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Sioux Falls Atheists endorse Monsenor for showing how one brave
Catholic Priest took a stand against a dictatorship supported
by the United States and paid with his life.

Monsenor
The Last Journey of Oscar Romero

Monsenor: The Last Journey of Oscar Romero (2012) - 88 minutes
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In the 1970's, as El Salvador moved irrevocably closer to civil war, one man was known as the voice of the poor, the disenfranchised, the disappeared. Appointed Archbishop in 1977, Monsenor Oscar Romero worked tirelessly for peace, justice and human rights, while in constant personal peril. Using the power of the pulpit to denounce official corruption, he inspired millions with his national broadcast sermons, until, in March of 1980, he was shot dead at the altar.

With rare recordings and film footage, and wide range of interviews with those whose lives were change by Romero, including church activists, human rights lawyers, former guerrilla fighters and politicians, Monsenor is a timely portrait of one man's quest to speak the truth, though it cost him his life.

3-25-15 El Salvador's Archbishop murdered as he celebrated Mass
El Salvador's Archbishop murdered as he celebrated Mass
The murder of the Archbishop Oscar Romero, as he celebrated Mass on 24 March 1980, was a turning point that tipped El Salvador into civil war. Executions, kidnappings and torture were commonplace in the Central American country, as the US-backed military government tried to quell opposition. In his Sunday sermons, broadcast by radio around the country, Archbishop Romero listed the abuses and demanded an end to the repression. (Webmaster's comment: Still in the news. Notice who was backing the murderous dictatorship in El Salvador. The United States always backs pro-American dictatorships no matter how brutal!)

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Monsenor
The Last Journey of Oscar Romero

Sioux Falls Atheists endorse Monsenor for showing how one brave
Catholic Priest took a stand against a dictatorship supported
by the United States and paid with his life.