Oscar Romero

Pope Francis accepts the Romero Homilies from Julian Filochowski. Osservatore Romano
As the Catholic Church around the world celebrates the centenary of the birth of Blessed Oscar Romero – and many continue to anticipate his canonisation – Pope Francis has been presented with six volumes of the English translation of the Salvadorian Archbishop’s homilies.The presentation was made by Jesuit Missions Consultant and Chair of the Archbishop Romero Trust, Julian Filochowski OBE, at the end of the Ash Wednesday General Audience on 1 March in St Peter's Square. "I presented a bag with...
St Edmund Campion SJ (1540-1581)
Since 1886, Campion Day (1 December) has had special significance for Stonyhurst College in Lancashire.  It was in that year that Edmund Campion SJ was beatified, and since then, his feast has been kept with solemnity and joy, up to the present day. This year, the College marked 130 years since the beatification and the 455th anniversary of Campion's martyrdom with an all-day retreat.Two items from the College and Jesuit Collections featured as part of the retreat. The small silver...
The Joy & the Tensions of Becoming a Poor Church with the PoorThe Annual Lecture will this year be given by Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga SDB, Archbishop of Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Until earlier this year, the Cardinal was the President of Caritas International. He is also the coordinator of the Council of Cardinal Advisers whom Pope Francis established to help him look at the workings of the Vatican.Given the Cardinal's long experience with Caritas International, and his current role...
The Vatican has announced the date for the beatification of Archbishop Oscar Romero, the Salvadoran archbishop who was martyred in 1980. Speaking in El Salvador, Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, the president of the Pontifical Council for the Family, said that Romero will be beatified in San Salvador on 23 May, the eve of Pentecost.Archbishop Paglia is the postulator of Archbishop Romero’s cause. The beatification ceremony will be presided over by Cardinal Angelo Amato, the prefect of the...
The Curator of Stonyhurst College will be sharing centuries of Catholic history when she gives the second annual lecture of the Guild of Our Lady of Ransom on 10 September. Jan Graffius will address: 'Saving the English Martyrs - How Catholic families preserved relics from Becket to Plunkett'.“The lecture will focus on the English relics entrusted to the Jesuits and St Omers by various Catholic families,” says Jan. “It will concentrate on the role of recusant...
Pope Francis has cleared the path for the beatification of Archbishop Oscar Romero. On the plane back from his visit to South Korea, he described Romero, who was murdered in 1980, as “a man of God" and said that he hoped to be able to declare him ‘blessed’."There are no doctrinal problems,” he told journalists, “and it is very important that [the beatification] is done quickly."Archbishop Romero denounced the right-wing death squads that operated in...
Fr Martin Maier SJ at St Martin in the Fields Church
24 March was the 34th anniversary of the death of Archbishop Oscar Romero. An ecumenical service took place on 22 March in St Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square, London, at which the preacher was German Jesuit, Fr Martin Maier SJ who worked for many year in El Salvador. This is the text of what Fr Maier said:Brothers and sisters, dear friends of Monseñor Oscar Romero,I feel honoured and happy to speak to you in this ecumenical service in this church of St Martin in the Fields,...
The 34th anniversary of the murder of Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador has been marked by the laying of 34 red roses beside a bust of him at St Martin in the Fields Church, Trafalgar Square, London.  An ecumenical service was celebrated with the theme, ‘The Last Shall be First’, with the address given by Fr Martin Maier SJ, a German Jesuit and liberation theologian, who spent many years in El Salvador.“The heart of Romero’s spirituality and his pastoral action...