Sunday, May 15, 2005

"Hello, Good Men".....

Dear Advocates for Life, Because of the responsibility I felt to point out dangers surrounding our children and their innocence, last few e-letters have almost eclipsed the upcoming events giving strength; spiritual education opportunities and fellowship that help keep our Oregon Catholic family healthy. We have much to be thankful for. Please let your friends and church know about these events, we are truly blessed. With this all male lineup, another working title was "The Boys are Back in Town." CULTURE OF LIFE CALENDAR MAY *Tuesday, May 17, 7 pm, Corvallis Carl Olson author of, The DaVinci Hoax, Exposing the Errors in the DaVinci Code (Ignatius Press 2004) Francis Cardinal George calls this the "definitive debunking of the DaVinci Code." Code or Hoax? Get the clear facts about confusing fiction. Join Carl Olson, co-author with medievalist Sandra Miesel, of The Da Vinci Hoax, for an illuminating talk about the novel, The Da Vinci Code. "The definitive debunking," says Francis Cardinal George, Archbishop of Chicago. Highly recommended by Marvin Olasky, editor of World magazine. Carl Olson is a best selling author, former editor of Envoy magazine, and editor of, the online magazine of Ignatius Press, one of the world’s largest Catholic publishers. All are invited to this free talk. Corvallis Public Library meeting room, Tuesday, May 17, 2005, 7:00 PM. Sponsored by St. Mary’s Catholic Book Club. For information contact Jocelynn Abbott 753-3917 or Irene Johnson 752-1132. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library Meeting Room, 645 Monroe St., Corvallis Come meet a great asset to our Church and to Oregon Catholics There is no cost. This is a gift from St. Mary's Catholic Book Club. Thursday, May 26, 7 pm, Portland Dr. Joe Dasso, nationally known bioethicist's forum "The Health Benefits of Practicing Catholicism" Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, Father Wayne Dawson, SE 52nd & Woodstock, Portland, OR 97206 503.775.6731 Topics include how a faith-based lifestyle promotes physical and mental health. How longevity is linked to Sacramental Living. And how adhering to the principles of the Culture of Life really does bring Life. All are welcome - Free-will offering. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- JUNE Thursday, Friday, Saturday - June 2, 3 and 4, Portland "Teaching, Faith, and Service: The Foundation of Freedom" Conference Sponsored by the University of Portland Garaventa Center for Catholic Intellectual Life and American Culture and by the University of Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture. University of Portland campus in North Portland The presentation by the Honorable John R. Noonan, Jr., U.S. Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit, "Transparency in Theology: The Necessary Condition for Catholic Teaching", June 2, 6:00-7:00 pm at the Buckley Center Auditorium is free to the public. The presentation by Wm. David Solomon, Ph.D., "Doctors, Death and Democratic Culture", Friday, June 3, 7:30-9:00 pm at the Buckley Center Auditorium is free to the public. This deals with physician assisted suicide. Physicians for Compassionate Care Officers and Board Members are participating in presentations: Friday, June 3, 2005, 9:00-10:15 am Bioethics Roundtable Dr. Tom Pitre, Fr. John Tuohey, Dr. Charles Benz Saturday, June 4, 2005, 10:45-noon Oregon's Experience with Physician Assisted Suicide Dr. Ken Stevens, Dr. Bill Toffler, Dr. Greg Hamilton There is a registration charge for attendance of other presentations at the meeting. Further information about the conference is available at: Registration Card is available online at: Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday -June 4, 5 and 6, & 7 , Corvallis, Salem, Portland Dr. Brian Clowes, author and international speaker from Human Life International Saturday, June 4, 7pm “Is Dissent Good for the Church?” Corvallis-Benton County Public Library Meeting Room, 645 Monroe St., Corvallis Sponsored by St. Mary's Catholic Book Club, Corvallis This is a free event sponsored by the St. Mary's Catholic Book Club Sunday, June 5, Time and Topic TBA - Holy Rosary Church, Portland Monday, June 6, St. Mary's Upper Social Hall 9am (after daily mass) "The International Abortion Situation" 7pm (informal discussion) "Strategies for Fighting Dissent Tuesday, June 7, 7 pm, St. Joseph Church, Salem "Demographic Impacts of Abortion" This is a free event sponsored by the St. Joseph's Church Respect Life Committee -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- We are part of an incredible team of Godly men and women working so hard to put these events together. Sometimes the event that seems undesirable is the one the Lord wants us to attend. These are perfect events for date nights. God Bless, Carolyn "We shall be called to account not only for every idle word, but also for every idle silence.” St. Ambrose VOCAL Voice of Catholics Advocating Life PO Box 458 Sublimity, OR 97383 Member of Catholic Media Coalition "In Line with the Church, On-line with the world"

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