Wednesday, April 20, 2011

"Saul in the Family" - Alinsky and the Archdiocese of Portland

“Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology, and history... the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom — Lucifer.          Saul Alinsky, Rules for Radicals
There is a spiritual cancer in the Archdiocese of Portland that, being left unchecked by faithful laity, threatens to ruin many souls.  It is called Metropolitan Alliance for the Common Good (MACG).

MACG is given life by
Oregon Catholic churches that will not allow true Catholic teachings as the main focal point, but welcomes evil as truth.  The affiliations are anti-Catholic, pro-homosexual and an occasion of mortal sin for all involved.

Saul Alinsky is their pope.  Benedict the XVI is obsolete.


MACG began as Fair Share Research and Education Fund (FSRE) a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 1981 as a supporting organization of Oregon Fair Share. When Oregon Fair Share closed in 1997 and morphed into being part of Fair Share Alliance.  FSRE affiliated with Fair Share Research and Education Fund does business as the Oregon Action Fund, a name that more explicitly demonstrates the link between the Oregon Action Fund/Fair Share Research and Education Fund


Oregon Action, supports its work, which carries on the tradition of chapter-based, multi-issue grassroots organizing in Oregon.
Oregon Action has received tens of thousands of dollars throughout the years from Oregon Catholics through Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD)
Oregon Action affiliations:
Oregon Action is a member of...
Oregon Action Works with:
Oregon Action is assisted by...             
These are mostly 501 C-3 Organizations that receive tax money from us too.  We still fund many of these organizations and have for years through CCHD and our Sunday collections.


Portland Organizing Project (POP) was next in line - Given $60,000 from Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) to this Alinsky-based organization using the Church as a cash cow.

Metropolitan Broad Base came after POP


MACG was founded on May 23, 2002
came after Metropolitan Broad Base. (Info in link above)

MACG - who we are.  Bringing IAF into Oregon Catholic Churches.

Saul Alinksy's Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF) was the foundation for 80+ groups that were funded by the Catholic church.
"The leaders and organizers of the Industrial Areas Foundation build organizations whose primary purpose is power - the ability to act - and whose chief product is equitable social change. The IAF is non-ideological and strictly non-partisan, but proudly, publicly, and persistently political. Through local affiliates, the IAF builds a political base among voluntary institutions that includes religious congregations, labor locals, homeowner groups, recovery groups, parents associations, non-profits, immigrant societies, schools, seminaries, orders of men and women religious, and others. "
Among the most vital tenets of Alinsky’s method were the following:
  • “Make the enemy live up to their own book of rules. You can kill them with this, for they can no more live up to their own rules than the Christian Church can live up to Christianity.”[75]
  • “No organization, including organized religion, can live up to the letter of its own book. You can club them to death with their ‘book’ of rules and regulations.”[76]
Monsignor Jack Egan helped establish the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, which funded ACORN, Gamaliel (President Barack Obama trained as a community organizer with Gamaliel in the 1980′s), and the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF), established by Alinsky. Egan sat on the IAF board and Call to Action's.
  "Make up your mind, Jack," Alinsky said, "whether you want to be a priest or a bishop. All other decisions will flow from that one."

One common denominator of this great evil is "Chicago".  Many of the staff of the Archdiocese of Portland are from Chicago and know Alinsky quite well and seem to have chosen Al over the Pope. 

Pope Benedict XVI - "we don't listen to God because it would disturb us and so we remain indifferent to evil". ..

Thursday, April 14, 2011

(A year later) Unanswered letter to Mary Jo Tully re: "Father Roy Bourgeois evening, an Archdpdx problem."

This year old letter put lots of pieces together regarding the disobedience to Church teaching we have in the Archdiocese of Portland.  Things haven't changed, the bankruptcy means nothing to the Archdiocese of Portland it seems.  Their lifestyle is still the same and the Catholics who love the Pope and the Church are not treated with the same respect as dissidents. 

When we write to get clarification or help, we are ignored...treated as orphans...but we know Truth  from fiction...and more is coming into the Light.  One year later, still no reply or courtesy.  This seems to be the way things work for so many of us.

Dear Mary Jo,                           
                            April 6, 2010

Below you will find a meeting advertised for Fr. Roy again.  Last year he was in Portland at a Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon Church too.  This Call To Action meeting will also have Toni Tortorilla and Sandra De Master two self professed "women priests". 

This is bad publicity for the Archdiocese of Portland and the reputation of the Archbishop.  Please note that there are people getting alerted to this scandal who are not happy.

I will also CC this to the Archbishop.

Do you see this as a problem?

Carolyn Wendell

from VOCAL,  (Archbishop's Secretary) (Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Portland)
date Tue, Apr 6, 2010 at 4:24 PM

Why the Fuss?
2006 Vatican affirms bishop's excommunication of Call to Action members
By S.L. Hansen
LINCOLN, Neb. (CNS) – The Vatican has upheld Bishop Fabian W. Bruskewitz's decision 10 years ago that membership in Call to Action "is totally incompatible with the Catholic faith" and results in automatic excommunication.
"The judgment of the Holy See is that the activities of Call to Action in the course of these years are in contrast with the Catholic faith due to views and positions held which are unacceptable from a doctrinal and disciplinary standpoint

2008 In August 2008, Fr. Bourgeois   participated in and delivered the homily at the ordinationWomenpriests, at a Unitarian Universalist church in Lexington, Kentucky.[4] Fr. Bourgeois received a 30 days' notice as of October 21, 2008 regarding possible excommunication for this action. He was later latae sententiae excommunicated.[4] On March 18, 2011, Fr. Bourgeois was given a letter from the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers notifying him that he had 15 days to recant his support for women's ordination or he would face expulsion from the order. (VOCAL - He still will not recant.)

Ad for "Father Roy" from 2010 Call to Action email.

The local Catholic Call to Action chapter that meets monthly at Central Lutheran is sponsoring an evening with Fr. Roy Bourgeois here on Friday, April 9th at 7:00 PM.  We would like to cordially invite anyone from your worshipping community to join us for this event.

Fr. Bourgeois is known for his lifetime of work on behalf of peace and justice. He founded the School of the Americas Watch which demonstrates at Ft.Benning, GA each year, and is a nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize.

He has taken a very courageous public position in favor of the ordination of women to the Catholic priesthood.  Our event is part of a national tour to bring attention to the injustice of the ban on women in the priesthood.

Presenting along with him will be three local women church leaders, Laurie Larson Caesar, the Lutheran pastor from Mission of the Atonement in Beaverton,
(VOCAL -This connects Call to Action with Mission of the Atonement that Bishop Steiner is involved in.) and two Roman Catholic Women priests. 

This is a wonderful opportunity to hear about how people are called to a prophetic role by following their conscience!  There is no fee for this presentation but we are suggesting a $10 free will offering if you are able.

We hope you will invite your friends and neighbors and join us for an inspiring evening!  For more information call 503-238-1942 or email

Central Lutheran Church  (VOCAL - Belongs to Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon)
1820 NE 21st Ave
Portland, OR  97212
Post-Traditional Service 10:15AM

Divine Truth

The fact that the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God and Mother of the 
Church,received neither the mission proper to the apostles nor the 
ministerial priesthood clearly shows that the non admission of women 
to priestly ordination cannot mean that as a discrimination against them,
the Pope wrote:
  "Rather, it is to be seen as the faithful observance of a plan to be 
ascribed to the Wisdom of the  Lord of the Universe."

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Where's the Catholic Lobbyist? Running away from pro-life bills?

At the Life Lobby Ladies Day, Roger Martin, Catholic lobbyist for Oregon Catholics walked the other way (literally) before the press conference on HB3512,  for unborn pain prevention, in the Capitol basement.

He could have supported the bill without wearing a "Unborn Children Feel Pain  like you and me" sticker.However, I don't think he would be caught dead with one, even a "precious feet" pin.  Roger voted to legalize abortion in Oregon as a legislator in 1968, it passed and he hasn't yet recanted.  He was part of establishing abortion, which  shows his values or lack of Catholic ones.  Knowing this the Archdiocese of Portland kept him and hired him three more times.

At the Life Lobby Day, women from many congregations were there.  This was an ecumenical moment that passed by.  I suppose it's true that Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon and their progressive attitudes on abortion and homosexuality are more important as lobbyists for the Catholic church instead of Roger Martin,  What's he there for?

The press conference, friendships, legislature visits and opportunity to educates our personal legislators that the unborn after 20 weeks, probably earlier, feel pain and it's barbaric to allow this.

The pro-life testimony versus that of Planned Parenthood and NARAL Pro-Choice America showed the difference in the value system of both sides.

Oregon Pro-life Bills this session. from Oregon Right to Life, the only one lobbying for these


The insanity of wanting to ignore the pain of an unborn child joins the minds of those who don't want any health regulations where they kill these children.  The clinic regulation bill is coming up:

Senate Bill (SB) 901 Safe Clinic Act. 
Bill Summary:
Revises definition of ambulatory surgical center to include medical facility operated substantially for purpose of performing abortions. Specifies criteria.  Currently medical facilities that perform abortions are not regulated by the Oregon Health Department.

The third bill would permit an opt-out from paying for abortions with federal money:

House Bill (HB) 3600 Federal Funding of Abortion Opt-out
Bill Summary:
The Federal Funding of Abortion Opt-out bill would prohibit insurance plans subsidized in the health insurance exchange mandated for Oregon in the 2010 federal health care law from offering abortion coverage unless the patient seeking coverage paid for their abortion with a separate rider.

It's interesting how pro-aborts claim that those who want to protect unborn life are considered  pushing morals down their throats.  Reality Check.  How about them pushing their "religion" of abortion on us?

"It almost seems to hint that women would choose abortion even if they knew their child satisfied their requirements of personality.

G. K. Chesterton has humorously pointed out the danger in this: "Let all the babies be born. Then let us drown those we do not like."

The anxious mother need not worry; if she decides that mothering is not right for her, she may simply dispose of the unwanted baggage.

Then we would all applaud her right to choose and murmur that only when morality is placed in the hands of the individual can progress occur" 
The bill would prohibit insurance plans subsidized in the health insurance exchange mandated for Oregon in the 2010 federal health care law from offering abortion coverage unless the patient seeking coverage paid for their abortion with a separate rider.

Revises definition of ambulatory surgical center to include medical facility operated substantially for purpose of performing abortions. Specifies criteria.  Currently medical facilities that perform abortions are not regulated by the Oregon Health Department.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Ladies Lobby Day - Abby Johnson in Oregon - 40 Days for Life

Here are three great things going on in April.  Join each and spread the word.

Catholic women and all women have the opportunity Wednesday, April 6th at the Capitol for
Ladies Lobby Day this is sponsored by Oregon Right to Life . There are many pro-life bills before the Legislature.  Come and talk to your representative regarding this bill during the day and learn about the other ways to save the unborn. 
House Bill (HB) - 35121 - Unborn Infant Pain Relief Prevention  - Sponsored  by Rep. Jim Freeman
Unborn children, when they are operated on in mom's that want them are given anesthetic.  When their mom's don't want them, their limbs are torn off their bodies up to birth.  This bill would stop those abortions that cause horrible pain to these children.

Oregon Right to Life Conference,  Saturday, April 16, 2011 at 8:45 AM to 5:00 PM

Abby Johnson a past director of Planned Parenthood who is now a champion for life will be the main speaker along with many others.  The conference is in Portland at the Holiday Inn by the airport at 8439 NE Columbia Boulevard, Portland, OR 97220, Conference Information and Registration   Those of you working with Precious Children of Portland will receive a discount.  You will only have to pay $25.00 instead of $40.00.  The fee does include a great lunch. (Thanks to Bill Diss Precious Children of Portland)

40 Days for Life (through April 17th)

40 Days for Life in Oregon (scroll down for your location_