In 2014 we at Casa Maria are going to do absolutely everything in our power to influence our Democratic friends on the Mayor and City Council to not oppress the poor through their Budget priorities. This means NO BUS FARE INCREASES. Council members Karin Uhlich and Richard Fimbres have already committed to this. We needContinue reading “A NEW YEARS RESOLUTION FROM CASA MARIA:”

The Huckster’s Boxing Day Gifts

A really smart friend of Casa Maria shared this commentary with us. It refers to the banner head line story in the Star ‘Red Tape Holding Up Important Roadwork’ on December 26, 2013 The English had a custom of giving the hired help the day off and a “box” of goodies the day after Christmas. Continue reading “The Huckster’s Boxing Day Gifts”

Hey, the Tucson Weekly got one right!

Cesar Aguirre, the pride of Casa Maria, really and truly is a Tucson hero.  He is a single dad that lives and works here at Casa Maria. In case you missed it, check out last weeks’ Tucson Weekly (December 19-25, 2003) http://www.tucsonweekly.com/tucson/local-heroes/Content?oid=3929804 Every year they declare some people local hero’s. Usually The Weekly doesn’t coverContinue reading “Hey, the Tucson Weekly got one right!”


by Brian Flagg, EL CANTO DE ZACARIAS – THE SONG OF ZECHARIAH (he was John the Baptist’s dad) (Luke 1, 67-79) On some level I’m kind of a devout Catholic Christian. I read the Scriptures for the daily mass in Español and English every day, am a lector at Santa Cruz Catholic Church and attendContinue reading “EL CANTO DE ZACARIAS – THE SONG OF ZACHARIAH”

¿Qué significa la Virgen de Guadalupe para nosotros en Casa María?

por Jimmy Ojeda En Diciembre de 1531 en el cerro de Tepeyac, actualmente la Ciudad de México, un indígena llamado Juan Diego contemplo la aparición de la Madre de Dios. Con la vestimenta y las características de una indígena doncella y dirigiéndose a Juan Diego en su lenguaje nata, ella le indico que él leContinue reading “¿Qué significa la Virgen de Guadalupe para nosotros en Casa María?”


by Brian Flagg, December 8, 2013 Second Sunday of Advent Mathew 3: 1-12 In due course John the Baptist appeared; he preached in the wilderness of Judaea and this was his message: -“Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is close at hand.” This was the man the prophet Isaiah spoke of when he said:                                Continue reading “ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST”

Fight For 15! Tucson’s Contribution to the National Campaign to Raise the Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour

by Cesar Aguirre & Brian Flagg On Thursday Dec. 5, Tucsonans joined with approximately 200 other cities to stand in solidarity with fast food workers (McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Burger King). The majority support families and find it impossible to make ends meet at minimum wage. This action was at noon at the McDonald’s at Speedway andContinue reading “Fight For 15! Tucson’s Contribution to the National Campaign to Raise the Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour”