Los Angeles archbishop accepts award with pro-abortion politician

On the dais with Archbishop José Gomez at Cesar Chavez Foundation gala was California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, who has received repeated contributions from Planned Parenthood

California Catholic Daily exclusive By Douglas Collins On March 30, Los Angeles Archbishop José Gomez attended an elegant $500-per-plate dinner, with sponsorships ranging from $5000 to $50,000, at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, where he accepted an award from the the Cesar Chavez Foundation. Past honorees of the foundation have included Nancy Pelosi and … [Read more...]

Dolores Huerta endorses assisted suicide bill

Labor leader urges Latino legislators to vote for bill

The following comes from a June 25 Compassion and Choices story: On June 25, Latino labor leader and civil right activist Dolores Huerta publicly endorsed the End of Life Option Act (SB 128) and encouraged Latino legislators to vote for it. Her endorsement is critical because she is a leader in the labor, civil rights, and Latino communities. Several Latino legislators serve … [Read more...]

Sal Alvarez, Catholic deacon and social activist in San Jose, dies

Received prestigious “Pro Eccesia et Pontifice” award for his work on civil rights

The following comes from a June 12 Contra Costa Times article by Joe Rodriguez:    SAN JOSE -- A career that started in academia and then embraced the teachings of Jesus, Mohandas Gandhi and Cesar Chavez -- a life's work honored by the Vatican in 2011 -- ended on Sunday when Salvador E. Alvarez died at home in San Jose after a long, debilitating illness. He was … [Read more...]

St. Cesar?

San Jose leaders propose Catholic sainthood for farm labor leader

The following comes from a March 28 Santa Cruz Sentinel article by Matt O'Brien:    SAN JOSE -- Family members of labor leader Cesar Chavez led a march in his honor Saturday through the neighborhood where he once lived, and some supporters also used the birthday commemoration to revive a movement to make Chavez a Catholic saint. "This is the beginning of a … [Read more...]

Too Catholic

The trouble with César Chavez The following comes from an April 18 story on Catholic News Agency. The late labor activist César Chávez offers Catholics a model for faithful and effective civic engagement, according to a professor of history at Christendom College. In his April 16 essay for Crisis magazine, “The Passion of César Chávez,” Dr. Christopher Shannon claims … [Read more...]