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Archbishop Romero

Martyr and Prophet for the New Millennium

In the spring of 2005, scholars from throughout the Americas gathered at the University of Notre Dame to commemorate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the assassination of Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador, and to reflect on the meaning of his life for the Catholic Church.

As the collected essays in Oscar Romero demonstrate, the Archbishop’s formal title may have given him ecclesiastical authority, but his actions made him a real leader for the people of El Salvador. Romero exemplified the characteristics of an Old Testament prophet, speaking out against the injustice inflicted on the poor by the Salvadoran authorities. In the end, he became a martyr, murdered by those he dared to oppose. But his life, chronicled here, continues to bear witness to powerful truths. Anyone interested in a deeper understanding of this "voice for the voiceless" and his place within the Catholic Church will benefit from this book.

89 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2

Biography and Letters

Religion: Christianity

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Table of Contents

Chapter One.  The Future of the Church in the Memory of Romero
Kevin F. Burke, S.J.
Chapter Two.  Romero the Preacher
Barbara E. Reid, O.P.
Chapter Three.  Archbishop Romero: A Bishop for the New Millennium
Bishop Gregorio Rosa Chávez
Translated by Elizabeth Station
Chapter Four.  Monseñor Romero:  Martyr for the Magisterium
Monsignor Ricardo Urioste Bustamante
Translated by Victor Carmona and Elizabeth Station
Chapter Five.  Non Poena sed Causa:  A Contemporary Understanding of Martyrdom
Lawrence S.  Cunningham
Chapter Six.  Sentir con la Iglesia:  Archbishop Romero, an Ecclesiastical Mystic
Margaret Eletta Guider, OSF
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