Slain Bishop Romero Beatified

Francis said Romero, who was shot while celebrating Mass, had been lapidated after his death by “the hardest stone that exists in the world: the tongue.”

CHR Comment: The issues were his advocacy for the poor and involvement in Liberation theology, a Marxist-influenced theological movement that put church and state in conflict with one another. I suppose that one can be a martyr on account of God’s Law as well as on account of the Gospel. The case of Romero could be a test of that view.

Source: Pope Denounces Clergy Who Criticized Slain Bishop Romero


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