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Blood in the Fields: Óscar Romero, Catholic Social Teaching, and Land Reform by
Publication Date: 2020-02-28
On March 24, 1980, a sniper shot and killed Archbishop Óscar Romero as he celebrated mass. Today, nearly four decades after his death, the world continues to wrestle with the meaning of his witness.Blood in the Fields: Óscar Romero, Catholic Social Teaching, and Land Reform treats Romero's role in one of the central conflicts that seized El Salvador during his time as archbishop and that plunged the country into civil war immediately after his death: the conflict over the concentration of agricultural land and the exclusion of the majority from access to land to farm. Drawing extensively on historical and archival sources, Blood in the Fields examines how and why Romero advocated for justice in the distribution of land, and the cost he faced in doing so.
Óscar Romero: A Man for Our Times by
Publication Date: 2021-01-18
A unique perspective on one of the greatest religious figures of recent history. An in-depth portrait of Oscar Romero, the Fourth Archbishop of San Salvador, based on research of his diaries and sermons and on interviews with most of his surviving relatives, friends, and co-workers. This biography provides a unique insider/outsider perspective on both Romero and the plight and struggle of Central American immigrants and other migrant and impoverished populations. Torres takes readers into Romero's early life, his seminary formation, and his active ministry, including conflicts with the ruling elites and hierarchy that led to his ultimate martyrdom. The book concludes with his canonization and the pursuit of justice against his murderers.
Oscar Romero and the Communion of Saints: A Biography by
Publication Date: 2009-10-01
Publisher Description: More than thirty years since his assassination in March, 1980, Archbishop Oscar Romero continues to serve as one of the great Christian witnesses of our time. This illustrated biography tells his story, beginning with his humble origins and his early life as a relatively conservative priest and bishop. Only in the last three years of his life, with his consecration as archbishop of San Salvador, did he undergo an astonishing transformation--some have called it a conversion. Embracing the church's'option for the poor,'Romero became a courageous voice for the voiceless, embarking on a path he knew would lead to his death. This biography reveals both his humanity as well his extraordinary faith and courage. It offers a stunning portrait of the gospel challenge for our time.
Óscar Romero: Mística y Lucha por la Justicia by
Publication Date: 2005
Monseñor Óscar Romero es un emblema de la teología de la liberación y personifica el cambio de la iglesia latinoamericana enfavor de los más pobres. Su profética condena de la injusticia lo enfrentó con los ricos y poderosos y lo convirtió en blanco de sus enemistades hasta que el 24 de marzo de 1980 fue asesinado a tiros.
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Romero: A Life by
Call Number: BX4705 .R669 B75 1989
Publication Date: 1989-08-01
It is twenty-five years since Oscar Romero, the prophetic archibishop of San Salvador, was assassinated while celebrating Mass. In death he joined tens of thousands of his fellow Salvadorans, killed in the conflict that engulfed his small Central American nation. In the years since then, his reputation and significance have only grown. Today the very name Romero invokes the church's costly option for the poor, the gospel challenge to confront injustice, the Christian call to discipleship in a world of conflict, and a new face of holiness for our time. First published in 1989, James Brockman's biography remains the definitive portrait of the modern hero and martyr who became a voice of the voiceless.
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Revolutionary Saint: The Theological Legacy of Óscar Romero by
Call Number: BX4705.R669 L44 2018
Publication Date: 2018-02-20
Content Notes: Remembering Romero -- Romero in context: a theological coming of age -- Oscar Romero and conversion: new eyes and a new home -- Romero's faith and politics: making a preferential option for the poor -- Romero and martyrdom: witness to solidarity -- Oscar Romero, liberation theology, and a revolutionary saint.
Saint Óscar Romero: Pastor, Prophet, Martyr by
Call Number: BX4705.R669 W35 2018
Publication Date: 2018-10-02
Summary: "Kerry Walters explores the Salvadoran archbishop's journey from carpenter's son through his early priesthood, his selection as a 'safe' bishop who wouldn't rock the government boat, to his transformation into someone who proclaimed the truth of the Gospel so unswervingly that it led to his assassination"-- Provided by publisher.
The Violence of Love: The Pastoral Wisdom of Archbishop Óscar Romero by
Call Number: BX2186 .R65 1988
Publication Date: 1988-08-01
These selections from the sermons and writings of Archbishop Oscar Romero share the message of a great holy prophet of modern times. Three short years transformed Romero, archbishop of San Salvador, from a conservative defender of the status quo into one of the church's most outspoken voices of the oppressed. Though silenced by an assassin's bullet, his spirit and the challenge of his life lives on.
Voice of the Voiceless: The Four Pastoral Letters and Other Statements by
Call Number: MN44 R664v
Publication Date: 1985-02-01
Content Notes: Oscar Romero : voice of the downtrodden / by Ignacio Martín-Baró -- A theologian's view of Oscar Romero / by Jon Sobrino -- First pastoral letter : the Easter church -- Second pastoral letter : the church, the body of Christ in history -- Third pastoral letter : the church and popular political organizations -- Fourth pastoral letter : the church's mission amid the national crisis -- Georgetown address -- Pastoral message to the National Council of Churches -- Louvain address : the political dimension of the faith from the perspective of the option for the poor -- Letter to President Carter -- Last homily of Archbishop Romero.