A BLESSING IN MY LIFE…THE CATHOLIC WORKER NEWSPAPER, STRAIGHT OUTTA NYC, FROM MAY 1, 1933 TO PRESENT! // UNA BENDICIÓN… EL PERIÓDICO CATHOLIC WORKER, PROCEDENTE DE NUEVA YORK, DESDE MAYO 1, 1933 AL PRESENTE

by Brian Flagg Today, May 1, the feast day of St. Joseph the Worker and International Workers Day, is the 84 year anniversary of the start of the Catholic Worker movement! On this day in 1933, in the midst of the Great Depression, Dorothy Day, Peter Maurin and others went to the May Day celebrationContinue reading “A BLESSING IN MY LIFE…THE CATHOLIC WORKER NEWSPAPER, STRAIGHT OUTTA NYC, FROM MAY 1, 1933 TO PRESENT! // UNA BENDICIÓN… EL PERIÓDICO CATHOLIC WORKER, PROCEDENTE DE NUEVA YORK, DESDE MAYO 1, 1933 AL PRESENTE”

HOLY WEEK 2017 // LA SEMANA SANTA 2017

by Brian Flagg In recent months I have tried to make a deal with God that goes something like this: “If I clean up my act and be less egotistic and more holy, gimme spiritual power to wage major warfare against local oppressors and moneyed interests.” This past Holy Week I have come to seeContinue reading “HOLY WEEK 2017 // LA SEMANA SANTA 2017”

HEY I REALLY DO HAVE CULTURE! // ¡OYE RAZA, NO MENTIRA, TENGO CULTURA TAMBIÉN!

by Brian Flagg As a white guy who grew up in the suburbs of Los Angeles I always figured I had no real culture, I never even hung out at the mall or none of that stuff. But I did grow up surfing San Onofre with my dad and all my little surf-rat friends. AndContinue reading “HEY I REALLY DO HAVE CULTURE! // ¡OYE RAZA, NO MENTIRA, TENGO CULTURA TAMBIÉN!”

LAWMAKERS OK VOUCHERS; TAKE FROM THE POOR, GIVE TO THE RICH // LEGISLADORES PASAN “VOUCHERS”; LE QUITAN A LOS POBRES PARA DARLE A LOS RICOS

by Cesar Aguirre State lawmakers passed a bill Thursday that makes all of Arizona’s 1.1 million students eligible for vouchers, which divert tax dollars out of public schools and into private and parochial schools. Vouchers were originally passed in 2011 to provide parents who have children with special needs an alternative to public schools. SinceContinue reading “LAWMAKERS OK VOUCHERS; TAKE FROM THE POOR, GIVE TO THE RICH // LEGISLADORES PASAN “VOUCHERS”; LE QUITAN A LOS POBRES PARA DARLE A LOS RICOS”

LET’S BE CLEAR THAT “ANTI-ABORTION” IS NOT REALLY “PRO-LIFE” // SEAMOS CLAROS QUE “ANTI-ABORTO” NO ES REALMENTE IGUAL QUE “PRO- VIDA”

This is a letter to the editor on the most recent National Catholic Reporter, one of my favorite sources of news. -Brian Flagg Protest Coverage It was disheartening to see how NCR covered recent national protests in the Feb. 10-23 edition. The front-page article, “Catholics find their voice as Trump debuts,” showed a small group of “pro-life”Continue reading “LET’S BE CLEAR THAT “ANTI-ABORTION” IS NOT REALLY “PRO-LIFE” // SEAMOS CLAROS QUE “ANTI-ABORTO” NO ES REALMENTE IGUAL QUE “PRO- VIDA””

TO HELL WITH AMERICANS WHO LOVE TRUMP… TRANSIT IS A BASIC HUMAN RIGHT! // AL DIABLO CON LOS AMERICANOS QUE QUIEREN A TRUMP….¡EL TRANSITO ES UN DERECHO HUMANO!

by Brian Flagg That’s the basic idea of a very good editorial in American Magazine, Jan. 2, 2017. Check it out! It featured powerful quotes from Pope Francis and noted planner and transit expert Jarret Walker, who visited Tucson last year and spent an evening in the park sharing his expertise with members of theContinue reading “TO HELL WITH AMERICANS WHO LOVE TRUMP… TRANSIT IS A BASIC HUMAN RIGHT! // AL DIABLO CON LOS AMERICANOS QUE QUIEREN A TRUMP….¡EL TRANSITO ES UN DERECHO HUMANO!”

MORE FALLOUT FROM THE SANCHEZ DISASTER // MAS CONCECUENCIAS DEL DESASTRE DE LA SALIDA DE SANCHEZ

Much to my surprise I received an email this morning from the moderator of TUSD’s School Community Partnership Council (SCPC) announcing her resignation. SCPC is a collective group of site council representatives from schools across the district. Over the past four years I have been part of this council and have seen a huge shiftContinue reading “MORE FALLOUT FROM THE SANCHEZ DISASTER // MAS CONCECUENCIAS DEL DESASTRE DE LA SALIDA DE SANCHEZ”

This is Sanctuary in Action. This is People Power. // ¿Que es el significado de la frase “Sanctuary City”?

“Sanctuary makes a ring of fire around our people.” – Marisa Franco and Not1More Deportation As I write this requested response to the question, “What does being a Sanctuary City mean anyway?” I am watching friends and compañer@s who have locked down to keep an ICE van from deporting loved ones from Phoenix to Mexico.Continue reading “This is Sanctuary in Action. This is People Power. // ¿Que es el significado de la frase “Sanctuary City”?”

CUARESMA 2017- AYER FUE MIERCOLES DE CENIZA // LENT 2017- ASH WEDNESDAY

por Brian Flagg ARREPIÉNTETE Y CREE EN EL EVANGELIO es el titulo del comentario de ayer en mi misal ‘Pan de la Palabra’. Dice: Hoy es el primer día del tiempo de Cuaresma: tiempo fuerte y de revisión profunda para nuestra vida personal y comunitaria, para avanzar en el camino de nuestra conversión. Pero eso elContinue reading “CUARESMA 2017- AYER FUE MIERCOLES DE CENIZA // LENT 2017- ASH WEDNESDAY”