Category Archives: Catholic

The continued oppression of the poor by Oklahoma City government.

OKC Council Ok’s $2 million for for whitewater park startup costs. Once again the OKC Council proves its willingness to pay any amount of money for any half baked scheme from well connected downtown players, paid for with its continued … Continue reading

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An Alternative State of the City Message

by Bob Waldrop, Oscar Romero Catholic Worker House Earlier this month, Mayor Mick Cornett delivered his annual “State of the City” speech, giving his”View from the Top Down” as to how Oklahoma City is doing.  This alternative presentation is a … Continue reading

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The World Day of the Poor

Sunday is the first World Day of the Poor, which will be observed the 33rd Sunday of Ordinary time. Here are four ways you can observe this World Day of the Poor. 1. STOP BEING AFRAID OF THE POOR AND … 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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A question for the state legislature: How many unborn babies are you planning to slaughter to balance the budget this year?

It’s a simple question, rooted in reality. Poverty drives the abortion rates: Women in poverty turn to abortion at a rate FIVE TIMES that of women who do not live in poverty. Women in poverty can be so desperate because … Continue reading

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A response to the outrageous lies about panhandlers propagated by the Neighborhood Alliance in support of Meg Salyer’s Anti Free Speech Ordinance

There’s an anti-free speech, anti-poor people mob forming in Oklahoma City. It’s been ginned up in the Nextdoor neighborhood social media app. People are  upset about panhandlers.  They are upset about free speech! It hurts their eyes to see panhandlers on … 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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Why we can’t trust conservative leaders when it comes to poverty.

Recently, an op ed piece in the Washington Times lauded the commitment of the Koch brothers to the poor.  It was authored by John and Carol Saeman,  who are wealthy Catholic philanthropists.  They proceeded to tell us that they also … Continue reading

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