Sunday, January 6, 2008

"Fired" by Archdpx. from a volunteer position./Not welcome at the Pastoral Center.

These actions proved to so many that truth does NOT count on certain things in the Archdpdx.  Case in point I was fired from the Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women (ACCW ) for speaking out.

I had been with these great ladies for almost five years and did the Prayers for Priests in the Sentinel each month for almost four years. I kept VOCAL separate from the ACCW in many ways....I respected this relationship and didn't misuse it.

However, the Archbishop isn't happy with me and there was mention of the Campaign for Human Development in the "dismissal" conversation by the president of ACCW and my problems with the CCHD.

There were already problems for me with ACCW because, in my opinion, we were not respected for our opinions. For example, our evaluation of the "Safe environments" programs that our children are subjected to. A four month Ad hoc committee I created led over forty ladies to submit a letter to the Archbishop stating this was not appropriate for the children.

Archbishop Vlazny fell back on information by Sister Rita Rae Schneider, who was very psychological in her very cryptic letter (not signed, as if it were copied and pasted), but not maternally protective and dismissed our concerns. Mom's know best. There just aren't any in leadership in the Archdiocese that I can think of who are pro-children to the core.

And remember when I was "escorted out" of the Pastoral Center when I mentioned a meeting with the School Superintendent, Bob Mizia, to discuss an opt out form that Cathy Shannon, the Safe Environments director said was not a parental option in all cases. So.....let's keep on our knees. For me too please.

I pray that you had a wonderful Christmas Season and Happy New Year. It's going to be a good one serving Jesus Christ and His Church.
On Sunday April 24th 1994, Pope John Paul II recommended this prayer be used by all Catholics as a prayer for the Church when he said:

'"May prayer strengthen us for the spiritual battle we are told about in the Letter to the Ephesians: 'Draw strength from the Lord and from His mighty power' (Ephesians 6:10). The Book of Revelation refers to this same battle, recalling before our eyes the image of St. Michael the Archangel (Revelation 12:7). Pope Leo XIII certainly had a very vivid recollection of this scene when, at the end of the last century, he introduced a special prayer to St. Michael throughout the Church. Although this prayer is no longer recited at the end of Mass, I ask everyone not to forget it and to recite it to obtain help in the battle against forces of darkness and against the spirit of this world."'

Saint Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host -
by the Divine Power of God -
cast into hell, satan and all the evil spirits,
who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

1 comment:

priest's wife said...

wow- sad...I know this post is old, but I pray things will change