During his homily on Sunday, March 23, 1980, Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero of San Salvador made a special appeal to the National Guard soldiers of his country:
by Jorge I. Domínguez-López
Last Saturday, Judge Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in as the 114th Associate Supreme Court Justice by Chief Justice John Roberts. Outside, protesters pushed past a police line and pounded on the doors of the U.S. Supreme Court chanting, “Hey, hey! Ho, ho! Kavanaugh has got to go.”
Finally, autumn is here, after a long, painful summer. The Church and the country have gone to a veritable purgatory since last June. Sexual abuse scandals and allegations of sexual misdeeds and cover-ups have crowded the headlines almost every week.
“In this time of pain and shame for our Catholic Church,” Cardinal Sean O’Malley, the archbishop of Boston, Mass., said Our Heavenly Father “has given us this Encuentro as an oasis of joy, light and hope.”
If you are a baseball fan, at some point you have to wonder how Babe Dahlgren felt on May 2, 1939 in Detroit right before the game against the Tigers. That day, Dahlgren was asked by his manager Joe McCarthy to replace Lou Gehrig in the Yankees’ lineup.