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To: Conservative Iowan; dubyaismypresident; Unam Sanctam; heyheyhey; old and tired; johnb2004; ...
Rev. Vernon Meyer finds that the letter he received from Bishop Olmsted is troubling.
Meyer ought to be troubled since he seems to have been a leader among the initial 60 Valley Clerics to sign the No Longer Silent Declaration in January of 2003.
He probably will be troubled again when the Bishop learns that a few years ago, he wrote in a letter to the Editor of the Diocesan newspaper, The Catholic Sun, that he is a "proud member" of "Call To Action".
The parish, St. Patrick's in Scottsdale, where he is a "Sunday Associate", is well known for its liberalism.

Tom Donovan is probably also a bit troubled. He ought to be as a member of Call To Action. Of course Donovan has an additional reason to be troubled since he "attends 'services' at the Franciscan Renewal Center which is on the USA List of 'Gay Friendly' Parishes and well worth (begging for) an investigation.

The CTA/AZ Newsletter of March, 2000 contains information:
-About Meyer sharing "new perspectives on American Catholicism and American Culture" on June 8, 2000 for CTA members and guests.
-That Donovan is the Treasurer and Member of the Board of Directors of CTA/AZ.
-And some insight, on page 2, of the early relationship between the people of NLS-CFJ and CTA/AZ in the promotion by the "Clergy for Justice" of "two published authors on the Bible and Homosexuality" held at Asbury United Methodist Church on April 28, 2000. Asbury plays a leadership role in NLS.
-That a (current?/former?) Diocesan employee is a CTA member, a member of the CTA/AZ Board, and the Co-Editor of the CTA/AZ New Directions newsletter.

The CTA/AZ Newsletter of May, 1999 contains information:
-On Page 6 about "An Evening with Fr. Vernon Meyer held on May 13, 1999 at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church Campus. The notice states that: "Vernon is leaving the Valley in August 1999 for several years to do doctoral work at the University of Dayton in Theology and Culture. The evening program is a celebration of Vernon's prophetic ministry among us. He will present on the topic, 'A Vision of An Authentic Church for the Future.' Come and celebrate with Vernon and wish him well in his new pursuits."

This sign is for everything diverse that is not sinful.
It lists the 2 causes of our Church problems as stated
by Bp. F.B. at the USCCB meeting in Dallas.
It is against Dissent and Sodomy.

Note: See the previous posts on this thread for more details intended to assist others in their research.
More details will be posted as time and events permit.

14 posted on 04/29/2004 5:08:18 PM PDT by Phx_RC (God bless the good bishops, may God have mercy on the bad bishops.)
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To: saradippity; kstewskis; Jeff Chandler; NYer; TotusTuus; gbcdoj; Canticle_of_Deborah; rogator; ...
Below is an example of the continuing abuse of the word "diversity".
We are called to Sinless Diversity -- Holy Diversity,
NOT to DISSENT against Church teachings, and
NOT to SODOMY whether by participation or by promoting lifestyles that lead to it.

The Call-To-Action CTA/AZ "New Directions" Newsletter of May, 1999 contains the following about two of the priests who have signed the NLS Declaration:

-On Page 3 under Affirmations
"Fr. Ray Ritari has been a prophet in our midst. In response to some malicious, outlandish talk by some Arizona legislators about gay and lesbian persons. Ray has written and spoken eloquently about the human dignity of all persons and bigotry and homophobia expressed by legislators and others. Ray's original letter speaking of human dignity of gay and lesbian persons appeared in the Arizona Republic. His letter was subsequently republished in the Catholic Sun. When many letters in the Catholic Sun attacked Ray's letter and some Ray personally, Fr. John Cunningham wrote a letter of affirmation and support of Ray again challenging us all to overcome our prejudices and bigotry. We thank these men for being prophets in our midst, for preaching the dignity of all persons in the marketplace despite the obvious backlash and at personal risk. Thanks for being such bold courageous followers of Jesus Christ and calling for an inclusive Church where all are welcome.

Rev. Gomez is a Yaqui Indian who serves at a small parish that 'has transitioned from European Americans to become more people of color: Native American, Hispanic and African American.' Ray insists, 'We will fulfill our mission by being multicultural, honoring diversity, and welcoming people as they are -- using and encouraging shared leadership -- and being a witness through our faith actions in the community.' Have faith, CTA, we are on the right path; spreading the gospel message."

-Fr. Raymond J. Ritari's first name is not "Ray", it is Father, until the Pope decides otherwise.

-Holy diversity of cultures is wonderful and broadens our perspectives,
But our perspectives should Not be broadened unto Sin and anything contrary to Church teaching.


-The underlines have been added.

Please review Posts# 11-14 of this thread.

Related threads:
Priest suspended over communion (4/30/2004) [Error, ignore bracketed part of this title]
New bishop shows his view of gays (5/1/2004)

15 posted on 05/02/2004 11:33:29 AM PDT by Phx_RC (The good bishops deserve and need our fervent and continuing support.)
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To: Phx_RC
Bttt for Fr. Vernon Meyer, a proud member of Call To Action.
32 posted on 12/08/2006 9:09:36 AM PST by Phx_RC (Pray for the safety of Benedict XVI)
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