Showing posts with label Cesar Chavez. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cesar Chavez. Show all posts

Monday, October 8, 2012

California Bishops Praise Labor Leader Statue While Obama Speaks at Dedication

Edit: Here's yet another unhappy meeting between two groups of individuals who are supposed to be at odds with each other. Many people criticized Archbishop Dolan of New York for inviting Obama to the Alfred Smith Dinner, which it was thought, gave him credibility he didn't deserve. Well, it continued as Obama comes to honor a community organizing type named Cesar Chavez.

Everyone wants to co-opt these ambiguous types as if their non-violent, community organizing and collaboration with Communists and association with other sainted activists of the time give them the status as areligious holy men.

Obama promptly drops a rose at the grave site and lauds the continuing work of Chaves' organization. The trendy US Catholic reports on this:
The monument was dedicated in Keene, the birthplace of the UFW. Thousands were present at the dedication, which included an address by President Barack Obama.
With the president were Helen Chavez, Cesar Chavez's widow; Paul Chavez, his son and president of the Cesar E. Chavez Foundation; UFW co-founder Dolores Huerta; and current UFW president Arturo Rodriguez.
Also present at the Oct. 8 dedication were two Hispanic Cabinet secretaries, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, as well as U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.
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Monday, April 5, 2010

It's Official: Los Angeles Gets Conservative Prelate

Update: As Rorate reports from Vatican Website, here, as we predicted this weekend that Vatican would declare him.

We received the good news over the weekend, according to the good word of Maximilian Hanlon on Saturday afternoon. It was most welcome news that the conservative, Archbishop Gomez, was going to be the next Archbishop of Los Angeles.

Kevin Knight over at New Advent has a New Advent Exclusive up. It's a big picture of His Lordship with a link to the San Antonio Archdiocesan website.

The prodigious announcement of the new Archbishop of Los Angeles who will be Archbishop Gomez, could be made as soon as tomorrow according to Rocco at Whispers in the Loggia. There will be a press conference tomorrow at 10am at the Cathedral in San Antonio.

We hope that the change will take place before Cardinal wreckovates St. Charles Boromeo Cathedral.

It doesn't come as a surprise that Cardinal Mahony was a co-collaborator with radical Cesar Chavez back in the day. He certainly did that for show since he wasn't very kind to his own grave diggers back in the day, but perhaps it's best just to bask in the goodness of this moment now that it is known he is going and will be replaced by someone with a lot more integrity and fervor.