On Tuesday, Oct. 9, La Salle University will host a lecture on Oscar Romero, the San Salvador archbishop martyred on March 24, 1980 while celebrating Mass.
The lecture will begin at 7 p.m. in La Salle’s University Chapel.
Romero, along with with Pope Paul VI, will be canonized by Pope Francis in Rome on Oct. 14.
An outspoken advocate for the poor and marginalized, Romero was targeted by El Salvador’s government and military for decrying widespread corruption and human rights abuses.
Beatified in 2015, Romero has been a popular patron of Salvadorans since his death.
Augustinian Father Arthur Purcaro will deliver the Oct. 9 lecture, which is sponsored by the La Salle’s graduate programs in theology and ministry, department of religion and theology, and university ministry and service.
Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, visit https://www.lasalle.edu/religion
Help us keep you informed -- CatholicPhilly.com can't do it without youDuring CatholicPhilly.com's fall donation campaign, you have a way to help us deliver the kind of news you need to know about the Catholic Church, especially in the Philadelphia region, and the world in which we live. Every household's costs keep rising, and we're no different. We make sure your dollars in any amount go a long way toward continuing our mission to inform, form in the Catholic faith and inspire the thousands of readers who visit every month. Here is how you can help:
- A $100 gift allows us to present award-winning photos of Catholic life in our neighborhoods.
- A $50 gift enables us to cover a news event in a local parish, school or Catholic institution.
- A $20 gift lets us obtain solid faith formation resources that can deepen your spirituality and knowledge of the faith.
- A small, automated monthly donation means you can support us continually and easily.
Please join in the church's vital mission of communications by offering a gift in whatever amount that you can -- a single gift of $40, $50, $100, or more, or a monthly donation. Your gift will strengthen the fabric of our entire Catholic community.
Make your donation by check:
222 N. 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Or by credit card here: