What would Oscar Romero say today about El Salvador? (COMMENTARY)

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Mural of slain Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero by Juana Alicia.

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Mural of slain Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero by Juana Alicia.

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(RNS) “On this point there is no possible neutrality. We either serve the life of Salvadorans or we are accomplices in their death. … We either believe in a God of life or we serve the idols of death.”

  • Betty Clermont

    While Bergoglio was the Jesuit provincial of Argentina, on November 25, 1977, the Jesuit Universidad del Salvador awarded a “doctor honoris causa” (honorary doctor) degree to Admiral Emilio Massera, a member of the junta and head of Naval Mechanics School where “thousands of young Argentines were tortured and murdered in a reproduction of Auschwitz.” Bergoglio demonstrated what his fellow Jesuits already knew, that he was an opponent of liberation theology. The new honors for Dorothy Day, Romero and the Argentine martyr Angelelli are just more PR stunts from this media savvy pontificate.