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placeholder April 6, 2015   •   VOL. 53, NO. 7   •   Oakland, CA

Bishop Michael C. Barber, SJ, gives out Communion. About 200 people crowded balconies and the backyard at Oakland Catholic Worker for the Mass honoring Archbishop Oscar Romero.

Archbishop Romero story advances history
of people struggling for justice

"Archbishop Romero, martyr of Christ, walk among us," said Oakland Bishop Michael C. Barber, SJ, in his homily at the Mass in honor of the beatification of Archbishop Oscar Romero.

Bishop Barber recalled that "Archbishop Romero wanted to follow Christ to become the grain of wheat [the Gospel], who after being buried, brought fruits of holiness in the Church ... Your story does not end in a tomb but continues, advances in the history of a people struggling for justice, solidarity and peace ... not only to better living people, but to save their souls."

Archbishop Romero was fatally shot March 24, 1980, as he celebrated Mass in San Salvador.

Bishop Barber presided at a Mass on March 22 at the Catholic Worker, on the corner of International Boulevard and 50th Ave., Oakland. It was the eve of the anniversary of the assassination of the Salvadoran martyr. About 200 people attended, crowding the backyard and balconies, before a simple altar located at one end of the garden.

The bishop said he would say a special Mass close to May 23, which is the date set for the beatification of Archbishop Romero in San Salvador.

After the Mass, the bishop, priests and participants shared Salvadoran pupusas and tamales.

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