May 20, 2015
ST. PAUL, Minn. (CNS) — Minnesota musician Rob Hahn hopes a song he wrote to pay tribute to Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero will inspire people to take a stand against injustice.
Hahn, a parishioner at Nativity of Our Lord in St. Paul, learned about the life and death of Archbishop Romero in 1991 during a theology class at the University of Notre Dame. Back in his college dorm, the character of the Latin American prelate inspired the self-taught guitarist to write “Romero.”
But he only recently recorded the 24-year-old song, inspired by Pope Francis naming the slain archbishop a martyr for the faith earlier this year.