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Romero remembered: a new documentary

America Magazine blogs point out that there is a new documentary about Romero entitled “Monseñor: The Last Days of Oscar Romero.” which is due to come out. They’ve got a trailer for the film, here.

I tried to embedd it but really couldn’t work it out.
Meanwhile over at the New York Review of Books, Alma Guillermoprieto writes about the film. She also remembers Archbishop Oscar Romero’s murder and how it ruptured El Salvador. Guillermoprieto interviewed Archbishop Romero and spent time in the country after Romero’s death. Her account is compelling and beautifully written, though critical of the Church’s hierarchy.

Here is a portion of Guillermoprieto’s article in the NYRB but the whole piece is worth reading.

But for the Church rank-and-file Romero has become an extraordinarily meaningful figure, as a quick Internet search of his name can attest. We can find evidence of this in yet another work intended to commemorate the thirtieth anniversary of his death: a documentary film, Monseñor: The Last Journey of Óscar Romero, directed by Ana Carrigan and Juliet Weber, and produced by the Kellogg Institute at Notre Dame, a Catholic university.

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April 26, 2010 at 1:10 pm

Remembering Oscar Romero’s death

Thirty years ago today Archbishop Oscar Romero was killed while he was celebrating Mass in the Cathedral of San Salvador in Central American country of El Salvador.  Archbishop Romero was a figure of great strength and hope in the Church of El Salvador before he was killed–he denounced the violence of the Left and the Right. He is one of those rare figures in the 20th Century church who is liked by those on the Right and the Left (in ecclesiastical terms). The bishops of San Salvador asked the Vatican to speed up Archbishop Romero’s Cause for Beatification. It is now in its 15th year. Read the rest of this entry »

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March 24, 2010 at 12:30 am

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