Pope Francis Approves Beatification of Padre Rutilio Grande

On February 21, Pope Francis approved the beatification of Padre Rutilio Grande, a Salvadoran Jesuit priest who was murdered on March 12, 1977, by a Salvadoran death squad for his advocacy for people who were persecuted by the country’s military and death squads.[1] His ministry and slaying inspired then Archbishop Oscar Romero (now Saint Romero) … Continue reading Pope Francis Approves Beatification of Padre Rutilio Grande

Archbishop Oscar Romero To Be Canonized as a Saint by the Roman Catholic Church                                                                                                     

As discussed in previous posts, the Roman Catholic Church on May 23, 2015, beatified Archbishop Oscar Romero after it had determined that he was a martyr, who is someone who was killed because of hatred of his Christian faith and, therefore, who did not have to have committed a miracle for this honor. Such beatification … Continue reading Archbishop Oscar Romero To Be Canonized as a Saint by the Roman Catholic Church                                                                                                     

Another Reflection on 40th Anniversary of Oscar Romero’s Assassination

Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero (now Saint Romero) has been a personal saint for this Protestant (Presbyterian) since 1989, and I was blessed to be able to attend the 20th and 30th anniversary commemorations of his 1980 brutal assassination and lament I was unable to attend the 40th anniversary this March 24th.[1] A moving reflection on … Continue reading Another Reflection on 40th Anniversary of Oscar Romero’s Assassination

The Canonization of Oscar Romero

On October 14, 2018, Pope Francis at the Vatican canonized Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador. The Vatican’s press release briefly stated the following: “Archbishop Oscar Romero was assassinated on March 24, 1980 as he was saying Mass in the chapel of the Divine Providence cancer hospital where he lived.  He was an outspoken voice … Continue reading The Canonization of Oscar Romero

List of Posts to dwkcommentaries–Chronological (2020)

  Number Date Title                                        January 2020 1515 01/01/20 Pope Francis Reminding Us To Welcome, Protect, Promote and Integrate Refugees and Migrants 1516 01/03/20 Another U.S. Designation of Cubans Inelligible To Enter U.S. 1498A 01/07/20 North Dakota County Affirms Consent to Refugee Resettlement 1517 01/07/20 Five More States Have Consented to Refugee Resettlement 1518 01/08/20 … Continue reading List of Posts to dwkcommentaries–Chronological (2020)

Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero Closer to Beatification

The nine-member Roman Catholic Commission of theologians at the Congregation for the Causes of Saints have given their unanimously positive vote to finding that Archbishop Oscar Romero was murdered “in hatred of the faith,” i.e., he was a martyr.[1] Now a commission of church cardinals and bishops must approve this finding before it goes to Pope Francis for … Continue reading Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero Closer to Beatification

University of Central America Endorses the Beatification and Canonization of Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero

  In the midst of its commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the murders of its martyred Jesuit priests and professors, El Salvador’s University of Central America (Universidad de Centro America), also made news regarding the beatification and canonization of Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero.   In early November UCA’s website had an article by Jon … Continue reading University of Central America Endorses the Beatification and Canonization of Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero

Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero To Be Beatified on May 23, 2015

This Wednesday (March 11th) the Roman Catholic Church announced that the beatification of Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero will take place this May 23rd. The ceremony will be in Plaza Divino Salvador del Mundo, in the country’s capitol of San Salvador. Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect of the Church’s Congregation for Saints’ Causes, will celebrate the Mass. [1] The announcement was made … Continue reading Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero To Be Beatified on May 23, 2015