GIVEAWAY in honor of St. Oscar Romero: "Romero" DVD


Three weeks ago, the Church celebrated the canonization of Salvadoran martyr St. Óscar Romero. In honor of this event, Paulist Productions released a newly-remastered version of its 1989 biopic, Romero.

The PG-13 movie chronicles the amazing transformation of an apolitical, complacent priest into a committed leader who starts a revolution without guns, without an army, without fear — Óscar Romero fought with the only weapon he had; the truth.

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Romero served as the Archbishop of San Salvador, El Salvador, from 1977 until 1980 amidst political unrest, during which the government launched a “terror campaign” against the country’s guerillas in an attempt to crush them. In a homily the day before he was assassinated, Romero called for soldiers to end the violence in his country: “In the name of this suffering people, whose cries rise to heaven each day more tumultuous, I beseech you, I beg you, I order you, in the name of God, stop the repression.”

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The words of Archbishop Romero continue to be relevant today with the social injustices suffered by many refugees and the persecution of the church in other Central American countries, including Nicaragua.

Romero is available on DVD and streams free with Amazon Prime.

Preview the movie here:

Paulist Productions is proud to partner with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) on the re-release of this film. Through film screening events and their text campaign, they hope that this film will bring awareness to the social injustices that continue around the world today. CRS is the official international humanitarian organization of the Catholic community in the U.S. CRS saves, protects and transforms lives in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality. To support CRS and its efforts, donations can be made by texting RELIEF to 30644.

Three winners will receive a Romero: Collector’s Edition DVD. To enter, leave a comment telling us who’ll watch this movie with you!

This giveaway is open to US residents only through 11:59 PM EDT on Monday, November 12. Three winners will be selected at random from all who comment (one comment per person, please). Winners will be contacted by email and will have 48 hours to reply with mailing address or prize will be forfeited and a different winner will be chosen.

Copyright 2018 Barb Szyszkiewicz, OFS
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Barb Szyszkiewicz is a wife, mom, Secular Franciscan, managing editor for Today's Catholic Teacher magazine and editor at Her three children range in age from high school to young adult, and she enjoys writing, cooking, and reading. Barb is a music minister at her parish and an avid Notre Dame football and basketball fan. Find her blog at FranciscanMom and her family’s favorite recipes with nutrition information for diabetics at Cook and Count.


  1. I would like to watch this video with my colleagues at the school I work in.
    If appropriate 7th grade ccd class.
    If my pastor allows a move night in our parish.
    with my family.

  2. Natali Taylor on

    I would like to watch this movie with my 12 & 14 year old children and my husband.
    I think it would be great to have a movie night at our Catholic Middle School if I preview it and think it’s approapriate.
    Thank you!
    Great to know about this story!

  3. Misty Marshall on

    I would watch this with my 5 boys who would be old enough to watch. Then I would share with my youth group at our parish and ultimately give it to our church library!

  4. My husband would watch it with me, then I’d share it with my parents, his parents, other relatives, friends – the list goes on. 🙂 I was so excited to learn of St. Oscar Romero’s canonization!

  5. I will watch this with my two sons. I remember watching this movie when it first came out and have been wanting to see it again with his recent canonization.

  6. Michelle Taffe on

    I am in a study group that meets every Wednesday and I would love to show this movie to them. I am also a confirmation teacher and feel this would be a good video to show them.

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