Category Archives: War and Peace

Five lessons to be learned from the failure of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.

1. No good comes from hitching your political wagon to a team headed by a war criminal. Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Honduras. Like the Mongols of old, we have been building pyramids of skulls, and that crusade has … Continue reading

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The Odds are Never in our Favor: the Bobaganda Guide to the 2016 Election

Here’s the bottom line on this election. We have the government we have, because we are the people we are. If we want a better government, a time when the idea of someone like Clinton or Trump being on the … Continue reading

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Rise up! Wail in the night! Lift up your hands to the Lord for your children.

With a tragedy such as the Orlando massacre, there is an urgency to come to an understanding of who is responsible.   I think that impulse at least in part comes from a desire to keep such terrible tragedies from … Continue reading

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On the political theater of modern life: a resolution. Of sorts. Probably not popular but that could change.

Warning: outpouring rant/lament follows A Satanic church wants to put a statue on the lawn of the Oklahoma Capitol featuring Satan with little children sitting in his laugh. A big Baphomet style Satan. They’re citing the 10 commandments statue as … Continue reading

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Rejoicing in the Beatification of Msgr Oscar Romero of El Salvador

At the beginning of our Catholic Worker community, July 1999, there was no doubt about its patron. Msgr. Oscar Romero, Archbishop of San Salvador, was chosen because of his fidelity to the Faith — his commitment to the poor — … Continue reading

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An Appeal to Pope Francis

AN APPEAL TO HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS THE WAY OF VIOLENCE IS DEATH This week rumors fly that you may “endorse” a military crusade against the people of Iraq and Syria. I pray that these rumors originate in the United … Continue reading

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Another splendid little war.

They will receive justice without mercy who have shown no mercy. James 2:13 Her nobles within her are like wolves that tear prey, shedding blood and destroying lives to get unjust gain. Ezekiel 22:27 So we have another splendid little … Continue reading

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Hope and Despair.

Tomorrow is the last day of the first Novena of the summer Novena of Novenas for Justice, Peace, and Creation. During these nine days, we have prayed the Magnificat of Mary every night, as well as prayers to Dorothy Day … Continue reading

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100 years ago today, a century of war, bloodshed and agony began with the assassination of the Archduke Ferdinand.

  Today is a day fraught with many layers of meaning.  It is the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.  We begin today our “Novena of Novenas for Justice, Peace, and Creation.”  And 100 years ago today, the assassination … Continue reading

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US Catholic Bishops signal the prolongation of their Republican captivity.

Your holidays and festivals I detest, they weigh me down, I tire of the load. When you spread out your hands, I close my eyes to you; though you pray the more, I will not listen. Your hands are full … Continue reading

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