Oregon Catholic high schools listed as participants for the "Day of Silence" from GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network) www.glsen.org leads us to into a world that we don't want to believe exists: young Catholic men and women being groomed for a life that includes active homosexuality and abortion in schools where they should be given spiritual tools necessary to overcome the "snares of the devil." The question is: Do they Truly Believe?
Jesus Christ isn't the Easter Bunny & Satan isn't Casper the friendly ghost!
Adults in charge, parent or teacher, lay or religious, have a Divine responsibility to the young, especially if they call themselves Roman Catholics and get paid with hard-earned Catholic dollars. These things have been going on for years. The secular is infiltrating our Church.
Maybe this two thousand year old Church isn't trendy enough, but trends come and go however, the "gates of hell" will not prevail against the True Church, the one founded by Our Lord and Savior. (We do still need one)
Christ Has Died, Christ Has Risen, Christ will Come Again
This is a wake-up call to those of us "old fashioned" types, who still believe in the Teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. The "American" Catholic Church seems to be alive and well with its situational ethical teachings, but it's not Divine Truth.
We have to call this what Our Holy Father Pope John Paul II did "It is legitimate and necessary to ask oneself if this is not perhaps part of a new ideology of evil, perhaps more insidious and hidden, which attempts to pit human rights against the family and against man."
Connect the Dots - Follow the Links
(Remember: The Color Purple isn't to remind us of Oprah's movie)
Saint Mary's Academy www.stmaryspdx.org (click on news and events) presents:
WOMEN OF COURAGE ONSTAGE — APRIL 28-30, 2005
Benefiting : St. Mary's Academy, Marylhurst University, Clackamas Women's Services, and Girls' Initiative Network.
• Play by Katherine Martin www.peoplewhodare.com - first at www.women.com and then www.ivillage.com following a merger.
• Look at the connection between SMA, Marylhurt, CWS and Girl's Initiative Network
Girls Initiative Network (GIN) www.girlsinitiativenetwork.org
Executive Director and staff
Girls’ Initiative Network
1233 SE Stark
Portland, OR 97214
Phone (503) 230-0054
• Annette Klinefelter firstname.lastname@example.org
Annette is actively involved in local and national organizations focused on social justice, including WAND (Women in Action for New Directions), the National Organization for Women, and the Third Wave Feminist Majority Foundation.
• Anya Valsamakis email@example.com She loves art and music and her special, Jasmine Santana, who lives with her. (VOCAL says, "I hope Jasmine is her cat")
FOR ABORTION & PRO-HOMOSEXUAL LINKS - These are links to Planned Parenthood sites. GO TO "GIRLS PLACE" AT www.girlsinitiativenetwork.org
• Just to get you started - www.girlhealth.org, www.scarleteen.org, www.melpomene.org
• Girls' Day at the State Legislature 2005. March 23, 2005
Special thanks to the Oregon Bus Project, The Coalition of Advocates of Equal Access for Girls, The League of Women Voters, and Act for Action for their efforts and commitment to make this an amazing day for Girls!
• http://www.busproject.org/ Liberal group seeking young voters. Supports same-sex "marriage" as does Stand for Children.
• League of Women Voter's Lobby against Pro-Life Legislation
• www.actforaction.org go to http://www.actforaction.org/a_leap_of_faith.htm Pro-Homosexual
• http://www.girlsinitiativenetwork.org/YouthCabaret.htm Featuring the http://www.churchofgirl.com/
School that have "Diversity" or "Multi-Cultural Clubs", usually have been infiltrated by the proactive homosexual lobby. For your information.
La Salle Catholic High School
The Multi-Cultural Club seeks to fulfill four main purposes:
1. To recognize and affirm diversity.
2. To promote a unified student body which accepts and appreciates the differences of all La Salle students.
3. To provide a forum and activities for students to address the issues of diversity.
4. To work together toward a greater community of understanding and enlightenment.
Jesuit Catholic High School
Central Catholic High School
FORMS FOR THE 3RD ANNUAL TRI-COUNTY DIVERSITY CONFERENCE AT CATLIN GABLE SCHOOL ARE DUE TODAY. Cost is $10. A maximum of 16 students will be able to attend. Forms are available outside Russell Chamberlain ’s office, across from room 207.
Friday, April 15, 2005
Wednesday, April 13, 2005
Dear Advocates for Life, TODAY! "The Day of Silence, a project of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) in collaboration with the United States Student Association (USSA), is a student-led day of action where those who support making anti-LGBT bias unacceptable in schools take a day-long vow of silence to recognize and protest the discrimination and harassment -- in effect, the silencing -- experienced by LGBT students and their allies." (this according to the GLSEN website) These are schools that are participating listed by state: Notice the only Christian school involved are CATHOLIC. http://www.dayofsilence.org/about/participants.php Some students asked for their schools names NOT to be listed. We are dealing with the inflitration of evil in our schools, both Catholic and Secular. These adults are grooming our children from KINDERGARTEN on up. The homosexual lobby is very big in Oregon and too close for comfort in our Archdiocese as is attested to these schools. WHERE ARE YOUR CHILDREN?GRANDSCHILDREN ATTENDING SCHOOL? For your sake please take some action. Our children and grandchildren are depending on us. These other adults want to REPLACE you in SCHOOLS and even in CHURCHES. You are the parent and have rights and responsibilities. You are in charge of your child's education and religious upbringing. NO ONE ELSE. Our dear HOLY FATHER reminds us concerning "same-sex unions" and homosexuality, "It is legitimate and necessary to ask oneself if this is not perhaps part of a new ideology of evil, perhaps more insidious and hidden, which attempts to pit human rights against the family and against man.” OREGON HIGH SCHOOLS ALOHA HIGH ARTS AND COMMUNICATION BEAVERTON HIGH SCHOOL BENSON POLYTECHNIC HIGH SCHOOL CANBY HIGH SCHOOL CATLIN GABEL CENTENNIAL HIGH SCHOOL CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL COMMUNITY SCHOOLHOUSE CORVALLIS HIGH SCHOOL CRATER HIGH SCHOOL CRESCENT VALLEY DAVID DOUGLAS HIGH SCHOOL FIR RIDGE FOREST GROVE HIGH SCHOOL GLADSTONE HIGH SCHOOL GLENCOE HIGH SCHOOL GRANT HIGH SCHOOL GRANTS PASS HIGH SCHOOL HENRY D. SHELDON HIGH SCHOOL HILLSBORO HIGH SCHOOL JESUIT CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL 503-292-2663 Sandra Satterberg, principal KLAMATH UNION HIGH SCHOOL LA SALLE CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL 503-659-4155 Bill George, principal LAKE OSWEGO HIGH SCHOOL LAKERIDGE HIGH SCHOOL LIBERTY MCMINNVILLE HIGH SCHOOL MCNARY HIGH SCHOOL MERLO NIGHT SCHOOL MERLO STATION HIGH SCHOOL METROPOLITAN LEARNING CENTER NBHS NEWBERG HIGH SCHOOL NORTH EUGENE HIGH SCHOOL NORTH SALEM HIGH SCHOOL OREGON CITY HIGH SCHOOL PENDLETON ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL PORTLAND YOUTHBUILDERS POYNTER MIDDLE SCHOOL REEDSPORT JR/SR HIGH RIVERDALE HIGH SCHOOL ROOSEVELT HIGH SCHOOL SAINT MARY\'S ACADEMY CATHOLIC 503-773-7877 Patricia Barr SAM BARLOW HIGH SCHOOL SHELDON HIGH SCHOOL SIUSLAW SOUTH SALEM HIGH SCHOOL SOUTHRIDGE STOLLER MIDDLE SCHOOL SUNSET HIGH SCHOOL TIGARD HIGH SCHOOL TOM MCCALL UPPER ELEMENTARY TUALATIN HIGH SCHOOL WEST ALBANY HIGH SCHOOL WEST SALEM HIGH SCHOOL WESTSLOPE ACADEDMY WILSON HIGH SCHOOL WINSTON CHURCHILL HS COLLEGES LANE COMMUNITY COLLEGE LEWIS AND CLARK COLLEGE MOUNT HOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE MT HOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE PACIFIC UNIVERSITY PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY WILLAMETTE UNIVERSITY THANKS to NINA RHEA head of the MARRIAGE TEAM for this heads up. Here is her action alert. Please respond, as we fight for the Culture of Life in Oregon TOGETHER. Call Radio talk show host GEORGENE RICE - spokesperson for The Defense of Marriage Coalition TOPIC: GLSEN'S "Day of Silence" - gay agenda in our schools Participating CATHOLIC Schools - the only Christian schools on the list - are: ST. MARY'S ACADEMY, JESUIT HIGH SCHOOL, and LA SALLE HIGH SCHOOL, Milwaukie ***************************************************** (1) HEADS UP - Please visit my blog www.reclaimschools.blogspot.com, scroll down to my piece about Wilson High School titled, "Portland School's Secretive Day of Silence". (2) LISTEN TO the RADIO - KPDQ - FM 93.7 - 4:00 "The Georgene Rice Show" THIS AFTERNOON - TOPIC: "DAY OF SILENCE" discussion At approx. 4:30, GEORGENE RICE will interview DR. WARREN THROCKMORTON www.drthrockmorton.com CALL THE RADIO SHOW AND EXPRESS YOUR VIEWS ABOUT THE DAY OF SILENCE. EDUCATE YOURSELF FIRST BY READING THE ATTACHED ARTICLE. (If you cannot open it, go to Dr. Throckmorton's site and find, "Teaching Respect.") Very good overview. The death of Pope John Paul II has brought out lots of folks intent on confusing the Catholics in the pews and furthering their own AGENDA: married priests, women priests, "tolerance" for homosexual activity and "reproductive rights". It's nothing new. This has been going on for a long time. They might be noisy but they are not on the path to True freedom and Eternal Life. Most of these people are enslaved. We must treat them with kindnesss, but not tolerate the "ideology of evil." Keep fighting the good fight. We need to pray for our Cardinals and hope that they truly listen to the Voice of the Holy Spirit. We need to be faithful and let the dear Lord do the rest. God Bless all of us, Carolyn You will be hated by all because of my name, but whoever endures to the end will be saved. Matt 10:22 VOCAL Voice of Catholics Advocating Life PO Box 458 Sublimity, OR 97385
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Wednesday, April 6, 2005
Dear All, Just a reminder. In this Year of the Eucharistic, set aside for us by our Dear Holy Father, we have an opportunity to grow in wisdom with God's grace. This is a gift from Father Wayne Dawson and Our Lady of Sorrows Parish in response to this Holy Year. Come and give your spirit a lift each day. Eucharistic Conference at Our Lady of Sorrows Parish Starts at 7:00 pm each night! Tuesday - Father Dawson speaks tonight - Tuesday - at 7:00pm .... THE EUCHARIST AS MISSION Wednesday - Caren Lemark on Wednesday on Motherhood. Thursday - Memorial mass for Pope John Paul II. We have a shrine in our Church & our church is open all week during the day for prayer. Friday - Deacon Harold Burke Sivers with our Catholic Youth Mass - all are welcome. Saturday is Mike & Amy McDermott and The Family Sunday - closing is our Healing Mass at 5:00pm with this weekend's readings. For more information call Hildy at 503-774-3309 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The one thing that sets the Catholic Church apart from all others is the Eucharist. This is not just a case of “seeing is believing”, but truly a Mystery of Faith. It’s easy to loose the enthusiasm and reverence we should have for this show of tremendous love from the Creator to His creatures. So often we just forget. Pope John Paul II has called for The Year of the Eucharist (October 2004 until October 2005) to help us focus on the Gift we sometimes take for granted. The summit of our lives should be the worship of the Eucharist. I just heard that this should be the only “addiction” we have. To enter into the Presence of the God of Life is true living. It is something to strive for and keep pursuing. Coming before Him in Eucharistic Adoration, for example, is just a precursor to where we will be when we end our lives on earth. No one escapes this. Having a relationship with our Dear Lord and hearing His Voice, leads us on the narrow path when the world is so noisy and keeps us going in the right direction. This Year of the Eucharist is a great time to remind ourselves each time we enter a Catholic Church to look for Jesus and give Him His Justice. Genuflect, Bow and Pray to our God who gave Himself up as a Sacrifice for us, as a Ransom for our Souls. He deserves nothing less. Before receiving the Body and Blood of Jesus in the Byzantine Catholic rite there is a beautiful prayer I would like to share with you. I believe, Oh Lord, and confess that You are Christ, the Son of the Living God who came into the world to save sinners of whom I am the greatest. I believe that what I receive is indeed Your very own pure Body and Precious Blood therefore I beseech You have mercy on me and forgive my transgressions voluntary and involuntary which I have committed by word or by deed knowingly and unknowingly and make me worthy without condemnation to partake of your most pure Mysteries, unto the remission of sins and unto Life Eternal. Oh, Son of God, receive me today as a partaker at Your Mystical Banquet for I will not tell Your enemies Your secrets nor will I kiss You as did Judas, but like the Thief do I confess to You, “Remember me, Oh Lord in Your Kingdom.” Let the partaking of Your Holy Mysteries be for me not unto judgment or condemnation, but unto the healing of Body and Soul together. Amen. God Bless us all in this time of great challenge. Armed with the Sacraments, the Great Avenues of Graces (strength) given to us, we can overcome adversity in our marriages, vocations and just daily living. Carolyn VOCAL Voice of Catholic Advocating Life PO Box 458 Sublimity, OR 97385 Catholic Media Coalition - In Line with the Church, On-line with the World
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Tuesday, April 5, 2005
Dear Friends of Life, Here is what you need to know for Friday. Remember to let me know if you're coming or give Oregon Right to Life a call 503-463-8563 . Oregon Right to Life presents LIFE LOBBY DAY April 8, 2005 9:30am -4:30pm Oregon State Capitol Oregon's tiniest citizens need your help! • Watch the Legislators at work. • Exclusive briefings on pro-life legislation • Lobbying tips for first-timers and seasoned veterans • Lunch with Pro-Life Legislative Leaders • Personal Meetings with your State Representative & State Senator Registration includes: Continental Breakfast, box lunch and materials. Registration cost is $15.00 "There is no more effective way for the unborn in the Oregon Legislature than a living, breathing constituent. Legislators that will never open the door to a lobbyist will open the door wide to someone whom they represent." Gayle Atteberry, Executive Director and Lead Lobbyist for Oregon Right to Life I hope to see you on Friday. We must persevere our efforts to support the Culture of Life. Our dear Holy Father coined the phrase that is now part of our vocabulary and even the speech of the secular press. Let's join together to keep our Church on the straight and narrow path the Eternal Life. God Bless, Carolyn VOCAL Voice of Catholics Advocating Life PO Box 458 Sublimity, OR 97385
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Friday, April 1, 2005
Dear All, As we pray for the soul of our sister in Christ Terri Schiavo, we now have the weight of the imminent death of our beloved Holy Father. Believing in the Resurrection, we must press on in our grief, never giving evil a foothold. A devotion brought to us from a Polish saint a Mass for our Polish Pope. AN EVENING OF DIVINE MERCY MERCY SUNDAY APRIL 3,2005 AT 6 PM SAINT CECILIA'S CHURCH BEAVERTON,OREGON COME AND FIND OUT WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT--OR JUST COME TO FIND OUT MORE!!! * Father Chester w-ill speak on the Divine Mercy devotion. * A pilgrim to the Basilica in Poland will talk about the area and Saint Faustina *Confessions to be available *Bring your images of Mercy for a blessing * Veneration and Benediction FOR INFORMATION CONTACT: 503-297-2459 ******************************************************** In memory of Terri Schiavo from members of our Oregon Catholic family Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink. Water, water everywhere but how my skin did shrink. My lips are cracked, my throat is parched, my tongue is dry and hard. My eye lids scratch my withered eyes as they sink into my head. My mucous membranes are no more, they look like dried out bread. My nose could bleed, my innards heave before I'm pronounced dead. The experts say I'll die a painless, peaceful death - I wonder how they know. Would any of them in my footsteps follow and refuse a taste of snow? Before I go you all should know a vegetable I'm not! Like all of you I have a body, mine is bent and broke. But deep inside our souls reside which sets us all apart. From birds and bees and apple trees now and from the start! A word to those so anxious to send me on my way. Some day you'll see the folly, some where along the way. A thanks to all who tried to help me, your efforts aren't in vain. The day won't be forgotten when I'm taken from my pain. I'm not alone in this ignoble death, martyrs there are many. Pray not for me, watch out for thee the slope is steep and steady. My hope resides in my merciful GOD who soon will call me home. Farewell my friends until the end when justice will atone. The Nearly Ancient Mariner - Jim Lessard, Astoria From Redmond In memory of Terri Schiavo, who died from planned negligence on March 31, 2005, we reprint the following commentary. Below the commentary, we also offer an important recommendation for legislation that would guarantee resumption of mouth feeding whenever feeding tube assistance is withdrawn. BE KIND TO "VEGETABLES" By David C. Reardon, Ph.D. Jackie lies motionless, incapable of smiling, or crying, or responding to a gentle touch. She is seemingly dead to all that is around her. Her doctor has diagnosed her as being in an irreversible "persistent vegetative state" (PVS). She is only a "vegetable." Yet she breathes. She sleeps. She can swallow spoon-fed meals of broth and nutrient "shakes." She may live for thirty years like this. Never laughing. Never crying. She is a "vegetable." But she is also a mother. Her children mourn for her. They want her with them, but not like this. Someone suggests that by withholding food and water they would simply be letting nature take its course. Certainly she would not want to live like this. It would be an act of charity to let her die, they say. On the other hand, when is the last time you did something charitable for a carrot? A vegetable cannot suffer. So how can death put a vegetable out of its misery? If she is human enough to suffer, then clearly she is a person, not a "vegetable," and she deserves all the love, care, and respect due all persons. Even like this, she has still been created in the image of God. Are we too blind to recognize anything God-like in her passive silence? Her patient endurance? Her calm acceptance of an undisclosed, divine Will? By withholding food and water, Jackie, like anyone else, will die. But since she is incapable of appreciating the generosity of this refusal to feed her, it is not charity for her sake. At best it is an act of charity toward the family which grows weary at her side. At worst, it is an act of selfishness on the part of a society which does not want to share in the cost and inconvenience of sharing her family's burden of care. When faced with any moral quandary such as this, we must constantly ask ourselves, "What is God's will in this?" Is He somehow shaping her soul, purifying her, preparing her for her day in heaven? Can something be going on behind those sightless eyes, something beyond the knowledge of man? Or is God perhaps using this soul as an instrument of grace for shaping the souls of those around her? Is He using her to call forth compassion, patience, endurance, and love from her family, her caretakers, her society? By causing her to die through our neglect, are we interfering with God's Will for her? Or are we rejecting His Will for us? Are we rejecting an opportunity to practice sacrificial love? What would Jesus do if He were standing at her side? Would he not reach down, take her hand, and call on her to awake? In fact, to those not blind to God's healing hand, this is exactly what Jesus does. According to a recent medical study of 84 PVS patients, over 52% of the patients recovered within one year. After three years, 58% had regained consciousness. After extensive review of the data, researchers were unable to identify any reliable way to predict who might recover and who might not. In other words, every PVS patient has a chance of recovery.1 According to Dr. Keith Andrews, Director of Medical and Research Services at the Royal Hospital and Home, PVS patients "are not being allowed to reach their optimal recovery because they are not offered the opportunity of rehabilitation programs. . . . The experience of our Brain Injury Rehabilitation Unit is that nearly all of those patients admitted in PVS are suffering from under nutrition... and have developed deformities which further inhibit recovery." According to Dr. Andrews, "Rehabilitation for these patients has not been tried and found wanting; it is wanted but, too often, not been tried." By starving our PVS patients to death, are we not denying God the opportunity to work miracles? Are we not denying Him the glory and thanksgiving that is His due? Six weeks after Jackie lapsed into a coma, six days after her family followed their physician's advice and asked a court to authorize withholding of food and water, Jackie woke up. Today, she is fully recovered. Anyone who has seen Robert DeNiro in the film "Awakenings" will appreciate how joyful and awe inspiring such awakenings can be. Truly they are instruments for shaping souls. If nothing else, they teach us humility, reminding us that we have only the faintest understanding of the workings of the human mind, much less the Divine mind. Perhaps we need to be like children, for they often see more clearly than "sophisticated" adults. I am thinking especially of the homeless youth who carried his brother into Boy's Town. If this brave lad had instead been seated at the side of his PVS mother, he may have uttered these simple words for the ages: "She's not a vegetable. She's my mother." Originally published in The PostAbortion Review 5(2) Spring 1997. Copyright 1997 Elliot Institute. http://www.afterabortion.info/PAR/V5/n2/vegetable.htm ***************************************************************** REMEMBER - LIFE LOBBY DAY - next Friday, April 8th. At the Capitol. • Please set this day aside to speak up for those who have no voice. Donations have made it possible for anyone wanting to attend to do so. It's a gift - NO Strings attached. Just email me and you name will be added to the list. • MORE INFO ON MONDAY. This has been an incredible time in history. We are fortunate to be alive to make a difference at such a pivotal time and persevere for the Glory of Christ. May God Bless us all and May God Bless the Soul of His Servant Pope John Paul II Carolyn
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