In 1980, Monsignor Oscar Romero, Archbishop of San Salvador, was killed by the U.S. trained Salvadoran military during that country’s bloody civil war. His defiant commitment to justice for the poor of El Salvador was remembered in the Paulist Fathers’ first full-length movie Romero released in 1989. This powerful movie is now available on YouTube and can challenge young adults to consider what it really means to follow Christ.
Consider watching this movie with young adults and reflecting on its themes of faith, justice, and conviction in the face of suffering. What shocked or inspired you about this story? What does it mean to follow Christ? What sacrifices might we be asked to make in our own lives to be a true follower of Christ?