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Archbishop Oscar Romero,ears
to hear the people of El Salvator
We had a small base community that met for dinner, plan a nonviolent action and do it. We focused on two issues Teach War No More and No More Money for War. We had some great dinners, good meetings and some effective nonviolent actions. But in our small group there is a lot of activist who are active in a lot of causes. Our main thing for years is to try to get Marquette University to be Faithful to the Gospel but without doing something radical insuring our arrest we get ignored by Marquette, administration, Center for Peacemaking and students. We also said we were not a group just a movement and only adopted the name Breaking the Silence since we had to. I will not stop calling for Marquette to get the military bases off campus but how to go on the offensive needs some fresh ideas and attack.
My three essays on The Catholic Church in North Central Milwaukee got some attention but not from Church people it was directed. Unless I can think of something dramatically to do it will also be ignored by those who can do something about the million dollars taken from the area being put back into it. It is something that persons do not want to hear.
Someone today start telling me about the violence of football. I did not want to hear that since football, especially the play of the Green Bay Packers, is something I enjoy. I probably can rationalize watching football on TV saying there is a lot worst violence we are exposed to each day. We all have things we do not want to hear but when we hear them we need to act or pretend we did not hear. Breaking the silence of inaction, not practicing what we preach, talking about something and not doing anything, delivering a message some do not what to hear is all about of life. Living life with ears to hear is a struggle.