DATE: March 24 – Anniversary of Assassination of Blessed Oscar Romero

On March 24, we mark the 36th anniversary of the assassination of Archbishop Oscar Romero, who was beatified by the Catholic Church in May 2015. Archbishop Romero was shot and killed shortly after finishing a homily during Mass at a hospital chapel on March 24, 1980.

We encourage you to read the story of a graduate of Santa Luisa Catholic School, Maria Menjivar, who was confirmed by now-Blessed Oscar Romero shortly before his martyrdom.

CRUX NEWS: Beatification of El Salvador’s Oscar Romero a turning point for Catholicism

An excellent brief history by veteran Vatican reporter John Allen of the long road to canonization for Blessed Oscar Romero.

Beatification of El Salvador’s Oscar Romero a turning point for Catholicism

CNA: Oscar Romero, a ‘father of the poor,’ beatified in El Salvador

Scranton Journal interviews Father Lally about El Salvador

The Spring 2015 issue of the University of Scranton alumni publication, The Scranton Journal, published an article highlighting the university’s immersion programs in El Salvador. The founder of this movement, our own SCOPE leader Father Brendan Lally, SJ, was interviewed by the Journal. SCOPE is mentioned at the end as one of three university-related programs currently active there.

SCOPE 2013 Lenten Letter