Tag Archives: Social Justice

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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Oklahoma “very low food security” increases 60% 2008-2010 over the period 2005-2007

The USDA report on food security was released today, and for Oklahoma, the news was bad.  See for yourself in table S-4 of the Statistical Supplement to the report — The number of households reporting “very low food security” rose … Continue reading

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GOP agenda steals from the poor and middle class.

I had this letter to the editor published in the Oklahoman on April 10, 2011 (I am a bit behind this week, lol.) Congressional Republicans say they want a balanced budget, yet serious cuts to defense expenditures are conspicuously absent … Continue reading

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Soda Pop and Food Stamps

A discussion is going on at the COMFOOD listserv http://foodsecurity.org/list.html about current policy proposals to eliminate buying soda pop with SNAP benefits (formerly known as “food stamps”). One participant wrote: Sticking with the structural racism toolbox, I believe restricting SNAP  … Continue reading

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Food deliveries last Saturday

Last Saturday we made 331 deliveries. 75 of them were to families of 4 or more. Here is what we delivered. Everyone got a bag with: Rice (2 lb) Pasta (1 lb) potatoes (5 lbs) 1 Can each of green … Continue reading

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