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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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Oklahoma City Persecution of the Poor: A Short Bill of Particulars

In an interview with a reporter from the national publication Politico, our Mayor said — As for the poor, Cornett says, his city offers them opportunities to pull themselves up by their bootstraps. About one in six residents live below … 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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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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Here is what the LORD GOD says about the Medicaid expansion.

Here is what the LORD GOD says about Oklahoma accepting the Medicaid expansion. Those who oppress the poor blaspheme their Maker, but the one who is kind to the needy glorifies God. The rich who oppress the poor are like … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Congressman Paul Ryan.

Dear Congressman Ryan, Much has been made of your devotion — or your confusion — about the social teachings of the Catholic Church in the present campaign for president. Your bishop has vouched for your social teaching credentials, but my … Continue reading

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The Les Miserablization of Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City looks more and more like a Victor Hugo novel every day. This is one of my favorite rhetorical lines, and sometimes I get email after using it. . . “What does that mean?” Victor Hugo was born in … Continue reading

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Getting ready for poverty.

It looks like we are approaching “punctuated equilibrium” — a time when events and changes move rapidly¬†— the “old” crumbles and a new way of doing things settles into place. Only one thing seems certain about the present financial mess.¬† … Continue reading

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