People of God is a brand new series of inspiring biographies for the general reader. Each volume offers a compelling and honest narrative of the life of an important twentieth or twenty-first century Catholic. Some living and some now deceased, each of these women and men have known challenges and weaknesses familiar to most of us, but responded to them in ways that call us to our own forms of heroism. Each of them offers a credible and concrete witness of faith, hope, and love to people of our own day.
With the cause for his beatification reportedly moving along rapidly now at the Vatican, this biography of a people's saint traces the events leading up to the assassination of Archbishop Oscar Romero at a chapel altar in San Salvador and the reverberations of that day in El Salvador and beyond. This in-depth look at Archbishop Romero, the pastor-defender of the poor and great witness of the faith, offers a prism through which to view a Catholic understanding of liberation and how to be a church of the poor, for the poor, as Pope Francis calls us to be.
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A superb short introduction to the life of one of the great prophets of the 20th century. Kevin Clarke's beautifully written and solidly researched biography of Archbishop Romero is an inspiring introduction to the life of a man who gave everything-including his life-for the poor, for the church and for God. Highly recommended. James Martin, SJ, author of Jesus: A Pilgrimage
About Kevin Clarke
Kevin Clarke is senior editor and chief correspondent at America and its web site, americamagazine.org, where he contributes podcasts, video reports, news reports, and features. He is the former editor of Salt of the Earth magazine and former senior editor, columnist, and web content manager for U.S. Catholic magazine and uscatholic.org.
Oscar Romero: Love Must Win Out by Kevin Clarke
People of God
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