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Oscar Romero

Love Must Win Out

Kevin Clarke

Oscar Romero
Oscar Romero

ISBN: 9780814637579, 3757

Details: 164 pgs, 5 3/8 x 8 1/4
Publication Date: 09/24/2014
Cistercian Publications

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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,, 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

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A superb short introduction to the life of one of the great prophets of the 20th century. Kevin Clarke's beautifully written and solidly researched biography of Archbishop Romero is an inspiring introduction to the life of a man who gave everything-including his life-for the poor, for the church and for God. Highly recommended.
James Martin, SJ, author of Jesus: A Pilgrimage

Oscar Romero: Love Must Win Out is a deeply researched and carefully annotated retelling of the archbishop's conversion from a clerical and rule-bound, though gentle and sincere, practitioner of charity to an inspired and daring advocate for justice. It is an intimate portrait of a man searching for God, struggling against his own demons of scrupulosity, need for control and loneliness before he becomes the Monsignor Romero we know.
Eileen Markey, America