With the cause for his beatification reportedly moving along rapidly now at the Vatican, this biography of a people's saint traces the events leading up to the assassination of Archbishop Oscar Romero at a chapel altar in San Salvador and the reverberations of that day in El Salvador and beyond.
This in-depth look at Archbishop Romero, the pastor-defender of the poor and great witness of the faith, offers a prism through which to view a Catholic understanding of liberation and how to be a church of the poor, for the poor, as Pope Francis calls us to be.
Kevin Clarke is senior editor and chief correspondent at America and its web site, americamagazine.org, where he contributes podcasts, video reports, news reports, and features. He is the former editor of Salt of the Earth magazine and former senior editor, columnist, and web content manager for U.S. Catholic magazine and uscatholic.org.
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