Tuesday, May 02, 2017

STMS Talk: “Abp. Romero — The First of the New Martyrs” (2014)


JUBILEE YEAR for the CENTENNIAL of BLESSED ROMERO, 2016 — 2017



#BlessedRomero #Beatification
On April 16, 2014, I gave a talk for the St. Thomas More Society of Orange County (“STMS”) entitled “Archbishop Oscar Romero — The First of the New Martyrs.”  The STMS is a Catholic lawyers’ group in Orange County, California, traditionally a bastion of conservatism (though recent demographics have shown a shift in this tendency).
The lunchtime talk was attended by judges and lawyers, who listened eagerly and then asked pointed and insightful questions.
Here is the audio of the presentation, including the Q and A session that followed.  Thanks to St. Joseph’s Radio for the recording.

I began my presentation with a short slideshow of St. John Paul II’s 1983 visit to Romero’s grave.  Here are the pictures that I showed the group.  (You can follow along with the audio at the beginning of the talk.)
I publish the materials here in the hope that it will be a useful introduction to Blessed Romero and to present this blog’s thesis for the beatification of Oscar Romero, Bishop and Martyr.

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