Christ's Best Microphone: Oscar Romero's Vision of the Church

09.17.20 | Homepage

     10 to 11 a.m., Sept. 29 via Zoom

    Featuring the Rev. Dr. Edgardo Colón-Emeric, Duke University

    Forty years ago, Archbishop Óscar Romero was assassinated as he celebrated mass in El Salvador.  Now recognized as a saint by the Roman Catholic Church, and with his own niche in Westminster Abbey, Romero is widely recognized by the worldwide church both for his courageous witness and for the theological vision that drove it.  Many view him as one of the first Latin American church fathers, with a theological vision grounded in Holy Scripture that focused on Christ's solidarity with and salvific will for the poor.  "Gloria Dei, vivens pauper," Romero said: "The glory of God is the poor who lives." 

    Dr. Colón-Emeric is a specialist in Romero studies, as well as Director of the Center for Reconciliation and former director of the Hispanic House of Studies at Duke Divinity School.  A native of Puerto Rico and an ordained Methodist minister, he is especially equipped to help us as ministry leaders in the Diocese of Dallas learn from the theological vision of the Latin American church. 

    His presentation will be followed by two brief responses from our own EDOD Hispanic clergy and seminarians.  

     Please RSVP to Laura Faulkner,    

    This is the fourth in a series of continuing education offerings by the Diocese during this season of physical but not social and ecclesial distancing.  Please join us!