Thursday, November 30, 2017

Archbishop Sample is Encouraging Oregon Catholics to Sign this Petition


Petition to ban public abortion funding gains steam after new abortion funding law 


Monday, November 27, 2017 9:13 AM
 Sarah Wolf, Catholic Sentinel, OCP

The movement around Petition 1 swelled after the signing of House Bill 3391 this summer. The new law requires health insurers to cover abortions.
Petition 1, being circulated by Oregon Life United, would ban public financing of abortions in all cases except those medically necessary or if required to be funded by federal law. The petition has garnered support from Bishop Liam Cary of Baker, Archbishop Alexander Sample of Portland and the Oregon Catholic Conference.
“As followers of Christ, we desire to stand up for the weak and most vulnerable among us. Abortion not only results in the death of a child, but also inflicts severe harm on the mother and father and all who are involved in it,” wrote Archbishop Sample in a letter to his priests.
After three previous attempts at getting enough signatures failed to meet the constitutional requirement for placement on an election ballot, petitioners now need 117,578 by July of next year. As of today, petitioners have about 89,500 signatures.

“The pro-life message and teachings of our church on the dignity of life need to be shared with love, and hopefully, we can get all Catholic Oregonians at least aware of the opportunity to make a difference for life in our state,” said Suzanne Belatti, an organizer for the Petition One campaign. 

Most parishes have had parishioners involved in the campaign, but not all. Information on becoming a signature gatherer can be received at


Dawid said...

It is a pity that this petition did not bring the expected results :(
with god :)

Catholic Mission said...

MARCH 12, 2018
The Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith(CDF) Cardinal Luiz Ladaria s.j is in schism with the past popes and no one says it is a doctrinal issue.

MARCH 11, 2018
Repost : Cardinal Luiz Ladaria s.j made a mistake on March 1,2018 at the Press Conference on Placuito Deo and there is no denial from the Vatican : his error is objective and obvious.

MARCH 11, 2018
Repost : It's official : the present Magisterium is in schism doctrinally and they admit it in public

MARCH 10, 2018
Since Cardinal Ladaria makes a mistake on BOD, BOB and I.I he also confused LG 8 as being an exception to EENS at the Press Conference on Placuit Deo

MARCH 6, 2018
Schismatic Cardinal Luiz Ladaria s.j does not have the faith: We need to ask the CDF and the Conferences of Catholic Bishops to interpret magisterial documents rationally.Then there is no schism with the past popes

MARCH 12, 2018
All religious communities and lay movements can affirm Vatican Council II without the irrational premise, hypothetical cases are just hypothetical : no objection from CDF (Graphics)

MARCH 12, 2018
Lay Catholic Movements tell the Vatican that you interpret Lumen Gentium 8 as referring to only hypothetical cases in 2018