Join us for another Thirsty Thursday as Father Drew breaks down the story of one of his heroes, the great Salvadoran Martyr Oscar Romero. He discusses his courage and devotion to the Eucharist and the poor, and why we can all look to this great Saint as an inspiration for our own lives.
78 | Salvadoran Struggle and Archbishop Oscar Romero w/ Vanesa Zuleta Goldberg
Faith and Capital
Vanesa Zuleta Goldberg joins me to discuss the life, faith, and politics of Archbishop Oscar Romero. In the first half of the show, I discuss some of the history that leads up to the Salvadoran Civil War and the assassination of Romero in 1980. In the latter half, Vanesa takes us into the life, journey, and spirit of Romero.You can follow Vanesa on twitter!Support the show: patreon.com/faithandcapital or leave an iTunes rating and review.Faith and Capital is on instagram, twitter, and facebook.Contact: firstname.lastname@example.orgMusic by Amaryah ArmstrongSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/faithandcapital)
Discussing St. Oscar Romero | Socials with the Saints
Socials with the Saints | a Pilgrim Center of Hope podcast
Welcome to Socials with the Saints, Pilgrim Center of Hope’s companion podcast to our video series of the same name. Listen in as Mary Jane Fox, Co-Founder of Pilgrim Center of Hope, and Jason Nunez, PCH's Media Production Assistant, discuss how St. Oscar Romero can inspire us in our daily life. This disciple of Christ and archbishop of El Salvador is known throughout the world as a twentieth-century martyr for true justice. Have you seen our video presentation on the life of St. Oscar Romero? You most certainly want to watch this video before listening to this episode. You can watch it here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffOh9MaUFBQ Get free saint quote cards, a pamphlet & a phone wallpaper of St. Oscar Romero here https://pilgrimcenterofhope.org/meet-st-oscar-romero/ and share them with friends! Send us your feedback to join the conversation by email, email@example.com The official Socials with the Saints theme song is “Hero's Ascent” by Chris Haugen. Used with permission. Thanks for listening and remember, you are never alone in the communion of the saints.
Oscar Romero's Final Sermon and the call for Justice
In the wake of yet more violence at the hands of our state in the police killing of Duante Wright, just miles away from the Minneapolis courtroom where former policeman Derek Chauvin is standing trial for the 2020 state murder of George Floyd, words fail us. But still there is a demand to speak clearly and specifically to the need for justice that comes from a rich Christian tradition. This week Casey reads the final sermon of Archbishop Oscar Romero, a priest in El Salvador who was assassinated in 1980 defending the rights of the poor and the oppressed. I hope that you hear (in Casey's muddled gringo rendition of Spanish names and places) the necessity of speaking clearly, of speaking specifically and of speaking directly to those state agents who are committing atrocities against our fellow human beings in our name. Mentioned in this episode: Manufacturing Consent Christian Peace and Nonviolence: A Documentary History--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Saint Óscar Arnulfo Romero (15 August 1917 – 24 March 1980) was the Roman Catholic Archbishop of San Salvador and a martyr. El Salvador in his time was an extraordinarily unequal society, where a few landowning families controlled most of the country's wealth. The plight of the campesinos, the tenant farmers was especially heart-wrenching - they farmed land they did not own, benefiting the landowning elite while they themselves suffered in poverty. The military government was brutal, murdering and disappearing many dissidents and protesters, to protect the interests of this landowning elite. The church was not spared, and even priests were frequently killed or forced into exile. Saint Oscar Romero fearlessly spoke out against the repressive military government of El Salvador, and for advocating for and protecting its victims. He was murdered, shot by a death squad linked to the government while serving mass in a hospital chapel.We will read from accounts of Saint Oscar Romero's life, as well as from his own speeches and writings. Saint Oscar Romero wrote extensively on how the church must prioritize the poor as Jesus did, and stand against injustice and sinful structures in our society.
Oscar Romero is a software engineer and social impact activist. He created myundoculife.com to help undocumented individuals share their resources. In his spare time, Oscar helps immigrants rights non-profits digitally transform.Blog Site: myundoculife.comInstagram: oscarmromPodcast Timestamps:00:45 - Breakfast of choice01:33 - Oscar Romero in his own words03:53 - First link to the U.S.A06:30 - Reflection on upbringing today09:49 - Oscar’s transition from Mexico to U.S.12:35 - Buying a vending machine15:01 - Family ties and settlement in North Carolina18:25 - Elementary school experiences as Undocumented person.21:50 - Come back to undocumented reality moments25:10 - Dealing with racism and anti-immigrant sentiments30:24 - “DACA moment”33:50 - First steps after learning about DACA option36:40 - Two types of envy of people with citizenship39:12 - Oscar’s definition of the American Dream43:30 - Experiences as a DACAmented college resident advisor46:18 - Getting started as Software Engineer51:52 - Challenges of transitioning into corporate America56:30 - Becoming the first college graduate in his family1:00 - On helping social impact non-profits digitally transform1:05:50 - Oscar Romero at 2030
St. Óscar Romero (1917 - 1980) was archbishop of San Salvador, a fierce advocate of the poor and spoke out against human rights abuses in his home country and abroad. He was assassinated by far right militants while celebrating mass in 1980 and canonized in 2018 by Pope Francis. Link to support Josh's GoFundMe campaign.
The Resurrection is real, and Jesus Christ is risen! We're going to reflect a little on the awesome power of the Resurrection and how we all rise with Jesus. Plus, in remembrance of the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination, and the up coming canonization of Oscar Romero we'll talk a little social justice, and how the Gospel calls on each of us to reach out to those in need. Plus P. Frank drops some knowledge on holiness in his new apostolic exhortation.