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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
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.