Los Angeles Breaks Ground for Plaza Honoring Oscar Romero

From the Los Angeles Times:  Members of the Salvadoran community in Los Angeles realized a long-awaited dream Saturday when groundbreaking began on a plaza to honor Msgr. Oscar A. Romero, a Catholic archbishop who was slain in 1980 during El Salvador’s civil war. Romero, an outspoken advocate for the poor and a revered figure for [Read More...]

Pope Francis “unblocks” Romero beatification

Some potentially big news on the sainthood front, from John Allen:  A Vatican official responsible for the sainthood cause of Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador announced Sunday that the cause has been “unblocked” by Pope Francis, suggesting that beatification of the assassinated prelate could come swiftly. Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia spoke Sunday in the Italian [Read More...]

St. Oscar Romero?

Some think his chances have just improved.  From CNS: Salvadoran clergy are hopeful that the canonization of Archbishop Oscar Romero, murdered while celebrating Mass March 24, 1980, during El Salvador’s civil war, will move forward under the church’s first Latin American pope. “We are in the best of circumstances. The time is ripe for a [Read More...]

President Obama visits tomb of Archbishop Oscar Romero

And here’s the picture, courtesy CNS: The pool report has details on what the President of the United States (POTUS) did: POTUS, having walked down opposite stairs into the crypt, looked at the tomb and a kneeler used by Pope John Paul II when he visited Salvador. The tomb looks to be a bronze image [Read More...]