Words for reflection and reconciliation
Words by Jon Sobrino SJ
The first English Edition of the Complete Homilies of Oscar Romero
Introductory Words by Jon Sobrino SJ
I am delighted that the homilies of Archbishop Romero have now been translated into English. As I write in the general introduction, Romero’s Sunday homilies are a perfect expression of who he was and what he did as a Salvadoran, as a Christian, and as archbishop of San Salvador. His Sunday homily became the center of attention for all Salvadorans throughout the country and also for many people in other parts of the world. As soon as each homily was finished, foreign correspondents would begin broadcasting his words on all the media.
The powers of evil, in the shape of unscrupulous persons and institutions, used every means possible to stop him, but it was all in vain. As with Saint Paul, so wit...