Westley Allan Dodd killings: A gruesome anniversary

Originally posted on West Coast Pro-Life:

Westley Allan Dodd killings: A gruesome anniversary | The Columbian.

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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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First woman rector named for a pontifical university in Rome : News Headlines – Catholic Culture

First woman rector named for a pontifical university in Rome : News Headlines – Catholic Culture.

via First woman rector named for a pontifical university in Rome : News Headlines – Catholic Culture.

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Catholic Campuses See Dramatic Spike in Scandals

CARDINAL NEWMAN SOCIETY SPECIAL REPORT

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One decade after the U.S. Catholic bishops prohibited Catholic honors and honorary speaking platforms for public opponents of Catholic teaching at Catholic institutions, The Cardinal Newman Society has identified at least 20 Catholic colleges and universities that are hosting scandalous speakers and honorees at commencement ceremonies in 2014. – See more at: http://www.cardinalnewmansociety.org/CatholicEducationDaily/DetailsPage/tabid/102/ArticleID/3255/SPECIAL-REPORT-A-Decade-after-Bishops%E2%80%99-Policy-Catholic-Commencement-Scandals-Make-Sudden-Return.aspx?utm_source=WhatCounts+Publicaster+Edition&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Dramatic+spike+in+scandals&utm_content=dramatic+spike+in+scandalous+commencement+speakers+and+honorees#sthash.rswUgxdX.dpuf
One decade after the U.S. Catholic bishops prohibited Catholic honors and honorary speaking platforms for public opponents of Catholic teaching at Catholic institutions, The Cardinal Newman Society has identified at least 20 Catholic colleges and universities that are hosting scandalous speakers and honorees at commencement ceremonies in 2014. – See more at: http://www.cardinalnewmansociety.org/CatholicEducationDaily/DetailsPage/tabid/102/ArticleID/3255/SPECIAL-REPORT-A-Decade-after-Bishops%E2%80%99-Policy-Catholic-Commencement-Scandals-Make-Sudden-Return.aspx?utm_source=WhatCounts+Publicaster+Edition&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Dramatic+spike+in+scandals&utm_content=dramatic+spike+in+scandalous+commencement+speakers+and+honorees#sthash.rswUgxdX.dpuf
One decade after the U.S. Catholic bishops prohibited Catholic honors and honorary speaking platforms for public opponents of Catholic teaching at Catholic institutions, The Cardinal Newman Society has identified at least 20 Catholic colleges and universities that are hosting scandalous speakers and honorees at commencement ceremonies in 2014. – See more at: http://www.cardinalnewmansociety.org/CatholicEducationDaily/DetailsPage/tabid/102/ArticleID/3255/SPECIAL-REPORT-A-Decade-after-Bishops%E2%80%99-Policy-Catholic-Commencement-Scandals-Make-Sudden-Return.aspx?utm_source=WhatCounts+Publicaster+Edition&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Dramatic+spike+in+scandals&utm_content=dramatic+spike+in+scandalous+commencement+speakers+and+honorees#sthash.rswUgxdX.dpuf

One decade after the U.S. Catholic bishops prohibited Catholic honors and honorary speaking platforms for public opponents of Catholic teaching at Catholic institutions, The Cardinal Newman Society has identified at least 20 Catholic colleges and universities that are hosting scandalous speakers and honorees at commencement ceremonies in 2014.

That represents nearly 10 percent of America’s Catholic colleges and a sudden increase in the number of commencement scandals beyond the six reported by The Cardinal Newman Society last year.  The Society’s concerns peaked in 2006 with 24 Catholic colleges.

- See more at: http://www.cardinalnewmansociety.org/CatholicEducationDaily/DetailsPage/tabid/102/ArticleID/3255/SPECIAL-REPORT-A-Decade-after-Bishops%E2%80%99-Policy-Catholic-Commencement-Scandals-Make-Sudden-Return.aspx?utm_source=WhatCounts+Publicaster+Edition&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Dramatic+spike+in+scandals&utm_content=dramatic+spike+in+scandalous+commencement+speakers+and+honorees#sthash.rswUgxdX.dpuf

One decade after the U.S. Catholic bishops prohibited Catholic honors and honorary speaking platforms for public opponents of Catholic teaching at Catholic institutions, The Cardinal Newman Society has identified at least 20 Catholic colleges and universities that are hosting scandalous speakers and honorees at commencement ceremonies in 2014.

That represents nearly 10 percent of America’s Catholic colleges and a sudden increase in the number of commencement scandals beyond the six reported by The Cardinal Newman Society last year.  The Society’s concerns peaked in 2006 with 24 Catholic colleges.

- See more at: http://www.cardinalnewmansociety.org/CatholicEducationDaily/DetailsPage/tabid/102/ArticleID/3255/SPECIAL-REPORT-A-Decade-after-Bishops%E2%80%99-Policy-Catholic-Commencement-Scandals-Make-Sudden-Return.aspx?utm_source=WhatCounts+Publicaster+Edition&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Dramatic+spike+in+scandals&utm_content=dramatic+spike+in+scandalous+commencement+speakers+and+honorees#sthash.rswUgxdX.dpuf

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.

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Vatican Criticizes Book by American Nun, Sr. Elizabeth Johnson, a Dissident Catholic Feminist Theologian.  The book is titled, Quest for the Living God.

One decade after the U.S. Catholic bishops prohibited Catholic honors and honorary speaking platforms for public opponents of Catholic teaching at Catholic institutions, The Cardinal Newman Society has identified at least 20 Catholic colleges and universities that are hosting scandalous speakers and honorees at commencement ceremonies in 2014.

That represents nearly 10 percent of America’s Catholic colleges and a sudden increase in the number of commencement scandals beyond the six reported by The Cardinal Newman Society last year.  The Society’s concerns peaked in 2006 with 24 Catholic colleges.

- See more at: http://www.cardinalnewmansociety.org/CatholicEducationDaily/DetailsPage/tabid/102/ArticleID/3255/SPECIAL-REPORT-A-Decade-after-Bishops%E2%80%99-Policy-Catholic-Commencement-Scandals-Make-Sudden-Return.aspx?utm_source=WhatCounts+Publicaster+Edition&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Dramatic+spike+in+scandals&utm_content=dramatic+spike+in+scandalous+commencement+speakers+and+honorees#sthash.rswUgxdX.dpuf

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Video: A Catholic’s Journey to Tradition – Louie Verecchio

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.

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April 6, 2014 · 1:08 pm

Drag Show at Catholic College Justified by “Human Dignity” B S

University of San Diego Hosts Drag Queen Show

San Diego drag queen

San Diego drag queen

Catholic student protests are ignored.

University:  “The show supports the Catholic teaching on the dignity of the human person.”

VIDEO News Story.

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

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Vatican Warns University of San Diego on Drag Queen Shows

Vatican Congregation Upholds Claim: “A Catholic University Hosting A Drag Show Is Scandal!”

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Portland Archdiocese joins anti-gay marriage effort; lay group plans Ash Wednesday action

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

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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.”

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Catholic dissident Hans Küng considers assisted suicide

Catholic dissident Hans Küng considers assisted suicide.

via Catholic dissident Hans Küng considers assisted suicide.

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