Number of pages: 120
A tribute to one of Catholicism’s greatest champions.
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. With the cause for Romero's beatification reportedly moving along rapidly now at the Vatican, this book gives special attention to how Romero's heroic example provides a model for our time.
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.
Part of the People of God series, which explores the lives of Christians who have known familar challenges and weakness and responded in ways that call us to our own forms of heroism.
Kevin Clarke is the senior editor and chief correspondent for America Magazine and its website, americamagazine.org. He was previously a senior editor for U.S. Catholic and Salt of the Earth.