“Sally was the heartbeat of Trócaire for almost 40 years. She was a truly remarkable person. She embodied our values.”
“Archbishop Romero’s values, conviction and compassion still influence Trócaire today and help guide us in our work.”
Paul VI implemented the changes made by the Second Vatican Council; Oscar Romero was its first martyr.
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 new cardinals’ origins from different parts of the world manifest the catholicity of the Church, spread throughout the earth.
Death of former bishop of Galway who resigned in 1992 after it was revealed he had fathered a son with Annie Murphy in 1974.
A year of centenary celebrations gets underway to mark Oscar Romero's birth in El Salvador on 15 August 1917.
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.
Church of Ireland archbishop describes Jesuit priest as "a sign of ecumenical respectfulness and a form of spiritual reconciliation in a post-Troubles Ireland".
Nuclear bombings in August 1945 are a “symbol of the enormous destructive power of humanity when it makes a distorted use of scientific and technical progress”.
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.
Desperate attempts by thousands of refugees to cross the Mediterranean is a challenge to ‘Christian’ Europe, which demands a coordinated and compassionate response.
Caritas Internationalis’ General Assembly closed with member organisations agreeing to adopt a vision of 'One Human Family, Caring for Creation'.
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.”
"Romero saw the struggle for justice in his country as a struggle against forces that were not simply political and economic, but demonic."
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.
Misean Cara managed €16 million in funding from Irish Aid for development projects.
US Catholic bishops, Mercy Sisters and other charities call for a more humane response to those crossing Mexican border.
Students urged to value each other equally regardless of religion, ethnicity, social background or sexual orientation.
The struggle of El Salvador's poor represented by his murder.