Saturday, July 25, 2015

Women Betrayed Rally at noon July 28th, sponsored by Portland Community College Student for Life

Women Betrayed Rally for Oregon at 12 noon, July 28th, in front of Beaverton Planned Parenthood sponsored by PCC Students for Life.

Planned Parenthood: Beaverton Center
12220 SW First St, Suite 200, Beaverton, Oregon 97005

What We are Doing and why

On July 14th and July 21st, the Center for Medical Progress released undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood executives casually discussing the harvesting and sale of baby body parts. It was sickening. It was horrifying. In both videos, the abortionists filmed - Dr. Deborah Nucatola, Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Senior Director of Medical Services and Dr. Mary Gatter, the President of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Medical Directors’ Council - candidly discuss the harvesting and selling the body parts of aborted babies and the haggling of prices for these baby body parts. 

The abortion giant claims they care about women but they don’t – just look at their actions.  Planned Parenthood gets over $500 million a year in our taxpayer money and makes more than $100 million in profit, all while having abortion quotas. The organization has been caught covering up statutory rape, double-billing taxpayers, aiding and abetting sex traffickers, scheduling sex-selective abortions and accepting money to abort African American children.

Women have been betrayed by Planned Parenthood. Families have been deceived. And the smallest among us have been the ultimate victims of Planned Parenthood's horrific business schemes. Quite frankly, we've had enough. It’s time to relieve Planned Parenthood of our taxpayer dollars. Join pro-lifers across the nation on Tuesday, July 28th to call on state and federal officials to investigate and defund Planned Parenthood, now!

Dear Friends,

Here is some great news for AFTER the rally! 


Following the rally, from 1 to 2:30, we will be hosting a FREE networking lunch-in, at St. Cecilia’s near the Planned Parenthood, to hear the latest news, listen to more amazing speakers, and learn what steps we can take next to keep this momentum going!

If you want to come, RSVP to with subject line “RSVP”: the number of people that are coming.

If you are interested in bringing food, and/or helping with set-up or clean-up, please Email Caleb (above).



From Washington. 

Across the nation in scores of cities, concerned folks are speaking out against abortion giant Planned Parenthood and its depravity, crying out for an end to taxpayer funding (over $500 million per year in federal taxes) of this highly profitable business.

See Undercover videos have exposed horrific revelations regarding Planned Parenthood and its sale of aborted baby body parts.  It's also known to help human traffickers and abusers by aborting babies of exploited girls.

Several states have called for investigations, and some have stopped funding Planned Parenthood with taxpayer dollars, but not Washington State.

We must stand up and show that we're sick of being forced to fund this abortion machine.  Our local “Women Betrayed” rally is in conjunction with Pro-Life Future and Students for Life of America at 12:45 to 1:15 Tuesday, July 28, in the small gazebo near Slocum House.

For more information contact Ann Makar at 910-1907 (

Friday, July 17, 2015


Brother William Dygert, CSC is a Brother of the Congregation of the Holy Cross
the same order at the University of Portland.

He comes to the Archdiocese of Portland with twenty-three years of experience  as a Catholic school superintendent, serving most recently in the Diocese of Paterson, N.J.  Prior to Paterson, Brother William served as superintendent in the dioceses of Peoria, Providence, Tyler and Beaumont.  He also served as a high school assistant principal as well as a middle school president.

 In addition to holding a Bachelor's Degree adn three Master Degrees, he received a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of Dayton, Ohio in 1998.  Besideshis administrative experience, he taught English at both the high school and college level. 

For nine summers, Brother William has taught a graduate course in the Remick Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) Leadership Program at the University of Notre Dame.

He has served on a number of boards and committees, in connection with both his religious congregation as well as Catholic schools, including a consulting role with the USCCB Committee on Education, from 2005-2008.  He has presented and published on a wide range of school-related topics, including governance, strategic planning and standards.  Most recently, he was recognized by the University

Thanks to the Catholic Sentinel for the information. 

Welcome Brother Dygert.  God Bless you.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Ongoing Pro-Life Prayer Gatherings at Abortion Mills in Oregon and Washington

Summer is the right time to get our children involved in the pro-life movement.  The world is trying to take them from Christ.  Praying for Life fortifies them for the fight.  Take them once, it could start a lifetime of rewards and memories.


Planned Parenthood Beaverton Center  12220 SW First St., two blocks North of SW Hall Blvd., one block South of SW Farmington Rd., near the Beaverton Library. Nearby school: Beaverton High School. Sponsored by St. Cecelia Catholic Church.
 Contact : Marie Barzen :
Fridays – 8:00 to 10:30 AM
Every Saturday Pro Life Rosary at 8:50 AM

Lovejoy Abortion Facility    
922 NW 25th Ave. at Lovejoy St. Park on the neighborhood streets. Three blocks from Good Samaritan Hospital. Nearest church: St. Mary’s Cathedral.
2nd Saturday of the month— 9:00  3-4 people
4th Saturday of the month—around 9:00  1 person
Some/most Thursdays and Fridays, 6:30 to 10-ish. Let me know if you want to be contacted about these (somewhat random) days.
·         Currently, all 40 Days for Life campaigns are held at this location.
·         40 DFL occurs twice/year. Once in late Sept (~23rd) and again during Lent
·         Contact: Therese Ruesink 503 997 1884

Planned Parenthood SE 50th:
3231 SE 50th Ave., two blocks north of SE Powell Blvd. Nearby school: Franklin High School. Nearest churches: St. Ignatius Catholic Church; St. Stephen’s Catholic Church; Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church.
                        Wednesdays – 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.
                       Sunday mornings – 9 a.m. Hispanic rosaries and prayers
Contact: Janice Donahue  503 475 3646

Planned Parenthood  N.E. MLK Jr. Blvd   
 3727 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Cross street NE Beech St., one block North of NE Fremont St. Nearby school: Jefferson High School. Closest Churches: Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church; Holy Rosary Catholic Church; Life Change Christian Church.
Wednesdays – 7:30 am – 11:30 am and 1:00 to 5:00 PM
Contact:  Therese Ruesink 503 997 1884

** Planned Parenthood in Vancouvar Center, Vancouvar Washington
5500 NE 109th Court, Suite A
 Vancouvar Washington, 98662

 Larry (?) is at PP in Vancouver Monday through Friday from 8am to ~ 5pm.

On Thursday the prayer group takes turns from 7:30am to 5 pm.

On Saturday from 10:15am to 11 am.

Peggy Girard heads the prayer group. She doesn't have email. Her phone number is (360) 696-2940. 

** This info might not be current. 


From David:

 I would like to add the following (excerpted from the bulletin of St. Joseph Church in Salem): 

PRO-LIFE PRAYER for an end to abortion (outside Planned Parenthood facility,corner of Coral and Wolverine NE) every Friday, 9:00 a.m. and 2nd Saturdays 8:00 a.m.(Prayer Group), as well as 1st Saturdays 9:00 a.m.(Knights).

If you know of other opportunities to Stand for Life please let us know.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Catholic dioceses nationwide hold teachers to faith and moral standards.

Good news.  Look at the West Coast Archbishop/Bishops who are standing for the Church.  God Bless them.  They need our prayers.

June 26, 2015 (CardinalNewmanSociety) -- In two eye-opening reports, education reform experts at The Cardinal Newman Society have compiled and analyzed employment documents from more than 125 Catholic dioceses in the United States, showing evidence in the Church of a broad and substantial movement toward high standards for Catholic school teachers with regard to faith and morals.

In the past year, several dioceses have announced new “morality clauses” and other improvements to teacher contracts, handbooks and other employment documents, ensuring that teachers are aware of expectations that they model Catholic values and beliefs both inside and outside the classroom. A firestorm of criticism has engulfed Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone in San Francisco, who proposed similar changes to local teacher agreements.

But an important study by The Cardinal Newman Society’s Dr. Jamie Arthur, released a couple days ago, shows that Archbishop Cordileone and his fellow bishops have only been implementing standards that the Vatican has required for several decades, wholly consistent with the Church’s vision for Catholic education.

And now two new reports from the Newman Society—authored by Dr. Denise Donohue and Dr. Dan Guernsey, deputy director and director respectively of the Society’s K-12 education programs—clearly demonstrate that the several bishops whose updated teacher standards have been reported by news media are not alone in their efforts. Instead, there appears to be a national consensus among Catholic bishops that faith and morals clauses are needed in teacher agreements.
Archbishop Cordileone, San Francisco

“The work of these researchers provides valuable support to Archbishop Cordileone and the whole Church,” said Patrick Reilly, president of The Cardinal Newman Society. “Not only do these reports dispel false claims that the bishops who are implementing strong teacher standards are out of touch with the rest of the Church, but these reports also will help bishops and school leaders engage in a national conversation about the essential role of faithful Catholic teachers and collaborate in strengthening the Catholic identity of America’s Catholic schools.”

In their reports, Drs. Donohue and Guernsey find much diversity in how dioceses articulate their faith and morals standards, and with what sort of employment documents the standards are presented to current and prospective employees in Catholic schools. But some dioceses have been collaborating on specific language, and there are clear themes that run through the standards, with apparent concern for hot-button moral issues that are most likely to cause friction between Catholic schools and teachers who do not fully embrace Catholic values.

The Newman Society authors identify and analyze several outstanding examples of diocesan policies in their paper, Faith and Morals Language in Catholic School Teacher Employment Documents: Best Practices Brief. “Best practice in invoking a faith or morals clause involves ensuring the teacher understands and participates in the school’s religious mission and is aware of areas of potential moral concern,” write Drs. Donohue and Guernsey.

The “best practices brief” draws upon a much longer, 67-page compilation of sample language from more than 125 dioceses in the United States.

Among the model documents is the “pre-application statement” for teachers in the Diocese of Sacramento, chosen because it includes “a narrative on the mission of the Church and the expectation of employees to share in that mission and give public witness to the Catholic faith through their life choices,” the authors explain.

Provided to prospective teachers before they even apply for a Catholic school position, the Sacramento statement is very specific about Church teaching on issues like marriage—an especially important point given the redefinition of marriage in California and the Supreme Court ruling on marriage expected tomorrow or Monday.

The Diocese informs applicants that “the notion of ‘gay marriage’, and the adoption or placement of children in anything other than a traditional family setting, secularism, the paring back of religious freedom rights, or the restriction of… liberty of conscience, anti-Catholicism, or anti-Catholic biases, [and] the abuse of alcohol or the use of illegal narcotics or other controlled substances” are opposed to Catholic morality and faith. Anyone who is unwilling to “authentically witness the Catholic faith by their lives may wish to reflect and seek pastoral guidance before applying for employment or ministry in the Church,” the Diocese warns.

Other examples of teacher employment documents include stand-alone faith and morals statements, witness statements, belief statements and oaths, employee handbook policies and “safe environment” policies that protect against child abuse but also require teachers’ moral behavior in other respects.
Drs. Donohue and Guernsey note that in addition to explaining particular points of moral concern for the Church, many dioceses will also instruct teachers to consult the Vatican-approved Catechism of the Catholic Church on all moral and faith questions.

“Direct reference to the entire Catechism is a best practice, because it not only solves the potential legal question of where to find authoritative, clearly articulated, and binding theological and moral norms for use in adjudication, but also has the added benefit of addressing a much broader scope of possible flashpoints in a deeper context than can be addressed in an employment document,” the authors advise.

“This helps clarify two important legal questions in a termination related to morality clauses,” they write. “Was the employee aware of what was expected (did they know that their behavior violated expectations), and how is immorality defined or understood in particular instances so as to avoid an arbitrary enactment of the clause by the employer?”

Bishop Vasa, Santa Rosa
The Newman Society authors also have praise for the Code of Ethics for the Teacher in a Catholic School issued by Bishop Robert Vasa of the Diocese of Santa Rosa, because while it is necessary that such documents be “legalistic,” Bishop Vasa takes great care to also ensure “pastoral sensitivity, instruction and clarity.”

The Code explains that “as human beings, we are called by God to a life of holiness. We recognize that, without diminishing our freedom, this call orients us to heed God in our thoughts, words and deeds. We further recognize that this call is all the more compelling for us since, in our lives and vocations as teacher/administrators in a Catholic school, we have been entrusted with the task of helping students ‘arrive at the fullness of the Christian life’ (Canon 794, § 1).”

Therefore, the Code states, it is essential that Catholic school teachers and leaders model an “exemplary life both personally and professionally”—words that also appear in the Diocese’s employment contracts. “Thus, whether we are at school or outside of school, our public behavior is to be in conformity with Church teaching as expounded in The Catechism of the Catholic Church.”
While teaching in a Catholic school can be an extraordinary experience for the faithful Catholic teacher, the authors note that disputes with teachers who run afoul of diocesan standards can be “painful, emotionally and socially charges, and potentially litigious.”

Bishop Barber, Oakland
“Charity, clarity, humility, and justice will all need to come into play in aiming for a peaceful resolution with the employee,” the authors advise, citing the Diocese of Davenport’s termination policies as exemplary in their avoidance of scandal and promotion of “mutual respect, personal integrity and freedom of conscience.”

What the two reports demonstrate, the authors conclude, is that:
…there are different options for Catholic leadership to approach the presentation and enforcement of faith and morals clauses for Catholic school teachers. In seeking to implement faith and morals clauses, it is prudent for the school to ensure that 1) it has properly highlighted the fundamental religious nature of all of its efforts, 2) it has made all teachers aware of their responsibility to advance the religious mission of Catholic education, and 3) it seeks to ensure that the teachers understand the scope of faith and morals transgressions that might result in termination of employment.
Both reports—the best practices brief and the full compilation of diocesan materials—are posted online at The Cardinal Newman Society website.
The Cardinal Newman Society

The Feast of the Most Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ

The Feast of the Most Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ was a feast included in the General Roman Calendar from 1849 to 1969.
In 1933, Pope Pius XI raised the feast to the rank of Double of the 1st Class to mark the 1900th anniversary of Jesus' death.

In Pope John XXIII's 1960 revision of the General Roman Calendar, the feast was classified as of the first class (see General Roman Calendar of 1960).

The feast was removed from the General Roman Calendar in 1969, "because the Most Precious Blood of Christ the Redeemer is already venerated in the solemnities of the Passion, of Corpus Christi and of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and in the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. But the Mass of the Most Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ is placed among the votive Masses".

There can never be too many prayers.
Following are various prayers regarding the Precious Blood.  But first, here's the address of a cloistered contemplative order of nuns established in 1861 called the Sisters of the Precious Blood.  You may send prayer intentions, or you may request devotionals such as an awesome prayer book, a chaplet, and a Precious Blood cord, which is a sacramental especially for the sick. 


  Sisters of the Precious Blood
  700 Bridge Street
  Manchester, NH  03104-9962
  (603) 623-4264

When blessing yourself with Holy Water:
"By this Holy Water and by Your Precious Blood, Lord Jesus, wash away all my sins."
When entering or leaving your house:
Precious Blood of Jesus, shed on the Cross for us, bless this house.  Take it under Thy protection.
A Powerful Prayer to be Said Before Praying
Almighty Father, I place the Precious Blood of Jesus before my lips before I pray, that my prayers may be purified before they ascend to Your divine altar.
-  St. Mary Magdalen de Pazzi
Precious Blood, ocean of divine mercy:  Flow upon us!
Precious Blood, most pure offering:  Procure us every grace!
Precious Blood, hope and refuge of sinners:  Atone for us!
Precious Blood, delight of holy souls:  Draw us!  Amen.
       - The "Constant" Prayer of St. Catherine of Siena

Jesus Lord, kind Pelican,
Cleanse my filth with Thy Blood,
One drop of which can save
The whole world from all its sin.

- St. Thomas Aquinas
Offering of the Precious Blood
Eternal Father, I offer You the Most Precious Blood of Jesus Christ in atonement for my sins, and in supplication for the holy souls in Purgatory and for the needs of Holy Church.
- The Raccolta
Precious Blood Prayer in Response to Requests from Our Lord
Dear Jesus, moved by an impulse of love, and with purity of intention, I wish to cover my humble labors with Your merits and bathe them in the supernatural gold of Your Precious Blood.  I desire to consecrate my life to the saving of souls and the extension of Your glory, and I beg the Heavenly Father for as many souls as You shed drops of Blood during Your Passion.
- Sr. Josefa Menendez
Prayer of St. Faustina
O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a Fount of Mercy for us, I trust in You.
Pleading the Blood of Jesus
Father in heaven, may we all be cleansed by the saving Blood of Jesus; may our consciences be purged of dead works.  Scripture says that evil is defeated by the Blood of the Lamb, so we ask that the Blood of Jesus cover all who are in need of protection (all civil, religious and lay leaders, our families, friends, enemies, all those for whom we have promised to pray, and ourselves).  We mark the borders of our nation and the doorposts of our churches, homes, schools and places of employment with the Precious Blood of Jesus.  Also, we cover our vehicles that no one may ever be injured through them.  Thank You, Lord, for shedding Your Blood for us.

May the Water and Blood that came from the side of Jesus create a protecting fountain of grace, one which flows directly from the throne of God to us.  Come, Lord, and fill us with Your Holy Spirit.

Testimony to the Precious Blood
We overcome Satan when we testify personally to what the Word of God says that the Blood of Jesus does for us (Revelation 12:11).
Ephesians 1:7     Through the Blood of Jesus I am redeemed out of 
Psalm 107:2        the hand of the devil.
Ephesians 1:7     Through the Blood of Jesus all my sins are forgiven.
1 John 1:7          The Blood of Jesus Christ, God's Son, cleanses me from all sin.
Romans 5:9         Through the Blood of Jesus I am justified and
                          saved from God's wrath.

Hebrews 13:12     Through the Blood of Jesus I am sanctified,
                           made holy, set apart to God.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20   My body is a temple for the Holy Spirit,
                            redeemed, cleansed, sanctified by the Blood of Jesus.
Therefore, the devil has no place in me, and no power over me, through the Blood of Jesus.
Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.

Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.

God the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us.
God the Holy Spirit, have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, One God, have mercy on us.

Blood of Christ, only-begotten Son of the Eternal Father,
save us. *

( * "Save us" is repeated after each invocation.)

Blood of Christ, Incarnate Word of God,
Blood of Christ, of the New and Eternal Testament,
Blood of Christ, falling upon the earth in the Agony,
Blood of Christ, shed profusely in the Scourging,
Blood of Christ, flowing forth in the Crowning with Thorns,
Blood of Christ, poured out on the Cross,
Blood of Christ, price of our salvation,
Blood of Christ, without which there is no forgiveness,
Blood of Christ, Eucharistic drink and refreshment of souls,
Blood of Christ, stream of mercy,
Blood of Christ, Victor over demons,
Blood of Christ, courage of martyrs,
Blood of Christ, strength of confessors,
Blood of Christ, bringing forth virgins,
Blood of Christ, help of those in peril,
Blood of Christ, relief of the burdened,
Blood of Christ, solace in sorrow,
Blood of Christ, hope of the penitent,
Blood of Christ, consolation of the dying,
Blood of Christ, peace and tenderness of hearts,
Blood of Christ, pledge of Eternal Life,
Blood of Christ, freeing souls from Purgatory,
Blood of Christ, most worthy of all glory and honor,

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
spare us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
graciously hear us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us.

You have redeemed us, O Lord, in your Blood,
And made us, for our God, a kingdom.


Almighty and Eternal God, You have appointed Your only begotten Son the Redeemer of the world, and willed to be appeased by His Blood.  Grant, we beg of You, that we may worthily adore this price of our salvation, and through its power be safeguarded from the evils of this present life, so that we may rejoice in its fruits forever in heaven.  Through the same Christ our Lord.  Amen.
Chaplet of the
Precious Blood
Each bead of the Precious Blood Chaplet is, as it were, a chalice filled with the Divine Blood of Jesus, uplifted by Our Lady to the Eternal Father, imploring every grace necessary for your soul and body.

This Chaplet is divided into seven groups, containing 33 "Our Fathers" in honor of the 33 years during which the
Precious Blood
flowed in the veins of Jesus, before it was poured out on the Cross for our salvation.

After each group, the "Glory be to the Father" is recited in thanksgiving to the Holy Trinity for this great gift of the
Precious Blood

While reciting these prayers, you are asked to meditate on each of the 7 bloodsheddings of Jesus.

The "Our Father" is Christ's own prayer. It is a complete prayer, including every possible desire for the glory of God and the needs of soul and body. Its 7 petitions unite in a very practical way with each of the bloodsheddings, making up 7 chapters in the gospel of Christ's love for me: "He loved me, and delivered Himself up for me."

V. O God, come to my assistance.
Lord, make haste to help me.
V. Glory be to the Father, etc.

R. As it was in the beginning, etc.
1st Mystery - Jesus shed His Blood in the Circumcision.
Let us ask for chastity of soul and body. 
Our Father five times.
Glory be to the Father, etc.
We pray You, Lord, help Your people whom You have redeemed with Your
Precious Blood

2nd Mystery - Jesus shed His
while praying in the Garden of Olives.
Let us ask for the spirit of prayer.

Our Father five times.
Glory be to the Father, etc.
We pray You, Lord, help Your people whom You have redeemed with Your
Precious Blood.

3rd Mystery - Jesus shed His
in the scourging.
Let us ask for the grace of mortification.

Our Father five times.
Glory be to the Father, etc.
We pray You, Lord, help Your people whom You have redeemed with Your
Precious Blood

4th Mystery - Jesus shed His Blood in the crowning with thorns.
Let us ask for contempt of worldly honors.

Our Father five times.
Glory be to the Father, etc.
We pray You, Lord, help Your people whom You have redeemed with Your
Precious Blood.

5th Mystery - Jesus shed His
while carrying the Cross.
Let us ask for patience.

Our Father five times.
Glory be to the Father, etc.
We pray You, Lord, help Your people whom You have redeemed with Your
Precious Blood.

6th Mystery - Jesus shed His
in the Crucifixion.
Let us ask for contrition for our sins.

Our Father five times.
Glory be to the Father, etc.
We pray You, Lord, help Your people whom You have redeemed with Your
Precious Blood.

7th Mystery - Jesus shed His
and water when His side was pierced.
Let us ask for the grace of perseverance.

Our Father three times.
Glory be to the Father, etc.
We pray You, Lord, help Your people whom You have redeemed with Your
Precious Blood.

Eternal Father, I offer Thee the
Precious Blood
of Jesus Christ in atonement for my sins, in supplication for the holy souls in Purgatory and for the needs of Holy Church. Amen