Oscar Romero Research Paper

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Gellie De Guzman Craig A. Forney Religious Studies 101 July 16, 2015 Liberation Theology The Liberation Theology is a religious movement emerged in the late 20th century in Latin American Roman Catholicism. The movement started due to widespread of poverty, hardships, and the unjust treatment of the large impoverish part of Latin American society. In 1968, Medellin, Colombia, is the birth of the Liberation Theology when the attending bishops issued a document proclaiming the rights of the poor and asserting that “industrialized nations enriched themselves” at the expense of developing countries (Britannica, “Liberation Theology”). The focus of Liberation Theology movement is to aid the poor by examining the political and civil affairs.…show more content…
He exemplified what a true archbishop should be like in a church, dedicated to justice for the poor. Romero’s assassination and the tremendous hardships endured by the people of El Salvador during its civil war period (1980-1992) inevitably had much larger implications for the universal church, and for us in North America. On May 23, 2015, Archbishop Oscar Romero was beatified and this announcement has been celebrated throughout Latin America. This reveals that the martyrdom of Oscar Romero has influence Pope Francis to be more open in the issue liberation theology movement. Pope Francis has insisted that true solidarity with the poor in their struggle to participate in shaping the future for the entire human family is essential to the church’s mission (Marrin, “Liberation…show more content…
Liberation theology believes that to be compassion with the poor to “suffer with” them. According to Matthew 19:16-24, a story about a rich man and the kingdom of heaven, Jesus said to the rich man that in order for him to be perfect, he should sell all his possessions and give them to the poor, then he will have treasures in heaven (Matthew 19:21). The rich man went away sad because he had great wealth. Jesus continues that it is hard for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God and it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God (Matthew 19:23-24). In other words, Liberation theology movement strive to interpret the Scriptures through the perspective of a

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