Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Attack on the Priesthood/Pastors Revolution/Monsignor Taaffe

Dear Catholic Advocates, On June 7th, Womenpriests/Call to Action's second Oregon pretend "woman's ordination" will take place at Zion United Church of Christ in Gresham. All of the participating churches that host these anti-Catholic events are members of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon. June 7th is the SAME DAY as the authentic priestly ordinations at the St. Mary Cathedral in Portland. There would seem to be no coincidence, but a conscience effort to have them at the same time. Toni Tortorilla had her mock ceremony in 2007, her lesbian partner Ruth will have her's on June 7th, along with another woman who will become a "deacon". Toni and Ruth create confusion and scandal and are a mockery to Christ Himself. Toni still might be working for the Archdiocese of Portland in the Northwest Catholic counseling center. This center gets referrals from area churches. Toni is also a counselor/advocate for homosexual community. Archbishop Raymond Burke excommunicated three women from his Archdiocese because of their blatant disregard for the Church's Teachings. Attached is his proclamation, giving comfort and dignity to Catholics, even those who are part of the "Democracy of the Dead", those Catholics who lived the Church's teachings and those martyrs, religious and lay who died for the Christ and His Church. The Archdiocese of Portland takes no action against these churches to stop these practices. We pay tens of thousands of dollars in membership fees to the Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon. The Office of Justice and Peace is used as a free advertising vehicle for Ecumencial Ministries of Oregon and has a budget just from the Archbishops annual appeal of over $60,000, that doesn't count all the union benefits given to the director Catherine Willett. The Respect Life Office has still has no budget. May Truth and priorities prevail someday. __________________________________________________________________________ On September 28th there will be a "revolution" of protestant pastors to demand their right to speak from the pulpit on faith and morals with regards to politicans, with no fear of losing their tax exempt status. The Johnson Amendment will be tested in the Courts, by the Alliance Defense Fund. See. ( World net Daily/Jill Stanek) Other groups for faith, freedom and religious liberty will be joining. In the Oregon we don't have priests marytred by gunshots, hanging and starvation, however our men in black can be white martyrs standing up against those that would scandalize those entrusted to them in the pews. May they find strength to follow Christ in all things. May these women who are searching look in places that bring life and not a mockery of the true Way, Truth and Life. _____________________________________________________________________ Monsignor Charles Taaffe is still in need of prayers, however he is gaining strength each day after his bypass operation and another procedure long needed. He is a cheerful, Godly man, and a great example of a priest. With these assaults on the priesthood let us pray for our priests and bishops that they will be granted Divine Grace to fulfill His Mission. God Bless you and yours, Carolyn "When no S. S. men were in the Block I went to the Bunker to talk to the men and comfort them. Fervent prayers and songs to the Holy Mother resounded in all the corridors of the Bunker. I had the impression I was in a church. Fr Kolbe was leading and the prisoners responded in unison. They were often so deep in prayer that they did not even hear that inspecting S. S. men had descended to the Bunker; and the voices fell silent only at the loud yelling of their visitors. When the cells were opened the poor wretches cried loudly and begged for a piece of bread and for water, which they did not receive, however. If any of the stronger ones approached the door he was immediately kicked in the stomach by the S. S. men, so that falling backwards on the cement floor he was instantly killed; or he was shot to death ... Fr Kolbe bore up bravely, he did not beg and did not complain but raised the spirits of the others...." VOCAL Voice of Catholics Advocating Life PO Box 458 Sublimity, OR 97385 503-769-4767 Member of the Catholc Media Coalition "In line with the Church, on-line with the World".

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Please pray for Monsignor Charles Taaffe

Dear Advocates for Life,

Our dear chaplain, Monsignor Charles Taaffe of the Saint Monica, Saint Bridget, Saint Theresa homes for unwed mothers has had a massive heart attack. Dear Monsignor sent me this letter at the end of February and I now pass this on to you. He has prayed for LIFE and been a part of VOCAL from the start. In his quiet way he has strengthed our mission to advocate for the helpless and weak, the poor which Our Lord speaks about. We still need his prayers.

Please pray for him now as he needs us to storm Heaven for him.

Dear Lord, Please pray for this quiet champion of the truly least among us. He loves and works for Your Glory and Your people who are born in the image and likeness of You. Please hear our prayers and heal him Dear Lord. Amen.

Will send letter to VOCAL from Monsignor Taaffe as requested.  Can't copy it for some reason.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

The Shepherd Has Landed - Will the Archdiocese of Portland Hear and Heed His Voice

Dear Advocates of Life,

His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI has landed in the US. This is a timely visit in many ways

The readings for last Sunday spoke of THE Good Shepherd, Christ, and how His sheep need to hear his voice, lest they be lead astray by others who are merely trying to steal the sheep. The energetic, appreciative crowds that line the streets to see and hear Pope Benedict shows that the US is hungry and thirsty for the words of Christ through His Vicar.

The laity in Oregon is working hard focusing on the salvation of souls and having much success through the Life is Sacred Conference and Precious Children of Portland. The contractor in the project has pulled out...Thanks be to God and the sacrifice and financing by the laity.

However, we still experience concern with some of the choices made by the Archdiocese of Portland in the people they hire and the organizations they elevate and follow. These issues have been directed to the Archdiocese of Portland, directly to the Archbishop and Mary Jo Tully from me and others with no action taken to change them. These are very serious issues that need to be addressed.
The Catechism teaches, "Anyone who uses the power at his disposal in such a way that it leads others to do wrong becomes guilty of scandal and responsible for the evil that he has directly or indirectly encouraged."(#2287)

It seems that our new director of the Office of Justice and Peace hears the voice of our Shepherd in Rome like this from a blog......"so, it turns out our illustrious new pope spent the anniversary of Vatican II taking our church back to the dark ages, with a special plenary indulgence for all those who worship the Blessed Virgin Mary., excellent!"

After the scandal of the homosexual workshop in May at St. Philip Neri Church, this YouTube was aired. Confirmation Teacher's Beliefs trump the Church? Our new director, Catherine Willett's sister Claire, the confirmation teacher from All Saint's Church is the main focus of this, however, Catherine's (Cat's) our director of the Office of Justice and Peace, lifestyle is mentioned in the first few sentences.

Their world view of church teachings again seem to question how the voice of the Good Shepherd is heard.

His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI
00120 Via del Pellegrino
Citta del Vaticano

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Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Come One, Come All / Geared up to vote in November on family values?!? Get Ready!!!

Dear Advocates for Life and Family, Come one, Come all..... Kevin Mannix at Salem Airport Kickoff for Darlene Hooley's Congressional seat Thursday, March 6, 2008; 10:30am It's late, I know, so if you can't come, send up a prayer for a most dedicated Catholic legislator who lives the faith of the Church..come meet him. May 20th is the primary in Oregon..lots going on. CandleLight Rosary Procession: Saturday, March 8, 2008; 7:00pm During the 40 DAYS FOR LIFE, please join us to pray 15 decades of the Rosary at the abortion clinic site on MLK and Beech- a spiritual work of mercy in which we call on the all-powerful intercession of Our Lady to aid us in saving lives and souls! Please spread the word. Life Chain and Rally : Sunday, March 16, 2008 - 2:00 - 4:00pm Celebrate the last day of 40 Days for Life on Martin Luther King Jr. around Beech Street. Bring the entire family. From I-5 take Exit 303 to MLK Jr. Blvd.. South to Beech St. On Tri-Met MAX: Red or Blue Line, Convention Center Stop, Bus 6 North. Questions? 503-309-0280 or 503-334-6183 Oregon Right to Life Conference: Life the Priority, Saturday April 5th, 8:30-5pm, Eugene, Valley River Inn. Come and see great speaker to educate and energize 503-463-8563. Just a note!!!! Parents Be Aware!! April 25th. The pro-gay "Day of Silence" will be observed at the schools listed at this site:go to Oregon. Be aware, you may wish to keep your child at home that day. Please spread this around. This was very disruptive for the school day and is a political act using our children as pawns. This will be especially important for the homosexual lobby to get involved because of the two new initiatives below!!!! ********************************************************** LET OREGON VOTE!!! (thanks Restore America for the info) Here we go..get your friends, family and Church ready for the petitions. Initiative number 144, to repeal HB 2007, filed Friday, February 29, 2008 Chief Petitioners: Senator Fred Girod - Stayton Rep. Sal Esquivel - Medford Draft Ballot Title is due March 10th Comments "must be received by the Elections Division not later than March 24th in order for them to be considered in the review." Required Valid Signatures: 82,769 Initiative number 145, to repeal SB 2, filed Monday, March 3, 2008 Chief Petitioners: Sen. Gary George - Newberg Rep. Kim Thatcher - Salem Victor Vityukov - Salem Draft Ballot Title is due March 11th Comments "must be received by the Elections Division not later than March 25th in order for them to be considered in the review." Required Valid Signatures: 82,769 Signature Petitions are due for both Initiatives NLT July 3, 2008 It is anticipated that the approval process will take 4-6 weeks. Please pray for these legislators who have taken up the banner for democracy and fairness. WE NEED A COMPUTER PERSON TO HELP WITH THE CAMPAIGN. REMEMBER WE HAVE NO DEBT FROM THE LAST CAMPAIGN. Now, its not summer and we have momentum...God Bless you, if you can help in any 503-769-4767 **************************************************************************************************** Remember these things are still in the works: Report on pro-homosexual activist invited to St. Philip Neri Church...Father James Schexnayder. "Justice in Pieces" with Donna Steichen of Ungodly Rage fame.....look her up.... God Bless you and yours, Carolyn Wendell PO Box 458 Sublimity, OR 97383 503-769-4767

Friday, February 22, 2008

Rerun from 2008: US Bishops Invest in Abortion & Pornography? - What about Us? Part one

The subject line is not comforting or "appealing" since the campaign for Catholic money through Annual Appeal is upon us. US Bishops are investing in Christian Brothers Investment Services (CBIS) 4 Billion dollars strong and Catholic United Investment Trust (CUIT). Oregon Catholics need to be wise as we are involved in this scandal through association, as will be revealed. The Code of Canon Law is very clear on "investments" and we now wonder how our money is being invested.

Where does material cooperation end and scrupulosity begin?
Is the love of money changing the hearts of the Shepherds?

The first thing to remember is that the US Bishops do not equal or trump the Holy Father or the Holy See (the seat, center of authority) The second thing to remember is the the annual appeal is not a mandatory collection. The insert in last week's church bulletin did show what each church is "supposed" to collect. I don't know what happens if pastors fail to make the quota, I hope they aren't somehow penalized if the laity loses hope in where the Catholic collection plate money goes and the quota falls short.

Where does material cooperation end and scrupulosity begin?
Are Holy Orders Really Vocations or turned into Occupations?

As you will note by looking at the pie chart on the insert, the Respect Life Office has no slice. Once again the Office of Justice and Peace gets a share, this year down from 3% to 2%, however, belonging to Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon and advertising their anti-Catholic events with Oregon Catholic money hasn't changed. In fact it has been ramped up under Catherine Willett, the director and Mary Jo Tully her director. Money is easily moved.

Where does material cooperation end and scrupulosity begin?
Are these alliances hardening the hearts of the Shepherds?

In Oregon in the 2007 Session of the Legislature, there was NO lobbying against embryonic stem cell research, they wanted to be "behind the scenes", I ask WHY? There is no problem joining the liberals with "anti-war", and the newest, "anti-torture" letters signed by Catherine Willett and the Archbishop speaking for Catholics, why not speak out on the daily killing of unborn Catholic babies at the hands of abortionists.

According to the campaign insert, 80 ministries getting cash from us. I was told by someone involved that the prison ministry was given 1/18 of 1%....of the 3.6 million expected. They are one of the 80+ . This is why we need an audit. The following news item from New Oxford review, just released, shows and even greater need to "TRUST BUT VERIFY".

Where does material cooperation end and scrupulosity begin?
Has trust in investments replaced the Trust in Almighty God's Omnipotent Power?

The Catholic bloggers are active in exposing the abortion/embryonic stem cell research through GlaxcoSmithKline and possibly other CBIS/CUIT investments.  US Bishops - Making Bad Investments