Óscar Romero named martyr

By: Meredith Francis ~Campus News Editor~ Pope Francis recently named Archbishop Óscar Romero an officially recognized martyr of the Catholic Church. Romero, who was Archbishop of San Salvador from 1977 to 1980, was shot on March 24, 1980, while celebrating Mass. Romero was a vocal critic of the military regime in El Salvador during the country’s civil war. He advocated for the poor and spoke out against political violence. The recognition of his martyrdom puts Romero one step closer to beatification, which is the last step before sainthood. Romero’s martyrdom was previously held up because the Catholic Church requires that … Continue reading Óscar Romero named martyr

Jesuit martyrs honored

By: Justin Worthing ~Staff Writer~ Xavier’s Dorothy Day Center for Faith and Justice (CFJ) is organizing multiple events to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the death of six Jesuits, their housekeeper and her daughter during the Salvadoran Civil War at the Central American University in El Salvador. The events include a display of Mary Pimmel-Freeman’s watercolor portraits of the eight victims, hung by the entrance to the CFJ office. In addition, the CFJ partnered with student organization Voices of Solidarity (VOS) on Nov. 10 to erect crosses for the victims of the civil war. VOS placed 14 crosses to represent … Continue reading Jesuit martyrs honored