WELCOME to the Reyes family\\BIENVENIDOS a la familia Reyes

By Brian Flagg. In case you did not know, Casa Maria just bought this really nice house on the corner of 24th and 3rd ave. I think its finest feature is the perfect view of Guadalupe Soup Kitchen from the large bedroom window in the rear of the house! And la familia Reyes is livingContinue reading “WELCOME to the Reyes family\\BIENVENIDOS a la familia Reyes”

LA FIESTA DE NUESTRA SEÑORA DEL MONTE CARMELO \\ THE FEAST DAY OF OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL

por Alicia Nuñez O.C.D.S. El 16 de julio es la Fiesta de Nuestra Señora del Monte Carmelo. Este año queremos empezar a tener mas eventos Carmelitas en español para que nuestra comunidad pueda participar. La celebración empezó el día 7 con platicas relacionadas a Nuestra Señora del Monte Carmelo y la Orden Carmelita. Es unaContinue reading “LA FIESTA DE NUESTRA SEÑORA DEL MONTE CARMELO \\ THE FEAST DAY OF OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL”

GIFT OF GAB, THE GENTRIFICATION SONG

by Cesar Aguirre Across the country gentrification has been affecting inner-city communities. From Brooklyn to San Francisco inner-city communities have been taken over by moneyed interests. Some claim that it is development and improvement of poor, blighted communities with high crime rates and homelessness. But for those of us who live here it pushes usContinue reading “GIFT OF GAB, THE GENTRIFICATION SONG”

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”