COMPASSION AND GENEROSITY TOWARD THE SUFFERING

This story by Eric Debode, fellow Catholic Worker is dedicated to the homeless residents of SAFE PARK and Councilman Steve Kozachik and his colleagues on the City Council, for NOT ACCEPTING THE STATUS QUO and instead trying to find short and long term solutions to inequality and human suffering on the mean streets of TucsonContinue reading “COMPASSION AND GENEROSITY TOWARD THE SUFFERING”

BLAMING IT ALL ON THE POOR PEOPLE…

Humberto Lopez Owner of Hotel and HSL Properties Hotel Downtown   By Brian Flagg, I just got my new National Catholic Reporter (2-27-2015) and was enjoying the front page article about how Pope Francis challenged the hell out of 160 cardinals from around the world during a homily at a Mass on February 15. HeContinue reading “BLAMING IT ALL ON THE POOR PEOPLE…”

GUEST SPEAKER AT SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY

 By: Gilberto Contreras I have been honored by a professor in the gender and women’s studies department of San Diego State University to speak in his graduate class about my involvement in the Raza Studies Movement. Being a gender and women’s studies class, many of my favorite feminist activist authors are talked about. The ideasContinue reading “GUEST SPEAKER AT SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY”

A LITTLE INSPIRATION FROM…

A LITTLE INSPIRATION FROM… Pedro Arrupe Superior General of the Society of Jesus (1907-1991) Pedro Arrupe, who was elected Superior General of the Jesuits in 1965, oversaw a renewal of the Society so profound that he is revered by many Jesuits as a “second founder.” Specifically, he was instrumental in defining the modern mission ofContinue reading “A LITTLE INSPIRATION FROM…”

A Safe Place to Dream 24 hours a day

Casa Maria supports all people having a place to sleep at night. Casa Maria supports SAFEPARK which is located downtown in Pancho Villa Park. John McLane is a founder of SAFEPARK and a friend of Casa Maria. _______________________________ A Safe Place to Dream 24 hours a day By John McLane, Three years ago, a groupContinue reading “A Safe Place to Dream 24 hours a day”

THANKS TO SANTA CRUZ CATHOLIC SCHOOL

Thanks to all the kids, parents and teachers at Santa Cruz Catholic School, the school of our parish, for honoring National Catholic Schools Week by making 1300 sandwiches for Casa Maria. It really helped because at the end of the month we are busier than ever. Special thanks to Principal Ellen Fisher and 5th gradeContinue reading “THANKS TO SANTA CRUZ CATHOLIC SCHOOL”

BRAVO TO TUCSON UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT H. T. SANCHEZ

by Brian Flagg, BRAVO to TUCSON UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Superintendent H. T. SANCHEZ for showing leadership in the face of racist attacks from the likes of former State School Superintendent John Huppenthal. In defense of the children of Tucson, he calmly and reasonably continues to assert that Federal law trumps State law. Check it out:Continue reading “BRAVO TO TUCSON UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT H. T. SANCHEZ”