- Heidi Schlumpf: Oscar Romero, assassinated in 1980 in El Salvador, on just path to sainthood
- Three nuns and laywoman were killed on missionary work shortly after Romero
- Why no sainthood push for them? Schlumpf asks
Heidi Schlumpf is a columnist for the National Catholic Reporter and teaches communication at Aurora University. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.
(CNN)Like many Catholics, I applauded the news this week that Pope Francis had formally declared Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero a martyr, paving the way for his beatification, the final step before sainthood.