By Rhina Guidos Catholic News Service
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (CNS) — Over the years, Carlos Colorado has become a modern prophet of sorts. His message is to extol the life of his hero: slain Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero. But his soapbox isn’t a street corner in California, where he lives.
For years, he has taken his message and shouted it from the digital soapbox of his “Super Martyrio” blog at www.polycarpi.blogspot.com.
That’s where he has explored the life, death and even the afterlife of Archbishop Romero, who was fatally shot March 24, 1980, while celebrating Mass. The Catholic Church has deemed that his violent death was carried out “in hatred of the faith,” so he will be beatified May 23.
But his path toward sainthood has not been an easy one. And Colorado’s blog, which started in 2006, has chronicled some of the bumps.
“I initially started the blog to have my own space to write about the Romero that interested me,” Colorado said in an email interview with Catholic News Service. Continue Reading »