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."


Priest's wife said...

wow- lots of info....I'll be praying for all involved

rajumadhur said...

Really you have done a fabulous job.

VOCAL said...

Priest's wife, that prayer is needed. As the wife of a Byzantine Catholic priest, you can see how much work their SHOULD be in working for Christ. Thank you for your prayers, it's a real spiritual warfare.

VOCAL said...

Rajumadhur, that means a lot coming from you. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

I am tired of all the stonewalling from the archdioceses . Is it time to freak out and turn over tables? I would love to do that in front of the offices. I know that the AB hates that. It seems that its the only time he will respond.

VOCAL said...


A.R. said...


Is it possible that Chancellor Mary Jo Tully has ever wanted to be a priest or bishop herself?

VOCAL said...

There has to be something not right somewhere. Being clueless about active homosexuals and women priests won't cut it anymore. But she'll have to answer for this...whatever it is.

Jim said...

Gee, they don't answer your letters either?

VOCAL said...

This seems to be the norm. It's a Saul Alinsky tactic. They are well educated in this. There are so many in the Archdpdx from Chicago and it seems to come with the territory.
Their time will come.

J.W. said...

Dear Carolyn,
Thanks for the update. Last week in our parish we had the dvd presentation of the archbishop's
$50,000 million plan to support the archdiocese with funds put in reserve. How does he think
this is going to help when the dollar is going to pot. Also, why would we want to support
his errant ways.

With prayers

VOCAL said...

This whole push for more and more money is in direct comparison with the Federal govenrment. They don't have any money but ours. We need to know it is being used for bringing Christ to others.
They talk big, great promotion, also paid by us. To get money from us. They are looking for useful idiots to fool.