Tag Archives: Social Justice

Dear Mayor Mick Cornett —

I don’t understand. I just saw you on the news bragging about how the city was spending $57 MILLION to build what amounts to flowing water amenities for canoe enthusiasts. Yet, when you were asked by a reporter from Politico … 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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My testimony at today’s public hearing on the panhandler’s ordinance

My name is Bob Waldrop and I speak in opposition to the proposed restrictions on the free speech rights of panhandlers and charitable solicitors. The claim is made that this is a public safety issue. Yet, nobody has been hurt … 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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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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