Sunday, July 6, 2008

Monsignor Charles P. Taaffe, Rest In Peace

Dear Life Advocates,

On Saturday, July 5th, at approximately 3pm, our dear Monsignor Charles Taaffe went to the Lord. His services are pending and I'll keep you apprised of them.

Here was a man who will now see the children he has saved and the lives he has changed by doing the Will of the Lord in his life.

I am proud and humbled to have called him a friend and for his guidance and prayers for VOCAL as our Spiritual Director, and the people of Oregon for all these years.

God Rest His Soul and May Light Perpetual Shine Upon Him.

Friday, June 6, 2008

"barred from burial in blessed ground"/Archdpdx Marching in Gay Pride Parade, Again!

Dear Catholic Advocates,

Saturday, June 7th there will be the second scandalous "ordination" of a woman at Ecumencial Ministries of Oregon affiliated Zion United Church of Christ, Gresham. Those Oregon women involved will suffer the pains of excommunication, by default, anyways, if Archbishop Vlazny decides to ignore this cancer with formal proceedings. It's called a "latae sententiae' .
They will be "barred from burial in blessed ground, or having a funeral in a Roman Catholic Church."

The women in his Archdiocese, Toni Tortorilla already "falsely ordained" and her partner Ruth, will lose standing in the Roman Catholic Church and of course, the "sacraments" of Eucharist, marriage, confession, baptism, holy orders, last rites, confimation are null and void to those fool enough to go along with these pretend rites.

 No matter how well meaning the people are who are attending these "ceremonies', that are grave sins, are strictly forbidden. This is the decree from Archbishop Raymond Burke of Saint Louis, Missouri when three women from his Archdiocese decided to participate in a fake ordination and didn't heed Church Teachings or his warning stated below.

The Archbishop Burke warned the women, who proceeded with being "priestesses" with this statement, thus safeguarding the Deposit of Faith of the One, Holy, Catholic, Apostolic Church and preventing more misunderstanding for the Faithful (aka, those Catholic who follow the teachings of the Church).

"Statement Regarding Those Involved in Attempted Ordinations of November 11, 2007 Archbishop Raymond L. Burke has issued the following statement regarding Patricia Fresen, Rose Hudson, and Elsie McGrath:

"As Archbishop of St. Louis, it is my responsibility to safeguard the unity of the Catholic Church and protect the souls of the faithful. I have communicated with Ms. Fresen, Ms. Hudson, and Ms. McGrath, and informed them that if they participated in an attempted female ordination, they would be excommunicating themselves from the Catholic Church.

In the apostolic letter Ordinatio Sacerdotalis, Pope John Paul II reaffirmed that the Catholic Church has no authority to confer priestly ordination on women. This teaching is to be held definitively by all the faithful as belonging to the deposit of faith.

Because they participated in the attempted ordination, Church law requires me to publicly declare the excommunication. The situation is sad for the whole Church. It is cause of great concern for me as archbishop. Please join me in praying that both will be reconciled with the Church and that the great harm which has been caused to the Church, with the help of God's grace, will be healed."

The Zion United Church of Christ, Gresham also contains the office of Community of Welcoming Congregations a pro-homosexual group that Catholic Churches in Oregon belong to with no apparent public condemnation from the Archdpdx.

On June 14 and 15 the Catholics will participate in the Portland (Gay) Pride Parade and ceremonies once again.

The Catholic Coalition of the Community of Welcoming Parishes include: St. Andrews - Monsignor Charles Lienert pastor. This church has participated in the parade for years. Monsignor Lienert was rewarded with this title, giving confusing signs to loyal Catholics.  Cat Willett director of Office of Justice and peace attends this church.

St. Francis of Assisi - Rev. Robert Krueger/Administrator, contact for National Association of Catholic Diocesan Lesbian and Gay Ministries - Knows Fr. Schexnayder who came to St. Philip Neri for pro-homosexual workshop in May.

St. Philip Neri Paulist Parish (created Disciples in Mission), Fr. Richard Colgan, CSP where Fr. James Schexnayder homosexual activist had workshop last year, he's part of NACDLGM as above.

Journey/Koinonia Catholic Community - Had homosexual "marriage" ceremonies Cat Willett director of Office of Justice and Peace advertised in their newspaper. The Archdiocese turns their back on these events even after the bankruptcy, it would seem foolish, but maybe we are the fools. Remember Saul Alinsky and his agenda. More about this later.

Here's what we as the Catholic Faithful can take comfort matter what happens in Oregon.

Breaking News Vatican cracks down on attempts to ordain women Vatican City, May 29, 2008 / 02:29 pm

 (CNA) -- The Vatican declared today that any women who attempt "ordination" or any bishops who attempt to "ordain" women are automatically excommunicated from the Church by their actions. The decree from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith is said to be absolute, universal and immediately effective. The decree, which was published in the Vatican daily L'Osservatore Romano, comes in the wake of several women attempting to be "ordained" as Catholic priests.

The most recent attempt to ordain a woman occurred on May 4 in Winona, Minnesota, when Kathy Redig participated in a ceremony of ordination. Bishop of Winona Bernard Harrington responded to the news of Redig's purported ordination by saying it made him "very, very sad."

The bishop also said that "She, by her actions, has excommunicated herself."

Another occurrence of attempted ordination occurred in St. Louis, Missouri, on Nov. 11, 2007. The ceremony involved a German woman named Patricia Fresen conducting a would-be ordination ceremony at a St. Louis synagogue. Fresen used the formula and rite of a Catholic ordination to "ordain" as priests two St. Louis-area women, Rose Hudson and Elsie McGrath.

The attempted ordination caused Archbishop Raymond Burke of the Archdiocese of St. Louis to declare the three women excommunicated for taking part in an attempted ordination of women to the priesthood. The archbishop said the excommunication was part of his "solemn duty" to protect the faith and unity of the Church.

Archbishop Burke, who is regarded as one of the foremost experts on canon law, explained that this type of situation has been addressed before. In August 2002, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith also excommunicated two women who had taken part in an invalid ordination ceremony, he said. Patricia Fresen, the archbishop said, had "formally and directly engaged" in founding a "new and separate sect" called Roman Catholic WomenPriests USA.

The decree from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith also mentions that it applies to all people in communion with the Catholic Church, including any bishops or women who are members of the Eastern Churches.

Anyone who incurs this excommunication can only be received back into the Church by the Apostolic See, the decree says. The declaration, which is signed by Cardinal William Levada, concludes by saying that it is absolute, universal and immediately effective upon its publication in L'Osservatore Romano.

Translated text of the Decree: Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith General Decree regarding the crime of attempting sacred ordination of a woman. 

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, to protect the nature and validity of the sacrament of holy orders, in virtue of the special faculty conferred to it by the supreme authority of the Church (see canon 30, Canon Law), in the Ordinary Session of December 19, 2007, has decreed:

Remaining firm on what has been established by canon 1378 of the Canon Law, both he who has attempted to confer holy orders on a woman, and the woman who has attempted to receive the said sacrament, incurs in latae sententiae excommunication, reserved to the Apostolic See. 

 If he who has attempted to confer holy orders on a woman or if the woman who has attempted to receive holy orders, is a member of the faithful subject to the Code of Canon Law for the Eastern Churches, remaining firm on what has been established by canon 1443 of the same Code, they will be punished with major excommunication, whose remission remains reserved to the Apostolic See (see canon 1423, Canon Law of the Eastern Churches). 

 The current decree will come into immediate force from the moment of publication in the Osservatore Romano and is absolute and universal. "


May the hearts of those who's responsibility is to safeguard His sheep be opened to the Truth of doing hard things for the Kingdom. "Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven." Matthew 7:21-23

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
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