of his appointment as Archbishop of San Salvador, that the Read more

Oscar Romero to be recognised as saint

Monday, May 21st, 2018

Oscar Romero is to be recognised as saint of universal church. He was shot dead on March 24th 1980 as he was saying Mass in the cancer hospital in El Salvador. In his three years as archbishop, he had become an outspoken voice for the poorest people of his country. They were caught up in Read more

Romero secretary suspended over sex with minor

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

The former secretary to and biographer of Blessed Oscar Romero has been suspended after an investigation found he had had sex with a minor. El Salvador’s Catholic Church said a preliminary investigation showed Msgr Jesus Delgado had sex with a minor aged between 9 and 17. The female victim, who is now 42, presented the Read more

Pope denounces priests and bishops who ‘defamed’ Romero

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

Pope Francis has denounced priests and bishops who “defamed” Blessed Oscar Romero after his death, in a campaign that delayed his beatification. The Pope made these remarks “off-the-cuff” while speaking on Friday to a group of Salvadoran pilgrims. Pope Francis said that Romero suffered martyrdom not just by his murder on March 24, 1980, but Read more

Making a difference: the courageous witness of Blessed Oscar Romero

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015
Ukraine Government

Who would have predicted it? Who would have imagined on Feb. 23, 1977, the day of his appointment as Archbishop of San Salvador, that the highly conservative Oscar Romero – who was suspicious of the Catholic Church’s involvement in political activism – would die a martyr’s death for courageously defending his people against the murderous Read more

Huge numbers at Oscar Romero beatification in El Salvador

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Martyred Archbishop Oscar Romero was beatified on May 23 in El Salvador with hundreds of thousands of people present for the occasion. “Romero, friend, the people are with you,” the congregation chanted at a square in San Salvador. Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, presided over the beatification Mass. Read more

Romero and where Francis is leading the Church

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

The beatification of martyred Archbishop Oscar Romero on May 23 will acknowledge what has been celebrated throughout Latin America since his assassination at the altar on March 24, 1980, in El Salvador. Romero gave his life as a good shepherd for his flock in a time of persecution. He modeled what a bishop looks like Read more

A turning point for the Church: Oscar Romero’s beatification

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Next Saturday, arguably the most important beatification of the early 21st century will be celebrated in San Salvador, El Salvador, when the late Archbishop Oscar Romero reaches the final stage before sainthood in the Catholic Church. It’s an event 35 years in the making, and it’s hard to imagine anyone with a more remarkable tale Read more

Oscar Romero to be beatified in May in El Salvador

Friday, March 13th, 2015

Martyred Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero is to be beatified on May 23 in San Salvador. The ceremony will be in Plaza Divino Salvador del Mundo, said Italian Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, the chief promoter of the archbishop’s sainthood cause. Archbishop Paglia called the beatification a gift for the world, but particularly for the people of El Salvador.​ In February, Pope Read more