Tag Archives: Social Justice

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 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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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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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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A Prayer for Election Day

+ A PRAYER FOR ELECTION DAY Lord God of all creation, You rule and judge all nations, You scatter the arrogant of mind and heart, You cast down rulers from their thrones and raise up the lowly. Today we elect … 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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Two Parables from the 1990s for the 2010s — Behold the Welfare Mother and Food Stamps in my hand.

Is this decade called the teens? The tens? Anyway. . . I am going through a major decluttering.  Among other things, that involves going through boxes of memorabilia. Research in my files is kind of like doing archeology work.  I … Continue reading

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My testimony before the Oklahoma Corporation Commission today.

My name is Bob Waldrop, and I am the founder of the Oscar Romero Catholic Worker House in Oklahoma City. Each month we deliver food to low income households that don’t have transportation. In the past year we’ve made about … Continue reading

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The Six Hands of Community Food Security

December is a crazy time for me.  Activity in all of my various causes seems to peak at the same time.  So I haven’t hardly have any time to write, but I have a whole stack of emails, website links, … Continue reading

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Why we should invite the one percent to unOccupy our wallets.

I would be happy if the top 1 percent in this economy would just get their hands out of my wallet and simply leave me and mine alone. I have no problem with whatever amount of wealth they want to … Continue reading

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