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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.
Contains information about the Catholic Church in Australia, the Pope, Church documents, the Scripture, What Catholics Believe, the Sacraments and Liturgy, Spirituality and Prayer and Living the Faith and Mission.
"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 ..."
"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 ... "
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)."
"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."
"Father Brian Gore, a Columbian missionary on Negros Island in the Philippines, was imprisoned on trumped-up charges by the Marcos Government."
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"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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