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Westley Allan Dodd killings: A gruesome anniversary | The Columbian.
Jeff “Mac” McEllrath has never regretted his decision to help send Westley Allan Dodd to the gallows.
Twenty-five years ago on Labor Day, Dodd stabbed to death two brothers, William, 10, and Cole Neer, 11, in David Douglas Park in Vancouver. Later, the killer abducted 4-year-old Lee Iseli in Portland, murdered him and left his body near Vancouver Lake.
The murders haunted the community and gripped the nation. Memories from the grisly cases linger. McEllrath, a juror in Dodd’s trial, remembers Dodd’s detailed diary, the gruesome photos the child killer snapped of his victims, and the plans Dodd outlined for future targets.
“Like it was yesterday,” McEllrath said.
Without trying, McEllrath can conjure “the pure evil” in the killer’s eyes, the lack of remorse Dodd displayed during the trial and Jan. 5, 1993, the day the trap door…
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CARDINAL NEWMAN SOCIETY SPECIAL REPORT
This week, in a SPECIAL REPORT, we reveal a dramatic spike in scandalous commencement speakers and honorees at Catholic colleges. The 20 colleges cited in our report exceeds the number in 2004—the same year, one decade ago, when the U.S. bishops banned Catholic honors and honorary platforms for opponents of Catholic teaching.
We should be alarmed, but also more dedicated than ever to our important task! The trend has been toward Catholic renewal—we’ve seen a steady decline in commencement scandals over several years, with just six in 2013. But there are professors and wayward educators who think the time is right to return to the dissent and confusion of prior decades. The Cardinal Newman Society was founded to escape that darkness and restore truth and fidelity to Catholic education.
Vatican Criticizes Book by American Nun, Sr. Elizabeth Johnson, a Dissident Catholic Feminist Theologian. The book is titled, Quest for the Living God.
Personal account of ‘my journey from mainstream conservative Catholic media member to “traditionalist” pariah.’….Louie Verecchio.
Catholic author and public speaker Louie Verecchio describes his journey from being a “Vatican II” Catholic to a traditional Catholic following his own study of the council documents. 12 minutes.
University of San Diego Hosts Drag Queen Show
San Diego drag queen
Catholic student protests are ignored.
University: “The show supports the Catholic teaching on the dignity of the human person.”
As we here at FAA have reported previously, the dignity of the human person is an erroneous teaching from Vatican II.
‘What is dignity? According to Catholic tradition, man derives dignity from his perfection, i.e, from his knowledge of the truth and his acquisition of the good. Man is worthy of respect in accordance with his intention to obey God, not in accordance with his errors, which will inevitably lead to sin. When Eve the first sinner succumbed, she said, “The serpent deceived me.” Her sin and that of Adam led to the downfall of human dignity, from which we have suffered ever since.’ Source: ‘Open Letter To Confused Catholics.’….Archbishop Lefebvre
Vatican Warns University of San Diego on Drag Queen Shows
Vatican Congregation Upholds Claim: “A Catholic University Hosting A Drag Show Is Scandal!”
LET THE DISSENTING CATHOLICS ON STAFF SHOW THEMSELVES . . . AND THEN QUIT YOUR POST!…Nina Rhea
“The issue of marriage and family life is a top pastoral priority for me, and I would like the work that is done here at the Pastoral Center to reflect that.”…Archbishop Sample.
LINK TO OREGONIAN ARTICLE
Portland Archbishop Alexander K. Sample told his pastoral staff last month that the Archdiocese of Portland and the Baker Diocese would join the coalition opposing the same-sex marriage initiative.
In a Feb. 12 memo, Sample directed his staff to “do whatever they can to help support this effort” and said that “it is my intention to commit the energies of the Church to help defeat this initiative and to uphold the uniqueness and sanctity of marriage between one man and one woman.”