Martyr and Prophet for the New Millennium
Distributed for University of Scranton Press
As the collected essays in Oscar Romero demonstrate, the Archbishop’s formal title may have given him ecclesiastical authority, but his actions made him a real leader for the people of El Salvador. Romero exemplified the characteristics of an Old Testament prophet, speaking out against the injustice inflicted on the poor by the Salvadoran authorities. In the end, he became a martyr, murdered by those he dared to oppose. But his life, chronicled here, continues to bear witness to powerful truths. Anyone interested in a deeper understanding of this "voice for the voiceless" and his place within the Catholic Church will benefit from this book.