It's important to consider the benefits of organized religion, the study said, when the U.S. seems to increasingly step closer to a more secularized society.
"The most important lesson is the idea of being radically faithful. You have to follow your faith even though the consequences are dire."
Almost as soon as Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero was declared "blessed" by the Vatican May 23, talk of his canonization began. When will it happen? Where? Can it be held in El Salvador since the people to whom it matters the most, the poor, will not be able to make it if it is held in
The use of modern media to move and consume news of the beatification of Oscar Romero might be a fitting tribute to the Salvadoran archbishop.
Even as it gets ready to mark one of the biggest events in its history—the May 23 beatification of slain archbishop Oscar Romero—El Salvador, which in Spanish means "the savior," is in the midst of one of its most violent periods.
In 2004, with the divorce rate looming around 70 percent in Cuba, the Catholic Church called for a "year of the family."Even among Catholics back then, there was little hope that workshops, discussions and reflection would do much good to remedy the situation. A decade later, the figure of