donderdag, maart 31, 2005

Remember Archbishop Romero

'Ending a long homily broadcast throughout the country, his voice rose to breaking, "Brothers, you are from the same people; you kill your fellow peasant . . . No soldier is obliged to obey an order that is contrary to the will of God . . . "'

'There was thunderous applause; he was inviting the army to mutiny. Then his voice burst, "In the name of God then, in the name of this suffering people I ask you, I beg you, I command you in the name of God: stop the repression."

'Romero's murder was a savage warning. Even some who attended Romero's funeral were shot down in front of the cathedral by army sharpshooters on rooftops. To this day no investigation has revealed Romero's killers.' -
Renny Golden

Twenty-five years ago today, Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador was assassinated.

Today, when there are bigots who, believing themselves of the Left, challenge those who ally themselves with people of a Muslim faith (the MAB, and others) to fight imperialism as having abandoned the struggle for social justice, let us remind ourselves that there is in fact a long and proud history of people of faith who have died fighting imperialism and other injustices.

But, in any case, where are the remembrances for Archbishop Romero?