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John Moretta of Resurrection Church in Boyle Heights said on behalf of community groups that have protested the plant.
2011 January : National Farm Worker Ministry
John Moretta, Pastor, Resurrection Church, LA.
LTG: Archive December 2006
John Moretta, the pastor of the Church of the Resurrection, put it: "I think the church will always side with the rights of people to live where it's best for them to live.
We took that position when the Irish came and when the Italians came, and now we are doing the same with the Latinos."
Moretta added that the changes in some of the atmospherics of church ritual, as well as the emphasis on certain saints on the calendar rather than others, was a form of reaching out not so very different from what the church did during the great Catholic European immigration to America in the last part of the 19th century.
Immigration: 'A much-needed voice of reason' | The-Tidings.com
John Moretta, pastor of Resurrection Church in East L.A., told The Tidings.
"We're very grateful for his
service, especially to the people that are most needy.
He'll always be identified with the most needy," added Msgr.
Moretta, chair of the archdiocesan Guadalupana Committee.
has identified with the marginal --- the people that society not always considers successful, whether it's farm workers, whether it's the immigrant class with papers or no papers; whether it's the low-income students for whom he's
made a great sacrifice investing millions and millions of dollars to maintain our schools."
And throughout the years he
has become a national institution of courage advocating for the poor.
John Moretta, Pastor, ...
John Moretta, Pastor, Resurrection Church, ELA; Rabbi Steven Jacobs, Founder, Progressive Faith Foundation; Fr. Arturo Corral, Pastor, St. Anne, Santa Monica; Fr. Gilbert Cruz, Associate Priest, Sacred Heart Church, Altadena; Suzanne Darweesh, Pres. Orange County Interfaith Committee to Aid Farm Workers; Rev. Elizabeth Gibbs-Zehnder, Associate Pastor, Immanuel Presbyterian Church, LA; Fr. Mike Gutierrez, Pastor, St. John the Baptist, Baldwin Park; Rev. Toña Rios, UMC, Baldwin Park; Francisco Garcia, Episcopalian Seminarian, Pasadena and Rev. Sandie Richards, First United Methodist, LA, other local Clergy and lay leaders have been invite and several farm workers will join us to tell their stories.