Message from a Bus Rider, V2

As we lead up to the decision by Tucson’s City Council on whether and how to raise bus fares on September 20, TBRU will publish a Video Blog everyday. We know that if our City Council Members would come to the transit centers and talk to bus riders or get on the bus that they would thinkContinue reading “Message from a Bus Rider, V2”

Message from a Bus Rider, V1

As we lead up to the decision by Tucson’s City Council on whether and how to raise bus fares on September 20, TBRU will publish a Video Blog everyday. We know that if our City Council Members would come to the transit centers and talk to bus riders or get on the bus that they would thinkContinue reading “Message from a Bus Rider, V1”

THANKS TO ST. ODILIAS! // ¡GRACIAS A ST. ODILIAS!

by Brian Flagg Of course the Jubilee Year of Mercy needs to not just be talked about, or prayed about, it needs to be fleshed out, made incarnate if you will… We know of at least one parish who has a plan to do just that! Fr. Miguel Mariano, pastor of St. Odilias on theContinue reading “THANKS TO ST. ODILIAS! // ¡GRACIAS A ST. ODILIAS!”

THE JUBILEE YEAR OF MERCY // AÑO DEL JUBILEO DE LA MISERICORDIA

by Brian Flagg In case you didn’t know, Pope Francis declared a Year of Jubilee that begins today, December 8th, 2015. The theme of the Jubilee Year is Mercy! In the ancient tradition of a year of Jubilee, slaves and prisoners were to be freed, debts would be forgiven, land and possessions would be returnedContinue reading “THE JUBILEE YEAR OF MERCY // AÑO DEL JUBILEO DE LA MISERICORDIA”

PROUD TO BE CATHOLIC ON THE 4TH OF JULY! // ¡ORGULLOSO DE SER CATÓLICO EN EL 4 DE JULIO!

by Brian Flagg I’m gonna celebrate by attending the 5:30 mass at Santa Cruz. I’m gonna give thanks and praise that I’m part of a church who’s head guy, the Holy Father, Pope Francis, actually talks and acts like Jesus or one of the prophets! See the article in today’s Star at: http://tucson.com/news/national/govt-and-politics/heeding-francis-iowa-catholic-leaders-to-pressure-field/article_3c51f00f-e786-51f0-b21b-08a98bb8adeb.html Yesterday in Iowa,Continue reading “PROUD TO BE CATHOLIC ON THE 4TH OF JULY! // ¡ORGULLOSO DE SER CATÓLICO EN EL 4 DE JULIO!”

City Councilwoman Karin Uhlich to introduce Jarrett Walker to the Bus Riders

BUS RIDER PARTY!        FRIDAY APRIL, 24 AT 5:00 PM                               Armory Park Bandshell (S. 6th Ave, between 12th & 13th St.) BURRITOS de carne y BURRITOS de frijoles A nationally known transit planner, Jarrett Walker, has been invited to Tucson by high-ranking bureaucrats and politicians to enlighten us about transit. Bus Riders have been mostlyContinue reading “City Councilwoman Karin Uhlich to introduce Jarrett Walker to the Bus Riders”

The Pima County Bond Election – True Democracy in Action

Pima County Bond Committee at work By Brian Flagg, Join us Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 8:30 a.m. at the County Supervisor Meeting. The Supervisors will be voting on whether to put an $815 million bond package on the November ballot. We at Casa Maria feel that a YES vote by the Supervisors is important forContinue reading “The Pima County Bond Election – True Democracy in Action”

OUR GOVERNOR IS AN ARROGANT MAN- and he has a lot of nerve

OUR GOVERNOR IS AN ARROGANT MAN- and he has a lot of nerve By Brian Flagg, This week he went to an elementary school in Phoenix, and talked about the importance of early childhood development and all day kindergarten and then, with a straight face, says there is no money for these things. Same thingContinue reading “OUR GOVERNOR IS AN ARROGANT MAN- and he has a lot of nerve”

FOR JOHN C. SCOTT: on if I was King…

By Brian Flagg, I read this great article in America magazine by the auxiliary bishop of San Francisco, Robert W. McElroy, entitled “Market Assumptions: Pope Francis’ challenge to income inequality” (Nov 3, 2014). This past April, Pope Francis told over 10 million online followers, in nine different languages, “Inequality is the root of social evil.”Continue reading “FOR JOHN C. SCOTT: on if I was King…”