Archbishop Oscar Romero Lecture: Carl Malischke
Mercyhurst University will presents its 28th Oscar Romero Award on Thursday, March 21, at 7 p.m. in the university’s Mercy Heritage Room. Mercyhurst presents the Romero Award annually to an individual or organization "living the call of faith and justice in an extraordinary manner." The award takes its name from the late archbishop of San Salvador, El Salvador, who is remembered for his uncompromising commitment to the poor and oppressed of El Salvador. In the wake of Archbishop Romero’s canonization in October, the university this year will honor Carl Malischke for his involvement with justice actions in El Salvador. He has worked through his Milwaukee parish for decades with communities in El Salvador and elsewhere in Central America, and has been an advocate for refugees in this country. After accepting the award, he’ll speak about his work. His talk is titled “The Reality on the Other Side of the Wall: Transformational Encounters and Our Salvadoran Connections” and will discuss, in his words, “how I was led to El Salvador, fell in love, and was ruined for life.” This event is free and open to the public (no tickets required). For more information, contact Dr. Robert von Thaden, 814-824-2184.