Oscar Romero 40th Anniversary

Today is the 40th anniversary of the martyrdom of Oscar Romero. Our Mass and Ecumenical Service this week in London have been cancelled, but we can still join our brothers and sisters around the world in remembering his witness and being inspired by his simple message of solidarity with the poor and oppressed. The article below is by blogger Alfredo Barahona from Canada:

…But perhaps my favourite Oscar Romero teaching … is this one: “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, a word of God that doesn’t touch the real sin of the society in which it is being proclaimed — what gospel is that?”

Read full article … Alfredo Barahona, Rabble.ca