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Tim ReidyApril 23, 2010

If you haven't done so already, take a few minutes (12, to be exact) to watch this trailer from the upcoming documentary, "Monseñor: The Last Days of Oscar Romero." Having worked at two Catholic magazines, I've read a lot about the martyred archbishop, but nothing compares to seeing this footage. To watch this simple bishop walk among his people, and to hear those people speak about his transformational influence on their faith, is really very moving.

Thanks to Father Robert Pelton at the University of Notre Dame for providing America with this clip. The film is now on the festival circuit, but we will be sure to notify our readers when it will be in general release.

Tim Reidy

 

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david power
12 years 3 months ago
The first comment is profound in understanding of what is before us.Do we want a plastic saint?I do ,it is easier to deal with and to put to one side,   all that challenges the human "i".Romero struggled with his conception of faith and the Lord allowed him to be stripped bare and left trembling before the bullets that awaited him.It would be false to imagine him as an easy saint,a man of the people unconscious of all the misery and compromise that would mean.The Church will declare him a Saint not because he managed to manage his sexual desires but because he looked death in the face and testified to something even greater.Jesus Christ. His seminary training betrayed him as it did most of his generation but his inner power allowed him to undergo something most of us would betray. a nation for and that is what makes him a saint.Nothing of the left in Romero, but his holiness is something that excites in all of us a desire for something more.         

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