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Sat Nov 24, 2012, 10:26 AM

Catholic Charity, Casa Maria Free Kitchen, Turns Down Walmart Gift, Calling it "Blood Money"

By Michael Allen, Fri, November 23, 2012

The Casa Maria Free Kitchen, a Catholic charity in Tucson, Arizona, refused a $2,000 gift on Thursday from Walmart, calling the offer “blood money.”

Brian Flagg, of the Casa Maria Free Kitchen, told The Arizona Daily Star: "We feel that even though Walmart has low prices, they pay lousy wages, they’re anti-union and they have a detrimental effect on the survival of small businesses. We consider that blood money.”

“The consensus was not to accept the money. Hopefully we’re modeling good Catholic, Christian behavior.”

Critics often cite Walmart for their low wages, lack of benefits, anti-union tactics and even signing up low income workers for food stamps to buy food at Walmart, which has been targeted on Black Friday by organized strikes in nine states.

http://www.opposingviews.com/i/religion/christianity/catholicism/catholic-charity-casa-maria-free-kitchen-turns-down-walmart-gift

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Reply Catholic Charity, Casa Maria Free Kitchen, Turns Down Walmart Gift, Calling it "Blood Money" (Original post)
rug Nov 2012 OP
patrice Nov 2012 #1
Dave_M Nov 2012 #2
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #3
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #4
freshwest Nov 2012 #6
loudsue Nov 2012 #5
freshwest Nov 2012 #7
rug Nov 2012 #8
pinto Nov 2012 #9
rug Nov 2012 #10

Response to rug (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 11:18 AM

1. Kick!

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Response to rug (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 01:03 PM

2. When the pope hears about this....

he's gonna be pissed!

But kudos to Casa Maria for doing the right thing!

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Response to Dave_M (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 01:16 PM

3. Welcome to DU!

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Response to rug (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 02:24 PM

4. Good for them!

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 08:03 PM

6. +1

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Response to rug (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 05:42 PM

5. We aught to raise the $2000 Walmart was going to give them, and tell them

THANKS for speaking out! In fact, this should go viral!

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Response to loudsue (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 08:03 PM

7. Great idea.

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Response to loudsue (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 11:26 PM

8. You know, that's an excellent idea.

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Response to loudsue (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:27 AM

9. Contact info -

http://www.casamariatucson.org/index.html

Casa Maria Catholic Worker | 401 East 26th Street. Tucson, AZ. 85713 | (520) 624-0312

Casa Maria Mission Statement

Casa Maria’s mission, as part of the lay catholic worker movement founded in 1930 in New York City by Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin, is to practice daily the love and compassion of Jesus and to implement the teachings of his Gospel and the social doctrine of our church. The Sermon on the Mount and the call to solidarity with the poor are the heart of these teachings.

At Casa Maria, our catholic workers are devoted to acts of mercy (feeding and clothing those in need, visiting the ill, etc), voluntary poverty, pacifism, and the search of justice for the poor. In each action, they use their faith and try to revive the faith in those who have lost it, making them understand that Christ has never left their lives.

As a part of our mission, we seek new and creative ways to organize and let the talent of each one of our volunteer catholic workers be destined to achieve spiritual and economical transformation of our community.

“We work for liberty, social justice, and peace"

http://www.casamariatucson.org/index.html

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Response to pinto (Reply #9)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 01:57 AM

10. Thanks for the link.

I'll send them $20. Now we need 99 more.

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