Rev. Robert S. Pelton, C.S.C. | University of Portland

Rev. Robert S. Pelton, C.S.C.

Rev. Robert Pelton of the Congregation of Holy Cross is recognized as a preeminent scholar on Blessed Oscar Romero, who was the subject of his two most recent books: Monsignor Romero: A Bishop for the Third Millennium and Archbishop Romero: Martyr and Prophet for the New Millennium. In 2012, his documentary, Monseñor, the Last Journey of Óscar Romero, received top honors Film Festival of the Latin American Studies Association. Fr. Pelton is a concurrent professor emeritus of theology, director emeritus for the Institute for Pastoral and Social Ministry Director, and director emeritus and founder of Latin American/North American Church Concerns at the University of Notre Dame. At Notre Dame, he was also a professor and fellow in the Joan. B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, the founder and director of the Notre Dame Institute for Clergy Education, and the congregational chaplain for the Sisters of the Holy Cross. Fr. Pelton served as a credentialed journalist at the third and fourth General Conferences of the Latin American Bishops in 1979 and 1993, as well as at the Special Assembly for America of the Synod of Bishops in 1977 and Pope John Paul II’s visit to Brazil in 1980.