Rev. Robert S. Pelton, C.S.C. Annual Essay Contest

This contest honors the legacy of Fr. Bob Pelton, CSC, missionary priest, founder of Latin American North American Church Concerns (LANACC), and tireless advocate of blessed Archbishop Óscar Romero and the principles of social justice and Church renewal. The essays should treat some aspect of the Church of Latin America and/or ecclesial collaboration between North and South. They must be original essays written in the last three years, but they need not be essays written for a specific class. There is no limit to the length, but awards will generally be given to essays that are at least five pages in length. Participants may not submit in more than one category.


Undergraduate Contest:
1st place: $500
Runners-up: 2 awards of $100

Graduate Student Contest:
One award of $150

To be considered for the 2018 awards, essays must be submitted online by midnight on February 28, 2018.
Awards will be announced at the Romero Days 2018 conference on Saturday, March 24.

For more information, please contact Lupe Ramírez.


Upcoming Events


February 20
Pope Francis’s Vision of International Politics and Diplomacy
Jodok Troy
February 20
Reading Group on Lying and Truthfulness - Feb 20 Meeting
Working Groups, Reading Group on Lying and Truthfulness


February 21
Lynching and the Politics of State Formation in POst-Revolutionary Puebla (1930-1950)
Working Groups, Peace, Conflict, Crime & Violence Workshop
Gema Santamaría


February 22
The Art of Political Murder: Who Killed Bishop Gerardi?
Francisco Goldman


February 23 to February 24
2018 Human Development Conference
Conferences/Workshops, Undergraduate Programs
Abigail Midlige, Tommy Emmet