Archbishop Oscar Romero Archives - Crux



  • On cusp of Trump summit, Pope makes a statement about peripheries

    On cusp of Trump summit, Pope makes a statement about peripheries

    Despite the stereotypical American conceit that the world revolves around us, Pope Francis almost certainly wasn’t thinking of Donald Trump when he named five new cardinals on Sunday, just ahead of his meeting today with the U.S. President. Still, the timing is arresting: Just ahead of receiving the de facto leader of the center, the pontiff made a powerful statement about the peripheries.

    READ MORE
  • In the shadow of Romero, Latin American Church renews call to mission

    In the shadow of Romero, Latin American Church renews call to mission

    A major assembly of bishops from the 22 member nations of Latin America’s council, CELAM, opens today in El Salvador. The shadow of Blessed Oscar Romero, the slain archbishop set to be canonized soon, hangs over the meeting — along with a strong sense that this is a favorable time for the continent.

    READ MORE
  • Meet the New Martyrs—same as the Old Martyrs?

    Meet the New Martyrs—same as the Old Martyrs?

    Is the juxtaposition of “the new martyrs” vs. “the old martyrs” in the Church really fair? It suggests that while martyrs used to be killed for hatred of the faith, they now die for “odium amoris” and other formulations of the canon law requirements for martyrdom. It may simply be that the “New Martyrs” seem “new” to us because of the novelty that their martyrdoms happened in the cultural context of our modern times.

    READ MORE