Category Archives: Social Justice/Current Issues

Memorial Day: “Earn This”

  In honor of Memorial Day today–remembering all who have risked their lives for our freedoms. In gratitude, and reflecting on what we can do with gratitude–here is a re-posting of favorite thoughts on this topic. May everything we do, … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Cesar Chavez!

  In remembrance of today’s birthday of Cesar Chavez, a beloved champion for human rights, I’m re-posting a favorite reflection written by Fr. Juan Romero.   Fr. Romero himself is a passionate advocate for the rights of the poor and … Continue reading

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(Part II): In Honor of Cesar Chavez: Mass Homily in Celebration of Cesar’s Life & Legacy

University of San Diego – CESAR CHAVEZ MASS – Thursday, March 21, 2013 HOMILY by Rev. Juan Romero* I am grateful for your invitation through Professor Alberto Pulido of this University’s Department of Ethnic Studies to preside at this Mass … Continue reading

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(Part I): In Honor of Cesar Chavez: Reflections on Farm Workers’ Struggle for Rights (1973)

FRESNO COUNTY JAIL – 1973 UFW Civil Disobedience Campaign by Rev. Juan Romero* [A massive Civil Disobedience Campaign led by the United Farm Workers Union resulted in the arrest of between 3,000 and 2,500 striker farm workers and supporters, including … Continue reading

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Open Letter to the New Pope Francis

  Part I:  Congratulations Pope Francis! Dear our new “Papa”: Congratulations on your “yes” to shepherd our Church! Just wanted you to know– I’m so grateful for the lifetime vows you (and all religious) have made.  You offer everything of … Continue reading

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