The Vatican announced that final approval would be given May 19 for the canonizations of Blesseds Paul VI, Archbishop Oscar Romero and four others.
A recent editorial in a weekly publication of the Archdiocese of San Salvador argues that the canonization of Blessed Oscar Romero should be held in El Salvador around World Youth Day, which will take place in January in nearby Panama.
At a meeting March 6 with Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for Saints’ Causes, Pope Francis signed decrees for the causes of 13 men and women — among them a pope, an archbishop, two young laywomen and a number of priests and nuns.
Washington resident Berta Quintanilla said her toddler had always asked about the bespectacled older man whose photo he often saw at home and sometimes at church events. “He wanted to know about him, who he was,” said Quintanilla. Because of the violent manner in which he died in 1980 — shot to death while celebrating Mass […]
Blessed Oscar Romero, the murdered archbishop of San Salvador, is a martyr of hope, said Chilean Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati, Pope Francis’ envoy to the celebration of the centennial of the archbishop’s birth. Blessed Romero “is a true martyr of hope … a great martyr of hope,” said the Santiago cardinal. “He is so for the […]
Salvadorans plan to walk more than 90 miles in three days to mark the centennial of Blessed Oscar Romero’s birth.
From Washington to Dallas to Los Angeles, parishes are planning events honoring the Salvadoran archbishop’s, Blessed Oscar Romero, centennial celebration Aug. 15.
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (CNS) — El Salvador’s Catholic Church circles swirl these days with news about a possible miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed Oscar Romero, one that many hope will lead to his canonization. But in the not-so-quiet whispers of hope, there’s also the yearning that the momentum will help the beatification […]