Tuesday, March 24, 2009

University of Portland Scandal joins Notre Dame's

Dear Advocates for Life, The University of Portland run by the same order of priests as Notre Dame, Holy Cross, and has a scandal of it's own. http://www.teamportland-tennis.org/ "Team Portland Tennis is proud to serve the Portland Metro area in promoting tennis in the gay and lesbian community. Through social and friendly competitive organization, we strive to create a supportive atmosphere for sports enthusiasts in the community. Indoor play is offered every Sunday from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm at the University of Portland. As our guest, your first visit is free and $7.00 thereafter. tennis team, using the University of Portland's tennis faciliites." As you may remember, University of Portland was having the "Vagina Monologues" connected with the campus until President Beauchamp put a stop to it with pressure from us. Our children are the fodder for those who would strip them of the faith, those who should be protecting them. Alumni should be contacted. The election of Obama couldn't have happened without the support of Obama Catholics. Now, to still fund their lives as they live off of our collection plate money they might seem a little more "Catholic". Let's continue to pray for them, but learn from the recent past. For information on the Notre Dame Scandal, having Obama speak and receive an award, here's a great place to bookmark for this and things affecting our Catholic colleges... www.cardinalnewmansociety.org To contact Notre Dame: Phone: (574) 631-5000 email form: http://president.nd.edu/contact-us newsinfo@nd.edu>, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , lenette.votava.3@nd.edu Notre Dame Fellows: Rev. E. William Beauchamp, C.S.C., President, U. of Portland (50... Patrick F. McCartan, Senior partner, Jones Day (21... Email: pmccartan@jonesday.com William M. Goodyear, CEO, Navigant Consulting main: (312) 583-5700 list of all Notre Dame Fellows: http://www.nd.edu/leadership/fellows/ NOTRE DAME ALUMNI BOARD The first one is the board president, the remaining ones are the individual members. ------------------------------------- ceylp@yahoo.com marymurphymoore@yahoo.com, bbates@abblaw.com, hbcolman@sbcglobal.net, mailto:TTGEVENTSTTGEVENTS, bamclane84nd@yahoo.com, chrisperrin@insightbb.com, mckeever@bignet.net, dtgordon@msn.com, dillenburger@alumni.nd.edu , matthewroy88@alumni.nd.edu , kflaherty@alumni.nd.edu, john.delaney.1978@alumni.nd.edu, Cathynd95@jlc-consult.com, paul@priorartisans.com, gary.hediger@hediger.com, tlupo@seyfarth.com, dell@us.ibm.com, shogan@troopers.state.ny.us, frank.yan@bestbuy.com, pgee97@alumni.nd.edu, x@navarro.as, kmyers@alumni.nd.edu, melissa.trevino@alumni.nd.edu, rcholcomb@yahoo.com, michael.wong@alumni.nd.edu , james.riley94@comcast.net, ehernandez79@earthlink.com To contact the USCCB: Cardinal Francis George, President Archdiocese of Chicago phone: 312-751- 8200 email: mfox@archchicago.org Most Rev. Robert J. McManus, Chairman, Committee on Education Diocese of Worcester phone: 508-791-7171 committee email: catholiceducation@usccb.org To contact Notre Dame's bishop: Bishop John D'Arcy, Fort Wayne-South Bend Diocese Fort Wayne Chancery phone: (260) 422-4611 For University of Portland contact... Archbishop John Vlazny 503... 2838 E. Burnside St. (certified is the best to know he's received it) Portland Oregon 97214 - 1895 Abp's secretary's email rjohnson@archdpdx.org University of Portland 5000 N. Willamette Blvd. Portland, OR 97203 503... www.up.edu. President E. William Beauchamp, CSC (50... ********************************************************************************************** Oregon Catholics are on top of this. We cannot let those who receive our money deceive us or give scandal to others, students, but most of all Our Lady and Our Lord and the Holy Cross... God Bless you and yours, Carolyn Prayer to the Holy Cross Let God arise and let His enemies be scattered; and let those who hate Him flee from His presence. As smoke vanishes, let them vanish; and as wax melts from the presence of fire, so let demons perish from the presence of those who love God and who sign themselves with the sign of the Cross and say in gladness: Hail, most precious and life-giving Cross of the Lord, for Thou drivest away the demons by the power of our Lord Jesus Christ crucified on thee, Who went down to hades and trampled on the power of the devil, and gave us thee, his venerable Cross, for driving away all enemies. O most precious and life-giving Cross of the Lord, help me, with our Holy Lady, the Virgin Mother of God, and with all the Saints throughout the ages. Amen. www.vocalnews.org VOCAL Voice of Catholics Advocating Life PO Box 458 Sublimity, OR 97385 503-769-4767 Member of the Catholic Media Coalition "In line with the Church, on-line with the World".

Friday, March 13, 2009

NEW!! OR group: Catholics4America and Father Cihak's RTL e-News

Dear Advocates for Life, Here is some wonderful news. Given the commission by our Lord to evangelize, there are many great folks who love Him enough to take a stand on a volunteer basis and bring his Culture of Life and Love and sanity to Oregon. Catholics4America, an awesome, enthusiastic team, expertly facilitated by Kevin Hoar, meets every other Sunday. To join this group...please email Kevinhoar@yahoo.com to introduce yourself. They are planning to have a Catholic lobby day at the Capital, something we need since our lobbyist seems to know very little about fighting for innocent human life, or the innocence of those living. This group is active and ready to meet you. It will seem like you're in heaven. There is a meeting every other Sunday and March 15th is a meeting date, so get involved, now. The Respect Life Office has no budget in the Archdiocese of Portland, yet those who don't even support innocent human life with OUR COLLECTION PLATE money and voted for the most pro-abortion man elected still know that it always is good for a financial campaign. (this is my opinion, not that of the Respect Life office...sorry) SO, saving the unborn, elderly and innocense of Oregon Catholic citizens is done by the laity. Diane and Mary do a beautiful job with this pro-life e-newsletter. Please note the red letter campaign and the wonderful Oregon Right to LIfe Convention that is only $25 for those who mention this newsletter. We also have Marie Barzen, Cheri Crocker, Bill Diss who are coordinating 40 Days for LIfe. Bill and Precious Children of Portland need our support. They don't get funding, to my knowledge from the Archdiocese of PDX either. Contact Diane so that you can get these inspiring reminders and updates on so many people who follow the teachings of the Church and love our Lord. Email dnforjesus@gmail.com Just a note on the red letter campaign and why it is STILL important. Even though FOCA is not a bill, it can pass through in one week very easily. Our Bishops DID start the postcard campaign late although they knew about it for years. We can surmise that the wanted Obama to win and whatever their reason for not responding sooner, this tends to make most of us sick. Daily we see years of sacrifice to save the helpless overturned by Obama, their messiah? Now we have to clean up the mess of these "gnostic" Catholics who seem to follow the party line more than Our Lord's teachings in His Holy Roman Catholic Church. So, the Bishops were late AND only three postcards were sent. This happened when the Bishops finally got on board with the Partial Birth Abortion Ban postcard campaign during Bill Clinton's administration. THEY FORGOT THE FOURTH POSTCARD TO THE PRESIDENT. The president can veto, so he is the last word in the long line of legislative voting. So we need to send SOMETHING to the President. SO...the red postcard campaign does get their attention, gets us to participate in the process, remember we are already paid ACORN through the Campaign for Human Development to shot ourselves in the foot. SO...let's get our priorites straight. We need to be faithful and leave the success up to the Lord. As Diane, the editor of this says.....All for Jesus! Whether we have been doing this for years, or just start...it's All For Jesus. We are in this together. You are NOT alone. God Bless you and yours, Carolyn Jesus said to them, "My food is to do the will of the one who sent me and to finish his work. Do you not say, 'In four months the harvest will be here'? I tell you, look up and see the fields ripe for the harvest. The reaper is already receiving his payment and gathering crops for eternal life, so that the sower and reaper can rejoice together. For here the saying is verified that 'One sows and another reaps. I sent you to reap what you have not worked for; others have done the work, and you are sharing the fruits of their work."

Friday, March 6, 2009

Archdpx Appeal Money Promotes Embryonic Stem Cell Research at Capitol

Dear Advocates for Life,

Before I write to the Archbishop and Mary Jo Tully, who hired Roger Martin, our Oregon Catholic Conference lobbyist, I need to let you know what happened this week at the Capitol.

Both people recruited by Roger Martin to speak against HB 2598 the Embryonic Stem Cell Bill, were FOR IT!!!! One was a student from Central Catholic High School, Jake Guth. To hear his testimony from Tuesday log on 2009 Session...

Listen at the Legislature Sustainability and Economic Development
3/3/09 Go to 1:08:17 to hear Jake Guth.

The pro-embryonic stem-cell testimony of today, Thursday, has yet to be archived. Roger Martin testified against the bill, saying that the Catholic Church was against it, but gave NO reasons to embolden the reason. His recruits had lots of reasons in SUPPORT of the bill.
He did no research, and seems not to care. Why did Mary Jo Tully hire him?

Catholic collection plate money from the Archbishop's Catholic Appeal pays Martin's salary. Almost $40,000 from the Appeal goes to the Oregon Catholic conference. Maybe those that testified received our money too. Remember that the Respect Life Office still has NO BUDGET. This in itself is amazing since the Archbishop gives pro-life speeches.

Why don't we have any funds to save children from the hands of abortionists and their mothers from a life believing that there are no other options. It seems that the Catholic Church in Oregon holds no hope for the unborn from those who hold the pursestrings.

God Bless you and yours,

Give not that which is holy (appeal money?) to dogs; neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest perhaps they trample them under their feet, and turning upon you, they tear you.
Matthew 7:6

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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Holy Communion: Poison for Some?

Ash Wednesday I was late for noon mass and ended up in the vestibule, so I could see who was going up for Holy Communion. I noticed Senate President Peter Courtney, known as a NARAL supporter, going up the center aisle.

I watched and he was given Our Lord in the Eucharist and went back to his seat. I have known him and his position for twenty-five years since our children went to first grade together but maybe he had changed his position. To avoid assumption, as he was leaving, I held out my hand which he hesitantly took, saying, "Hello Peter, do you still support abortion rights?"..."yes, I do." My next question was...."Then why did you just receive Communion?" As he pulled his hand away, and hurriedly left, I followed him and asked, "Why did you put Father in such a position? ....Why are you bringing scandal to others." He walked back to the Capitol. I told the priest that he hadn't changed his ways.

To not speak to Peter Courtney would have been a sin of omission for me. We need to protect the Lord and the person. Some clerics say that "they would never withhold" Holy Communion from anyone, but it that a loving thing to do?

When we joined the Church, we weren't allowed to Receive and were even taken out of Church before the Liturgy of the Eucharist began. This lasted from November until April. There was pain involved but a chance to learn and love the Source and Summit of our Faith. It was a loving act for us not participate until we were in union with the Church.

After the Ash Wednesday event, it became very clear to me, that for a priest to give Our Lord, Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity to someone like Peter Courtney, is actually giving him POISON. To say, "oh he/she might have changed their mind" isn't enough anymore. They need to read the Holy Scriptures and not condemn themselves by giving them Holy Communion...it's very clear.

Our Lord can bring Grace to those who receive "worthily" and a curse/poison to those who receive "unworthily". Politicians who have changed their minds on abortion need to publicly announce their conversion, since their abortion views were known publicly and they used their political power to kill children through abortion.

The laity has to be open for the Lord to ask US to protect our brothers and sisters in Christ, both laity and religious. To have these "opportunities" and not act is a sin of omission. Just open your mouths and He'll give you the words, it's scary, only when you think about it and let doubt/Satan creep in.

Happy Lent

I Corinthians 11
26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the death of the Lord until he comes.
27 Therefore whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord unworthily will have to answer for the body and blood of the Lord.
12 28 A person should examine himself,
13 and so eat the bread and drink the cup.
29 For anyone who eats and drinks without discerning the body, eats and drinks judgment 14 on himself.
30 That is why many among you are ill and infirm, and a considerable number are dying.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

**Alert** Lenten Quest Program Leading Faithful Astray....

Dear Advocates for Life, Thank you to Oregon Catholic Citizens for this important reminder. The Archdpdx has many programs that, under the guise of helping Catholics, actually leads them away from the Good Shepherd. We need to keep our spiritual "radar" up in these times..not take things given to us in Church as "gospel" and remember the four last things this Lent: Death, Judgement, Heaven and Hell. God Bless you and thanks again to Oregon Catholic Citizens, oregoncatholiccitizens@gmail.com Carolyn ******************************************************************************************8 Dear Friends, We understand a parish in this archdiocese will be using the QUEST study program again this Lent. This program encourages small faith communities to replace the Church and break down the relationship between the laity and true Church leadership from Rome. QUEST is listed as a 'Catholic' dissenting group. See Human Life International's just released report "Exposing Church Dissenters!"; the list exposes over 180 'Catholic' dissenting groups. http://www.renewamerica.us/columns/abbott/090201 Any one who goes ahead and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ does not have God; he who abides in the doctrine has both the Father and the Son. If any one comes to you and does not bring this doctrine, do not receive him into the house or give him any greeting; for he who greets him shares his wicked work. 2 John 1:9-11 __________________________________________________________________________ What is QUEST and What are Small Christian Communities? Excerpts from the book "Creating Small Church Communities" by Arthur R. Baranowski Pastoring the 'Pastors' The Small Church Community is really a church. Therefore, that church needs a pastor! The term carefully chosen at St. Elizabeth Seton to designate the pastoral leader of the small community is pastoral facilitator. The "PF" is often a couple, especially if the small community is mostly couples. The word facilitator in this title refers to the PF's being at the service of the other members of the group, helping them relate to each other, keeping the group true to its purpose. The critical presumption is that the Holy Spirit speaks in each person in the small community and through each person for the others. Thus the small community's PF (like the parish's pastoral staff) need not necessarily be the wisest, holiest or most articulate. The leader, in fact, works at not being the expert - the person everyone else addresses comments toward, the one giving approval. The facilitator is also not the problem-solver, not the counselor, not the teacher. Rather, the facilitator insures an environment where all members of the group can contribute to each other and where each person takes responsibility for the rest. The church always fails when only one person tries to take care of the community. The very term facilitate means to bring out the best already present in people through a process of interaction. Thus the small community's leader facilitates communication. The pastor of the Catholic Small Church Community does what the parish's canonical pastor or the bishop does: enable each person to bring his or her gifts to the entire group, help people in the church listen to each other, keep the vision of church before the members, connect this level of church to the other levels of church. READ MORE: http://www.catholicculture.org/library/view.cfm?id=6520&repos=1&subrepos=&searchid=172969 Call to Action board member boasted, "We are beginning to create a new church instead of fixing the old one" - and Small Christian Communities are major building blocks of this new construct of apostasy. Creating Small Church Communities: A Plan for Restructing the Parish and Renewing Catholic Life by Art Baranowski. St. Anthony Press Called to Be Church Workshop Shortly, we will be scheduling the Called to Be Church workshop for four core teams that have been in the process of basic formation for some time now. Fr. Art Baranowski will once again be on hand to conduct this workshop. Parishes whose core teams have previously done this workshop are welcome to send members who have joined their core teams since the original team participated to be a part of this workshop. Call the office for more information if interested. Source: Small Christian Communities (SCC) Quest web site: http://www.sccquest.org Further reading: Source: Catholic Culture http://www.catholicculture.org/ Compilation on Small Christian Communities Catholic Culture Staff (June 30, 2005) Description: This compilation includes links about Small Christian Communities and excerpts from the book Creating Small Church Communities by Arthur R. Baranowski. Publisher & Date: Catholic Culture, June 30, 2005 http://www.catholicculture.org/library/view.cfm?id=6520 A New Experience of the Church? Stephanie Block (Catholic World News, July 2004) Description: Stephanie Block writes about the burgeoning interest in Small Christian Communities and whether or not this is good for the Church. She traces their origin back to the Call to Action Conference held in Detroit in 1976. Larger Work: Catholic World News Publisher & Date: Catholic World News, July 2004 http://www.catholicculture.org/library/view.cfm?id=6519 What to Think of 'Small Faith Communities' James Likoudis (CUF NEWS, May/June/July 1996) Description: James Likoudis discusses the pros and cons of "Small Faith Communities". He says there is nothing wrong with gatherings of Catholics who meet in small groups regularly, ostensibly to study the truths of the Catholic Faith, to deepen their spiritual life, or to engage in the Church's mission for social justice. The problem is that in the United States they have developed a different agenda focusing on the leftest-liberal struggle for "social justice". Larger Work: CUF NEWS Publisher & Date: Catholics United for the Faith, May/June/July 1996 http://www.catholicculture.org/library/view.cfm?id=6590 Liberationism for North America Stephanie Block (Forum Focus, Spring 2002) Description: Liberation Theology was addressed and denounced by the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in its 1984 Instruction on Certain Aspects of the "Theology of Liberation". The Instruction insists that while the "issues provoking liberationism are genuine," the expanding theological movement is "a perversion of the Christian message as God entrusted it to His Church" (IX.1). In this 2002 commentary Stephanie Block examines the Marxist roots of liberation theology and exposes some of the most significant and influential organizations which share the liberationist philosophy. Larger Work: Forum Focus Pages: 4 – 22 Publisher & Date: Wanderer Forum Foundation, Inc., Hudson, WI, Spring 2002 http://www.catholicculture.org/library/view.cfm?id=7756 Structures For a New Church Model Stephanie Block (The Wanderer, August 17 2000) Description: In this article, Stephanie Block writes, "Truth by consensus, see-judge-act methodology to achieve that "truth," small base communities, conscientization, and faith-based Alinskyian organizing are the five pillars on which a new "model of church" (to use the terminology of a prior Encuentro document) is being built. These elements, while not blatantly designed into the Encuentro 2000 Conference, were nevertheless a very real part of its activities, as evidenced by at least one speaker, one sponsoring organization, by the documents of the past Encuentros, and by a number of Encuentro workshops, providing a clue as to what has deeply disturbed conference critics, namely that the laudable conference goal of ethnic harmony -- at least within the Church herself -- will be swallowed by a darker goal, the destruction of the essential elements that are Catholicism. Larger Work: The Wanderer Publisher & Date: The Wanderer Printing Company, August 17, 2000 http://www.catholicculture.org/library/view.cfm?id=3127 The Underground Call to Action Stephanie Block (Forum Focus., Winter 1999) Description: An analysis of Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF) activities relative to Call to Action initiatives. Larger Work: Forum Focus Pages: 7 -16 Publisher & Date: Wanderer Forum Foundation, Inc., Winter 1999 http://www.catholicculture.org/library/view.cfm?recnum=1318 A Commentary on the Industrial Areas Foundation Unknown (Forum Focus, December 1998) Descriptive Title: The Industrial Areas Foundation Description: This commentary was prepared in response to proposed changes in the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) guidelines. It provides information about the Industrial Areas Foundation, which receives the largest percentage of CHD grants of any CHD grantee Larger Work: Forum Focus Pages: 7-21 Publisher & Date: The Wanderer Forum Foundation, Inc., December 1998 http://www.catholicculture.org/library/view.cfm?id=2885