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PAGE 14 ARKANSAS CATHOLIC DECEMBER 2, 1990 "Martyrs," from page 1 and her teenage daughter, Marieset, were shot by a band of armed and uniformed men carrying automatic weapons. Archbishop Rembert G Weakland'd, . M!l aUk e leda delegation of America • ding three other bishops, to El Sal~" dor to mark the anniversary of the slaying~' Traveling with him were Bishops Ricar@ Ramirez of Las Cruces, NM and Walter F. Sullivan of Richmond, VA, and Auxili~ Bishop Carlos A. Sevilla of San FrancisCo' t] Others in the group were Sr. Grace Re~, l rovincial superior of the Sisters of CharitY of St. Elizabeth in Jersey City, NJ, and Eile~ tt Purcell, executive director of the Washier canceled plans to visit El Salvador af i ' learning he was on a Salvadoran GoVe~ I i meat list of people not welcome in d!e [ -- country. , . l[ ~ Q ~ 1I .] Thisyear a 'lessening of support for ,. / t. ~ ~ i ~,i. government on the part of the U.S. changd ~ things, he said, and Salvadoran leaders '~˘~) [ i ,,. ~ ~ II ?ii ~ ~ to do their best to listen to us. . / i Y ~ g 1 ~ ! ~ In October, Congress voted to cut ~. it Ill ~+ ~ percent of planned UIS. military aid for ~ [ ~ g" :t: , ~ Salvador. The murders were a large facto [ : ' ~ in that decision. : ~ proper role for Church leaders in a vi01e!~ I~ nation sm:h as F.I Salvador was to "s~ | ) out constantly on human rights for all" aP i CNS/BiĄ Do to be a source of hope." ~, | Mass at the Central American University in-San Salvador, El Salvador, commemorating the first anniversary of the While in El Salvador the delegado~ l [, tended a memorial Mass, and visitedl~. ~ ~, murder of six Jesuits, their housekeeper and her daughter at the university. The overhead banner proclaims "First murder victim's gravesites.;' | Anniversary, Martyrs for Peace. The banner on the altar asks, "How much Ionger?" At the garden planted by the slain priC~A I gatekeeper Obdulio Lopez, whose wife ~" [ ! Ir daughter were .murdered ~th the cl'~! ! I/ \ had plantedmemorialrosebushes.$i" ,|) i " i rose bushes represented the slam cle~; i,; C M ! ET two white rose bushes memorialized / I i A message from t " l To theJesuRs of Central America and all _ ET i . • I/ .......... II i Respect Life II 1 those who stand u~: dead family members. ' ' f I/ COMPANY II | Office of the i1 I l/ V V I W I I # % I ~l I I I • . II _ THE GRATITUDE OF A BROTHER . ( I1 I I 1 Diocese oi • (Dan Berrlgan) t I/ II ' • O Salvadoran worneO, , l Mnn h Inn Iita 1 Some stood up once, and sat down..- _l Ji JJ i Ill.iV~ lWilU? I_ _l 1-ill 1 Some waIked a mile, and walked holiored Wit' i I/ II Iwill be al 2 PM, i asorme,,ood, then sat down slain Jesuits ,'il' !/ CHARLESTON | 1 , P " ' • i Sunday, January 20,i Ire had it, they said. l/ _, ˘,:______ , I] .A.. R|..... l---- Some walked two miles, then walked doran women shot to death witll|. I/" ;kicCrty,SeMceShce 1937" II 1 18UI.I'iI HS6 plHll I away. . ', Jesuit priests last November at L l, IL . . ) 1 In m nr, h I Its too much, they said. Central American University in 1 iU lininun- 1 Some stood and stood and stood.Salvador are being honored in a co,, l 1 -- 1 1 They were taken for dunces -W g t ] memoration by the university co "' I I They were taken for fools airy, said Salvadoran Jesuit Rev. J ,. [i l i i i IN l I I l l I They were taken for being taken in. Sobrino. . I 1 " Some walked and walked and walked. The women, Elba Ramos, 42, and [I : " They walked the earth 16-year-old daughter, Celina, were ki :l ! They walked the waters DISTRICT MANAGER & AGENCY ] They walked the air al°ngwiththepriests°nN°v'16'l W(tt[I Ramos cooked for the Jesuits. ]:t] Why do you stand? OPPORTUNITIES ... _) they were asked, and The women were shot repeate [|tl according to accounts. Althougl why do you walk? murder of the priests often overshad I [I District Manager and Agency opportunities available in the Because of the children, they said, and in the murder investigati° t / Little Rock and greater Arkansas area. Check the opportuni- and that of the two women in news sta.ti' i / ties of a Fraternal Insurance Company on the move! Up-to- Because of the heart, and Sobrino said that the women are ][ / • • Because of the bread date products, benefits package and sales mcentwes. All ,, from forgotten in San Salvador.. [ | repfies confidential. Send resume to The Catholic Knightsof , "In all of the memorial celebrzti°]t | America, 3525 Hampton Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri is the hearts beat we have had in the UCA (the uO [i sity), we have always honored all j} 63139, or call (314) 351-1029, Ext. 24 =-lffa // and the children born of them together," Sobrino said, gu | | and the risen bread, lag that what the university comrn.g. [l (Reprinted from Casa Mafia.) hopes to do is "to thank them eqU'l['[ and to pay them the same homage i paid to the Jesuits.