Category Archives: Catholic

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

Posted in Good and Frugal Government, Catholic, Social Justice, War and Peace | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Why I’m going to Des Moines to Occupy the World Food Prize.

I am headed out in a few hours by bus to Des Moines, Iowa to Occupy the World Food Prize. I don’t travel casually any more, so it takes something to get me out of Oklahoma and onto a bus … Continue reading

Posted in Catholic, Climate Instability, food, Local Food Systems | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

On pilgrimage in Hughes County

I had no intention of getting arrested as part of the Keystone pipeline opposition. My friend Stefan Warner, youth minister at Church of the Open Arms, had been by a few times and talked about it.  He asked me what … Continue reading

Posted in Catholic, Climate Instability, Corporation shenanigans, Environmental Sustainability, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Living, Peak Oil, water | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Against the Ecocide in Canada and the Keystone Pipeline

Ten tragedies, a call to action, and an appeal to people of faith. A new essay, hair and beard on fire, on the situation with the Keystone pipeline and the ecocide in Canada (tar sands production).  It is posted online … Continue reading

Posted in Catholic, Climate Instability, Corporation shenanigans, Environmental Sustainability, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Living, Peak Oil | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Catholic, Middle East, Peace, Social Justice, War and Peace | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Catholic, Social Justice, War and Peace | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Catholic, Environmental Sustainability, Health, Social Justice, War and Peace | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

And here’s the rest of the story.

And here’s the rest of the story. We didn’t get 23 drivers for the Oscar Romero Catholic Worker House November 2012 delivery day that I thought we needed, but we did get enough that all the deliveries were done as … Continue reading

Posted in Catholic, Economic Prosperity, food, Local Food Systems, Oklahoma City, Social Justice | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Mary Fallin decides to grind the face of the poor into the dust.

Governor Mary Fallin decided today to grind the face of the poor into the dust by rejecting the proposed expansion of the Medicaid program. I am not a big fan of big government programs, but the expansion of Medicaid is … Continue reading

Posted in Catholic, Economic Prosperity, Social Justice | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Catholic, Social Justice, War and Peace | Tagged | Leave a comment