This is Sanctuary in Action. This is People Power. // ¿Que es el significado de la frase “Sanctuary City”?

“Sanctuary makes a ring of fire around our people.” – Marisa Franco and Not1More Deportation As I write this requested response to the question, “What does being a Sanctuary City mean anyway?” I am watching friends and compañer@s who have locked down to keep an ICE van from deporting loved ones from Phoenix to Mexico.Continue reading “This is Sanctuary in Action. This is People Power. // ¿Que es el significado de la frase “Sanctuary City”?”

CUARESMA 2017- AYER FUE MIERCOLES DE CENIZA // LENT 2017- ASH WEDNESDAY

por Brian Flagg ARREPIÉNTETE Y CREE EN EL EVANGELIO es el titulo del comentario de ayer en mi misal ‘Pan de la Palabra’. Dice: Hoy es el primer día del tiempo de Cuaresma: tiempo fuerte y de revisión profunda para nuestra vida personal y comunitaria, para avanzar en el camino de nuestra conversión. Pero eso elContinue reading “CUARESMA 2017- AYER FUE MIERCOLES DE CENIZA // LENT 2017- ASH WEDNESDAY”

THE DEMISE OF H.T. SANCHEZ: KILLING HOPE FOR LATINO CHILDREN IN TUSD // EL FIN DEL SERVICIO DE H.T. SANCHEZ: DESTRUCCION DE LA ESPERANZA DE LOS NIÑOS LATINOS EN TUSD

by Cesar Aguirre Yesterday my 10 year old daughter Jasmine asked me to sign her permission slip to go on a field trip with her class to see the movie Hidden Figures, a true story of 3 black women who where instrumental in the development of NASA’s space program during the space race. I like toContinue reading “THE DEMISE OF H.T. SANCHEZ: KILLING HOPE FOR LATINO CHILDREN IN TUSD // EL FIN DEL SERVICIO DE H.T. SANCHEZ: DESTRUCCION DE LA ESPERANZA DE LOS NIÑOS LATINOS EN TUSD”

ONE MAN’S VIEW OF CASA MARIA // UNA VISTA DE UN HOMBRE SOBRE CASA MARIA

This comes from our long-time friends and supporters, John and Julie Indermark. After a recent morning at Casa Maria, my back had a serious talk with me, an aging baby-boomer who’d prefer to live in denial of both. Lifting boxes was no longer in the cards, Back said – you’ll have to find something elseContinue reading “ONE MAN’S VIEW OF CASA MARIA // UNA VISTA DE UN HOMBRE SOBRE CASA MARIA”

If you’re interested in the dysfunction promoted by the current TUSD board majority…

If you’re interested in the dysfunction promoted by the current TUSD board majority and how they’ve botched the potential firing of Superintendent H.T. Sanchez check out these articles in the Tucson Sentinal: TUSD board delays vote on Sup’t Sanchez’s job — again Stop the insanity: TUSD eschews the easy for the scandalous in Sanchez battle A todaContinue reading “If you’re interested in the dysfunction promoted by the current TUSD board majority…”

THE PEOPLE SUPPORT H.T. SANCHEZ! // ¡EL PUEBLO APOYA AL H.T. SANCHEZ!

by Cesar Aguirre For the second time in the last week the Tucson Unified School District board has discussed whether or not they should fire Superintendent H.T. Sanchez. By watching the TV news and reading the Daily Star one could not tell that there was overwhelming support for H.T. Sanchez at last night’s board meeting.Continue reading “THE PEOPLE SUPPORT H.T. SANCHEZ! // ¡EL PUEBLO APOYA AL H.T. SANCHEZ!”

PROUD TO BE A CATHOLIC

by Brian Flagg Last week I was once again proud to be a Catholic! This is because our Bishop, Gerald Kicanis, spearheaded an effort that gathered more than 60 Southern Arizona religious leaders to express their opposition to recent presidential orders calling for the construction of a border wall and banning the admission of refugees. HeContinue reading “PROUD TO BE A CATHOLIC”

STOPPING TRUMP IS A SHORT-TERM SOLUTION! // DETENER AL TRUMP ES SOLO UNA SOLUCION POR MIENTRAS

We here at Casa Maria believe that quality public education really is the key to breaking the chains of oppression. And we think that American satirist, comedian, actor and writer Andy Borowitz really got it right in this quote. DETENER AL TRUMP ES SOLO SOLUCION POR MIENTRAS Nosotros en Casa Maria creemos que educación publicaContinue reading “STOPPING TRUMP IS A SHORT-TERM SOLUTION! // DETENER AL TRUMP ES SOLO UNA SOLUCION POR MIENTRAS”

HSL doesn’t need tax breaks // HSL no necesitan exenciones de impuestos

Just in case you missed it last week there was a letter to the editor in the Daily Star titled “HSL doesn’t need tax breaks”. Tell me that Jim Kelly from the Foothills didn’t hit the nail on the head with this one. HSL doesn’t need tax breaks Re: the Jan. 3 article “La PlacitaContinue reading “HSL doesn’t need tax breaks // HSL no necesitan exenciones de impuestos”