How can the Church have a social agenda without it turning into simply the agenda of political liberals or conservatives? No soldier is obliged to obey an order against the law of God. In Plan de Ocotes, two children and four peasants were killed, including two women. He pointed out that Amnesty International recently condemned the government of El Salvador, alleging that it was responsible for six hundred political assassinations. The priest's prophecy has already been fulfilled; Romero is fiddling while El Salvador burns. Because of this, the church, the people of God in history, is not attached to any one social system, to any political organization, to any party.
The Salvadorean government defended itself against the charges, arguing that Amnesty International based its condemnation on unproved assumptions. In 2008, Europe-based magazine A Different View included Romero among its 15 Champions of World Democracy. Archbishop Romero was dead, but his words and witness had just begun to grow. But he held the ruling oligarchy and the military even more responsible for the state into which El Salvador had descended. Two years later, though, the script Kieser commissioned had gone nowhere.
It was directed by and starred. That part of the church has been attacked and persecuted that put itself on the side of the people and went to the people's defense. But the differences between Juliá and Romero only added depth to the performance. My dear Christians, I have always told you, and I will repeat, that the true liberators of our people must come from us Christians, from the people of God. A council of Latin American bishops met at Medellin and issued a call for Catholic leaders to take a preferential option for the poor in their work throughout the church. In the film, we hear Romero call upon U. Or is the converse the case? The church and the governmen.
In 2001, the first time Fr. A mass is a heap of persons, the drowsier the better, the more compliant the better. He counsels trust, but then he sees deception. Each week I ask the Lord to give me the right words to console, to denounce, to call for repentance. The film stars as Oscar Romero, as Romero's close friend and fellow martyred priest, , as well as actors and. But each of these miracles was rejected after being investigated.
Romero, a reasonable man, feels the weight of this objection; yet in the end he grasps that the decision must be his. There are a lot of things that had caught my attention while watching the movie. Now I invite you to look at things through the eyes of the church, which is trying to be the kingdom of God on earth and so often must illuminate the realities of our national situation. El Salvador fue la etapa más llena de simbolismo de la gira por América Latina del presidente de Estados Unidos, Barack Obama. As the presence of guerillas existed, the military reinstated the death squads in order to combat the rebel forces. Soon afterward, El Salvador descended into a decade-long civil war that claimed the lives of upward of 60,000 El Salvadorans. The previous October parliamentarians had given their support to the nomination that Archbishop Romero receive the Nobel Prize for Peace.
He no longer respects the separate worship lives of upper-caste Catholics and lower-caste Catholics. It does not reduce its objectives to an anthropocentric perspective: to a material well-being or only to initiatives of a political or social, economic or cultural order. Think instead in the words of God. But if God accepts the sacrifice of my life, let my blood be a seed of freedom and the sign that hope will soon be reality. Builders of a Great Affirmation Returning to the States, Mr. Then, on March 24, 1980, in a small hospital chapel, Romero is murdered while saying Mass.
After graduation he enrolled in the national in San Salvador. Romero comes to the archbishopric at a time when El Salvador is torn apart by violence and injustice. Through this their faith in God is tested. We hear him reach out to the soldiers themselves: No soldier is obliged to obey an order contrary to the law of God. Although the wealthy class called him a friend of revolution, he was a peacemaker. The beatification of Romero was held in San Salvador on 23 May 2015 in the Plaza Salvador del Mundo under the. .
Please contact us at with any questions. If all this has happened to persons who are the most evident representatives of the Church, you can guess what has happened to ordinary Christians, to the campesinos, catechists, lay ministers, and to the ecclesial base communities. Romero was first assigned to serve as a in , but then moved to where he worked for over 20 years. Romero argued that it was problematic to support the Salvadoran government because it legitimized terror and assassinations. Has the Church succumbed to the temptations that Jesus triumphed over? Father Pelton was invited to show the film throughout Cuba. The archbishop was assassinated on March 24, 1980, for challenging the violence and social inequalities in El Salvador. When he attends the beatification Mass this Sunday, it will be with a crowd of 250,000 and over 1,000 priests.