the Oscar Romero Catholic Worker Community of Oklahoma
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.
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.
Prayer for the 115th birthday of the
Venerable Servant of God Dorothy Day of New York. November 8, 2012
In the Name of
and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit.
O God, Who by the life of Dorothy Day of New York
has given us examples of
Charity in the face of war,
Culture that overcomes greed,
Love in response to injustice, and
Compassion when confronted by poverty;
grant that we who reverence her life
may also imitate her example of fidelity to
wisdom, truth, justice, beauty, and solidarity,
through Jesus Christ Our Lord, Amen.
War on Immigrants: Statement by the Oscar
Romero Catholic Worker House on proposed new
harsh immigration laws, AND a discussion
of the theological
basis for our statement.
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
to the Rich + A Holy Day
Warning to all Politicians, the
Selfish Rich, and the Politically
Well-Connected, the text of a card we have
sent to many notorious oppressors of the
poor in Oklahoma. Woe
to the Rich (Immigration version).
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.
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continue our ministries of justice and peace
through the coming year!Each year we deliver
food to 3,000+ families who don't have
transportation. Every year nearly a million
people visit one of our websites and download an
average of 3 pages. Your financial support makes
this possible. Donations can made sent to 1524
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Venite Adoremus, which is piano improvisions by
Robert Waldrop on the music of Advent, Nativity,
and Epiphany. Details of that CD, including
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For much greater detail about
our plans for adapting our "urban homestead" to
meet the looming challenges of peak oil, climate
instability, and economic irrationality, see Gatewood Urban Homestead, the permaculture design for our
Catholic Bishops, a letter from
Osama bin Laden - a religious and political satire
in 240 words. Postcard
version, a PDF document suitable for printing and
copying so you can mail it to your favorite
version, 2 per sheet, a PDF document suitable for
copying and distributing at meetings,
demonstrations, etc. See also More
from Osama, June 26, 2007
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
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
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
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
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
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
. 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
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
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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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Archbishop Oscar Romero Catholic Worker House, 1524 NW 21st
Street, Oklahoma City, 73106. Superna sequor!
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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