Fr. Alex's reflections were well-researched but also deeply personal as he shared experiences of his nation's civil war such as seeing his mother forced off a bus at gunpoint by the military while she was pregnant with his brother because she wasn't carrying her ID with her that day.
Fr. Alex stressed how much Mons. Romero's involvement with the poor was motivated by the gospel and deplored the politicization of the archbishop -- whether by leftist groups who attach his image to their political posters or by the right who villify him as a "revolutionary" troublemaker.
The wall of the cafeteria was lined with images and quotes from Monseñor Romero for further contemplation. I hope that Fr. Alex will eventually put his whole presentation on his Web site or blog but, until then, Spanish speakers can find an article by Fr. Alex about Romero on his blog that is very similar to what he shared with us last night in his homily.