Tuesday, March 24, 2009

University of Portland Scandal joins Notre Dame's

Dear Advocates for Life, The University of Portland run by the same order of priests as Notre Dame, Holy Cross, and has a scandal of it's own. http://www.teamportland-tennis.org/ "Team Portland Tennis is proud to serve the Portland Metro area in promoting tennis in the gay and lesbian community. Through social and friendly competitive organization, we strive to create a supportive atmosphere for sports enthusiasts in the community. Indoor play is offered every Sunday from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm at the University of Portland. As our guest, your first visit is free and $7.00 thereafter. tennis team, using the University of Portland's tennis faciliites." As you may remember, University of Portland was having the "Vagina Monologues" connected with the campus until President Beauchamp put a stop to it with pressure from us. Our children are the fodder for those who would strip them of the faith, those who should be protecting them. Alumni should be contacted. The election of Obama couldn't have happened without the support of Obama Catholics. Now, to still fund their lives as they live off of our collection plate money they might seem a little more "Catholic". Let's continue to pray for them, but learn from the recent past. For information on the Notre Dame Scandal, having Obama speak and receive an award, here's a great place to bookmark for this and things affecting our Catholic colleges... www.cardinalnewmansociety.org To contact Notre Dame: Phone: (574) 631-5000 email form: http://president.nd.edu/contact-us newsinfo@nd.edu>, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , lenette.votava.3@nd.edu Notre Dame Fellows: Rev. E. William Beauchamp, C.S.C., President, U. of Portland (50... Patrick F. McCartan, Senior partner, Jones Day (21... Email: pmccartan@jonesday.com William M. Goodyear, CEO, Navigant Consulting main: (312) 583-5700 list of all Notre Dame Fellows: http://www.nd.edu/leadership/fellows/ NOTRE DAME ALUMNI BOARD The first one is the board president, the remaining ones are the individual members. ------------------------------------- ceylp@yahoo.com marymurphymoore@yahoo.com, bbates@abblaw.com, hbcolman@sbcglobal.net, mailto:TTGEVENTSTTGEVENTS, bamclane84nd@yahoo.com, chrisperrin@insightbb.com, mckeever@bignet.net, dtgordon@msn.com, dillenburger@alumni.nd.edu , matthewroy88@alumni.nd.edu , kflaherty@alumni.nd.edu, john.delaney.1978@alumni.nd.edu, Cathynd95@jlc-consult.com, paul@priorartisans.com, gary.hediger@hediger.com, tlupo@seyfarth.com, dell@us.ibm.com, shogan@troopers.state.ny.us, frank.yan@bestbuy.com, pgee97@alumni.nd.edu, x@navarro.as, kmyers@alumni.nd.edu, melissa.trevino@alumni.nd.edu, rcholcomb@yahoo.com, michael.wong@alumni.nd.edu , james.riley94@comcast.net, ehernandez79@earthlink.com To contact the USCCB: Cardinal Francis George, President Archdiocese of Chicago phone: 312-751- 8200 email: mfox@archchicago.org Most Rev. Robert J. McManus, Chairman, Committee on Education Diocese of Worcester phone: 508-791-7171 committee email: catholiceducation@usccb.org To contact Notre Dame's bishop: Bishop John D'Arcy, Fort Wayne-South Bend Diocese Fort Wayne Chancery phone: (260) 422-4611 For University of Portland contact... Archbishop John Vlazny 503... 2838 E. Burnside St. (certified is the best to know he's received it) Portland Oregon 97214 - 1895 Abp's secretary's email rjohnson@archdpdx.org University of Portland 5000 N. Willamette Blvd. Portland, OR 97203 503... www.up.edu. President E. William Beauchamp, CSC (50... ********************************************************************************************** Oregon Catholics are on top of this. We cannot let those who receive our money deceive us or give scandal to others, students, but most of all Our Lady and Our Lord and the Holy Cross... God Bless you and yours, Carolyn Prayer to the Holy Cross Let God arise and let His enemies be scattered; and let those who hate Him flee from His presence. As smoke vanishes, let them vanish; and as wax melts from the presence of fire, so let demons perish from the presence of those who love God and who sign themselves with the sign of the Cross and say in gladness: Hail, most precious and life-giving Cross of the Lord, for Thou drivest away the demons by the power of our Lord Jesus Christ crucified on thee, Who went down to hades and trampled on the power of the devil, and gave us thee, his venerable Cross, for driving away all enemies. O most precious and life-giving Cross of the Lord, help me, with our Holy Lady, the Virgin Mother of God, and with all the Saints throughout the ages. Amen. www.vocalnews.org VOCAL Voice of Catholics Advocating Life PO Box 458 Sublimity, OR 97385 503-769-4767 Member of the Catholic Media Coalition "In line with the Church, on-line with the World".

Friday, March 13, 2009

NEW!! OR group: Catholics4America and Father Cihak's RTL e-News

Dear Advocates for Life, Here is some wonderful news. Given the commission by our Lord to evangelize, there are many great folks who love Him enough to take a stand on a volunteer basis and bring his Culture of Life and Love and sanity to Oregon. Catholics4America, an awesome, enthusiastic team, expertly facilitated by Kevin Hoar, meets every other Sunday. To join this group...please email Kevinhoar@yahoo.com to introduce yourself. They are planning to have a Catholic lobby day at the Capital, something we need since our lobbyist seems to know very little about fighting for innocent human life, or the innocence of those living. This group is active and ready to meet you. It will seem like you're in heaven. There is a meeting every other Sunday and March 15th is a meeting date, so get involved, now. The Respect Life Office has no budget in the Archdiocese of Portland, yet those who don't even support innocent human life with OUR COLLECTION PLATE money and voted for the most pro-abortion man elected still know that it always is good for a financial campaign. (this is my opinion, not that of the Respect Life office...sorry) SO, saving the unborn, elderly and innocense of Oregon Catholic citizens is done by the laity. Diane and Mary do a beautiful job with this pro-life e-newsletter. Please note the red letter campaign and the wonderful Oregon Right to LIfe Convention that is only $25 for those who mention this newsletter. We also have Marie Barzen, Cheri Crocker, Bill Diss who are coordinating 40 Days for LIfe. Bill and Precious Children of Portland need our support. They don't get funding, to my knowledge from the Archdiocese of PDX either. Contact Diane so that you can get these inspiring reminders and updates on so many people who follow the teachings of the Church and love our Lord. Email dnforjesus@gmail.com Just a note on the red letter campaign and why it is STILL important. Even though FOCA is not a bill, it can pass through in one week very easily. Our Bishops DID start the postcard campaign late although they knew about it for years. We can surmise that the wanted Obama to win and whatever their reason for not responding sooner, this tends to make most of us sick. Daily we see years of sacrifice to save the helpless overturned by Obama, their messiah? Now we have to clean up the mess of these "gnostic" Catholics who seem to follow the party line more than Our Lord's teachings in His Holy Roman Catholic Church. So, the Bishops were late AND only three postcards were sent. This happened when the Bishops finally got on board with the Partial Birth Abortion Ban postcard campaign during Bill Clinton's administration. THEY FORGOT THE FOURTH POSTCARD TO THE PRESIDENT. The president can veto, so he is the last word in the long line of legislative voting. So we need to send SOMETHING to the President. SO...the red postcard campaign does get their attention, gets us to participate in the process, remember we are already paid ACORN through the Campaign for Human Development to shot ourselves in the foot. SO...let's get our priorites straight. We need to be faithful and leave the success up to the Lord. As Diane, the editor of this says.....All for Jesus! Whether we have been doing this for years, or just start...it's All For Jesus. We are in this together. You are NOT alone. God Bless you and yours, Carolyn Jesus said to them, "My food is to do the will of the one who sent me and to finish his work. Do you not say, 'In four months the harvest will be here'? I tell you, look up and see the fields ripe for the harvest. The reaper is already receiving his payment and gathering crops for eternal life, so that the sower and reaper can rejoice together. For here the saying is verified that 'One sows and another reaps. I sent you to reap what you have not worked for; others have done the work, and you are sharing the fruits of their work."

Friday, March 6, 2009

Archdpx Appeal Money Promotes Embryonic Stem Cell Research at Capitol

Dear Advocates for Life,

Before I write to the Archbishop and Mary Jo Tully, who hired Roger Martin, our Oregon Catholic Conference lobbyist, I need to let you know what happened this week at the Capitol.

Both people recruited by Roger Martin to speak against HB 2598 the Embryonic Stem Cell Bill, were FOR IT!!!! One was a student from Central Catholic High School, Jake Guth. To hear his testimony from Tuesday log on 2009 Session...

Listen at the Legislature Sustainability and Economic Development
3/3/09 Go to 1:08:17 to hear Jake Guth.

The pro-embryonic stem-cell testimony of today, Thursday, has yet to be archived. Roger Martin testified against the bill, saying that the Catholic Church was against it, but gave NO reasons to embolden the reason. His recruits had lots of reasons in SUPPORT of the bill.
He did no research, and seems not to care. Why did Mary Jo Tully hire him?

Catholic collection plate money from the Archbishop's Catholic Appeal pays Martin's salary. Almost $40,000 from the Appeal goes to the Oregon Catholic conference. Maybe those that testified received our money too. Remember that the Respect Life Office still has NO BUDGET. This in itself is amazing since the Archbishop gives pro-life speeches.

Why don't we have any funds to save children from the hands of abortionists and their mothers from a life believing that there are no other options. It seems that the Catholic Church in Oregon holds no hope for the unborn from those who hold the pursestrings.

God Bless you and yours,

Give not that which is holy (appeal money?) to dogs; neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest perhaps they trample them under their feet, and turning upon you, they tear you.
Matthew 7:6

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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Holy Communion: Poison for Some?

Ash Wednesday I was late for noon mass and ended up in the vestibule, so I could see who was going up for Holy Communion. I noticed Senate President Peter Courtney, known as a NARAL supporter, going up the center aisle.

I watched and he was given Our Lord in the Eucharist and went back to his seat. I have known him and his position for twenty-five years since our children went to first grade together but maybe he had changed his position. To avoid assumption, as he was leaving, I held out my hand which he hesitantly took, saying, "Hello Peter, do you still support abortion rights?"..."yes, I do." My next question was...."Then why did you just receive Communion?" As he pulled his hand away, and hurriedly left, I followed him and asked, "Why did you put Father in such a position? ....Why are you bringing scandal to others." He walked back to the Capitol. I told the priest that he hadn't changed his ways.

To not speak to Peter Courtney would have been a sin of omission for me. We need to protect the Lord and the person. Some clerics say that "they would never withhold" Holy Communion from anyone, but it that a loving thing to do?

When we joined the Church, we weren't allowed to Receive and were even taken out of Church before the Liturgy of the Eucharist began. This lasted from November until April. There was pain involved but a chance to learn and love the Source and Summit of our Faith. It was a loving act for us not participate until we were in union with the Church.

After the Ash Wednesday event, it became very clear to me, that for a priest to give Our Lord, Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity to someone like Peter Courtney, is actually giving him POISON. To say, "oh he/she might have changed their mind" isn't enough anymore. They need to read the Holy Scriptures and not condemn themselves by giving them Holy Communion...it's very clear.

Our Lord can bring Grace to those who receive "worthily" and a curse/poison to those who receive "unworthily". Politicians who have changed their minds on abortion need to publicly announce their conversion, since their abortion views were known publicly and they used their political power to kill children through abortion.

The laity has to be open for the Lord to ask US to protect our brothers and sisters in Christ, both laity and religious. To have these "opportunities" and not act is a sin of omission. Just open your mouths and He'll give you the words, it's scary, only when you think about it and let doubt/Satan creep in.

Happy Lent

I Corinthians 11
26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the death of the Lord until he comes.
27 Therefore whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord unworthily will have to answer for the body and blood of the Lord.
12 28 A person should examine himself,
13 and so eat the bread and drink the cup.
29 For anyone who eats and drinks without discerning the body, eats and drinks judgment 14 on himself.
30 That is why many among you are ill and infirm, and a considerable number are dying.