Monsignor Romero: A Bishop for the Third Millennium

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Overview

"Monsignor Romero: A Bishop for the Third Millennium is a collection of speeches given in honor of the late archbishop by distinguished visitors to Notre Dame." As the title implies, this book examines Romero's role as a model bishop for the new millennium. It places particular emphasis on his commitment to human rights, his innovative implementation of the option for the poor, his dedication to the Church, and his views of the role of the laity. It is also an inspirational account of Romero's deep and abiding faith that seemingly insoluble problems can be resolved by following the Spirit.
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"University, college and public libraries would do well to include this book in their collections because it not only sets forth Romero's inspiring legacy but also helps the reader to understand the forces that keep people in debilitating poverty." —Catholic Library World

"Robert Pelton has collected various essays that attempt to reckon with Romero's formidable influence. Writers in this volume—from El Salvadoran political leader Rubén Zamora to U.S. activist Margaret Swedish, to Chiapas bishop Samuel Ruiz Garcia—would surely agree with Archbishop Luciano Mendes de Almeida who points out that, Romero always spoke the truth about the situation of oppression and repression being lived by the poorest of the pooreven risking his life to do so. ...the book reveals the various conflicts in which Romero found himself at such a grave time in the life of his country." —The Americas

"All the lectures collected in this book give valuable insights into the importance of Romero for the third millennium." —American Catholic Studies

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780268038830
  • Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 136
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

ROBERT S. PELTON, C.S.C., is on the faculty of Theology at the University of Notre Dame where he is also the Director of Latin American/North American Church Concerns and a fellow of the Kellogg Institute. He is the author of Small Christian Communities and From Power to Communion, both published by the University of Notre Dame Press.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 Monsignor Romero : a bishop for the third millennium 15
2 Martyrs, heroes, and the contemporary church : Latin America and the United States 27
3 Monsenor Oscar Romero : human rights apostle 35
4 The empowering spirit of Archbishop Romero : a personal testimony 47
5 Archbishop Romero and his commitment to the church 51
6 Monsignor Oscar A. Romero : martyr of the option for the poor 65
7 Rutilio and Romero : martyrs for our time 79
8 Archbishop Romero's challenge to U.S. universities 101
Afterword : the ongoing legacy of Archbishop Romero 113
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