Retiring pastor recalls struggles for justice and peace

A priest well-known in the Diocese of Oakland, Calif., for his justice advocacy is retiring from active ministry this spring. The Catholic Voice in Oakland says Father Tony Valdivia presided over his last Holy Week at his parish, but neighborhood shootings at week’s end left a young parishioner dead and two others hospitalized, reminding him of how difficult the past year has been.

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