"En este altar Mons. Oscar A. Romero ofrendo su vida a Dios por su pueblo."
"On this altar Monsenor Oscar A. Romero offered his life to God for his people."
|—||Archbishop Oscar Romero, shot 33 years ago today while celebrating Mass in El Salvador (via lamaschingonaa)|
|—||Archbishop Oscar Romero (via recklessfaith)|
ON SAINTS AND COMMUNISTS
In view of what some commentators are saying regarding Pope Francis critique of unbridled capitalism which he calls "a new tyranny" in his recent Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel) it is worth quoting a reflecting upon a verse spoken years ago by Dom Helder Camara, another prophetic archbishop from Latin America. He famously observed, "When I give food to the poor they call me a saint. When I ask why they are poor, they call me a communist."
Of course no one is troubled by a pope who embraces the sick and loves the poor. But when he dares to reflect on the moral and structural causes of poverty, that is a different matter.
when your ship,
long moored in harbour,
gives you the illusion of being a house;
when your ship begins to put down roots
in the stagnant water by the quay:
put out to sea!
Save your boat’s journeying soul
and your own pilgrim soul,
cost what it may.
-Dom Helder Camara
|—||Pope Francis (via catholiclight)|
|—||Anthony de Mello; Walking on Water (via ansil)|