From John Chuchman and Susan Renehan Church Credibility Shattered

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from Melo in Honduras and Phil out West

(this morning I awoke to this distressing email from my friend Melo, a Jesuit priest in Honduras. One day in 2013 while accompanying Melo I met Berta at a meeting and was surprised to see her. Just days earlier there was the revelation of a government list of persons to be eliminated and Berta was number 1 on that list. She was a strong feminist and indigenous community leader and she led her community to successfully block a hydroelectric project of a Chinese consortium on a major river in Lenca indigenous territory. She was feared and opposed by foreign transnationals and the traditional oligarchy,...
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