Saturday, January 23, 2010

A follow-up: "FAITH" moves mountains and meetings, opening up a can of Archdpdx worms....

Dear Advocates for Life, A big thank you to Faith, the young mom who took action against the "honoring Roe V Wade Happy Hour" by a simple phone call to a Salem area restaurant to let her voice be heard. See for letter Faith emailing her story to The Bill Post Show at KYKN in Salem set pro-life troops into action with phone calls of their own to the restaurant. Look at the "No host nibbles" ad created to show these women what it looks like to us what they're celebrating. They were going to be made into handouts at the picket. The owner of the Marco Polo Restaurant in Salem cancelled the pro-abort women's "Happy Hour". To support this positive step, many pro-lifers dined at the Marco Polo on Roe V Wade Friday, January 22nd. There was a mood of happiness and gratitude. So.....where did these pro-abort women and men go? Announcing on their website they headed to the Salem YWCA. Why the Y? Because it's pro-abortion. Yes, the YWCA Young Women's Christian Association is linked pro-abortion groups and supports FOCA . Some went to picket the Y before going to the restaurant when we found out where the meeting was. (it's monthly, so our works cut out for us.) HERE'S the CAN of WORMS... The YWCA's Salem website has a Catholic connection with Saint Francis Shelter (Salem), Saint Joseph Shelter (Mt. Angel), and Saint Vincent de Paul linked as "community partners." When this venue changed, Mary Jo Tully, the Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Portland was contacted by a concerned Catholic about these Catholic connections with the abortion prone YWCA. She didn't seem concerned about this. One reason why Mary Jo Tully probably isn't concerned is because of the Catholic Charities/ YWCA/Archdpdx/Bill Gates etc. connection. There is a $12.5 million building for Catholic Charities to dedicate in Portland in early February. It will be called the CLARK FAMILY CENTER. Well named because the Clark family gave almost $3 million to the building. Maybelle Clark (she died in December) has her foundation named on the YWCA PORTLAND website and Mike and Tracey Clark her relations, are also big donors to the Y. I'm sure that Mrs. Clark didn't know the huge change in the YW. Now her Catholic beneficiaries know and I hope that they take action to stop funding this organization. Catholic Charities was so excited that Bill Gates gave them $750,000 for the building. Bill and Melinda Gates are pro-abortion. Have we sold out? Dennis Keenan the director for over 20 years will get a great office to help the poor and hungry. Why such great digs if we want to eliminate these things? They will have a big to do that costs $125 each.Who but the rich can go to this? Something is very wrong. Should Catholic organizations take money from pro-aborts? It seems like there is something else that Bill Gates is giving to and not the Catholic Church's mission. The building will house more than Catholic Charities projects. They give hardly anything for Life in Oregon. Rachel's Vineyard's is from Priests for Life with a half-time woman hired to do post-abortion workshops. And we don't know all the other organizations that will have fancy offices and again possible connect Catholics with non-Catholic groups. There's no reason for Catholic groups to be connected with pro-abortion organizations. It's way overdue to cut ourselves off from connections that use the Catholic name to get funds. Even if they do "good works".....the Faith seems to be dead. Let's pray that Mary Jo Tully takes some action. Hanging around rich people all the time is not healthy for the soul and big fancy buildings inflate the ego. We have more to say about this feeling of the regular folks being pushed to the side. The plot thickens. Thanks again Faith for your faithfulness and Trust in the Lord Jesus Christ and not how people might take your actions. You have made the world a better place with your courage. God Bless you and yours, Carolyn The WORDS OF CHRIST. Matthew 4:4 - Jesus answered, "The scripture says 'Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God'." 6:19-21 - "Don't pile up treasures on earth, where moth and rust can spoil them and thieves can break in and steal. But keep your treasure in Heaven where there is neither moth nor rust to spoil it and nobody can break in and steal. For wherever your treasure is, you may be certain that your heart will be there too!" 6:24 - "No one can be loyal to two masters. He is bound to hate one and love the other, or support one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and the power of money at the same time." 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". Member of Reform Catholic Campaign for Human Development

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