TPP – PURE UNADULTERATED EVIL

By Brian Flagg, Our U.S. Congressman, Raul Grijalva, is standing tall in his opposition to the biggest trade deal of the 21st century. It is called the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP. If this aint pure unadulterated evil, I don’t know what is. Barbie Urias and I attended a packed Grijalva-organized town hall last Saturday onContinue reading “TPP – PURE UNADULTERATED EVIL”

SORRY POPE FRANCIS, FOR WOMEN THERE IS STILL NO JUSTICE IN THE CHURCH

Barbara is a leader of The Just Faith group at Our Mother of Sorrows and has done food pick-ups for Casa Maria for many years. By Barbara Padilla-Bassett, Yes I too have read the Joy of the Gospel and find it refreshing to hear Pope Francis implore us to live the Catholic Social teachings inContinue reading “SORRY POPE FRANCIS, FOR WOMEN THERE IS STILL NO JUSTICE IN THE CHURCH”

A LESS THAN COMFORTABLE JESUIT NOVICE COMES TO TUCSON!

By Jack McLinden – May 2015 I’m a Jesuit novice (aka Catholic priest-in-training), and I’m traveling on my “pilgrimage” right now, which has led me to Casa Maria! The Jesuits send us out one-by-one with $35 and a one-way bus ticket, and tell us to come back in a month. The pilgrimage is all aboutContinue reading “A LESS THAN COMFORTABLE JESUIT NOVICE COMES TO TUCSON!”

POPE FRANCIS ON CLIMATE CHANGE

By Brian Flagg, We here at Casa Maria are eagerly anticipating the Holy Father’s upcoming encyclical on environmental issues such as climate change. Pope Francis said recently that it was practically finished but needed only to be translated into various languages before it could be published. Hopefully it will read something like this cartoon from theContinue reading “POPE FRANCIS ON CLIMATE CHANGE”

Congratulations to Barbie Urias

By Brian Flagg, Congratulations to Barbie Urias, long time South Tucsonan and soldier in the struggle. She also gets the coffee out to all our diners at 6:45 every morning. After raising 7 kids and 19 grandchildren, she has finally finished college! She is graduating from Pima College with a degree making her a ParalegalContinue reading “Congratulations to Barbie Urias”

KICKING POOR PEOPLE WHEN THEY ARE DOWN

By Brian Flagg, Kicking poor people when they are down- that’s what County Supervisor Ally Miller is trying to do with her proposed ordinance to kick people off the medians, many whom are trying to work by selling the newspaper. Like it said in today’s Star, we already have laws that deal with road safety.Continue reading “KICKING POOR PEOPLE WHEN THEY ARE DOWN”

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”

The Holy Father Confronts Arms Dealers on Easter. What would he think of Tucson?

By Brian Flagg, “In an Easter peace wish, Pope Francis on Sunday praised the framework nuclear agreement with Iran as an opportunity to make the world safer, while expressing deep worry about bloodshed in Libya, Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Nigeria and elsewhere in Africa.” Decrying the plentitude of weapons in the world, Francis said: “And weContinue reading “The Holy Father Confronts Arms Dealers on Easter. What would he think of Tucson?”