Canonization of Archbishop Oscar Romero and the World Day Against the Death Penalty

On this week’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan discusses the significance of the Life and Ministry of Archbishop Oscar Romero before his canonization of Catholic efforts to abolish the death penalty.

Father Hernan Paredes, S.J., a Jesuit priest born and raised in Quinto, Ecuador and is currently Pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel – St. Mary of the Assumption Parish on Staten Island, is traveling over to Rome to this week to participate with Pope Francis – who was Father Hernan’s own personal Jesuit Superior, Pastor and Spiritual Advisor – and the Bishops of El Salvador in the Canonization Mass for Archbishop Oscar Romero on Sunday October 14th. Fr. Paredes, S.J. shares all that he has learned about the importance of Archbishop Romero’s life, ministry and martyrdom to the spiritual life of both the Jesuit community of El Salvador.

Krisanne Vaillancourt Murphy, Executive Director of the Catholic Mobilizing Network – a national organization that seeks to mobilize Catholics and all people of good will to end the use of the death penalty here in the United States, talks to Monsignor Sullivan about the work of the Catholic Mobilizing Network and their various efforts to encourage Catholics and others to value life over death, and pursue public policy education, advocacy and other steps to move our nation closer to a time that the death penalty itself will be abolished throughout the 50 States.

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