Reviews the film “Romero” focusing on the themes of liberation theology & redemption.
“The movie “Romero” tells the true story of Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador, a church leader who at first was reluctant to become embroiled in the political battles of his time. However, he eventually became a leader in the search for justice for the lower classes in that country, a role that would lead to his death at the hands of the military. The film raises a number of difficult ethical issues. One of the key ones relates to an argument that has been taking place in South America in particular for some time over the importance of and value of liberation theology, or revolution through the intercession of Catholic church leaders.
This issue is not a simple one. The political involvement of clergy from any denomination raises questions from those who believe the Church should attend to spiritual matters and leave the …”