Whelan, Winifred

Dr. Whelan taught from 1985 until 2002 in the Theology department at St. Bonaventure University. She received her Ph. D. from Northwestern University

Sufferings, Assassinations, and Martyrdom of the Missionary Church in Olancho, Honduras (1963-1982)
2011 0-7734-3952-8
This text is an English translation of Sister Mary Garcia’s personal experience in Honduras. While describing the conflict between Church-backed agrarian reformers and land owners in Honduras during the late 1960s and 1970s, the book details how Sister Mary interacted with the campesinos, how she defended their interests, and how she transformed the Honduran Catholic Church’s image into a defender of the poor. The book further provides her account of the massacres at La Talanquera in 1972 and Los Horcones in 1975.