March 24, 1980: Archbishop Óscar Romero Was Assassinated in El Salvador While Saying Mass

On March 24, 1980, Óscar Romero, the Archbishop of El Salvador, was assassinated while saying Mass and consecrating the Eucharist.

Romero symbolized part of Latin America's "liberation theology" movement, and his death still resonates to this day.

Whenever we think of Romero, we always think of the gorgeous tribute Rubén Blades makes in his classic song, "El Padre Antonio y su monaguillo Andrés.”

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The Gnostics derived their leading doctrines and ideas from Plato and Philo, the Zend-avesta, the Kabbalah, and the Sacred books of India and Egypt; and” thus introduced into the bosom of Christianity the cosmological and theosophical speculations, which had formed the larger portion of the ancient religions of the Orient, joined to those of the Egyptian, Greek, and Jewish doctrines, which the Neo-Platonists had equally adopted in the Occident..It is admitted that the cradle of Gnosticism is probably to be looked for in Syria and even in Palestine. Most of its expounders wrote in that corrupted form of the Greek used by the Hellenistic Jews…and there was a striking analogy between their doctrines and those of the Judeo-Egyptian Philo of Alexandria; itself the seat of three schools, at once philosophic and religious, the, the Egyptian, and the Jewish. Pythagoras and Plato, the most mystical of the Grecian philosophers (the latter heir to the doctrines of the former), and who had travelled, the latter in Egypt, and the former in Phoenicia, India, and Persia, also taught the esoteric doctrine…The dominant doctrines of Plutonism were found in Gnosticism