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

Romero
He started a revolution without guns, without an army, without fear.
Because one man's courage can be the most powerful weapon of all.

Romero (1989) - 105 minutes
Romero at Amazon.com

He started a revolution without guns, without an army, without fear. Because one man's courage can be the most powerful weapon of all.

"If they kill me, I shall rise in the Salvadoran people."

Romero is a compelling and deeply moving look at the life of Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador, who made the ultimate sacrifice in a passionate stand against social injustice and oppression in his country.

This film chronicles the transformation of Romero from an apolitical, complacent priest to a committed leader of the Salvadoran people.

Acclaimed actor Raul Julia (Kiss of the Spider Woman) stars as this man of God forced by the unspeakable events going on around him to take a stand - a stand that ultimately leads to his assassination in 1980 at the hands of the military junta.

The film features powerful performances by Richard Jordan (Interiors, The Secret of My Success) and Ana Alicia. Australian writer-director John Duigan (The Year My Voice Broke) makes his American directorial debut with Romero.

10-14-18 Murdered Salvadoran Archbishop Óscar Romero canonised
Pope Francis has conferred sainthood on murdered Salvadoran Archbishop Óscar Romero at a ceremony in the Vatican. He praised the cleric - an advocate for peace during El Salvador's civil war - for sacrificing his own safety to be "close to the poor and his people". Óscar Romero was killed by soldiers while giving Mass in 1980. His killers have never been brought to justice. Pope Francis also canonised Pope Paul VI, known for making reforms to the Catholic Church in the 1960s. The bestowing of a sainthood onto Archbishop Romero has long been called for by Catholics in the region, the BBC's Will Grant reports.

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!)

Romero
He started a revolution without guns, without an army, without fear.
Because one man's courage can be the most powerful weapon of all.

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