Monday, January 16, 2006


The Archbishop celebrated Mass today at the cathedral in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. and in memory of his protagonism and sacrifice for the cause of social equality in this country.

This evening, fittingly enough, the deacons of the archdiocese held a prayer vigil to ask for peace in this violent city. There have been six murders and numerous cases of assault - mostly drug and gang related - since the new years.

2006 is only fifteen days old and it already feels hard and tired.