Friday, May 31, 2013

Pope Alarm: Worldwide Holy Hour, June 2 - First Time in History

 
 

POPE ALARM !!!


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Oregon Parish Adoration Chapels...check it out.
Contact your parish for information on this event.  Some Oregon parishes are having a Adoration/Benediction after masses.  Some may have changed mass times to coincide with the Pope's Holy Hour. 


The Pope has asked the universal Church to pray for two intentions during the hour of adoration:
  1. For the Church spread throughout the world and united today in the adoration of the Most Holy Eucharist as a sign of unity. May the Lord make her ever more obedient to hearing his Word in order to stand before the world ‘ever more beautiful, without stain or blemish, but holy and blameless.’ That through her faithful announcement, the Word that saves may still resonate as the bearer of mercy and may increase love to give full meaning to pain and suffering, giving back joy and serenity.
  2. For those around the world who still suffer slavery and who are victims of war, human trafficking, drug running, and slave labor. For the children and women who are suffering from every type of violence. May their silent scream for help be heard by a vigilant Church so that, gazing upon the crucified Christ, she may not forget the many brothers and sisters who are left at the mercy of violence. Also, for all those who find themselves in economically precarious situations, above all for the unemployed, the elderly, migrants, the homeless, prisoners, and those who experience marginalization. That the Church’s prayer and its active nearness give them comfort and assistance in hope and strength and courage in defending human dignity.
From the Cook Islands to Chile, Burkina Faso, Taiwan, Iraq, Bangladesh, the United States, and the Philippines, people will unite in prayer with Pope Francis this weekend before One Lord and in One faith, for an hour of Eucharistic Adoration.
The Worldwide Eucharistic Adoration, will be broadcast from St. Peter’s Basilica next Sunday, 2 June from 5:00pm-6:00pm local time. Its theme is: “One Lord, One Faith”, which was chosen to testify to the deep unity that characterizes it in this Year of Faith.
“It will be an event,” Archbishop Fisichella president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization, explained, “occurring for the first time in the history of the Church, which is why we can describe it as ‘historical’. The cathedrals of the world will be synchronized with Rome and will, for an hour, be in communion with the Pope in Eucharistic adoration. There has been an incredible response to this initiative, going beyond the cathedrals and involving episcopal conferences, parishes, lay associations, and religious congregations, especially cloistered ones.”
Dioceses worldwide will be synchronized with St. Peter’s and will pray for the intentions proposed by the Pope. The first is: “For the Church spread throughout the world and united today in the adoration of the Most Holy Eucharist as a sign of unity. May the Lord make her ever more obedient to hearing his Word in order to stand before the world ‘ever more beautiful, without stain or blemish, but holy and blameless.’ That through her faithful announcement, the Word that saves may still resonate as the bearer of mercy and may increase love to give full meaning to pain and suffering, giving back joy and serenity.”

Dear Lord, Please remind and help us to pray before You on June 2nd.  Thank You for deeming  us worthy to be Your children.
 

 
 



Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Archbishop Sample Appoints New Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia


Archbishop Alexander Sample has appointed of Father Peter Smith as Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia. Father Smith will succeed Msgr. Dennis O'Donovan, who is retiring at the end of June.
 
(The Vicar General assists the Bishop in the general care and administration of the diocese. 
The Moderator of the Curia coordinates the ministries and services of the diocese. VOCAL)
Father Smith was born in 1958 in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. He earned a bachelor's degree in Commerce in Business Administration and Marketing in 1981 from the University of Natal in Pietermaritzburg. He earned a law degree from the University of Natal Law School in 1983. After entering the seminary in 1996, he earned a master's degree in Theology in 2000 and a Master of Divinity degree in 2001, both from Mount Angel Seminary.

Father Smith was ordained a priest by Archbishop John Vlazny on June 9, 2001 at St. Mary's Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Father Smith is a member of the Brotherhood of the People of Praise. He served as parochial vicar at Our Lady of the Lake Parish, Lake Oswego, and then he studied at the Catholic University of America, earning a Licentiate degree in Canon Law (J.C.L.) He has served as pastor at St. Rose of Lima Parish in Portland since July 2006.

excerpts from the Catholic Sentinel

Monday, May 27, 2013

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Friday, May 24, 2013

Teens Teaching Porn to Adults: In Oregon at "Education" Conference

FYI - Even though the three candidates we endorsed did not win, Brad Victor, Oregon Education Department “sexuality education expert”, said that if parents will speak out at every level, sex education can be easily derailed in a school district—even one where the programs are already firmly in place. The sooner parents start their challenges, however, the better.

If you read this to the end, your head will spin, if not explode.  The evil is so prevalent in this conference for teens, it is child abuse to even let them attend.  The "adults" that want to normalize this type of sexuality want to feed on our children.

Contact Brad Victor (503) 947-5655  or brad.victor@state.or.us  See post at end for all the emails of those in the Ed. Department.


 by Rita Diller, National director of American Life League’s Stop Planned Parenthood Project.

When I walked into this year’s Oregon Adolescent Sexuality Conference in Seaside, Oregon, one of the first things I encountered was a table manned by three young teen boys. On the table was a collage that included many depictions of totally bare female genitalia—obviously pornographic and, one would think, illegal.

The collage included a drawing of a woman circa 1950 declaring, in the most base terms, what a woman’s private parts should smell like. It also included a drawing of a pigtailed little girl riding on a tricycle with the word “Vagina!” written above her, and another drawing of a young female child standing by a rose, with the word “Vagina” written below her on a chalkboard.
Saint Michael Protect Us in Reading This
“Everyone can come inside” are the words visible along the outer edge of the piece, which appeared to be a decoupaged plate.

The boys smiled nervously as hordes of teens, who had arrived for what some described as a field trip, passed the display table. Planned Parenthood was on the steering committee of this conference.
The booth belonged to Youth for Education and Prevention of Sexual Assault (YEPSA), a supposedly teen-led initiative from Eugene, Oregon.

At a booth whose stated mission was the prevention of sexual assault, I could only wonder why the teen boys would be manning a table containing graphic pictures of female genitalia, suggesting that “everyone can come inside” a pigtailed little girl on a tricycle.

With that question in mind, I checked on the Internet and found that the group puts on performances, the first of which was The Vagina Monologues. The students stated they just finished a run of a play that they wrote about the life struggles of a transgendered woman. They have a transgender education panel coming up, and they do art shows around teen sexuality and gender.

Day two of the conference found me very reluctantly attending a workshop led by YEPSA entitled “You Say Porn, I Say Porn!”

The program description did not even begin to touch the stark reality of the session. “To porn or not to porn, that is the question. YEPSA will be leading the masses through the very exciting world of pornography.” The session was held in a large room, filled with teens and adults. It started with a soft porn video commercial.

About 10 teen facilitators lined up across the front of the room and introduced themselves. They gave their names and the pronoun they prefer (“I prefer ‘she,’” “I don’t have a preference but I identify as male,” etc.). This was in keeping with a theory emphasized over and over at the conference—that gender is fluid and is determined only by the person in question and how that person feels at that particular time about his or her gender. In others words, biology has nothing to do with gender.

That was evidenced by a teen boy who attended lunch the first day dressed as a woman, complete with wig, pearls and dress. He soon put aside the outfit, and was once again looking like a teen boy the next time I saw him. Another young man was decorated with glitter on his face and a lilting voice, both of which he shed later in the day.

It was pointed out at the beginning of the conference that there were unisex bathrooms available for those who preferred to use them. There were separate male and female bathrooms available as well.
Getting back to the session, the facilitators asked everyone in the room to work on a group definition of porn. Since they said it wouldn’t be possible to come up with a real definition that everyone agreed on, we just needed to make it “pornish.”

Some of the pornish ideas were: Main purpose is to stimulate arousal. You learn different ways to have sex from porn. It has commercial purposes. It is an exaggerated depiction of fantasy. It is a beautiful thing. It objectifies people. It is whatever promotes a sexual response. It tries to get people thinking about sex.

Next, the room was divided into nine groups. The youth facilitators went from group to group, individually or occasionally in pairs, talking about different aspects of porn to the mixed groups of teens and adults.

One of the young teen female facilitators was very scantily dressed, with her entire midriff showing and wearing a very tight miniskirt. She literally bounced rather than walked. The young teens would come into these groups of mixed adults and teens and ask questions like: “How is porn different from real sex?” “How might watching porn from a young age affect you?”

A major discussion about how tragic it is that porn stars refuse to use condoms ensued in our group, with much wondering about why this is so. An adult male, who seemed to have way too much knowledge on all things pornographic, said it is because of lack of stimulation.

Most of the facilitators were teen girls. Much of the response to these young girls’ queries and the discourse about sex and pornography came from two older men in our group.

When one particularly thin girl finished questioning our group and left, I heard one of the men say to the other, “That was sexy. What do you do?” To which the man who knows too much about porn replied: “I work with teens.”

He had been discussing with the teens a social media outlet where one can post photos for just a few seconds, or as long as wanted, and then the pictures disappear, he said.

One teen facilitator asked whether it was okay for girls to send nude pictures to their boyfriends, and the adults generally agreed it was fine as long it was a boyfriend, but not to strangers. One woman finally pointed out that those pictures can go anywhere once they are sent and don’t disappear when the relationship dissolves.

The session was a dirty old man’s delight. These teen facilitators were probably high school age, some very young high school, with some appearing to be possibly middle school. Several of them were awkward and visibly uncomfortable with their role in this debacle, while others seemed far too seasoned and comfortable with the situation.

This is just a sampling of the plan that Planned Parenthood has for our teens. Check out our website at www.stopp.org, where I will be writing for several weeks on the unbelievably inappropriate materials and scenarios that were presented at this conference.

Oregon Education Department “sexuality education expert” Brad Victor prides himself on the fact that Oregon has the “most progressive sex education laws in the nation,” and brags about how he easily slid Oregon’s explicit Administrative Rule under the radar as a consent item at the state board level. The plan is that other states will follow suit. Many are already deeply embroiled in Planned Parenthood’s sex education. Those who are not embroiled are targeted.

Jim Sedlak’s book Parent Power!! is available free of charge on our website. It is a brilliant instructional tool that lays out the plan that parents can follow to get Planned Parenthood out of local schools. It is a plan that has been proven to work time and time again when parents follow it. Read Jim’s book today and take action!

"brad.victor@state.or.us" <brad.victor@state.or.us>
Cc: "rep.saragelser@state.or.us" <rep.saragelser@state.or.us>, "rep.jeffreardon@state.or.us" <rep.jeffreardon@state.or.us>, "rep.sherriesprenger@state.or.us" <rep.sherriesprenger@state.or.us>, "rep.shemiafagan@stateor.us" <rep.shemiafagan@stateor.us>, "rep.davidgomberg@state.or.us" <rep.davidgomberg@state.or.us>, "rep.chrisgorsek@state.or.us" <rep.chrisgorsek@state.or.us>, "rep.johnhuffman@state.or.us" <rep.johnhuffman@state.or.us>, "rep.julieparrish@state.or.us" <rep.julieparrish@state.or.us>, "rep.genewisnant@state.or.us" <rep.genewisnant@state.or.us>, "rep.shamiafagan@state.or.us" <rep.shamiafagan@state.or.us>
Subject: The Debasing of Women

Dear Mr. Victor,
If what I hear about is true about the Oregon Sexuality Conference in Seaside, Oregon is true, then you are among those who are personally responsible for the degrading of women, the animalization of men and the crumbling of culture. If the porn workshops, cross dressing and decoupaged plates of little girls with the word, "VAGINA" next to her is a lie, then please disregard my email. To appease to the lowest appetites of humanity and facilitate people, young and old, to nothing more than fodder for pleasure is repugnant.
All relationships, regardless of gender, should be based in a mutual understanding of dignity and respect.
As a woman, I need you to know that just because some woman say they are OK with being a "warm place to put it" --that is not so. By fueling the war on the women, that views us as mere receptacles for someone's DNA, you set us back to the days when at least society had the guts to say we weren't equal.

Please think about it.

Ms. CM LeMark

Monday, May 13, 2013

Fight Pornography in Marion Co. - VOTE for Gayle Strawn, write-in David Jacobson and Denise Quinn Nanke.

Vote to save Oregon by writing in David Jacobson, Denise Quinn Nanke and just fill in the box by Gayle Strawn's name for Marion County Salem/Keizer School District School Board.  When they win, with your vote (or contact someone in Marion county that needs to know this), they can lead the School Board in a way to get back to real education and get Planned Parenthood out of the schools.

You might have kids in public school, private school, homeschool them, have no kids in school....save them from the corruption of Planned Parenthood. 

The children you love, which should be all of them, will NOT be unaffected from the evil of the "classes" given by pro-abortion (Kermit Gosnell baby-killing included) and pro-homosexual Planned Parenthood.  They will be the peers of your children.   Any question of this true evil, check it out:

Take Care Down There..for kids from Planned Parenthood  please click the link.

Thanks Bill Post for this cheat sheet.



Write-in Zone 1 - David Jacobson; Zone 2 - Denise Quinn Nanke.  Vote Gayle Strawn Zone 5   








Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy "Cosmic" Mother's Day from Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen


"Human motherhood is two-fold in essence and is a more complex thing than motherhood among the animals.  There is, first, the physical act of giving birth, which women share with all of nature. As the tree bears fruit and the hen hatches her eggs, so every mother, by the act of birth is bound up with the life of all living things, and her of her may be rightly said, "Blessed is the fruit of thy womb."

But human motherhood has a second and far lordlier aspect - that of the spirit.  The soul of a child does not emanate from the mother's soul or body, but if freshly created by God Himself, Who infuses it into the body of the unborn child.

Physiological motherhood is glorified by this co-operation with God Himself, who fathered the baby's soul and then permitted a woman to clothe it in her flesh.  The human mother does not bear a mere animal but a man, made to the image and likeness of the God Who created him." 

"Every birth requires a submission and a disciplining.  The earth itself must undergo harrowing before it passively accepts the seed.  In woman, the submission is not passive.  It is sacrificial, consciously creative, and for this selflessness her whole nature has been formed.

It is well known that women are capable of far more sustained sacrifice than men; a man may be a hero in a crisis, which enables a woman to be heroic through the years, months, days and even seconds of her life, when the very repetitive monotony of her tasks wears down the spirit.  Not only a woman's days but her nights--must share in the Calvary of Motherhood.

This is why women have a surer understanding of the doctrine of redemption than men have; they have come to associate the risk of life and death in childbirth, and to understand the sacrifice of self to another through the many months preceding it."

"And the co-operation with grace in a mother, although it may be unconscious on her part, yet makes her a partner of Divinity: every human mother is, in as sense, "over-shadowed by the Holy Ghost."

Not a priest, and yet endowed with a kind of priestly power, she, too, brings God to man, and man to God.  She brings God to man by accepting her mother's role, and thus permitting God to infuse a new soul in her body for it to bear.

 She brings man to God in childbirth itself, when she allows herself to be used as an instrument by which another child of God is born into the world."

If motherhood is seen as a matter involving only a woman and a man, it is seen too astigmatically, and without the honor that it is due.  For to comprehend the real significance of motherhood, we must include the spiritual element that goes to make a child--we must see the human woman co-operating with her husband, the father of the human baby, and with God the Father of a soul that it eternal, indestructible and unlike any other ever formed throughout the history of the world.  Thus every human motherhood involves a partnership with the Divine"

The Way to Happiness by Fulton J. Sheen. 

Friday, May 10, 2013

Someone to Grab Onto When Things Get Tough.

Here's a list of our Doctors of the Church   We are given them as a gift to us for all areas of our lives.  If we're ever in need let's remember them.  Then Trust.

There could be some of your confirmation saints among them.  Maybe someone you know will be confirmed soon.  This might help them.
Before the Pope can proclaim a person a Doctor they have to be a saint. It is a rare honor. Usually, it happens to a person who shows eminent (sound) holiness and a type of spirituality that is exceptional.
 The Pope proclaims such a person because of overwhelming support by the entire church. This saintly person has a powerful message, example and contribution that will benefit the church members.
 
 For that reason the Holy Father wants the whole church to know about this "extra-ordinary" and extraordinary person and proclaims the individual "Doctor" of the Church.
 
Next to the office of the Pope, the highest church office is a cardinal. Cardinals are selected by the Pope and only the cardinals elect a Pope. The Pope alone proclaims a Doctor.

The Thirty-five  Doctors of the Church

 
Original Four Doctors of the Latin (Western) Church
recognized by: Pope Boniface VIII, 1295
 
1..  Pastoral Doctor
      St Ambrose (340-97)
      Opponent of Arianism in the West. Bishop of Milan.
 
2.    Doctor of Biblical Science
       St Jerome (343-420)
     
3.    Doctor of Grace
       St Augustine of Hippo (354-430)
       
4.    Doctor of Hymnology
       St Gregory the Great (540-604)
       Defended papal supremacy. Worked for clerical/monastic reform.
       
 
Original Four Doctors of the Eastern Church
recognized by St. Pius V in 1568
 

5.   Doctor of Orthodoxy
      St Athanasius (297-373)  

     Bishop of Alexandria. Dominant opponent of Arianism.

6.   Doctor of Monasticism
      Saint Basil the Great (329-379)
      Cappadocian.
 
7.    Doctor of Theologians
       St. Gregory Nazianzen (330-90)
     
8.    Doctor of Preachers

       St. John Chrysostom (347-407)
       "golden-voiced" orator
 
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9.   Angelic Doctor
       St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-74)
       Added by Saint Pius V in 1568
 
10.  Seraphic Doctor
       St Bonaventure (1217-74)
       Franciscan theologian.
       Added by Sixtus V in 1588
 
11.  Doctor of Scholasticism
       St Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109)
       Archbishop of Canterbury.
       Added by Clement XI in 1720
 
12.   Doctor of Education
        St Isidore of Seville (560-636)
        Added by Innocent XIII in 1722
       
13.   Doctor of Homilies
        St. Peter Chrysologus (400-50)
        Added by Benedict XIII in 1729
 
14.   Doctor of Doctrine
        Saint Leo the Great (400-61)
       Added by Benedict XIV in 1754
 
15.  Doctor of Reform and Renewal
       St. Peter Damian (1007-72)
       Added by Leo XII in 1828
 
16.  Devotional and Eloquent Doctor
       St. Bernard of Clairvaux (1090-1153)
       "Mellifluous" Doctor because of his eloquenceCictercian
       Added by Pius VIII in 1830

17.  Doctor of Christ's Divinity
       St. Hilary of Poitiers (315-68)
       Added by Blessed Pius IX in 1851
 
18.  Morality and Marian Doctor
       St. Alphonsus Liguori (1696-1787)
       Founder of Redemptorist Order
       Added by Blessed Pius IX in 1871
 
19.  Doctor of Authors and the Press
       St. Francis de Sales (1567-1622)
       Bishop, leader in Counter- Reformation.
       Added by Blessed Pius IX in 1877
 
20.  Doctor of Faith and against Heresy
         St Cyril of Jerusalem (315-87)
         Bishop and opponent of Arianism in the East.
         Added by Leo XIII in 1883
 
21.   Doctor of the Incarnation
         St Cyril of Alexandria (376-444)
         Patriarch. Opponent of Nestorianism. Made key contributions to Christology.
       Added by Leo XIII in 1883

   22.  The Icon or Image Doctor
        St. John Damascene (675-749)
        Added by Leo XIII in 1883

 23.  Doctor of English History
       The Venerable Bede (673-735)
       Added by  Leo XIII in 1899
 
24Doctor of Deacons and Poets
       St Ephrem the Syrian (306-73)
       Biblical exegete and ecclesiastical writer. Called "Harp of the Holy Spirit."
       Added by Benedict XV in 1920
 
25.  Doctor of Catechetical Studies
        St. Peter Canisius (1521-97)
       Added by Pius XI in 1925

26.  Mystical Doctor
         St John of the Cross (1542-91)
         Added by Pius XI in 1926
 
27.  Doctor of Science
         St. Albert the Great (1200-80)
        Dominican.
        Added by Pius XI in 1931
 
28.  Doctor of Church State Relations
         St. Robert Bellarmine (1542-1621)
         Added by Pope Pius XI in 1931
 
29.  Evangelical Doctor
         St Anthony of Padua (1195-1231)
         Franciscan.
         Added by Pius XII in 1946
 
30.  Doctor of Science
         St Lawrence of Brindisi (1559-1619)
         Added by Blessed John XXIII in 1959
 
31.   Doctor of Prayer
         St Teresa of Avila (1515-82)
         Spanish  nun/mystic. First woman Doctor. Co-founder of the Discalced Carmelites
       Added by Paul VI in 1970
 
32.  Doctor of Unity
         St Catherine of Siena (1347-80)
        Mystic.  Dominican
         Added by Paul VI in 1970
 
33.  Doctor of Confidence and Missionaries
        St Therese of Lisieux (1873-97)
        French Carmelite nun. Known as The Little Flower, "Story of a Soul" has become classic    inspiring millions to follow her "Little Way" of  holiness.
       Added by John Paul II in 1997
 
These two Doctors of the Church were added by Pope Benedict XVI  to help us through the Year of Faith and bring us closer to who Christ meant us to be.  Let's remember that they are ready and able to help.

34.   St. John of Avila
         Added by Benedict XVI in 2012
 
35.  Hildegard of Bingen
       Benedictine nun during the height of the German Middle Ages, a true master of
 theology and a great scholar of the natural sciences and of music.
        Added by Benedict XVI in 2012

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Archbishop Alexander Sample: Will He Wear This Uniform with Pride or Angst?


We have to point out things in this world that are against our Church's Teachings to our children.  Confusion isn't a way to raise a child on their way to Eternal Life with Christ. 

There seems to be a sense of  "we'll take care of things Archbishop, don't worry".  We'll have to find a way to get this information to our dear Archbishop.  The gatekeepers are still in place I fear.

(This just in:  The U of P just had the Dalai Lama give a talk.  He is the totality of everything NOT Catholic.  A "reincarnation", not "of a soul that it eternal, indestructible and unlike any other ever formed throughout the history of the world", he believes in anything goes if there's a good reason. More money spent by those hell bent on destroying the Church at a Catholic university.)

The University of Portland gave this athletic gear to Archbishop Sample recently.  It shows very clearly that Nike is pro-homosexual actions and pro-abortion.  In face they are hoping to be the first sportswear company to sponsor a homosexual athlete. 

Sports are wonderful, but when it comes with this high of a price to live by the label, it's sad.
Catholic Sentinel Ed Langlois
Universities Whose Theology Professors Have a Mandatum.  
 
Canon 812 reads: "It is necessary that those who teach theological disciplines in any institute of higher studies have a mandatum from the competent ecclesiastical authority."
 
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The Conference at the University of Portland's Chiles Center in June picked Thomas "let there be women priests" Groome to be the keynote speaker.  He works for Sadlier Publishing and is a friend of Mary Jo Tully who is also connected with Sadlier. 

This could point out some flaws in thinking on the Chancellor's part, since she is the one allowing this ex-priest from coming into the Archdiocese. 

The is very sad: even with the Installation Mass of our Archbishop at the Chiles Center and the standards of the University have continued slipping.

Thomas Groome

Every part of this earth is sacred . . .
Every clearing and humming insect is holy . . .
All belong to the same family.
Teach your children that the earth is our mother . . .
The wind gave our children the spirit of life.
This we know, the earth does not belong to us; we belong to the earth . . .
(Coming to God's Word, William H. Sadlier Inc.)

 
 

Friday, May 3, 2013

Monsignor Gaenswein: Pope Peeking

 
Benedict’s trusted secretary, Monsignor Georg Gänswein, will be serving both pontiffs — living with Benedict at the monastery inside the Vatican and keeping his day job as prefect of the new pope’s household. Asked about the potential conflicts, Lombardi was defensive, saying the decisions had been clearly reasoned and were likely chosen for the sake of simplicity. “I believe it was well thought out,” he said.  Do you see him? Look up to the left.