Category Archives: Catholic

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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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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A Solitary Episcopal Witness — to the protection of all human life, including those in the way of the US imperial juggernaut.

Below is the text of an email I received from Fr. Emmanuel Charles McCarthy, an Eastern Rite Catholic priest who is a leading advocate for peace and like me, a critic of the poor response of the US Catholic Bishops … Continue reading

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Got my goobermint paper!

Now I have the City’s permission to build a life-saving structure on my property.  I had an email from the contractor who said they had been trying to fax the needed paperwork but the City’s fax machine wasn’t cooperating.  She … 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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