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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 the […]

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 returned […]

A GOOD TIME HAD BY ALL…& a little justice for South side magnet schools too!

by Cesar Aguirre & Brian Flagg If you didn’t make it down to El Casino Ballroom last night you missed one helluva party! The kids from Davis’ Mariachi Aguilitas were really very soulful. The Ochoa kids danced up a storm! The Color Guard from Cholla High School ROTC was there to open the show. The […]

IN RESPONSE TO SYLVIA CAMPOY, TEACHER VACANCIES // EN RESPUESTA A SYLVIA CAMPOY, VACANTES DE PROFESORES

by Cesar Aguirre In the Star’s article (10/8/15) 5 Tucson magnet schools could get more time, resources, Sylvia Campoy points to teacher vacancies as one of the issues at the magnet schools not being corrected by Sanchez and his board. On page 2 of the Star (10/8/15) More than 80 Tucson teacher jobs still vacant the […]

CHECK OUT THE SHORT ARTICLE/EDITORIAL “IT’S ABOUT MORE THAN A STRIKE” BY THE EDITOR OF THE TUCSON WEEKLY MARI HERRERAS!

Here’s the link: IT’S ABOUT MORE THAN A STRIKE

ACHIEVEMENT GAP WIDE BETWEEN WHITE AND MINORITY STUDENTS // BRECHA ANCHO ENTRE BLANCO Y ESTUDIANTES PERTENECIENTES A MINORÍAS

by Cesar Aguirre I guess it was no surprise to see this headline on the front page of Monday’s Star (7/13/2015). Read the story at: http://tucson.com/news/local/education/achievement-gap-wide-between-white-and-minority-students/article_8d13b21c-0671-56ee-a8e9-06f7cc8462f3.html I have been an outspoken advocate against standardized testing mainly for this reason, among many others, and it can get very frustrating knowing these facts and not being able to […]

POPE’S CHALLENGE TO THE RICH // EL PAPA NOS PIDE QUE PAREMOS LAS ACCIONES AUTODESTRUCTIVAS

by Brian Flagg An editorial from the most recent National Catholic Reporter (July 3-16, 2015) see: http://ncronline.org/blogs/eco-catholic/editorial-encyclical-pope-francis-issues-challenge-rich EL PAPA NOS PIDE QUE PAREMOS LAS ACCIONES AUTODESTRUCTIVAS por Raul Grijalva Visita: http://tucson.com/laestrella/noticias/el-papa-nos-pide-parar-las-acciones-autodestructivas/article_05001b24-e40f-522c-baaa-6b9a07005410.html