Thursday, October 28, 2010

"Throw the Poor Dog A Bone" part two- Catholic Sentinel Scam

Dear Advocates for Life,

During the year, diverse letters to the editor are printed. That's the bone.  But the Catholic Sentinel shows it's hand during the elections.  In the letters to the editor, candidates are promoted that support abortion and active homosexuality. I say promoted because there is no editorial comment or disclaimer on what it means to vote as a Catholic.  

Voter's guides from Oregon Family Council and Oregon Right to Life are not "allowed" in most of our churches: we feel like there's a war with the Archdpdx. We are indeed the "poor dog".

The Catholic Sentinel has such a low subscription rate that it is being funded by the Archbishop's Annual Appeal to keep it afloat.  The El Sentinel, the Spanish language Archdiocesan paper is given out free of charge and has been for a long time.  There is a liberal bent to this paper too and there is definitely an agenda. It also advertises for Susan B. Komen Foundation who gives money to Planned Parenthood that focuses on minority abortions.
For one woman's great explanation go to Why I can't give to Susan B. Komen

So these "Catholic" newspapers are given to our churches "free",  passing on their progressive bent to unsuspecting Catholics with our own money.  For some reason we subsidize a dying newspaper and their employees.  Low subscription rates were probably the catalyst for this action. It seems the illusion of having a great newspaper is needed.  Below is information to educate.

Catholic Sentinel, Robert Pfohman is editor -

5536 NE Hassalo St.
P.O. Box 18030
Portland, OR 97218
Telephone (503) 281-1191
Toll Free (800) 548-8749

El Centinela  editor Rocío Rios Niño was born in Colombia, South America. She worked six years at the El Espectador newspaper in Bogotá, Colombia’s major daily newspaper. It is the oldest newspaper in Colombia. Since its first issue to the present its motto has been "El Espectador will work for the good of the country with liberal criteria and for the good of the liberal principles with patriotic criteria". It was initially published twice a week, 500 issues each. It defined itself as a "political, literary, news and industrial newspaper"She worked three a half years doing television reporting on Colombia’s top television station, Caracol news. She came to the United States in 1998 to learn English and became editor of El Centinela, the Catholic Sentinel’s Spanish-language sister newspaper in 1999.
Good News. Catholics nationwide are getting behind pro-life, pro-family candidates more than two years ago, voting for the lesser of two evils, if needed. Mentor, Father Frank Pavone, director of Priests for Life, is incremental in his approach to changing hearts and minds. The Faithful Citizenship USCCB booklet isn't cutting it for thinkers.  Now it's time to pray, possibly holding our nose to save at least one baby for sure.

Here are links to a voters' guide if needed. Oregon Right to Life Voter's Guide   Oregon Family Council (can't find download for OFC)  Gubernatorial candidate Chris Dudley has said he will support parental notification, ending state funding for abortions and partial birth abortion.  The ORTL guide doesn't reflect all subsequent conversations of people you would trust.  Dudley has a pro-life reputation to the pro-aborts.  He has his foot in the door to the Culture of Life. His fate is sealed if he wavers.  John Kitzhaber is pro-abortion and supported by NARAL.

Remember the Vatican trumps the USCCB, the Archbishop and priests on everything in the Church.  A non-perfect pro-life candidate can be chosen over a more pro-abortion one.  Not to vote is voting for evil.  Go to the Vatican website for the Catechism if needed for backup.

Rome's Cardinal Burke on voting for Catholics.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Who Is That Guy......Saturday, at six, in Salem

"Discover and Re-discover GK Chesterton. Common sense for the world's uncommon nonsense."  St. Joseph Catholic Church of Salem is honoring the "Apostle of Common Sense".  He should be a must read for everyone who can read.

GK Chesterton lived a remarkable overflowing life. Men especially would like to know that he loved a good port and a in his honor they'll have about four different wines.  You'll be waited upon with food and drink seemingly never ending. Dale will answer any questions and there is a "special guest".   Quite a wonderful evening.

Some of GK's quotes from the American Chesterton society, to never let him be forgotten.   American Chesterton Society

"Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions." - ILN, 4/19/30

"Impartiality is a pompous name for indifference, which is an elegant name for ignorance." - The Speaker, 12/15/00 

"An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered; an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." - On Running After Ones Hat, All Things Considered, 1908

"What embitters the world is not excess of criticism, but an absence of self-criticism." - Sidelights on New London and Newer New York

"He is a [sane] man who can have tragedy in his heart and comedy in his head." - Tremendous Trifles, 1909

“Drink because you are happy, but never because you are miserable.”  GK Chesterton

Gilbert Keith Chesterton (29 May 1874 – 14 June 1936) was an English writer of prolific and diverse output included philosophy, philosophy, poetry, play writing, journalism, public lecturing and debating, biography, Christian apologetics, fantasy and detective fiction.  (Thanks Wikipedia.)

Here's the info in St. Joseph of Salem's own words.
Its time again for the much anticipated
Third Annual G.K. Chesterton Steak and Wine Dinner!

This year’s event will be held on Saturday October 23rd
 at 6:00pm in the parish center. Once again we have invited back  Dale Ahlquist, President of the American Chesterton Society and EWTN host and a special guest.

Reservations are now being accepted by calling Rolando Moreno at the parish office (503) 581-1623.

721 Chemeketa St. NE
Salem, Oregon 97301 

See you there.

Friday, October 1, 2010

"Throw the Poor Dog a Bone" - part one

The Office of Justice and Peace under Chancellor Mary Jo Tully and Matt Cato threw the poor dog (Oregon Catholics) a bone (not granting $5,000 to Street Roots). Sorry, but that's nothing. It's long overdue and insulting considering the years and amount of our money that's been squandered to build up the culture of death. Let's not sing the Hallelujah chorus just yet.

N.B.  We have a "pro-life" budget of a little more than $1,000 a year.  This is for sending the USCCB Respect Life Packets to the Oregon Churches.

Newspaper (Street Roots) Livid Over Losing CCHD Funding Planned Parenthood
(more history in Throw the Poor Dog a Bone - part 2)

“So you have the power of money, which corporations have, and you have the power of people, which is what community organizing is,” Cato added. “The power of people which needs to balance the power of money, and that’s what community organizing is about, and a lot of people are uncomfortable with the poor having the voice.”  Matt Cato, Director of Office of Justice and Peace ways in on "redistribution of wealth" and the attitude of Catholics to the poor.

Western States Center Ties most of our CCHD "ACORN" type grantee organizations together. We have given hundreds of thousands, if not millions of dollars to support these types of causes over twenty to thirty years with the blessing of Mary Jo Tully and Matt Cato and all the Office of Peace and Justice leaders. Add it up.

2010 Grantees From CCHD from Oregon Catholics

Catholic Sentinel - CCHD Fall Grants of $75,000 Spring Grants $40,000

VOZ  $40,000 grant List of Grantors - We are the largest. - AFFILIATED WITH WESTERN STATES CENTER
Francisco Lopez past employee of Catholic Charities has been in leadership of VOZ, CAUSA both of which are past/present recipients of CCHD funds over many years. They morph - Voz Hispana Causa Chavista and support others. The grantee changes names but leaders are the same? Seems like their other supporters also support "reproductive services".
VOCAL - Saul Alinsky and Francisco Lopez?

Adelante Mujeures - $35,000 grant
VOCAL - 2004 post shows how long they've been grantees
Under Supporters on their money from CCHD is listed. No mention of the $100,000's we've given them in grants since at least 2004 are they afraid that donors will run if a Catholics are mentioned. Why? Oregon Community Foundation that supports them and also abortion.

New Planned Parenthood PDX Building Given $75,000 Oregon Community Foundation too.

Adelante Mujeures Given $300,000 grant from us in Federal Tax Money in 2010.
One of 100 Best Green Businesses to work for in 2010.
Oregon Catholics Paid $40,000 for Spring Campaign 2010

OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon - $5,000 - AFFILIATED WITH WESTERN STATES CENTER
Project: East Portland Bus Riders Unite!
Location: Portland

Oregon New Sanctuary Movement - $5,000 - AFFILIATED WITH WESTERN STATES CENTER
Project: Love Has No Borders Campaign
Location: Portland

Project: Latino Immigrant Equality Parent Organizing Project
Location: Corvallis

Community Alliance of Tenants $5,000 - Abortion Provider, Western States Center, Social Justice NW links us together.
Project: Housing Justice Program
Location: Portland
USCCB Website Regarding CCHD Funding Policies

CCHD Funding Policies
The Catholic Campaign for Human Development fully upholds the Church's teaching on the sanctity of human life from conception through natural death. Organizations that receive CCHD funds must not participate in or promote activities that contradict the moral and social teachings of the Catholic Church. For example, organizations that support or promote same-sex marriage, discrimination, racism, capital punishment, abortion, or euthanasia are not eligible for CCHD funding.To ensure CCHD funds are used in keeping with Catholic moral and social teaching, all applicants must go through a multi-step review process CCHD funds are allocated only to organizations that are incorporated and have an Internal Revenue Service 501(c)(3) tax exempt designation. If the applicant organization is not incorporated and federally tax exempt, CCHD may allow use of a fiscal sponsor to receive the grant funds and distribute them to the funded group. To qualify, the fiscal sponsor must be incorporated and must have a current 501(c)(3) designation. A fiscal sponsor does not direct a funded effort. Their primary purpose is to transmit the CCHD funds and oversee their proper use.

“Six-year” Policy
All organizations who have received funding for any period of six or more years since 1997 will be ineligible to apply to CCHD for a three-year period. This policy applies whether the organization received funding for six years on a continuous or intermittent basis. After the three-year interval, these organizations will be eligible for funding requests for up to another six years before the same interval cycle will be repeated. You should contact your area grant specialist to determine your eligibility for the current grant cycle. (vocal asks - WHO IS OUR GRANT SPECIALIST?)

OREGON policy : The Catholic Campaign for Human Development grants are awarded on the basis of need and not on religious affiliation

Abandon the CCHD. It is not a mandatory collection.

The Archdiocese can make a list of organizations they feel are worthy of being funded.

Simply post this on their website for Catholics to choose from or not.

Saves administrative costs. Saves advertising costs.

Eliminates type of other past grantee organizations that were given money in the past that could be just friends of friends. History of Oregon's CCHD grantees were saved for at least twenty years.

Eliminate conflicts of interest that seem to have happened for decades.

There seems to be little or no regard to Jesus Christ's Roman Catholic church and her mission to save souls with Catholic funds entrusted to do His work. The Word has been silenced.

"..but the worries of the world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for other things enter in and choke the Word, and it becomes unfruitful." Mark 4:19