Voices from Russia

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

2 April 2013. “Conservatives” Trash Google for Cesar Chávez Doodle on Catholic Easter… It was Sr Chávez’s Birthday, Guys… And He was a DEVOUT Catholic, Too

00 Google Doodle. Cesar Chavez. 02.04.13

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What do we want the Church to do? We don’t ask for more cathedrals. We don’t ask for bigger churches of fine gifts. We ask for its presence with us, beside us, as Christ among us. We ask the Church to sacrifice with the people for social change, for justice, and for love of brother. We don’t ask for words. We ask for deeds. We don’t ask for paternalism. We ask for servanthood.

César Estrada Chávez

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Click here and here. César Estrada Chávez was a sincerely-believing Catholic Christian who prayed the Rosary every day of his life on his knees before his God. 31 March was his birthday… and it was Easter… a holiday that Sr Chávez celebrated every year of his life. Google’s “doodle” wasn’t only in good taste and appropriate, it FIT… for its subject was a man who had no guile in him as far his faith and his vision went.

It tells you much about the “conservative” movement that they would find this offensive. I’m not even going to comment on the fact that some righties were so stupid that they thought that the “doodle” honoured Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías, not César Estrada Chávez. I have news for them, President Chávez was a sincere Catholic Christian, and His Holiness Patriarch Kirill Gundyaev of Moscow and all the Russias gave him his blessing (whilst he was Metropolitan of Smolensk and head of the MP DECR). Both Sr Chávez and President Chávez drew their thirst for social justice from their religious faith.

You can stand with those whose faith leads to struggling for justice for all, or, you can stand with those whose “faith” snickers at man’s inhumanity to man in the name of “economic freedom” and “free markets”. Choose well… your eternal destiny DOES depend on it.

BMD

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