Sunday, April 20, 2008

The Shepherd Has Landed - Will the Archdiocese of Portland Hear and Heed His Voice

Dear Advocates of Life,

His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI has landed in the US. This is a timely visit in many ways

The readings for last Sunday spoke of THE Good Shepherd, Christ, and how His sheep need to hear his voice, lest they be lead astray by others who are merely trying to steal the sheep. The energetic, appreciative crowds that line the streets to see and hear Pope Benedict shows that the US is hungry and thirsty for the words of Christ through His Vicar.

The laity in Oregon is working hard focusing on the salvation of souls and having much success through the Life is Sacred Conference and Precious Children of Portland. The contractor in the project has pulled out...Thanks be to God and the sacrifice and financing by the laity.

However, we still experience concern with some of the choices made by the Archdiocese of Portland in the people they hire and the organizations they elevate and follow. These issues have been directed to the Archdiocese of Portland, directly to the Archbishop and Mary Jo Tully from me and others with no action taken to change them. These are very serious issues that need to be addressed.
The Catechism teaches, "Anyone who uses the power at his disposal in such a way that it leads others to do wrong becomes guilty of scandal and responsible for the evil that he has directly or indirectly encouraged."(#2287)

It seems that our new director of the Office of Justice and Peace hears the voice of our Shepherd in Rome like this from a blog......"so, it turns out our illustrious new pope spent the anniversary of Vatican II taking our church back to the dark ages, with a special plenary indulgence for all those who worship the Blessed Virgin Mary., excellent!"

After the scandal of the homosexual workshop in May at St. Philip Neri Church, this YouTube was aired. Confirmation Teacher's Beliefs trump the Church? Our new director, Catherine Willett's sister Claire, the confirmation teacher from All Saint's Church is the main focus of this, however, Catherine's (Cat's) our director of the Office of Justice and Peace, lifestyle is mentioned in the first few sentences.

Their world view of church teachings again seem to question how the voice of the Good Shepherd is heard.

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