Day: March 24, 2014

Remembering Romero

Today marks the 34th anniversary of the assassination of Archbishop Oscar Romero, the Roman Catholic archbishop of San Salvador. Archbishop Romero continues to be held in very high regard throughout Central America, his picture adorning everything from t-shirts to hats to street graffiti, his presence in art rivaling that of Che Guevara. Songs, movies, and …

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Grief online

The growing adoption of social media affects even the way we deal with death, asserts an article in the NY Times.   The article examines how a generation, raised online, has defined rituals of mourning for themselves, staking out places on the Internet to build community around grief and loss.   These sites serve not …

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