Rev. Robert S. Pelton, CSC Memorial Essay Contest

The Rev. Robert Pelton Memorial Essay Contest honors the legacy of Fr. Bob Pelton, missionary priest, founder of Latin American North American Church Concerns (LANACC), and tireless advocate of Saint Archbishop Óscar Romero and the principles of social justice and Church renewal. The essays should treat some aspect of the Catholic Church of Latin America and/or ecclesial collaboration between North and South. Essays on Latino Catholicism are also welcome. They must be original essays that were 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 to more than one category.


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

Graduate Student Contest:
One award of $150

Alumni Contest:
One award of $150

To be considered for the 2020 awards, essays must be submitted online by 11:59pm on March 6, 2020.
Awards will be presented at the Romero Days 2020 conference on Tuesday, March 24.

For more information, please contact Lupe Ramírez.


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