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.”
Today we posted a new Category of Links, “Labyrinths.” Right Margin. Hover over each link to determine whether the site supports or opposes labyrinths.
We strongly oppose labyrinths on Catholic-operated properties.
Our renewed interest in the existence of labyrinths approved by local Catholic officials began when The Grotto, a National Shrine to Our Lady of Sorrows in Portland, was attacked. Two statues were beheaded in December 2012.
We visited The Grotto Upper Garden and witnessed the damaged statues. It broke our hearts. And nearby is the pagan Labyrinth.
Whomever beheaded these blessed statues hate Catholics. The Grotto’s labyrinth is located on the Upper Garden level, near the Grotto Servite Monastery. Why is this tolerated?
The Grotto’s Labyrinth.
In Beaverton, Oregon a labyrinth was blessed by Catholic Auxilliary Bishop Steiner (retired) at the “Catholic-Lutheran” church, Mission of the Attonement . Bishop Steiner blessing labyrinth in Beaverton at the Catholic-Lutheran Community, Mission of the Atonement.
A third labyrinth locally is at the Catholic-operated Marylhurst College in West Linn.
Traditional Catholics must become familiarized with the history and dangers of this “alternative spirituality.” Labyrinths are not Christian! They are pagan. Labyrinths are part of Wiccan practices.
Your editor has viewed a variety of labyrinths on the Internet. Our conclusion is they are pornographic, some more so than others.
Temple of Kali, India
Labyrinth at Pakistani mosque
LEARN MORE ABOUT LABYRINTHS
We encourage Catholics to visit the websites listed under “Labyrinths”, right margin.
“Oregon is not a kill state.” Sister Helen Prejean, referring to her perception of Oregonians’ anti-death penalty sentiments.
But Oregon is a kill state. The first state to legalize “physician assisted suicide” of patients. And if we don’t become informed, we can write our own death warrant if we have a “Living Will,” which cleverly leads patients to choose “death by dehydration,” a type of assisted suicide (see Terri Schiavo).
Instead, all of us need an Advance Directivethat specifically states our wishes at end of life for water and nutrition. Water and nutrition are now considered by physicians as “medical care.” Wrong! These are necessary for a comfortable death.
You and I may be a patient in a Catholic hospital, like Providence, one day. Gone is the guarantee that we will be cared for by traditional nurses and doctors who will not want to kill us.
And I haven’t begun talking about how uncomfortable it is to see a Muslim nurse in a Catholic hospital! I’m shocked that the Archdiocesan Catholic Directory approved the photo below! But, then again, thinking it over, this archdiocese, like every diocese in America, is no longer thinking with Rome. It’s all ecumenism now, syncretism: all religions are equally valid to them.
Just don’t complain because Sharia is creeping, creeping, creeping.
This Dossier Exposes her OBSESSION with GUILTY MURDERERS; DEFIANCE against traditional Catholic teaching; BLINDNESS to the ABORTION holocaust; her connections with the NEW AGE FEMINISTS NUN MOVEMENTS and DISSENTING ORGANIZATIONS; and the ACLU.
“Sister Prejean is a Community Organizer” — profile from her book “Dead Man Walking.”
Sister Prejean is coming to spend a week in Oregon, speaking and selling her books.
Catholic Feminist Agitators’ Protest Included “Sacred Dancing” In an unsettling show of disobedience on a holy day, Portland area Catholic protesters mocked the Mass in the Park Blocks on Sunday, September 26.
Here we list the news coverage from around the Internet.
‘Mass Defection: why local Catholics are skipping morning services this morning.’Willamette Week Sep. 22, 2010. Includes comment by Archdiocese spokesman Bud Bunce who says, “it’s unlikely the priests backing the demonstration will face discipline.” Marylee King, a 64-year-old parishioner at Resurrection Parish in Tualatin, counters that it’s important for her to get together with hundreds of sister Catholics unhappy about church leadership. ‘I’m fed up with inequality and injustice by the church hierarchy,’ King says.‘”
St. Francis parishioner “Jane Rickenbaugh practices sacred dance for Sunday’s public protest of the Vatican’s treatment of women.” Source .
Many, many photos at their site www.onespiritonecall.org . The Sentinel did not publish a photo of the dancing at least not online. Probably because its divisive, insulting and embarrassing!
These dissenting organizations and extreme fringe groups base their relevance on the sexual abuse scandal, i.e., women priestesses will solve the problem of homosexual predators. We totally disagree. They are using the scandal as an excuse to unleash their Ungodly Rage against Church teaching. We wish to point out that recently a Baptist Bishop of an Atlanta mega church stands accused of sexual abuse. Also, there are more cases of sexual predators in our public schools than in Mother Church. Educator Misconduct Report by Carol Shakeshaft in pdf concludes that one in 10 children is sexually abused in school.”
A list of organizations in the International movement for women’s ordination is at We Are The Church.
We look forward to the day when these feminist agitators, who are in a perpetual state of “revolution” attacking the Church, will find another institution to attack.
It is our view that the Vatican needs to ban dissenting publications like the ‘National Catholic Reporter’ which foment calls for women’s ordination. I’ve known of an entire parish (St. Clare’s) that read the paper exclusively. These dissenters need to be encouraged to leave the Catholic Church and join the Episcopalians where they’d feel more comfortable.