This is an Nazi anti-propaganda Walt Disney cartoon circa 1943. It
can be used as a meditation for today: religious freedom,
indoctrination, death panels, homeschooling, FREEDOM.
Many forms of Government have been tried, and will be
tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or
all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of
government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to
Their faces may be hidden, but they have their own
machine, or as the young rads would have us call it today, an
“Information Warfare Spoke” from which the following video originates.
–notice how it begins by commemorating the history of the first May Day in America (1886 Haymarket Massacre
in Chicago) when a dynamite bomb was thrown at police. Yep, dynamite
bomb. And according to these useful idiots that same world returns to
America on May 1st, 2012…
The cohorts responsible for the above propaganda call themselves The
Portland Liberation Organizing Council (PLOC). They believe in [quote], “collective control of community resources, including land, housing and space to organize.”
For the uninitiated or uneducated, this is called Communism. A failing philosophy and political system that was and remains ultimately responsible before God and man for the deaths of millions of real living innocent persons. According to their website,
PLOC is coordinated through a spokes council
comprised of working clusters (see diagram). Each cluster is comprised
of groups or members within groups from the radical community that are focused on a specific area of work.
So, Portland police aside, guess if they have their own way about it
the specific focus of work on May 1st this year will be that “nobody,
and nothing works” and anarchy alone prevails in the streets of Portland
until Capitalism is done away with.
This is a day when those heavily involved in working
groups within Occupy Portland have an opportunity to exchange
announcements, connect, and decide proposals affecting the inner
workings of Occupy Portland. Anyone not associated with a group is
welcome to attend and participate by sitting in the open caucus. Currently held in the Cafeteria at St. Francis.
Here’s a question I would like answered: Why does the Archdiocese of Portland, Oregon,
permit St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church to house, promote, and
support Occupy Portland, when it’s obvious that in pursuing its goals OP
plans, promotes, and enables lawlessness and violence, in effect
I can’t believe the Sacred Heart is pleased with His body
contributing to the scandal of police and thieves slugging it out in the
streets on May 1st, the feast of St. Joseph
the Worker. I do believe, however, that the following suggestion would
be more merciful and in accord with the mind of Christ: May 1 is
celebrated in Communist countries as the Day of the International
Solidarity of Workers. Today would be a good day to pray for atheistic
Communism’s influence to cease and a proper application of the
principles explained by Leo XIII in Rerum novarum and John Paul II in Centesimus annus to be the guide used by nations–including our own.
To voice your charitable objections…
“Because God is full of life, I imagine each morning Almighty God says to the sun, "Do it again"; and every evening to the moon and the stars, "Do it again"; and every springtime to the daisies, "Do it again"; and every time a child is born into the world asking for curtain call, that the heart of the God might once more ring out in the heart of the babe.”
― Fulton J. Sheen, Life Is Worth Living
Oregon Catholics need to get behind this initiative. No other organization is doing what these folks are doing. This is a time we all need to pull together and get signatures if we can and pray like we can to end this scourge funded by our money in Oregon. It's simple and to the point. No bells or whistles. Let's get moving.
Initiative #25 Volunteers Gather Signatures to End State Abortion Funding
For Immediate Release
(March 22, 2012) – Abortion. It’s a controversial subject, but one point where many people can agree is that taxpayers should have a choice about whether or not they must fund the procedure.
Proposed Oregon state Initiative #25 would allow voters to choose whether abortions should continue to be publicly funded. Volunteers around the state are currently collecting signatures that will put the question of taxpayer-funded abortion on the November ballot.
“Today, one in three abortions — about 3,500 each year — are fully paid for by Oregon taxpayers,” said Jeff Jimerson, Co-Chief Petitioner of the initiative. “And while this isn’t about restricting a woman’s legal right to choose abortion, it is about giving Oregon taxpayers freedom from being forced to fund the highly controversial procedure.”
How Many Empty Car Seats am I Responsible For?
Albany resident Jimerson, along with Co-Chief Petitioners Lee Edward of Corvallis and former State Senator Marylin Shannon of Salem, are heading up the Oregon 2012 Petition Committee, a diverse grass-roots group of citizens who want to give Oregon taxpayers a choice.
“We’re relying on the efforts of hundreds of volunteers around the state to collect signatures,” Jimerson said. “Because we’re not using any paid petition circulators, getting the attention of concerned citizens, like-minded organizations and faith-based communities is very important right now.”
The Oregon 2012 Petition Committee is not affiliated with any political or religious organizations — it’s truly a citizen-driven group.
Organizers say the goal is to collect 150,000 signatures by May 18, one week before the Secretary of State’s “early submittal” deadline. Time is short, but confidence remains high that enough signatures will be collected to place this issue before voters in November.
“We have a wide base of enthusiastic, supportive volunteers around the state,” Jimerson said. “But there’s still time for many more people and churches to get involved in circulating the petition. Every single signature is important.”
The website for Initiative #25, www.Oregon2012.org, includes information on how churches can participate in “Sign on Sunday” activities to help circulate and share petition sheets with church members. Resources for churches — including printable posters, bulletin inserts, and an inspirational 3-minute video — can be downloaded from the website.
This is a page out of the Archdiocesan Catholic Women's Conference Book for 2004. I was the Church Commission Chair for five years until the Archbishop had me removed. Click
This post is to thank God for his mercy and guidance through many experiences. On the anniversary of my family's entrance into the Church, this is the condensed version of our experience on Our Journey.
After one moment when I bowed my head
And the whole world turned over and came upright,
And I came out where the old road shone white,
I walked the ways and heard what all men said,
Forests of tongues, like autumn leaves unshed,
Being not unlovable but strange and light;
Old riddles and new creeds, not in despite
But softly, as men smile about the dead.
The sages have a hundred maps to give
That trace their crawling cosmos like a tree,
They rattle reason out through many a sieve
That stores the sand and lets the gold go free:
And all these things are less than dust to me
Because my name is Lazarus and I live.