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