Romero

In the movie Romero, Archbishop Romero changes very much in his understanding of
love and in his understanding of true conscience. At first Romero is just a
priest who isnít really concerned about the poor and how they are being
oppressed, but when Romero is chosen to be the new Archbishop his friend, who is
assassinated, I think has a slight impact on him. But I think when his friend is
assassinated is when he really starts to realize what is happening to the
country of El Salvador and how the government doesnít want anyone to speak out
about this. So, now Romero is starting to action against the government and
tries to speak out against them. Here we see Archbishop Romeroís true
conscience and love grow for the people around him because we see him taking
more action against the government. I think that Archbishop Romero defines love
as helping others who are in need and others who need his help whatever it may
be. We see Romero do this when he starts to lead the revolt in trying to tell
the El Salvadoran Government to stop oppressing the poor and treat everyone as
human beings. I think Romero has to make a very big decision considering, the
gorillas were sending out flyers that said "Be a Patriot, Kill a Priest".

The decision that Romero had to make was whether or not to help the poor or just
be a puppet for the cardinals that selected him to be a puppet in the beginning.

I think the thing that made Romero choose to help out the poor was the love he
had for them. I also believe that it was the right (moral) thing to do whether
he would have done what he did or not. It wasnít right for the rich to richer
and the poor to just keep getting poorer. Romero made a really important
decision when he decided to help out the poor because he now became an enemy
against the government. Romero grew immensely throughout the entire movie, his
love for the people and his conscience (soul, ego) grew as well. Our notes tell
us that love requires work it is not just a feeling you have. Romero did a lot
work to find his love; he also made a lot of sacrifices. Some of the sacrifices
that Romero made were, going into the church when it was taken over by the
military Romero still went in knowing that he may be killed, but I think the
biggest sacrifice that Romero gave his people was that he gave up his life so
that maybe someday they could be free. This resembles Jesus very much, because

Jesus gave up his life so that all of our sins would be taken away. Romero is a
very brave man for doing this, I donít know many people who would give their
lives up so others could be free this is a very non-selfish act. In my opinion
there should be more people like this on the earth because there are so many
problems that the world has to deal with in this day of age. I think that Oscar

Anglo Romero y Glades was a great man for dieing for something that he truly
believed in. Romero may have hesitated for a while on what to do, but in the
long run what he did to help out the country of El Salvador was a major impact
for the government to change. I wish there were more people like Romero in the
world today, because there are not a lot of people that would still die for what
they believe in like he did. I agree with all of Romeroís decisions except
one, the one I do not agree with is, how he waited so long to do anything about
the countries condition. I hope the people who oppressed the poor and were
killing the priests get what they deserve on their judgment day, because what
they were doing is totally wrong according to moral standards. In my opinion,
the idea of liberation theology is not right. I believe that God, treats every
person the same, unless like in the El Salvadorans case you are being oppressed
by the government for no reason then I believe that God may side with poor in
demanding social justice, because they are being treated unfairly. I also
believe that people who pray to God all the time, and not just in times