Friday, May 22, 2009

Opt-Out for "Safe Environments" is Okayed by Archbishop Vlanzy/40 OR Catholics Rally/Rosary Success

 Two great success stories for you this day. The Archdiocese/Archbishop has officially approved "opting out" for parents of students in the "Safe Environment" programs at schools.

They/He are letting the schools take care of the opting out process and is agreeable with this. Opting out for children in RCIA should also be allowed..if you have a problem in either case, please let me know.
The documentation is a letter from has it's own special page under the VOCAL title.

There is a great program "Healthy Families/Safe Children" that can be used for adult education and true catechises. Go to Healthy Families/Safe Children

This official message is thanks to an Oregon Catholic family who contacted Rome and cleared up the question. Thank them in your prayers, the Dear Lord, knows them by name.

The Rally/Rosary in support of Pro-Life Notre Dame students held at the Cathedral on Sunday, May 17th was a great success with about 40 people, both Catholic and Protestant. Thanks go to Father Wolfe who gave his blessing and to the Archbishop for also allowing this testimony to truth. Thanks to Catholics4America, Kevin Hoar, for his leadership. Join in, there is a Seattle group forming also to turn hearts back to Christ and His Mission.

Below see the confusion that our Church is going through. The Gnostic's are delusional and are being lead away from Christ by the deceiver. God Forgive them, they know not what they do. Smirks and giddiness at this atrocity may well lead to the gnashing of teeth one day. Not my words, but Our Creator's.

"There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when you shall see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out." Luke 13:28

Saturday, May 16, 2009


RALLY/ROSARY TO STAND FOR LIFE AT THE CATHEDRAL IN PORTLAND 18th and Couch - 10:30 am List of Bishops Opposing the Notre Dame Invitation and Award to President Obama SOUTH BEND, Indiana, May 6, 2009 ( - Following is an alphabetical list of bishops who have so far expressed disapproval of the University of Notre Dame's invitation to President Obama to give the commencement speech and receive an honorary law degree May 17. Included are links to the original source as well as coverage. Current count: 79 bishops Bishop Joseph V. Adamec - Altoona-Johnstown, PA Statement: LSN Bishop John D'Arcy - Fort Wayne-South Bend, IN Statement: LSN Report: Bishop Samuel Aquila - Fargo, ND Statement: LSN: Bishop Gregory Aymond - Austin, TX Statement: LSN: Bishop Robert Baker - Birmingham, AL Statement: LSN: Bishop Gerald Barbarito - Palm Beach, FL Statement: LSN: Bishop Leonard Blair - Toledo, OH Statement: LSN: Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua (Archbishop Emeritus) - Philadelphia, PA Statement: LSN: Bishop Lawrence Brandt - Greensburg, PA Statement: LSN: Archbishop Daniel Buechlein - Indianapolis, IN Statement: LSN: Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz - Lincoln, NE Statement: LSN: Archbishop Eusebius Beltran - Oklahoma City, OK Statement: LSN: Auxiliary Bishop Oscar CantĂș - San Antonio, TX Statement: LSN: Archbishop-Elect Robert Carlson - St. Louis Statement: LSN: Archbishop Charles Chaput - Denver, CO LSN: Bishop Paul Coakley - Salina, KS LSN: Auxiliary Bishop James Conley - Denver LSN: Bishop Edward Cullen - Allentown, PA LSN: Bishop Frank J. Dewane - Venice LSN: Bishop Nicholas Di Marzio - Brooklyn, NY Statement: ) LSN: Cardinal Daniel DiNardo - Houston, TX Statement: LSN: Archbishop Timothy Dolan - New York, NY Statement: Bishop Thomas Doran - Rockford, IL Statement: LSN: Auxiliary Bishop John Dougherty - Scranton, PA Statement: LSN: Bishop Robert Finn - Kansas City-St. Joseph, MO Statement: LSN: Bishop Joseph Galante - Camden, NJ Statement: LSN: Bishop Victor Galeone - St. Augustine, FL LSN: Bishop John Gaydos - Jefferson City Statement: LSN: Cardinal Francis George - Chicago, IL; President, USCCB LSN: Bishop Gerald Gettelfinger - Evansville, IN Statement: Archbishop JosĂ© Gomez - San Antonio, TX Statement: LSN: Auxiliary Bishop Roger Gries - Cleveland, Ohio Bishop Bernard Harrington - Winona, MN Statement: LSN: Bishop Robert Hermann - St. Louis, MO Statement: Bishop William Higi - Lafayette, IN LSN: Archbishop Alfred Hughes - New Orleans, LA Statement: LSN: Bishop Michael O. Jackels - Wichita, KS Statement: LSN: Bishop Sam Jacobs - Houma-Thibodaux, LA Statement: LSN: Bishop James V. Johnston - Springfield-Cape Girardeau, MO LSN: Bishop Peter Jugis - Charlotte, NC Bishop Joseph Latino - Jackson, MS Statement: LSN: Bishop John LeVoir - New Ulm, MN Statement: LSN: Bishop Jerome Listecki - La Crosse, WI Statement: LSN: Bishop William E. Lori - Bridgeport, CT Statement: LSN: Bishop Paul Loverde - Arlington, VA Statement: LSN: Bishop George Lucas - Springfield, IL Statement: LSN: Bishop Robert Lynch - St. Petersburg, FL Statement: LSN: Bishop Joseph Martino - Scranton, PA LSN: Bishop John McCormack - Manchester, NH Statement: Bishop Robert Morlino - Madison, WI Statement: LSN: Bishop William Murphy - Rockville Centre, NY LSN: Bishop George Murry - Youngstown, OH Statement: LSN: Archbishop John J. Myers - Newark, NJ Statement: LSN: Archbishop Joseph Naumann - Kansas City, KS LSN: Bishop R. Walker Nickless - Sioux City, IA Statement: LSN: Archbishop John C. Nienstedt - St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN Statement: LSN: Archbishop Edwin O'Brien - Baltimore, MD Statement: LSN: Bishop Thomas Olmsted - Phoenix, AZ Statement: LSN: Archbishop Daniel E. Pilarczyk - Cincinnati, OH Statement: LSN: Bishop Reymundo Pena - Brownsville, TX LSN: Bishop Glen Provost - Lake Charles, LA Statement: LSN: Bishop David Ricken - Green Bay, WI Statement: LSN: Cardinal Justin Rigali - Philadelphia, PA; Chairman, USCCB Pro-Life Committee LSN: Bishop Kevin Rhoades - Harrisburg, PA Statement: LSN: Bishop Alexander Sample - Marquette, MI Statement: LSN: Bishop Michael Sheridan - Colorado Springs, CO Statement: LSN: Bishop Edward J. Slattery - Tulsa, OK Statement: LSN: Bishop John Smith - Trenton, NJ Bishop Richard Stika - Knoxville, TN Statement: LSN: Bishop Anthony Taylor - Little Rock, AR Statement: LSN: Bishop George Thomas - Helena, MT Statement: LSN: Bishop Donald Trautman - Erie, PA Statement: LSN: Bishop Robert Vasa - Baker, OR LSN: Bishop Michael Warfel - Great Falls-Billings, MT Statement: LSN: Bishop Thomas Wenski - Orlando, FL Statement: LSN: Archbishop Donald Wuerl - Washington, D.C. Statement: LSN: Bishop Emeritus John Yanta - Amarillo, TX Statement: LSN: Bishop David Zubick - Pittsburgh, PA Statement: LSN: God Bless you and yours, Carolyn jesus says - Matthew 7 13 Enter ye in at the narrow gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way that leadeth to destruction, and many there are who go in thereat. 14 How narrow is the gate, and strait is the way that leadeth to life: and few there are that find it! 15 Beware of false prophets, who come to you in the clothing of sheep, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. 16 By their fruits you shall know them. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? 17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit, and the evil tree bringeth forth evil fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can an evil tree bring forth good fruit. 19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit, shall be cut down, and shall be cast into the fire. 20 Wherefore by their fruits you shall know them. 21 Not every one that saith to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven: but he that doth the will of my Father who is in heaven, he shall enter into the kingdom of heaven. 22 Many will say to me in that day: Lord, Lord, have not we prophesied in thy name, and cast out devils in thy name, and done many miracles in thy name? 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, you that work iniquity.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

ALERT!!! Rally and Rosary at Cathedral in PDX on Sunday!!!!

For Immediate Distribution Rally and a Rosary at St. Mary Cathedral in Portland 10:30am May 17th in support of ND students protesting President Obama being honored at the University of Notre Dame commencement this Sunday. A Notre Dame Alumnus and others from a group of conservative Pro-Life Catholics calling itself Catholics4America will be holding a rally in solidarity with the Notre Dame students protesting the honoring of Pres. Obama at once devoutly Catholic university's commencement. Father Wolfe, the pastor of parish where the Rally and a Rosary will take place, St. Mary’s Cathedral in downtown Portland, has welcomed the group to share their message and say a the rosary at the Cathedral at 10:30am on Sunday morning May 17th. This time coincides with Pres. Obama giving the commencement address at Notre Dame in Indiana. One may well imagine the controversy and sadness this presents to our Catholic faith. Mass schedule allowing, Father Wolfe will try to join event, along with other invited Priests and Deacons from the area. He has asked if local Catholic laity would consider requesting a pulpit announcement to invite members of their own parish to join event. For more info, visit their Facebook page:

Friday, April 24, 2009

Archdpdx "Called to Protect" aka "Called to Infect" our Children? - WE DO HAVE A GREAT OPTION..

Dear Advocates for Life,

The Praesedium "Armatus" Called to Protect program used by the Archdpdx to help prevent sexual abuse of our children should raise red flags. For those who have expressed alarm, you're not alone (Praesidium 624 Six Flags Drive, Suite 110 Arlington, TX 76011 817.801.7773 800.743.6354 toll-free Praesudium for Archdiocese of Portland and US

* The senior Vice President of Praesedium, Jane C. Hickerson, Ph.D., has co-authored a book for the Gay, Lesbian, Transgendered etc. community. With her pro-homosexual activity promotion, according to the 'book review' below, it seems a poor choice for the USCCB and this Archdiocese. There are healthy options.

Book Review

Affirmative Practice: Understanding and Working With Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Persons
by Ski Hunter and Jane C. Hickerson; Washington, D.C., NASW Press, 2003, 417 pages, $44.99

Jack Drescher, M.D.

Ski Hunter and Jane C. Hickerson are professor and assistant professor, respectively, in the School of Social Work at the University of Texas at Arlington. They have written Affirmative Practice: Understanding and Working With Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Persons as a textbook for "graduate and undergraduate ... students in applied human services fields (for example, social work, counseling, mental health, nursing, psychology, sociology, and education).
.......The volume is unapologetically gay affirmative, which is its major strength but sometimes a weakness. Although the book is statistically informative, the authors are less then dispassionate when they touch on the subject of violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals. The authors often speak with the voice of forceful authority, which may be necessary in a text intended to help students decide how to think about a culturally charged subject. However, it can leave naive readers little room to question some of the authors' conclusions. For example, they cite one study to support the claim that people who hold anti homosexual values are "less empathic" or use "denial, isolate or turn from others, or look for blame outside themselves." Even to this sympathetic reader, that sounds like overkill. END.


* Children are NOT the problem. Parents should be educated and in turn help their children. This is Church Teaching.
* There is no solid Catholic componants to this program, Catholic dollars should be used to build up the Body of Christ, not the coffers of non-Catholics with questionable motives.

"Armatus covers sensitive material, including sexual and physical abuse. If you find the content disturbing, please discuss your concerns with your supervisor. Thank you for your commitment to protecting those in your care." From the website. If a child is exposed to this information and traumatized or has been abused and things "come out" ....the Archdiocese of Portland has no Catholic therapists or counselors available to cover this breech of innocence. Families are left on their own. This information received directly from the Child Protection Office.

It's important to be "in compliance" because of the homosexual scandal , but this program isn't better than the last the secular "Committee for Children" begun by advocates for prostitutes and also still used by some dioceses as an "in compliance" alternative.


Parents, here is - A Moral Option guaranteed to be in compliance with Church Teachings. Created by Most Reverend Robert F. Vasa, Diocese of Baker, Oregon and his excellent team of Catholic professionals.

HEALTHY FAMILIES - SAFE CHILDREN - The Power of Relationships. is the website.

Here are clips of the lessons. They are great for parents and just to learn about prayer, love and how a Catholic family grows into a healthy place to be. For twenty short clips to help families, and keep children safe:

Bishop Vasa and Panel of Healthy Families: Safer Children


The public schools accept that parents might want to "opt-out" their children from these types of programs. Two years ago after a meeting at the Pastoral Center, I had a question for Cathy Shannon, the Child Protection Director, about parents "opting out" their children of these "safe environment" programs. She told me there was NO opt out for children and directed me to Mr. Bob Mizia, school superintendent to ask why no opting out like public schools allow.

When I mentioned to his secretary the reason for my wanting a meeting was to have a forum of concerned Catholics to discuss the safe environments/opting out issues, she forced me to leave the Pastoral Center, "escorting me out". The reason for this rude action...."The Lawsuit"..aka bankruptcy. Hmm. Church teaching says that parents are the first teachers and they should be encouraged to be great parents. They should be respected for this vocation.

This is why I'm adding the affirmation of personal faith. Something we need to enforce or lose our children to an alternative Catholic faith with no foundation, and to also enforce our right to have those who live off of our collection plate actually believe in the True Catholic faith, not what they want it to be. The programs we pay for should also reflect this faith.

Remember, we still have NO Pro-life Budget in the Archdpdx: no protection for our youngest Oregon Catholic children subject to the ultimate child abuse. Archdpdx 503-234-5334.

Jesus says. "But he that shall scandalize one of these little ones that believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone should be hanged about his neck, and that he should be drowned in the depth of the sea." 
Matthew 18:6

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Beaverton Babies & 40 Days for Life/Oprah/Divine Mercy/Action Item

Dear Advocates for Life, Enjoy these photos of the Beaverton babies who brought their moms to fight for the right to life of their peers during 40 Days for Life. They joined the great team of dedicated workers for Life Thanks to these dedicated moms who show us that the future of the pro-life movement will continue until hearts and minds are opened as they teach their children well. Thanks to all who stood up for life around the state during these 40 Days and also when you are standing alone. ************************************************************************************************* Wonders never we have Oprah..our new pro-life lobbyist, she must have heard about our trouble with Roger Martin. Here's the link. Dr. Oz is explaining stems cells with Michael J. Fox, who was recently elated with Obama's tax payer funding for this "dead issue". If you have a problem, just google - oprah dr. oz stem cells. For those who have forgotten, Roger Martin is the Oregon Catholic Conference lobbyist who voted to legalize abortions and voted against parental/spousal notification when he was a legislator in 1969 and 1973. If you'd like me to re-send legislative records of this, please just ask. Remember we still have NO BUDGET for the Pro-Life Office. ***************************************************************************************************** Jesus asked that the Feast of the Divine Mercy be preceded by a Novena to the Divine Mercy which would begin on Good Friday. He gave St. Faustina an intention to pray for on each day of the Novena, saving for the last day the most difficult intention of all, the lukewarm and indifferent of whom He said: "These souls cause Me more suffering than any others; it was from such souls that My soul felt the most revulsion in the Garden of Olives. It was on their account that I said: 'My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass Me by.' The last hope of salvation for them is to flee to My Mercy." For complete information Lord have mercy on those who do not see your great handiwork in the unborn. ************************************************************************************************ NO OREGON TAXPAYER MONEY FOR ABORTIONS - No on SB 5529 Human Services Subcommittee Membership: Sen. Alan C Bates, Co-Chair, 503-986-1703 Rep. Tina Kotek, Co-Chair, 503-986-1444 Sen. Margaret Carter, 503-986-1722 Sen. Jackie Winters, 503-986-1710 Rep. Mitch Greenlick, 503-986-1433 Rep. Bill Kennemer, 503-986-1439 Rep. Dennis Richardson, 503-986-1404 Rep. Carolyn Tomei, 503-986-1441 Staffing: Sheila Baker - Phone: 986-1838, (person to call for info on hearings) Eric Sorenson Link to Representative phone numbers Link to Senator phone numbers Legislative website To look up SB 5529, (on the right side), click on "Specific Measure Search" Thanks Cheri. *********************************************************************************************** This Easter is the 25th anniversary of our family being Catholic. It has been the most wonderful adventure into Eternity. There are many things that I "thought" being a Catholic would mean which was a great joke on me. Like all Catholics believe the same thing. After 25 years we all love Her madly and thank the Good Lord for His Great Mercy in letting us in. "The Catholic Church is the only thing which saves a man from the degrading slavery of being a child of his age"--G. K. Chesterton God Bless you and yours, Carolyn "It is finished." John 19:30 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".