Saturday, July 11, 2009

Cat Willett gone from Justice and Peace Office: A Chance for LIFE?

Dear Advocates for Life,

Catherine "Cat" Willett has left as director of the Office of Justice and Peace for the Archdpdx. By Monday, July 12th, it is said that a new person will take her place. This has not happened yet and I pray that Archbishop Vlazny and Mary Jo Tully will think about the need for a Respect Life Office and one for Marriage and Family Life.

For decades the "Justice and Peace" Office has been the depository of our Catholic collection plate monies with NO financial help, NO budget when Father Cihak was "Respect Life Director", no staff, no real "respect" for unborn life. Our families have not had a director since Jay Wonacott left many years ago.

Out of the Office of Justice and Peace has flowed the river of lopsided "justice", none for the weakest, the unborn. Through it we still link arms with Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon and other ultra liberal anti-Catholic groups that saps us of funds and strength. Regarding the "Catholic" Campaign for Human Development, this office still hasn't answered who's on the committee to choose groups that receive Catholic money. Over 90% of them aren't Catholic and we've given tens of thousands of dollars to ACORN and Saul Alinsky type groups over and over again. Is there a conflict, why the secrecy?

There is pending legislation on the Federal level regarding abortion, and last session in Oregon we had a man who was pro-abortion as the lobbyist for us. In this age of confusion regarding Life Issues and thus the loss of immortal Souls, the vast responsibility for this is falling on the priests, please pray for their continued holiness and conversion, as well as ours. May Christ's Light shine on those making decisions. There is so much at stake.

We pray for Cat Willett, that her life will be blessed and directed by the Holy Spirit.

"Better that only a few Catholics should be left, staunch and sincere in their religion, than that they should, remaining many, desire as it were, to be in collusion with the Church's enemies and in conformity with the open foes of our faith."
-St. Peter Canisius (1521-1597)

"When there is an imminent danger for the Faith, Prelates must be questioned,
even publicly, by their subjects."
-St. Thomas Aquinas

Jesus promised He would never leave us.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Is "John Stephen" considered a real boy to the 2009 Legislature?

Dear Advocates for Life, As the end of the 2009 Session ends it doesn't look like the bill to acknowledge a crime in which an unborn child is a victim of violence is going to make it off of the desk of Senator Devlin. John Stephen was cut from his mothers womb and both died by this action. His mother's death deemed murder, however, his life seems to be a vapor...The Majority of legislators in Salem don't see him as a real boy and feel any need to protect him. It is frightening to realize that these men and women are in charge of our lives, common sense is lost on them..they have hardened their.hearts. We can never lose hope so...please keep praying and let your those in power know how you feel. Like a drop of water that wears away a stone, may our prayers change their hearts to those of flesh. You can always go to and contact all the legislators. Their contact info is all there. I'll have a wrap up of the 2009 Session next week when SINE DIE should take place. (Lat. The final adjournment of a legislative session, without adjourning to a specific time or date;) Prayer request..Please pray for the 41st Battalion of the Oregon National Guard. They are going to deploy for Iraq from Ft. Stewart in Georgia. We don't have a priest for them, so they need our prayers for spiritual direction and protection. Our son is among the soldiers and I thank you for any prayers for them, especially for those who have no faith. God Bless you and yours, Carolyn Perseverance... keeps honor bright: to have done, is to hang quite out of fashion, like a rusty nail in monumental mockery. ~William Shakespeare

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Immediate Action Requested - "John Stephen" Cut Out of Womb Needs Our Voice

Dear Advocates for Life, The murder of 21 year old Heather Snively and her unborn child highlights a grave injustice in Oregon’s law. Korena Elaine Roberts is accused of killing Heather and cutting her unborn child from her womb. Both Heather and her unborn baby died from the attack but under Oregon law the District Attorney can not charge Roberts with the murder of the baby unless it is proven that the baby took a breath of air before dying. According to Oregonian report, the deputy state medical examiner, Dr. Christopher Young said, “both the mom and child appeared healthy, there was no other reason for them to die.” Senator Bruce Starr (R–Hillsboro) has requested a bill that will allow separate murder charges for the killing of an unborn child during a criminal act. “There is no doubt that there are two victims, two crimes and two instances where justice must be served,” said Starr. “The family of Heather Snively and her son John Stephens will always grieve for two, and the law should recognize that two lives were ended on Friday, not just one.” In 2005 the Oregon Legislature considered a similar bill. The bill passed in the House with bi-partisan support but was refused a vote in the Senate. HB 2020 Was the Laci/Connor Peterson Bill to expand criminal homicide to include causing death of unborn child. VOCAL at the time ....At that time the Oregon Catholic Conference did NO lobbying either with Bob Castagna at the helm...He is now at Kentucky Oregon Catholic Conference....some things never change...Catholics give good benefits and there is job security. 36 other states have similar unborn victims of violence laws. ACTION: Call the following Senators and ask them to support Sen. Starr’s bill. -Senate President Peter Courtney 503.986.1600 -Senate Majority Leader Richard Devlin 503.986.1700 The Oregon Legislature is scheduled to adjourn in a matter of days. Oregonians must act now, if the bill has any chance of becoming law. For More Information Roger Martin, the lobbyist for the Catholic Church, although he's not pro-life needs to get on this. It is frustrating for us who pay his wage and are for protecting innocent life to have him in such a position, but the Archdpdx hired him. (as a legistor he voted to legalize abortion in 1969 and it passed. he also sponsored a bill to eliminate parental/spousal notification before an abortion) Roger Martin and Associates (Martin & Associates) 525 1st St Ste 112, Lake Oswego, OR 97034-3100 Contact Phone:(503) 636-8188 God Bless you and yours, Carolyn “We shall be called to account not only for every idle word, but also for every idle silence.” St. Ambrose

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.