Category Archives: War and Peace

The Nauseating Hypocrisy of US Politicians about the Ukraine and Russia

You would think that Hitler has somehow been resurrected from the dead and come to power, the way our politicians are beating their breasts and berating the public about the recent Russian maneuver that resulted in the return of Crimea, … Continue reading

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A WARNING to the President and Congress of the United States of America, and to the Governor and Legislature of Oklahoma. On the Solemnity of Christ the King, AD 2013.

What do you mean by crushing my people, and grinding down the poor when they look to you? Says the Lord, the God of Hosts. Woe to those who build their houses on wrong, their upper rooms on injustice, who … Continue reading

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An unwelcome and tragic reminder.

Today’s Boston Marathon bombings are an unwelcome reminder of the realities of this era.  Witnesses to the event said, “This must be what it is like in Iraq.”  And that’s true. This is what life has been like in Iraq … Continue reading

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The Catholic bishops have no one to blame but themselves.

On the first Sunday of Lent, the opinion pages of the New York Times carry a biting editorial comment by Russ Douthat – The End of a Catholic Moment : The collapse in the church’s reputation has coincided with a … Continue reading

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Lenten Exhortation to Quit Smoking!

If you’re thinking about giving up smoking for Lent. . . here’s my advice. . . Smoke all you want today. In fact, chain smoke your way through this last day of slavery to tobacco. Before you go to bed, … Continue reading

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iPermie now on sale!

My new book, iPermie! How to permaculture your urban lifestyle, is now on sale at these fine online sources.  Only $1.99! for 14 sections, 248 chapters, 399,000 words! http://www.ipermie.net https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/271541 Amazon Kindle Apple Store Kobo Versent eBooks Bookmark on DeliciousDigg … Continue reading

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Prayer for the 115th birthday of the Venerable Servant of God Dorothy Day of New York

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. O God, Who by the life of Dorothy Day of New York has given us examples of Charity in the face of war, Culture that … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Vice President Joe Biden

Dear Vice President Biden, I recently wrote an open letter to Congressman Paul Ryan, where I commented on some contradictions I saw between his political positions and the teachings of the Catholic Church.  Since we have two Catholic candidates in … Continue reading

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In Memory of Anthony Shadid

This afternoon I attended the memorial service of Anthony Shadid (obituary), the world renowned reporter on Middle Eastern Issues, who was a native son of Oklahoma, and the cousin of Oklahoma City Councilman Dr. Ed Shadid.  I can’t do justice … Continue reading

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Will Israel target Iran’s oil facilities?

John Robb asked a provocative question in his Global Guerrillas blog yesterday –  will Israel go after Iran’s oil production facilities? He argues that this is the only target in Iran that will accomplish what the Israelis will need to … Continue reading

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