Salvadoran Archbishop Óscar Romero will be made a saint on Sunday, along with Pope Paul VI, Mother Catherine Kasper, Fr. Francesco Spinelli, Fr. Vincenzo Romano, Nunzio Sulprizio and Nazaria Ignacia March Mesa.
On the show today:
- Pat Marrin, NCR cartoonist and retired editor of Celebration Publications
- Dan Stockman, national correspondent for Global Sisters Report
- In a recent editorial, we say that Archbishop Óscar Romero and Pope Paul VI are dangerous saints for desperate times.
- Conventional wisdom has it that Romero was dramatically transformed into a defender of the oppressed when his friend Jesuit Fr. Rutilio Grande was killed. Conventional wisdom is gravely mistaken, writes Gene Palumbo.
- Visit NCR's Memories of Romero series to follow the canonization this weekend.
- For Global Sisters Report, Dan Stockman spoke with the leaders of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ about Blessed Catherine Kasper's life, legacy and upcoming sainthood.
- It is fitting that Pope Francis will canonize Nunzio Sulprizio during the Synod on Youth, writes Mark Piper. Even in his brief life, Sulprizio was a credible witness to suffering, accompaniment and the joy of the Gospel.