California bishops laud dedication of national monument to Cesar Chavez

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California bishops laud dedication of national monument to Cesar Chavez

Monday, October 8, 2012

KEENE, Calif. (CNS) — California’s Catholic bishops said they were grateful that a national monument was being dedicated to farmworker labor leader Cesar Chavez, who “was profoundly influenced by Catholic social justice teaching.”

Chavez, who co-founded the United Farm Workers union in 1962, “strived to be a good disciple of the Lord Jesus by bringing the kingdom of God to the vineyards, fields and groves of America,” they said in a statement released Oct. 3. The dedication was Oct. 8. Continue reading “California bishops laud dedication of national monument to Cesar Chavez”