Sunday, September 22, 2013

Quote of the Day (Archbishop Oscar Romero, on a ‘Gospel That Doesn’t Unsettle’)

“A church that doesn't provoke any crises, a gospel that doesn't unsettle, a word of God that doesn't get under anyone's skin, what Gospel is that?”—Archbishop Oscar Romero (1917-1980), The Violence of Love, translated by James R. Brockman

Among the visible signs of a seismic shift at the Vatican in the wake of Pope Francis’ election is the announcement that the beatification of Archbishop Oscar Romero had been “unblocked.” The archbishop, murdered in El Salvador while celebrating Mass in March 1980, seems, in all his passionate advocacy for the poor, like just the kind of prelate favored by the new pontiff.

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