Labyrinths Exposed


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?

Image 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 AttonementImage 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.

Image Temple of Kali, India

Image Labyrinth at Pakistani mosque


We encourage Catholics to visit the websites listed under “Labyrinths”, right margin.


Disobedient Catholic Protest Included ‘Sacred Dancing’

Mocking the Holy Mass

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.

“We’ve Had Enough:  Portland Catholic Women To Skip Mass Over the Treatment of Women  (pdf) .” The Oregonian Sep. 25, 2010.

‘Gathering calls for women’s equality in the Church.’ Catholic Sentinel Sep. 28, 2010.  Includes Archbishop Vlazny’s response.

‘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 .   The Sentinel did not publish a photo of the dancing at least not online.  Probably because its divisive, insulting and embarrassing!

The Skanner – ‘Statement for Equality, Catholic Women Stay Home from Church’ .

Their YouTube Video begins (4 minutes) with New Age dancing and singing.  In the video, a group identifies themselves from St. Clare’s;  St. Andrew’s is the other church who put this on.

Goddess Dancers at Protest

Portland Catholic “women’s equality” protest 9-26-10
Feminist Goddess Dancer
Goddess dancer Jane Rickenbaugh, a St. Francis parishioner.
Abuse of minors not just a Catholic problem!

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.

Bud Bunce, Communications Director
Archdiocese of Portland

Will Catholics Tolerate Gay Weddings?

The Oregon Anti-Discrimination Act, also known as Senate Bill 2 (SB2) threatens freedom of religion because the state can determine what is “church.” So if a community center operated by a parish refuses to host gay weddings, here comes the ACLU.

In her book, ‘Saving Those Damned Catholics,’ pro-life activist Judy Brown writes there is a “network of bishops who have adopted a sort of gospel of tolerance (page 72).’

She writes about the bishops who give communion to homosexual men in the Rainbow Sash Movement.

In January 2008, the OREGON EQUALITY ACT became law. The most troubling is the language which threatens religious freedom in this law.

Friends of Fidelity and Action testified at the Oregon Senate hearings against SB2.

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