Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Infants Still Sacrificed Because of Fear

Today, December 28th, is the The Feast of the Holy Innocents.  One small Child was feared by a king and many children died hoping that He was among them.

Nowadays, fear also rules the hearts of mothers that would have their children killed by abortion.

In both cases infants show the power they hold to change lives.  May we embrace this change and help those who are fearful with love.

Holy Innocents, pray for us.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

1 Corinthians:13 --- Christmas version

If I decorate my house perfectly with plaid bows, strands of twinkling lights and shiny balls, but do not show love, I'm just another decorator. 

If I slave away in the kitchen, baking dozens of Christmas cookies, preparing gourmet meals and arranging a beautifully adorned mealtime, but do not show love, I'm just another cook. 

If I work at the soup kitchen, carol in the nursing home and give all that I have to charity, but do not show love, it profits me nothing.

If I trim the spruce with shimmering angels and crocheted snowflakes, attend a myriad of holiday parties and sing in the choir's cantata...but do not focus on Christ, I have missed the point. 

Love stops the cooking to hug the child.

Love sets aside the decorating to kiss the husband. 

Love is kind, though harried and tired. 

Love doesn't envy another's home that has coordinated Christmas china and table linens. 

Love doesn't yell at the kids to get out of the way, but is thankful they are there to be in the way.

Love doesn't give only to those who are able to give in return, but rejoices in giving to those who can't. 

Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, and endures all things.

Love never fails.

This is something I enjoyed and hope you do too.

Thank you priest's wife (Byzantine, of course) written by Sharon Jaymes by way of St. Paul.


Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Using Our Lady of Guadalupe to Promote and Confuse in the Archdiocese of Portland

OPEN LETTER TO MATT CATO, Director of the Office of Justice and Peace of the Archdiocese of Portland.      Matt Cato email

Dear Matt,

The latest Catholic Sentinel had an article on VOZ.   Day Laborers/ Our Lady of Guadalupe   VOZ has anti-Catholic ideals (apart from the Catholics that might be in VOZ) Using the Blessed Mother confuses people.  This organization is not as it seems and using the Blessed Mother is very sad and desperate.

Matt Cato holding sign...
The list of allies on their webpage displays the heretical values that run VOZ.  The Blessed Mother is tainted by helping promote them.  Can you tell me please why we are still funding this?  (By the way, giving money for just a "part" of the group is still giving to the group through "fungible funding".)

The Archdiocese of Portland has given this organization money, publicity and credibility for ten years.  It looks like Oregon Catholics have to wait for their new Archbishop to be appointed who uses our collection plate monies in a prudent, thoughtful manner "obeying" the  rules of CCHD and the Church.

By the way, here is an article regarding the $64,000 on the average salaries for VOZ. Is this considered a poverty wage to the CCHD and Archdiocese of Portland?  Most Oregon Catholics would love to have that as a salary.

VOZ is also visible with the Occupy Portland movement. supported the Archdiocese of Portland.

Thanks for any response.

God Bless,
Carolyn Wendell

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Saturday, November 26, 2011

"Little Lent" + New Liturgical Changes = Loving the Lord, Body and Soul

Come, Lord Jesus, Come.  Our Catholic New Year moves us toward Christ: Body through "Little Lent" or Advent and Soul with the New Liturgical Changes in the Mass.

According to present [1907] usage, Advent is a period beginning with the Sunday nearest to the feast of St. Andrew the Apostle embracing four Sundays. The first Sunday may be as early as 27 November this year, and then Advent has twenty-eight days, or as late as 3 December, giving the season only twenty-one days. 

With Advent the ecclesiastical year begins in the Western churches. During this time the faithful are admonished:
  • to prepare themselves worthily to celebrate the anniversary of the Lord's coming into the world as the incarnate God of love,
  • thus to make their souls fitting abodes for the Redeemer coming in Holy Communion and through grace, and
  • thereby to make themselves ready for His final coming as judge, at death and at the end of the world
(With thanks to

Saint Andrew, the first apostle The Church celebrates the feast of Saint Andrew on November 27th, an important date in the annual liturgical calendar, because it determines the date of the First Sunday of Advent, which is the Sunday nearest this Feast. Saint Andrew is the patron saint fishermen, and of both Scotland and Russia.

Andrew, the first Apostle called by Jesus, was a fisherman from Bethsaida and the brother of Simon Peter. A follower of John the Baptist, Andrew recognized Jesus as the Messiah when John baptized Our Lord in the Jordan River, and he introduced his brother Simon to Jesus. The two brothers continued as fishermen until Jesus called them as Apostles.

After Pentecost, it is believed that Andrew went to Greece to preach the Gospel of Christ Jesus.

Saint Andrew, called the "Protoclet" (or "first called") by the Greeks, was crucified at Achaia by order of Roman Governor Aegeas during the reign of Nero. He was bound, not nailed, to the X-shaped cross in order to prolong his sufferings. According to tradition, he preached from the cross for two days, and died on the third day.
  •  Little Lent lasts until Christmas Day.
 First We Fast, Then We Feast:
That's why Advent has traditionally been known as a "little Lent." As in Lent, Advent should be marked by increased prayer, fasting, and good works.  all great feasts have been preceded by a time of fasting, which makes the feast itself more joyful. 

Happy New Year and Christmas Blessings.  

Friday, November 25, 2011

Bishop Steiner's Retirement Letter was Accepted by Rome

Archbishop Vlazny day to resign is his birthday, February 12, 2012.

"Accepted the resignation from the office of auxiliary of the archdiocese of Portland in Oregon, U.S.A., presented by Bishop Kenneth Donald Steiner, upon having reached the age limit."

Coadjutor Bishop Impending?

Friday, November 18, 2011

"Occupy" Movement in Oregon Nurtured by CCHD's Past Grantees

The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) will have it's collection this weekend, November 19, and 20th.  Past grantees have been given funds for decades creating the climate; creating the Occupy Portland movement and "army" to occupy the parks and streets.

Throughout the years groups like Street Roots, Sisters of the Road, Dignity Village,  PhotoVoice (a Sisters of the Road project to buy cameras for the homeless so they can film their lifestyles) and anti "Sit-Lie In"  have been funded by CCHD.  We even gave $5,000 to Dignity Village for a lawn. We are still under the spell of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon and seem to follow their lead on being progressive and liberal.  Finally, Sisters was taken off the list of grantees.

A vocal Oregon Catholic said "this is the sin of Covetousness". Catholic monies have been going to many other groups that cause discontentment.  These people need an answer.  Evangelization.  If we want to end homelessness, greed, violence...Christ and the love of Christ is the only remedy.

Funds for the unborn cannot touch the hem of the amount that "Catholic social teachings" receive.  Since "life" in the new term Office of "Life" and Justice and Peace
means anti death penalty first, immigration as the main part of Life...the unborn as still left behind, but seemingly used as a way to seem more compassionate.

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen in his, easy reading inspirational, book Way to Happiness says,

"One of the greatest mistakes is to think that contentment comes from something outside us rather than the quality of the soul. There was once a boy who only wanted a marble; when he had the marble he wanted a ball; when he had the ball, he only wanted a top; when he had a top, he only wanted a kite, when he had the marble, the ball, the top and the kite, he was still not happy.  Trying to make a discontented person happy is like trying to fill a sieve with water.  However much you pour into it, it runs out too rapidly for you to catch up."

  •  History - It's All Who You Know in the Office of Justice and Peace Which Starts the Chain Reaction.
In 2003 the Office of Justice and Peace was run by Frank Fromherz who was fired by Archbishop Vlazny after decades years of aligning himself and the Archdiocese of Portland with progressive, socialist ideals. 

"Frank Fromherz of the Archdiocese of Portland's Office of Justice and Peace, one of the key organizers of the action, explains through an interview taped two weeks later the reasons for the action, its historical context, and the spiritual (and political) motivations for taking such a step. Days after the interview was conducted, Fromherz was fired from his job by the Archdiocese. He was let go at least in part for his outspoken activism against the war, despite the fact that the Pope himself was against the war."
(A letter he wrote sealed his fate, will add soon)

The "founder" of "Dignity Village" was Frank Tafari a friend of Fromherz's.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Archbishop Vlazny and Bishop Steiner to Retire in 2012

  • Archbishop Vlazny and Bishop Steiner will be retiring in early to mid 2012.
They are sending in their letters of impending retirement to Rome. We wish them well and thank them for their sacrifices.
  • With the 2011 USCCB fall meeting in session our two Archbishops:one known and one unknown are in Baltimore, Maryland from November 14-16.
We pray for our new Archbishop, whoever he is, and know that our new shepherd will be the Lord's Will for Western Oregon.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

$64,000 Salaries; Archdpdx, CCHD and "Fiscal Incest" Part one: VOZ

"This fiscal incest was the instrument through which control was maintained and leverage enjoyed." John Kenneth Galbraith. The Great Crash of 1929.  

The Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) collection will be starting in mid-November this year. Progressive groups have been the recipients for decades in Oregon. 

Their tangled web, or "fiscal incest" as coined by economist John Kenneth Galbraith is a "long chain of holdings by one company in another." Alinzky organizations are used for leverage and and control of ideals that are not in keeping with the Catholic Church. 

This list shows some "allies" of Oregon Action, a Communistic collection of groups that CCHD in Oregon has been involved with for decades,who has changed it's website but this was saved a while ago. Today, some names have been changed from "ACORN" but they are still Saul Alinskyian organizations. Oregon Action Works with: 

· Fair and Clean Energy Coalition
· Oregon Human Rights Campaign
  • "The projects must be by the poor, not just for the poor," said Matt Cato (Office of Justice and Peace), who emphasized that grants go only to projects that fit into principles of Catholic social teaching, including respect for the dignity of human life, from conception to natural death."
  • How can a staff making over $64,000 even be considered when the CCHD guidelines have been violated for ten years?
VOZ will not be adversely affected because they have many avenues of revenue. Any federal and states grants are already taken out of our paychecks. There are few people who run many organizations. They believe in their causes, but they are not to be paid with Catholic collection plate money. For ten years we have given hundreds of thousands of dollars to VOZ. Its connections to pro-abortion, "lesbian, gay, bisexual. transgender, queer connection", along with La Raza (anti-US) promotions needs to be stopped until CCHD is extinct. Bulleted List What to do?
  • OVERSIGHT and apologies from the "invisible Oregon CCHD committee"
  • Those on the committee that choose VOZ for ten years should be investigated and fired.
  • We should be privy to who is on this committee.
  • There is in-house funny business at the Archdiocese of Portland and it should be exposed.
  • There is "fiscal incest" to ACORN type groups that promote anti-Catholic values.
  • There salaries are not in line with Matt Cato's statement above. What does he get if this is poverty wages?
  • Our collection plate money is being used with political motivations and leverage to continue anti-Catholic values.
  • The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) is NOT mandatory.
  • We can donate our hard earned money to organizations we believe in without being told what to do. They must think we're so hard-hearted that the Holy Spirit in our lives only comes from CCHD.
  • IDEA! Post organizations deemed worthy of financing on the USCCB website. This eliminates the need for administration costs, banquets to congratulate themselves and"fiscal incest".
  • IDEA! CCHD, start respecting the laity and stop feeling so superior. We're all here to serve the Lord and be with Him forever in Heaven.

"Byrdes of on kynde and color flok and flye allwayes together."

ACORN-Soros-Obama Connections a Parallel Universe with our Catholic Church and CCHD

ACORN -Soros-Obama Connections from the "Conservative Goddess"

A few weeks ago I started doing a little poking around on the ACORN website. I had heard many times about all the connections between Soros, Acorn and the Administration. However, I guess I wanted to see for myself. I found some interesting things that prompted me to dig a little further. Some of this information may be old news but I thought it was worth sharing. I think this shows the complete circle. First I have provided a summary of how I see things. Further down are links and other information I found.

ACORN: Organization with Not-for-Profit Status that hides behind the "non-partisan" facade so as to continue receiving tax payer funding. Exposed for corrupt practices including facilitating prostitution and voter fraud aligations.

GEORGE SOROS - Ultra Liberal and Ultra Rich financier of ACORN, Barack Obama Campaign, Media Matters, Open Society Institute, and a spider web of other organizations and causes. Owns much of the media.

BARACK OBAMA/Democrat Party - Benefits by ACORN's eagerness to keep the money flowing by using voter registration to build their membership and thus their donations. Supports (or did) ACORN so as to please the one holding the purse strings (SOROS), the motor behind his campaign.

ACORN uses Soros funded "organizing" software (democracy in action) to compile their databases and collect donations. A COMPLETE CIRCLE!


VOCAL says. Check out web addresses and you'll find

• Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN)

• America Votes

• Center for Community Change

• Catalist

• EMILY's List

• Sierra Club

• USAction

• Air America Radio

• Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW)

• Media Matters for America

• Center for Independent Media

• People for the American Way

• Center for American Progress

• Economic Policy Institute

• Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

• Center for Progressive Leadership

• New Democrat Network

• Progressive Majority



21-October-2008 -- Catholic News Agency

"Catholic" Political Groups Being Financed by George Soros

New York, Oct 20, 2008 (CNA).- The Catholic League’s president Bill Donohue has come out swinging at Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good and Catholics United for having ties to the left-wing financier George Soros.

Donohue charges that Soros’ liberal credentials couldn’t be more clear, citing a 2005 campaign by Soros-financed to convince Americans that they should back Democrats efforts to filibuster President George W. Bush’s judicial nominees to the Supreme Court.

At the time of's effort Donohue described it in a statement as: “a picture of a smiling Pope Benedict XVI holding a gavel outside the U.S. Supreme Court, along with the following inscription: ‘God Already Has a Job…He does not need one on the Supreme Court’.”

Although the incident occurred in 2005, Donohue now says that Soros is financing two organizations that have close ties to the Democrat Party and are “apologists for abortion rights.”

According to The Catholic Key, Ambassador Elizabeth Frawley Bagley, the Chair of the Board of Directors for Catholics in Alliance is the wife of former Democratic National Committee finance chair, Smith Bagley. “Ambassador Bagley has herself given hundreds of thousands of dollars to the DNC, as well as to numerous stridently pro-choice Democratic candidates including, Barack Obama, Al Franken, Barbara Boxer, Claire McCaskill, Charles Schumer and The Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund," The Catholic Key reported.

Catholics United also has ties to the Democrat Party, according to the group's web site. Catholics United Director of Organizing, James Salt, "oversaw the Kansas Democratic Party's faith outreach efforts, including messaging work for Governor Sebelius and development of faith-based messaging resources," the site says. Gov. Kathleen Sebelius is currently in hot water with Archbishop Joseph Naumann for her close ties to abortionist George Tiller and her support for abortion.

Donohue alleges that these groups also have monetary links to George Soros. “In 2006, Soros’ Open Society Institute gave Catholics in Alliance $100,000 (double the amount he gave in 2005), and in the same year Catholics in Alliance listed Catholics United on its 990 (line 80b) as an organization with which it has a formal relationship,” Donohue asserts in documentation the Catholic League provided to CNA.

As further proof of a link, the Catholic League president cites a May 20, 2006 Washington Post article in which John Podesta, who runs the Soros-funded organization, Center for American Progress, “admits that he works closely with Catholics in Alliance and Catholics United.”

In an email to CNA on Monday, Catholics United president Chris Korzen denied any links to Soros. “Catholics United has no connection with Mr. Soros. We have taken money from neither him nor OSI,” he said.

The Catholic League’s Director of Communications, Susan Fani, responded to Korzen's denial by telling CNA that the League stands by its statement and that the evidence is well documented.

For his part, Donohue believes that George Soros, who is Jewish, is driven to fund Catholic groups because he has an agenda to normalize Catholic support for abortion.

“The reason Soros funds the Catholic Left is the same reason he lavishly funds Catholics for Choice, the pro-abortion group that has twice been condemned as a fraud by Catholic bishops: they all service his agenda, namely, to make support for abortion rights a respectable Catholic position,” Donohue stated on Monday.

As reported by CNA last Friday, Catholics in Alliance and Catholics United both came under fire from Archbishop Chaput of Denver, who said that the groups are doing a “disservice” to the Catholic Church.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Occupy Adoration

CCHD - National Update and Video

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Catholic Campaign for Human Development

The money for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) is generally taken up each year the Sunday before Thanksgiving. It is then distributed to various groups that claim to fight poverty and here’s where the problem comes in.

Many of these groups either DIRECTLY contribute to the culture of death by openly supporting abortion, same sex so-called marriage, contraception, etc. Many others INDIRECTLY contribute to the culture of death by belonging to groups and associations that band together to promote the above referenced evils. In both cases, dozens of these groups are getting money that YOU throw in the plate thinking you are helping poor people.

These revelations a couple of years ago sparked an angry response on the part of many leaders in the Church as they lashed out at the messengers who were exposing these corruptions. And it’s important to realize that these charges of diverting much of this money to liberal pro-culture of death forces did not start just two years ago. This behavior has been going on for decades and every time in the past the CCHD has ducked and bobbed and weaved and accused those asserting the charges of ridiculous things like lying being uncharitable and so forth.

But this latest round has ignited a flurry of research over the past two years with the CCHD finally on the defensive. After numerous meetings with their accusers that they were essentially shamed into the CCHD agreed to revise their policies and guidelines which they did. The problem is that the problems got EVEN worse, with even MORE pro-death groups getting YOUR money.

When this was uncovered by the American Life League (ALL), after months and months of intensive research, the group collected all its information into one report and sent a copy of the damning information to every single bishop in the United States.

The response from the CCHD was, “Oh, these are nothing but the same old charges and recycled accusations. Don’t be silly. We’ve reformed and everything is perfectly fine.” This is the same message that was relayed to the bishops when they began asking questions and reading the reports. The CCHD denies that there are pro-culture of death groups getting YOUR collection plate money.

The CCHD is wrong. They have been disingenuous in their responses both to the laity and to the bishops. This outfit has its own agenda and has been pushing it for years and now after reluctantly being shamed into revising their own guidelines and they hide their continued practices behind the fact that they have produced a new set of guidelines, but they clearly don’t follow them in many cases. The problems at the CCHD have actually gotten worse in terms of the number of bad groups getting your money. This problem has gone on for so that its time to bring the CCHD to a close. Shut down the whole operation.

If the Church wants to, as it should, engage in the corporal work of mercy of helping the poor, then it should do it though solely solidly Catholic groups and organizations.

If the people in charge won’t end this then the people in the pews needs to.

Do not contribute to the CCHD.


For years the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) has awarded grants to organizations that work against Catholic teaching, particularly with regard to human life and marriage. Not only have donations from generous Catholics in the pew gone to groups that organize and lobby against Church teaching, but they have indirectly, and even directly, helped to elect liberal politicians who advance evil causes.
In view of the recent devastating report from American Life League and ReformCCHDNow which indicates that the problems continue and have even worsened, the Catholic Media Coaltion endorses a boycott of the annual CCHD collection and urges Catholics to give instead to local organizations that serve the poor. Crisis pregnancy centers, Catholic free clinics and food pantries, Catholic shelters and homes for unwed mothers, organizations that serve the third world through clean water and immunization projects are all worthy alternatives to CCHD.
Despite their assurances to the contrary CCHD continues to funnel a large percentage of donations into community organizing groups and coalitions that are hostile to the faith and undermine the family. That is, certainly, no way to help the poor.

Priest's Emails from Western Oregon

Here is a list of most Western Oregon priests. This is common knowledge and is to be used to further the faith in support and holy boldness of our shepherds.

The Catholic Campaign for Human Development and its history is not known to all. We need to make sure our time, talent and treasure is used to build up the Body of Christ. ; ; ,>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>,  <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, , "Cihak, The Rev. John" <>, "Epperson, Father Frank" <>, "Father Ben Gerding" <>, "Father Joseph" <>, "Father Kevin O'Conor" <>, "Father Paneer Selvam" <>, "Father Paul Jeyamani" <>, "Father Richard Janowicz" <>, "Father Tim Mochaitis" <>, "Fr. David Orique, OP" <>, "Gutmann, Rev. Don" <>, "Stobie, Fr. Steve" <>, "Stobie, Fr. Steve" <>
Saint John Marie Vianney, patron saint of the priesthood Quotes On The Priesthood
  • "The priesthood is the love of the heart of Jesus. When you see a priest, think of our Lord Jesus Christ."
  • "O, how great is the priest! ... If he realized what he is, he would die."
  • "If we had faith, we would see God hidden in the priest like a light behind glass, like wine mixed with water."
  • "Without the priest, the passion and death of our Lord would be of no avail. It is the priest who continues the work of redemption here on earth...What use would be a house filled with gold, were there no one to open its door? The priest holds the key to the treasures of heaven: it is he who opens the door: he is the steward of the good Lord; the administrator of His goods...Leave a parish for twenty years without a priest and they will end by worshiping the beasts there..The priest is not a priest for himself, he is a priest for you."
All Church Contact Info: Vatican, US and OR

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Christ Gave Us Many Beautiful Ways to Celebrate Being Catholic

Here is a chart from by Priest's Wife. This is a great way to learn about our Byzantine Catholic family. Please look for the asterisk* to see those Eastern Orthodox rites that came back under the Holy Father after the Great Schism of 1054. Check out
We can attend these churches* on Sundays and really explore our One, Holy, Catholic, Apostolic Church.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Culture of Life Calendar from Precious Children of Portland

The Spirit comes to the aid of our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes with inexpressible groanings. (Romans 8:26) Dear Brothers and Sisters for Life, Purity and Healing, I wanted to thank all of you for your prayers and help. We have a big job and it takes a big person to do it. In fact the job is so big that we desperately need God our Father guiding us every step of the way. That is why prayers are so important. Life Chain in Portland, Sunday, October 30, 2011 Please come to Beech St. and MLK Jr. Blvd on Sunday between 2:00 and 2:30 PM to obtain a sign and then proceed north or south and find a place to stand. The life chain will last from 2:30 to 4:00 PM. There is a small poster available if you want to make some copies and distribute them. Please review the guidelines for this important event. One more week left for 40 Days for Life Please contact Therese Ruesink, 503-997-1884 , so that you can become part of a very big and important life saving effort. Please pray for a young couple from another country that we are helping. They left Planned Parenthood in Portland in spite of heavy pressure from the people at Planned Parenthood. Purity Conference/Retreat at Life Change Christian on November 10,11,12 Please call Life Change at to reserve a spot for your daughter or friend. It is so key that our youth learn the beauty of saving themselves for marriage. (map) (503) 288-0479 , . More information here. Update in Springfield, Oregon Thanks to all the people that came to the city council meeting on October 17, 2011. There were nearly 200 pro-life people and about 60 supporters for Planned Parenthood's proposed prenatal killing center in Springfield. Six priests were there and one led the crowd in a prayer before the hearing. Please pray that they can stop Planned Parenthood. In the last four years Planned Parenthood has put up three new centers in the state and are trying to put up a fourth. Keep Praying !!! and please don't forget: For I am convinced that neither death, nor life,nor angels, nor principalities, nor present things, nor future things,nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans (8:38-39) God Bless you, Bill Diss 503-334-6183
"How you think when you lose determines how long it will be until you win.” GK Chesterton

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Reform CCHD Now Update - National

The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) will be starting its fall collection in November. Here is the latest nationally and there will be a local report soon. To get these updates you can go to and sign up. We are a microcosm of this national macrocosm. For decades faithful Catholics have warned us of this attempt to divert our collection plate money to anti Catholic groups and not using our money wisely. We must use discernment in being a good steward. Michael Hichborn is director of the Reform CCHD Coalition. He is with American Life League (ALL).
Dear Reform CCHD Now member, I just wanted to take a moment to give you a few updates: 1) NYC AIDS Housing Network, one of the CCHD grantees profiled in the CCHD Grants Report, is no longer eligible for funding from the CCHD. It turns out that, even after the CCHD's "thorough vetting process," which gave a green-light to this group even after we gave CCHD all the evidence, they distribute condoms after all: 2) The Reform CCHD Now website now has an FAQ that addresses the current claims being made by the CCHD: 3) The 2010-2011 Grants Report was reviewed by Moral Theologian, Dr. William Marshner, professor of theology at Christendom College. You can read his review here: Also, Life Site News wrote up a fantastic article on this review, which you can read here: I will keep you updated as we continue to work toward fixing the problems. God Bless, Michael
A real solution to make sure faithful Catholics are treated with respect, there should only be a web page on the USCCB website listing the Bishops suggestions. This would remove any doubt we would have by giving money directly to the organization, doing our own research and not paying administrative/pr/mailing costs. Those flyers are very expensive and we want our money to build up the Body of Christ, only. “Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.” ~ Mother Teresa.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Baby Steps: New Translation of the Mass (November 27th is coming)

We are His children, the Fruit of His Suffering
“Just going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in your garage makes you a car.” ― G.K. Chesterton