This volume brings together the annual Romero Lectures presented in Camden, New Jersey, one of America's poorest cities. The book t only remembers Romero but evokes his model of ministry and leadership to give direction to some of the thorny social justice issues confronting American Catholics.The essays are by Robert McDermott, John Hogan, Thomas Gumbleton, Gustavo Gutierrez, Helen Prejean, Diana Hayes and Daniel Groody. They address urban problems, liturgy and justice, poverty and war, the preferential option, capital punishment, race and ecomics, and immigration.
Pilar Hogan Closkey is an urban planner and Executive Director of St. Joseph's Carpenter Society, Camden, NJ. John P. Hogan was Associate Director for International Operations of the Peace Corps and is the author of Credible Signs of Christ Alive: Case Studies From The Catholic Campaign For Human Development (2003).