A group of Marquette faculty and staff recently traveled to Rome to attend the canonization of Archbishop Oscar Romero. They will discuss their trip at “Soup with Substance: The Canonization of Archbishop Oscar Romero” on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at noon in the AMU ballrooms.
- Stephanie Quade, dean of students
- Terence Miller, director of the Office of International Education
Oscar Romero, archbishop of San Salvador, was shot while celebrating Mass on Monday, March 24, 1980. As a civil war emerged between leftist guerrilla forces and the dictatorial government of the right, Romero was an outspoken critic of the violence and injustices that were being committed. Romero was declared a martyr who was killed in hatred of the faith for his vocal defense of human rights. Oscar Romero was beatified by Pope Francis on Saturday, May 23, 2015 and, after a long delay, was canonized as a saint on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018.