Super Martyrio: U.S. man’s blog champions cause for Archbishop Romero

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May 18,  2015

Carlos Colorado, who lives in California, stands with Gaspar Romero, brother of Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero, in El Salvador in January 2010. Over the years, Colorado has used his blog to extol the life of his hero, Archbishop Romero. (CNS photo/courtesy Carlos Colorado) See ROMERO-COLORADO May 18, 2015.

Carlos Colorado, who lives in California, stands with Gaspar Romero, brother of Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero, in El Salvador in January 2010. Over the years, Colorado has used his blog to extol the life of his hero, Archbishop Romero. (CNS photo/courtesy Carlos Colorado)

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (CNS) — Over the years, Carlos Colorado has become a modern prophet of sorts. His message is to extol the life of his hero: slain Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero. But his soapbox isn’t a street corner in California, where he lives.

For years, he has taken his message and shouted it from the digital soapbox of his “Super Martyrio” blog at www.polycarpi.blogspot.com.

That’s where he has explored the life, death and even the afterlife of Archbishop Romero, who was fatally shot March 24, 1980, while celebrating Mass. The Catholic Church has deemed that his violent death was carried out “in hatred of the faith,” so he will be beatified May 23.

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