These reflections are a result of more than 40 years of ministry as a Roman Catholic priest. Most of these years I spent in the Diocese of Charlotte which covers Western North Carolina. Now I am retired, and live in Medellín, Colombia where I continue to serve as a priest in the Archdiocese of Medellín.

Friday, 24 March 2023 00:00

Saint Óscar Romero, bishop & martyr, March 24

So they tried to arrest him, but no one laid a hand upon him, because his hour had not yet come. (Jn 7:1-2, 10, 25-30)
“His hour had not yet come” . . . References to the “hour” occur throughout the Fourth Gospel, the one we call “according to John.” Of course, the hour is the hour of Jesus’ glorification on the Cross. As that hour approaches in our liturgical celebrations, we are called to reflect on the Cross which has been transformed from a first century execution device to become the Throne of Glory of the Son of God. Saint Óscar Romero (1917-1980) gave his life for the people of El Salvador.

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