Thursday, November 29, 2012

Spread the Word: Join Bill Diss, Dr. Toffler & Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers fight Planned Parenthood

From Bill Diss.  Thanks.  Please spread the word.  Bill Diss, Dr. Bill Toffler and Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers will be speaking to the Portland School Board against their infringement against parental rights.

Addition from Cheri: "There will be a meeting at the St. Joseph's, Salem, parish center cafeteria at 7 PM on December 6th. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss strategy for getting Planned Parenthood out of our schools for the next school board meeting. We want to present a unified and consistent message. I hope you can make it. I have updated the website with a new format, where updates will be posted in a blog format, and links to the prior pages are on the right."

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Dear Brothers and Sisters for Life, Purity and Healing,

And why is this granted me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For behold, when the voice of your greeting came to my ears, the babe in my womb leaped for joy.
(Luke 1:43:44, RSV Courtesy of Harmony Media)

I wanted to thank you all again for your prayers and support. Monday, December 3, 2012 is the day that will go down in history where thousands came to a Portland Public School Hearing to stand for life and purity.

Please come and please bring your entire family. There is no better gift to give this Christmas Season than the gift of life.

All children should have their purity respected and should be able to have a good education by certified teachers and have the opportunity to marry and have children. Unfortunately Portland Public Schools and Planned Parenthood have other plans. I just got a hold of the latest school report for this year and look how race fits into Planned Parenthood's plans? Can someone please tell me why this is not profiling?

Percent of Students that are White
Planned Parenthood on Campus?
Here is the time and location.

Operation: Holy Night
December 3, 2012 at 6:00 PM
Portland Public School Headquarters
501 N. Dixon St.
Portland, Oregon 97227
[Very near Memorial Coliseum and Rose Garden]


You may bring signs. Please read the following for types of signs. There are attachments with this for handouts. This will be the last weekend before the big meeting.

Change of Location for Fund Raiser
The Culture of Life Office of Knights of Columbus and Precious Children of Portland are sponsoring an advent wreath making party. You make make a wreath or purchase a wreath ($10.00 to $15.00). The new location is by a tree lot and you can also purchase a tree, garland, door wreaths, etc. If you want to have some Christmas treats and make a beautiful wreath please come to SW Macadam and Vermont St. In John's Landing. The party is on the north end of the Family Christmas Tree Lot. (map)

God Bless,

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

CCHD - "CHANGE AGENTS : Alinskyian Organizing among Religious Bodies"

Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology, and history (and who is to know where mythology leaves off and history begins -- or which is which), 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
A brief history of Alinsky and Catholic Campaign for Human Development e-booklet from Speroforum by Stephanie Block CMC
"CHANGE AGENTS : Alinskyian Organizing among Religious Bodies"

We are fortunate indeed to have a Catholic grassroots woman who, for decades, has kept a history of Saul Alinsky and his effect in our lives.  This woman's name is Stephanie Block from New Mexico.

In 2007, many Oregonians participated in three workshops that she and VOCAL presented in Portland, Salem and Bend: "Justice in Pieces".  You can still get a Powerpoint CD and handout that the members of the workshops received.  This is a free gift so send VOCAL your address and it will be sent right out.

The name Saul Alinsky has been tied to the Catholic Church since the beginning and we still keep this mindset alive by our ignorance and trust.  How can our Church leaders be so lost?  Catholics and Christian denominations generate massive amounts of money, but more importantly lead the faithful astray and in Oregon the Earth Charter is sometimes the focus instead of the Catechism. (VOCAL has more posts about this..just enter "Earth Charter" in the front of the blog for this and any other question".
The Rules for Radicals 

  • RULE 1: “Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have.” Power is derived from 2 main sources – money and people. “Have-Nots” must build power from flesh and blood.
  • RULE 2: “Never go outside the expertise of your people.” It results in confusion, fear and retreat. Feeling secure adds to the backbone of anyone.
  • RULE 3: “Whenever possible, go outside the expertise of the enemy.” Look for ways to increase insecurity, anxiety and uncertainty.
  • RULE 4: “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.” If the rule is that every letter gets a reply, send 30,000 letters. You can kill them with this because no one can possibly obey all of their own rules.
  • RULE 5: “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.” There is no defense. It’s irrational. It’s infuriating. It also works as a key pressure point to force the enemy into concessions.
  • RULE 6: “A good tactic is one your people enjoy.” They’ll keep doing it without urging and come back to do more. They’re doing their thing, and will even suggest better ones.
  • RULE 7: “A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.” Don’t become old news.
  • RULE 8: “Keep the pressure on. Never let up.” Keep trying new things to keep the opposition off balance. As the opposition masters one approach, hit them from the flank with something new.
  • RULE 9: “The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.” Imagination and ego can dream up many more consequences than any activist.
  • RULE 10: “If you push a negative hard enough, it will push through and become a positive.” Violence from the other side can win the public to your side because the public sympathizes with the underdog.
  • RULE 11: “The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.” Never let the enemy score points because you’re caught without a solution to the problem.
  • RULE 12: “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions.
  • We can ask Stephanie Block to re-visit our state and have some quality time asking questions about Oregon and CCHD.  Let your voice be heard.  REFORM CCHD NOW

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you...sorry this is a little late.

“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.”   G.K. Chesterton

"And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him."  Colossians 3:17

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Bishops Reject Left-Wing Agenda at Fall Conference Nov. 12-15

Bishops Reject Left-Wing Agenda

November 14, 2012
Bill Donohue comments as follows:

Last week, Catholic left-wingers felt emboldened. This week they are in despair. At the meeting of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in Baltimore, the bishops once again committed themselves to the civil rights of the unborn, the defense of marriage, and the cause of religious liberty. Thus those Catholics who reject the Church’s teachings on abortion and marriage, and who support the anti-Catholic mandate being imposed by Health and Human Services, lost big time. Moreover, a vaguely worded document on the poor, which was not distributed to the bishops until they arrived at the meeting, was shot down.

It is important for the practicing-Catholic community—the only subset that really counts—to understand that there are any number of front groups out there who deceitfully use the Catholic label to advance their agenda. Three such entities that are condemning the bishops are Catholics for Choice, Catholics United, and Faithful America.

Catholics for Choice is the oldest of the anti-Catholic front groups—it is a creature of the Ford Foundation and has no members—and it told the bishops that they need to “realize the error of their ways.” There are two groups lecturing the bishops to “refocus their attention on caring for the poor and vulnerable” (by which they mean pushing for more welfare): Catholics United and Faithful America; the former was founded with seed money from atheist billionaire George Soros, and the latter is an online hybrid of another Soros-funded front group, Faith in Public Life.

Remember all those Catholic left-wingers who for years were singing the refrain about the need to achieve common ground? Some of us never believed them, and now at least one of them has admitted that this was a ploy all along. “It is said after every election that the victors should put politics aside and work for the good of the country,” wrote E.J. Dionne this week. Then he unloaded: “If President Obama believed this pious nonsense, he would put his second term in jeopardy.” Nice to know he does not want the president to “work for the good of the country.”

Contact our director of communications about Donohue’s remarks:
Jeff Field

Sunday, November 4, 2012

"TERNA, TERNA, TERNA...there is a Season, Turn, Turn, Turn" President, new Archbishop.

Well, things couldn't be more exciting. We are expecting a new President..and a new Archbishop

Interestingly enough The Byrds, singing group from the '60's, expresses the Bible's words from Ecclestiates 1 "To every thing, turn, turn, turn, there is a season, turn, turn, turn, and a time to every purpose under the heaven." etc. is a play on the word "terna".

TERNA: A list of three names submitted to the Holy See as candidates for a particular episcopal see; or a similar list given to the superior general of a religious institute for appointment or approval as provincial. the term always includes reasons pro and con for each of the recommended candidates. (Etym. Latin terni, three each; from ter, thrice.)

From VOCAL's latest comment two candidates for Archbishop are left and we have the two candidates who are running for President of the United States with America approving the winner.  Our religious freedom is on the line in both cases. 

Please free us O, Lord from the oppression of not being able to freely speak of You and Your Deposit of Faith even in our Churches.  Thy Will be Done.

Here are two comments that I believe you should know about.

Darren said...
Anonymous (on Sept. 17)

Dear Father,
Absolutely, I'm aware of the veracity of your words, certainly that is the usual procedure. 

That is why it seems strange that another priest would have the idea that a long-time priest who is little more than a bureaucrat in the chancery (Fr. B) would be elevated. He is not even the most senior Vicar in the archdiocese now. 

At the very most if Fr. B was going to be promoted, it would likely be as a Bishop not an Arch, and to a small See, probably without a major seminary and publishing company.

However, the tacit implication a few of us got in this conversation, which of course I admit is PURE speculation, is that there are "wheels within wheels" and "one hand washes the other" and this Fr. B may be a nobody on most Catholic radar screens, but has power and influence in his own way, and is a pet of Abp. Vlazny's. 

Whatever, this is idle wondering, but I am just passing along what I heard from some pretty savvy people. I would not even have mentioned but it seems this particular story is already at the gossip level, so just sharing this idea. 

But Fr. Anonymous, most likely you are correct and so is Carolyn. With the excellent appointments the Holy Father has been making, it would be hard to fathom this happening. Then again, ours is not to question why, ours is but to be surprised!
Carolyn O said...

The Terna was presented. I cannot give names, sorry. All were questioned about "how they would handle the Fr. Angel Perez situation." One bishop was eliminated based on his response, which indicated passivity.

Now the decision is being made between the 2 remaining bishops.

Vlazny is already out, we can expect an announcement soon.

St. Charles Borromeo
Today, November 4th, Feast day of St. Charles Borromeo who was the cardinal archbishop of Milan from 1564 to 1584. He was a leading figure during the Counter-Reformation and was responsible for significant reforms in the Catholic Church, ... Wikipedia,  is our 45th wedding anniversary.

St. Leonard

   Election day, November 6th, Feast day of Saint Leonard patron of political prisoners, imprisoned people, prisoners of war, and captives, women in labour, as well as horses. Died: 559, is also my 65th Birthday.
You know what my birthday wish is.  So do my grandchildren.