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Oscar Romero and the Communion of Saints
Publication Date: 2009
Thirty years after his assassination in 1980, Oscar Romero continues to serve as one of the great Christian witnesses of our time. This richly illustrated biography tells his story, from his humble origins and early life as a relatively conservative priest and bishop, to the astonishing transformation that occurred in the last three years of his life. As Archbishop of San Salvador he became a courageous voice for the voiceless, entering a path he knew might lead to his death. This biography reveals his humanity as well as his extraordinary faith and courage. It offers a stunning portrait of the gospel challenge for our time.
Publication Date: 1989
Publication Date: 2000
On the twentieth anniversary of Oscar Romero's death, this volume celebrates his life, spirit & legacy.
Poor Man’s Priest; The Fr. Brian Gore Story
Human Rights Watch | World Report 2017
Human Rights Watch
World Report 2017 is Human Rights Watch’s annual review of human rights practices around the globe. It summarises key human rights issues in more than 90 countries and territories worldwide.
The Role of the Church - Human Rights
Faith Doing Justice
Contains links to Catholic Social Teaching, a searchable Issues index, newsletters and relevant links.
Australian Catholic Social Justice Council | Social Justice Statements
Search this page of Social Justice Statements made by the Council which date back to 2000.
Catechism of the Catholic Church
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The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
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The Role of the Government - Human Rights
Conflict Between the Church and State
Separation between Church and State
John Kilcullen (Senior Research Fellow at Macquarie University) analyses how once again this separation is contentious.
Constitutionally Australia is a Religious Country
"What is the place of religion, especially Christianity, in a supposedly secular society? Courier Mail opinion writer Margaret Wenham argues that Australia should follow the French Government’s example in banning religion from the public square ..."
San Romero de America
"He preached and he spoke out, trying always to find the words to convey the horror of what was happening in a deeply Catholic country which, he said, had come to resemble the dominion of hell."
Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero
"Óscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdámez (August 15, 1917 - March 24, 1980) was a prominent Roman Catholic priest in El Salvador during the 1960s and 1970s becoming Archbishop of San Salvador in 1977. After witnessing numerous violations of human rights, he began to speak out on behalf of the poor and the victims of repression ... "
Romero's "life and teachings have had a profound impact on people and communities in El Salvador and all around the world."
This resource provides a timeline of his life.
Liberation Theologies | BBC Religions
"Liberation theology was a radical movement that grew up in South America as a response to the poverty and the ill-treatment of ordinary people ..."
This is a database article, you will need the Username and Password for Britannica to access the article. "Carlos Filipe Ximenes Belo, (born February 3, 1948, Wailacama, East Timor), Roman Catholic bishop of Dili who, with José Ramos-Horta, received the 1996 Nobel Prize for Peace for their efforts to bring peace to East Timor (Timor Timur) during the period that it was under Indonesian control (1975–99)."
The Church is not a Political Institution
The Activist Catholic Church in Independent East Timor. This is a paper prepared for the World International Studies Committee, Annual Conference, Porto, Portugal. August 17, 2011.
The Nobel Peace Prize 1996
The Nobel Peace Prize 1996 was awarded to Carlos Filipe Ximenes Belo, José Ramos-Horta.
A Time for Justice
"To have a desire for justice, and to be earnestly engaged in its promotion, is the responsibility of all who are concerned for human wellbeing, and who seek to be faithful to God's direction. The prophet looks forward to the time when true justice is established on the earth. This is the hope of every person of good will. It is the reason why I am here with you, and why you are here with me."
Fr Brian Gore
The White Monkey
"Father Brian Gore, a Columbian missionary on Negros Island in the Philippines, was imprisoned on trumped-up charges by the Marcos Government."
This site will provide three clips from this 1987 documentary. On the page of the third clip, click on Education Notes for additional information.
Stronger Church Social Justice Work Needed, Activist Priests Say
"Some priests who served in the central Philippines during martial law years are advocating "more cohesive" Church leadership in social action and social justice work ... "
'Negros 9': Work for poor continues
"Collectively, they were called the “Negros Nine”—three missionary priests and six lay leaders who were wrongly accused of killing a municipal mayor and his companions in Negros Occidental province in the twilight of the Marcos dictatorship in the ’80s."
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Australian Year Book 2012
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