Julian Filochowski pays tribute to the former Archbishop of San Salvador who is already recognised as a saint by many in Latin America and beyond.
'Under magnification [of Romero's trousers] it became clear that [there] were salt crystals - the residue of a sudden and profuse sweat... One cannot but think of the Garden of Gethsemane.'
Using Romero’s own words, Michael Campbell-Johnston SJ gives an account of the martyr’s life. How did a formerly conservative priest rediscover his roots to become a champion of the oppressed?
Michael Campbell-Johnston SJ, who worked with many of the El Salvador martyrs, tells their stories and gives an insight into the Church teaching that lay behind their deep commitment to justice.
The beatification of Cardinal John Henry Newman gave Fr Michael Campbell-Johnston SJ occasion to compare him to another inspiring figure in recent Church history – Oscar Romero.
Who was Oscar Romero? How did he make such an impact on the Church in El Salvador? And why was he killed?
In the final part of the 2009 Archbishop Romero Lecture, Dean Brackley SJ spoke of the need for the global community to grow in support of one another to make this the ‘Century of Solidarity’.
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