ACCESS TO CATHOLIC SOCIAL JUSTICE TEACHINGSWebsite of the Oscar Romero Catholic Worker Community of Oklahoma City.
Grace and peace to all who visit here!
WARNING: The study, practice, and
spirituality of Catholic social justice teachings
may be hazardous to your hard-heartedness,
complacency, skepticism, indifference, and hubris.
Proceed at your own risk! | Those who shut their ears to the cry of the
poor will themselves also call and not be heard.
Proverbs 21:13 |
You are the God of the lowly,
the helper of the oppressed, the supporter of the
weak, the protector of the forsaken, the savior of
those without hope. Judith 9:11 | The one who says he has done
enough has already perished. St. Augustine
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delivering food to the urban poor in Oklahoma City who
don't have transportation.
March 2014: Spring Sower from Strangers and Guests Catholic Worker, Maloy, Iowa
of Catholic Social Justice Teachings --
sources, foundation, principles, documents,
Message to the Working People of Oklahoma
from their Republican representatives in the U.S.
Congress. Bonus! A message from God to the Oklahoma
Congressional Delegation! HTML
Version -- suitable for posting to
Facebook and in the comment sections of online
version: 11" x 17"
message to the Working People of Oklahoma from
Governor Fallin and the Republican
Caucus of the Oklahoma Legislature. Bonus! A message
from God to Oklahoma State Government. HTML
version -- suitable for posting to
Facebook and in the comment sections of online
September 4, 2013 -- Syrian
Appeal, a letter to the Archbishop of
Oklahoma City calling upon him to forbid
participation in the unjust Syrian Escalation.
August 6, 2013 -- Original Child Bomb, an essay by Thomas Merton
the Ecocide in Canada and the Keystone
Pipeline Project: Ten tragedies, a call to
action, and an appeal to people of faith.
The Solemnity of the Ascension, 2013
Please pray this novena starting May 5, 2013, and ending May 13th,
for the intentions of the Great Plains Tar Sands Resistance organization.
A new book by Bob. 1,025 letter sized pages, 14
sections, 248 chapters, 399,000 words. Read more at http://www.ipermie.net.
Mecum 2013: A Journey through Lent.
Prayer for the 115th birthday of the
In the Name of
+ Prayer to
Saint Kateri Tekawitha
to St. Marcellus October 21 through October
30. St. Marcellus is invoked on behalf of all
who resist war and injustice.
LETTER TO CONGRESSMAN PAUL RYAN,
concerning Catholic social teachings and the 2012 election
2012 Summer NOVENA
improvisational meditations on the music of Advent,
Nativity, and Epiphany, recorded live by Bob Waldrop on
the Yamaha Conservatory grand piano at the Church of the
Epiphany of the Lord in Oklahoma City. Funds from the
sale of the CD benefit the ministries of the Oscar
Romero Catholic Worker House.
to the growing Occupy! affinity group movement! Learn why you should pray
the ROSARY for the justice and peace
Way to Go to Work
Response to Unjust War Calling the Church to the
consistent defense of life, from the
Morning Prayer for the Martyrdom of Romero -- March 24th is the anniversary of Romero's martyrdom.
Bishops guilty of material cooperation with unjust war
Annual Advent Appeal
Reflections on the Lectionary Readings , by Bob Waldrop, in the context of the music I select for the Sunday Masses at Epiphany of the Lord Church in Oklahoma City, where I am director of music, September 30, 2007
Catholic Worker Call to Peace
Liturgy for Victims of the War in Iraq
Pathways to Justice and Peace. . . a labyrinth of discovery. . .
N.B.: The Justpeace website is not well organized. There are actually hundreds of pages here and the site index is way out of date. I first published this website to the Internet in 1997, and it has grown since then, one page at a time, without any overall plan or organizing scheme. I know it would be nice to have an up to date site index, and it is on the list of things to do, but that is a Very Long List, and it has yet to make it anywhere close to the top 100. Generally, the links on this page from here on are chronological, with the most recent just below this "Nota Bene", and going further back towards 1997 from there down. The Site Index has links to the pages here as of 2001. Pages since then are generally linked on this page or on pages linked to this page.
The War on Immigrants: Statement by the Oscar Romero Catholic Worker House on proposed new harsh immigration laws, in English and Spanish, AND a discussion of the theological basis for our statement. Woe to the Rich(Immigration version), full text of the religious tract that has four Oklahoma congressional candidates and the president of the NW OKC Republican Club in a tizzy. Spring 2006
Blessed Are the Poor + A Holy Day Blessing to the Poor, to all who accompany them in their journeys, and to those who stand firm against the powers of hell and the culture of death, from the Oscar Romero Catholic Worker House - this is the text of a card we included with our grocery deliveries this Christmas and are sending to other Catholic Worker houses. Christmas 2005
Woe to the Rich + A Holy Day Warning to all Politicians, the Selfish Rich, and the Politically Well-Connected, from the Oscar Romero Catholic Worker House - this is the text of a card we have sent this year to many notorious oppressors of the poor in Oklahoma, including the members of the State Legislature, the Governor, the State Board of Education, and the Directors and Officers of Oklahoma Natural Gas and Oklahoma Gas and Electric. Christmas 2005
Getting the Right Eats: Bob Waldrop's Oklahoma Food Blog
2004 Forest Garden Blog , chronicling our gardening adventures on the corner of McKinley Street and NW 21st in Oklahoma City
Email Bob Waldrop: email@example.com
Better Times Almanac of Useful Information, 5th edition, Internet Edition
The Better Times Almanac is useful for anyone who wishes to live more frugally, simply, and sustainably. We consider the proper care and stewardship of Creation to be part of the social justice ministry of the Church, and this publication can help people to do this. Pope John Paul II was a Catholic environmentalist, and we follow his teaching in encouraging simple and frugal living. The fifth edition was a 32 page tabloid newspaper size publication, which is now out of print, but it lives on at http://www.bettertimesinfo.org/2004index.htm . Donation checks should be made payable to the Oscar Romero Catholic Worker House. Donations of $15 or more will receive a copy of the CD, Venite Adoremus, improvisational piano meditations on Advent, Nativity, and Epiphany melodies, recorded live at Epiphany Church by Robert Waldrop.
Please keep praying against the Oklahoma City I-40 relocation project! + A prayer against the I 40 highway project in Oklahoma City
alms for the Poor and for the Environment February
Venite Adoremus , 10 improvisational piano meditations on the music of Christmas, recorded live by Robert Waldrop at Epiphany Church, proceeds benefit OKC Catholic Worker Ministries,Scroll to the bottom of the page to search the Justpeace websites!
Welcome Benedict XVI! John Paul the Great, Ora Pro Nobis!
READ MORE -- LEARN MORE!
Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam.
Catholic Justice and Peace Announcements +++ announcement only email listserv chronicling journeys of justice and peace through these days of turmoil for the American Empire. traffic is typically less than 5 posts/week, often less, depends on how busy I am, this is "Bob's Blog". . ..)
Catholic Justice and Peace Discussion +++ discussion of justice and peace issues in the Catholic context, all subscribers may post.Runningonempty2 - not a Catholic or a religious discussion, but a long-running conversation on energy issues and peak oil, moderated by Bob Waldrop, established 2001, 7,000 members, 65,000 messages in the archives.
Catholic Worker , ongoing conversation about the Catholic Worker movement.
Oklahoma Food Cooperative , local food cooperative discussion
Magnificat anima mea Dominum!
God has shown might with his arm, dispersed the arrogant of mind and heart, God has thrown down the rulers from their thrones, but lifted up the lowly. The hungry he has filled with good things; the rich he has sent away empty. Mary, Queen of Justice, Pray for Us!
This site opened December 22, 1997, the Memorial of St. Anastasia of Sirmium. On that day, in Acteal, Chiapas, Mexico, 49 Mayan people praying in a church -- 21 women (4 were pregnant), 15 children, and 9 men -- were murdered by paramilitary forces who had been organized and trained by the Mexican Army, while the national police force nearby refused to intervene to protect the people. See The Acteal Massacre for more information.
Holy Martyrs of Acteal, pray for us.
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Three billion people live on less than $2.00 a day. One billion 300 million people live on less than $1.00 a day. The number of people living on less than $1/day increased by 30% during the past 10 years.
Among the poor of this world, infant mortality is rising, daily caloric intake is decreasing, deadly epidemics are raging, & life expectancies are declining, with several countries approaching negative population growth due to rapidly rising mortality rates. Such are the consequences of the Globalization of Greed and Economic Tyranny.
Statistics courtesy of the World Bank.