Category: On The Line

Articles and photos not directly related to the LACW community, yet are highly noteworthy and recommended.

IT IS GOING TO GET WORSE BEFORE IT GETS BETTER

The article behind this LINK puts the grave situation this nation now faces in proper perspective and calls each of us to face reality and prepare to act if we want a moral order, the rule of law, and a democracy. An excerpt: “Because Donald Trump appeals to the worst of America. His promotion of …

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THE TRIUMPH

The following is a reflection from The Way of the Cross, by Virgil Elizondo, as quoted in A Maryknoll Book of Inspiration. Jesus continues to be betrayed, it is true. But it is equally true that Jesus in the person of his disciples, who are willing to go all the way to the Cross with …

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PHILIPPINES’ DUTERTE: “KILL THOSE USELESS BISHOPS”

Philippenes President Rodrigo Duterte called for an all out war against the Catholic Church hierarchy in the Philippines because of their criticism of his failed drug war in the Southeast Asian archipelago. He has allegedly had two priests killed already, and has now publicly  called for the murder of other priests and bishops. Follow this …

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A TIME TO MEET OUR GOD

This LINK is to a very good reflection on Advent and Christmas. Something we really should consider in the midst of the overwhelming numbers of sisters and brothers that are living in poverty and houseless, along with the millions of refugees worldwide, and those who are part of the caravan sitting at the our southern …

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THE WEALTH OF THE THREE RICHEST FAMILIES IN THE U.S. GREW BY 6,000% SINCE 1982

The article behind this LINK reveals a revolting reality that substantiates the contention that capitalism is evil, unjust, and utterly contrary to and the antithesis of Biblical justice, and therefore should be abolished in favor of a modified form of socialism where equity is relevant. An excerpt:  “The top three wealthiest billionaires in the US …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/11/23/the-wealth-of-the-three-richest-families-in-the-u-s-grew-by-6000-since-1982

THE EARTH IS IN A DEATH SPIRAL

This LINK is to a well written but distressing article on the ominous condition of our planet earth and the crucial steps we immediately must take in order to save this planet. I must add that in order to implement the major changes necessary, it may take a nonviolent revolution, as the corrupt and morally …

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LESSONS ON BUILDING DEMOCRACY AFTER NONVIOLENT REVOLUTION

The article behind this LINK is an excellent resource in facilitating an answer to the question, Why do some nonviolent revolutions end in democracy while others do not?  With the reality that our nation is rapidly descending into a fascist police state controlled by corporations and the handful of oligarchs behind them, and further realizing …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/11/16/lessons-on-building-democracy-after-nonviolent-revolution

A FRANCISCAN PLEA FOR THE SOUL OF AMERICA

The below PDF contains an excellent one page statement from the Franciscan Friars on the current state of affairs in the United States. It is a call to reject and resist the status quo and boldly speak out and against U.S. fascist imperial policies that are utterly contrary to gospel values. A FRANCISCAN PLEA FOR …

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U.S. DETENTION OF MIGRANT CHILDREN CONTINUES TO SKYROCKET

This LINK is to a horrifying article about the abominable U.S. policy of detaining migrant children (indeed, our own as well) in what amounts to concentration camps. Many of these children will never again see their parents and families. As long as “we the people” remain silent in the midst of this atrocity, thus allowing …

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TYPHUS OUTBREAK AMONG HOMELESS IN LOS ANGELES

The disconcerting article behind this LINK reveals yet another serious outbreak of a disease primarily affecting our homeless sisters and brothers. An excerpt:  “There have been 64 cases of typhus reported across Los Angeles County so far this year, more than the 53 cases recorded this time last year, and on track to surpass the …

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ANOTHER GOOD REFLECTION OF SAINT OSCAR ROMERO

This LINK is to a very good reflection on the now official Saint Oscar Romero. An excerpt: “In 1997 Romero was declared a “Servant of God,” a process which makes him a candidate for sainthood. But the process stalled when the hierarchy worried if such a move would be too “political.” Then in February of …

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WHAT OSCAR ROMERO’S CANONIZATION SAYS ABOUT POPE FRANCIS

This LINK is to a good article in The Atlantic about Pope Francis officially making Oscar Romero a saint. An Excerpt: “Nearly four decades later, Pope Francis has declared Óscar Romero a saint. An archbishop murdered at the altar, in the manner of England’s Thomas Becket, would seem a simple case. But Romero’s path to canonization—at …

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