Monday, March 28, 2005

Easter Greetings!

Welcome to the second issue of the new justice blog!

In the last issue, the focus was on Archbishop Oscar Romero. This issue focuses on the local labor activist and founder of the United Farmworkers Union, Cesar Chavez and also on Sister Dorothy Stang who was killed in February for her work on behalf of farmers in the Amazon area of Brazil. Both are examples of selfless dedication to the poor and vulnerable.

We are blessed to have in this newsletter a recollection from Monsignor Gene Boyle of his experiences with Cesar and with the Farmworkers' Movement during the early days. Monsignor Boyle is a retired priest of the Diocese and current member of the Diocesan Human Concerns Commission. He is a tireless advocate for the poor and vulnerable. Although he gave me permission to edit his account, I have chosen to leave it in its full form. I hope that you will read it as a tribute to Cesar Chavez on the celebration of his birthday on March 31.

Si Se Puede!

Linda Batton, Associate for Evangelization, Justice, & Peace

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