American Rhetoric: Movie Speech

"Romero" (1989)

 

Archbishop Oscar Romero Delivers Oration Upon Reclaiming the Church

Audio mp3 delivered by Raul Julia

We are here today to retake possession of this church building and to strengthen all those whom the enemies of the church have trampled down.

You should know that you have not suffered alone -- for you are the Church.

You are the people of God.

You are Jesus -- in the here and now. He is crucified in you just as surely as He was crucified 2000 years ago on that hill outside of Jerusalem.

And you should know that your pain and your suffering, like his, will contribute to El Salvador's liberation and redemption.

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