" Remembering a Hero "
You can only describe him as a man of determination. Someone who demonstrates
extraordinary courage in the face of injustice and inhumanity. He had a resolute intent to do what is
right, true, and just, which made him the Archbishop that people remember and make movies about.
Because of him, the world was informed about basic human rights and dignities and how this was being
ignored in his country of El Salvador. He took it upon himself to use the church as a light of hope to
the oppressed and a challenge to the oppressors.
Oscar Romero was born in 1917 and taken away in 1980. He was appointed Archbishop in
1977. Before he served his term, the Church in Central America was being protested by two
political ideals. One was those priests who wanted non-confrontation with the Church and the state.
And those who thought the Church should have say in the government and what it was doing.
Romero was chosen because he was thought to be a "middle man" whom all could agree with.
Although, soon after being appointed Romero's close, personal friend Father Rutillo Grande was
assassinated by the government's soldiers. Obviously, this had a significant and intense effect on his
life, changing him from a moderate and equal lookout to a ferocious and impetuous activist against
injustice. His dramatic and passionate change in view shows how if you put your mind behind what you
believe you can touch people's lives and really get things done. As a gesture to his dead friend,
Romero refused to appear in any public ceremonies with Army or Government personnel until he
thought the true nature of his friend's murder was brought to public attention and desired social
changes were noticeable. Never before had a church official, with such high rank, made such a
After he delt with the death of a close religious friend he experienced the loss of a close
social friend, Lucia. These two knew each... [continues]
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