Current General Information on the IAF/OSC
Interesting book review of Let Them Call Me Rebel: Saul Alinsky: His Life and Legacy, by Sanford D. Horwitt, from 1989.
This an article from Tulsa Today from back in April that we somehow missed.
This is Fr. Jacobi's letter to the parishioners of St Eugene. We would point out that Fr. Jacobi's reference to the Archbishop's support of the OSC/IAF
"Archbishop Beltran will have a letter in the September 27th issue of The Sooner Catholic explaining his support for the efforts of OSC and of the local parishes which are involved in OSC."
is not as clear cut as he may have thought. See the letter we received from the Archbishop clarifying his position: Archbishop Beltran Response Letter 9-28-2009.
This is a handout of "Frequently Asked Questions" from St. Eugene's parish on the IAF/OSC.
Texas Monthly article on Ernesto Cortes and the IAF in Texas.
This article appeared in the Edmond Sun. Jo and Tom Morris were interviewed and quoted
This article appeared in the Edmond Sun in relation to Stephanie Block's visit.
Catholic Community Network (CCN) has their own website now! Check it out, it is awesome!
An Op-Ed from the Wall Street Journal by Anne Hendershott that was emailed to me.
Interesting article by Fr. Neuhaus. Contains this insightful quote: "Critics of IAF say it is "divisive" and has the unhappy effect of "politicizing" churches, to which IAF leaders happily plead guilty."
This is a summary of the meeting organized by Catholic laity from St. Charles Borromeo to address concerns about the IAF/OSC. We attended as guests, and counted 58 in attendance.
This is a link to the Sooner Catholic article on the OSC/IAF at St. Monica's parish. See pages 3 & 6.
Here is Bishop Taylor's justification of Alinskyian Community Organizing which appeared on Facebook.
I can assure the Bishop that, based on our personal experience, those on his side of this issue do more than their fair share of demonizing. We are also surprised to find out that we are not considered by him to be among "those who work to improve the lot of the poor!" Many hurtful things are said on each side of the issue. We will pray for him and all those on both sides of this issue.
These three articles were written by Steve Nash who is one of the leaders at St. Charles Borromeo in resisting the incursion of the IAF/OSC.
This is an interesting essay on what "social justice" really means. Thought provoking.
Handout given to Fr. John Metzinger prior to his decision not to continue support for the IAF. Now with a Spanish version.
We received the following question in an email from Matt Krodel.
From: Matt Krodel <matt.krodel@***.***> Sent: Wed Sep 9 8:29
Subject: In a hundred words or less...
Hi, I've been through your site, and it has a lot of information. Can you briefly describe what you think the real outcome is going to be once congregations are organized and taking action? Thanks.
According to the St. Charles Borromeo bulletin insert, Matt is involved with the OSC efforts at St. Charles and is a 2007 JustFaith graduate. The above link is our response to his question. We will keep him in our prayers, and hope that he will do the same for us.
I received this in an email. It gives some information on the Protestant congregations involved with the OSC, as well as the Directors and Trustees. I am trying to verify its accuracy but we have been unable to get the anyone to confirm or deny this information.
These are the bulletin inserts from St Charles Borromeo, September 6, 2009. Please pray for Fr. Seeton, and the parish.
Here are the incorporating Documents for the Oklahoma Sponsoring Committee, Inc. If you are curious who is on their trustees or directors are, this is the place to find out.
An article by Stephanie Block showing some of the shadowy links between Alinskyian organizing and the abortion industry.
After months of meetings in various parishes and other groups with little or no public information to parishioners, finally a Pastor has decided to publicize and defend his commitment to involvement with the IAF. Welcome to the sunlight, Fr. Tim.
These documents are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to information about the IAF. Visit our Links page for a mountain of information.
Last Updated: Monday, May 14, 2012 07:23 PM -0500