Penitential Rite: The Church is called to repentance

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The Church: called to repentance; called to prophesy

Prayers and reflections for the anniversary of the martyrdom of Archbishop Oscar Romero. He was assassinated March 24, 1980.

Penitential Rite: The Church is called to repentance


The Romero Liturgy

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The Church: called to repentance; called to prophecy

Prayers and reflections for the anniversary of the martyrdom of Archbishop Oscar Romero. He was assassinated March 24, 1980.

The following reflections and prayers may be included as part of a regular weekend religious service, or form the core of a special commemoration liturgy.


The Romero Liturgy

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Article Hispanic Catholics Social Justice
The Church: called to repentance; called to prophecy

Prayers and reflections for the anniversary of the martyrdom of Archbishop Oscar Romero. He was assassinated March 24, 1980.

The following reflections and prayers may be included as part of a regular weekend religious service, or form the core of a special commemoration liturgy.


Oscar Romero: Bishop of the Poor

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Article Hispanic Catholics War and Peace

In 1980, in the midst of a U.S. funded war the UN Truth Commission called genocidal, the soon-to-be-assassinated Archbishop Oscar Romero promised history that life, not death, would have the last word. "I do not believe in death without resurrection," he said. "If they kill me, I will be resurrected in the Salvadoran people."


The Church: Called to repentance, called to prophecy

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On the anniversary of the assasination of Oscar Romero, use this reflection, Romero's words, and the following questions to generate discussion about what his legacy is today.

A church that suffers no persecution but enjoys the privileges and support of the things of the earth—beware!—is not the true church of Jesus Christ.
--Archbishop Oscar Romero, March 11,1979


The Church: Called to repentance, called to prophecy

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Article Hispanic Catholics Social Justice
On the anniversary of the assasination of Oscar Romero, use this reflection, Romero's words, and the following questions to generate discussion about what his legacy is today.

A church that suffers no persecution but enjoys the privileges and support of the things of the earth—beware!—is not the true church of Jesus Christ.
--Archbishop Oscar Romero, March 11,1979


Book details faith foundation of farmworker movement, author says

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A new book on Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers union shows not only how the tactics they adopted to win contracts have been used by other social movements since then, but also the faith foundations of the union itself, according to its author.


In tough economy, agency sees 40 percent increase in calls for help

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Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Pittsburgh is reporting a 40 percent increase in the number of calls from people seeking help as the country continues to struggle with the economy.


Unaccompanied migrant and refugee children a U.S. and global issue

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David Siegel takes a highly personal view of his job as acting director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement in the Department of Health and Human Services.


Forum examines response to torture by U.S. in interrogating prisoners

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A Fordham University forum talked about the response of American political, military, religious and medical groups to the use of torture in interrogations of prisoners by the United States since the 2001 terrorist attacks.


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