“Sally was the heartbeat of Trócaire for almost 40 years. She was a truly remarkable person. She embodied our values.”
Irish missionary has accompanied the community of El Mozote in El Salvador in seeking justice and redress over a 1981 massacre in which 1,000 people were tortured and murdered, including 400 children, by state military forces.
The world is living in a culture of bankruptcy that is moral, ethical, spiritual, political and cultural, Columban Fr Peter Hughes tells NJPN annual conference.
Death of former bishop of Galway who resigned in 1992 after it was revealed he had fathered a son with Annie Murphy in 1974.
Prelate was “stoned with the hardest stone that exists in the world: the tongue" resulting in his cause for sainthood being held up for years.
Brendan Butler co-founded the Irish El Salvador Support Committee in 1979. Last year he wrote to Pope Francis asking him to hurry on Monsenor Romero's cause.
Beatification is not only a fitting tribute to his work, "it is also a powerful message of solidarity to those who continue to put their lives at risk to speak out against injustice".
Documentary originally aired a month before Archbishop Romero was murdered in 1980, and contains his last interview.
Sally O'Neill did some translating for Archbishop Oscar Romero just six weeks before he was murdered.
“Today, in the name of this martyr, we resolve again to be upholders of this God-given dignity of every person.”
Three other martyrs recognised: Polish Franciscans, Michal Tomaszek and Zbigniew Strazalkowski, and Italian Fr Alessandro Dordi.
Panel of theologians say Archbishop was killed “in hatred of the faith” paving the way for his recognition as a martyr.
The struggle of El Salvador's poor represented by his murder.