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Oregon: Catholic agency withdraws from United Way over Planned Parenthood
CC.org ^ | December 28, 2010 | CC.org News

Posted on 12/28/2010 8:44:30 PM PST by Salvation

Oregon: Catholic agency withdraws from United Way over Planned Parenthood

  December 28, 2010

At the direction of Archbishop John Vlazny of Portland, Catholic Community Services has withdrawn from United Way of Lane County because of United Way’s funding of Planned Parenthood. The decision will cost Catholic Community Services 4% of its budget.

Two other Catholic agencies-- PeaceHealth and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul-- receive funding from United Way of Lane County. Archdiocesan spokesman Bud Bunce said both agencies are expected to withdraw from United Way as well.

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TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Religion & Culture; Religion & Science
KEYWORDS: abortion; catholic; oregon; prolife
Hear, Hear!

Is this Archbishop finally getting a spine?

1 posted on 12/28/2010 8:44:35 PM PST by Salvation
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To: abcraghead; aimhigh; Archie Bunker on steroids; bicycle thug; blackie; coffeebreak; ...
Lane County! Ha!

If you aren't on this ping list and are interested
in articles about Oregon, please FReepmail me.

2 posted on 12/28/2010 8:46:27 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

Now this would be an appropriate scenario to do a second collection...

Explain the pull out from United Way and the reasons... and encourage parishoners to redirect their United Way contribution to the Catholic social service agency.


3 posted on 12/28/2010 8:48:07 PM PST by rwilson99 (Please tell me how the words "shall not perish and have everlasting life" would NOT apply to Mary.)
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To: Salvation

PRAISE THE LORD!

Now they need to spread the word at the churches. If they are against the practice no support what so ever should be given to assist them otherwise you are party to the act.


4 posted on 12/28/2010 8:50:42 PM PST by dila813
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To: Salvation

HOORAY!!! Defund anti-life collectives. Let THEM die on their own.


5 posted on 12/28/2010 8:55:09 PM PST by PGalt
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To: PGalt

Exactly!


6 posted on 12/28/2010 8:56:09 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

KV has a really nice Conservative Catholic Pro Life Twitter page now set up and it is awesome all the instant news we ar getting from LifeSite/FrPavone ect... on these issues.

The Church is removing its participation in allot of venues that do not support Pro Life/Catholic Teachings across the USA.

Kinda sad, but it is vital to defend the faith and teachings.


7 posted on 12/28/2010 9:01:53 PM PST by Global2010 (Pisces at hospites tribus diebus foetebunt.....)
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To: Salvation

ok.

I have never given to UW because of its support for abortion.
I have vocally opposed UW drives at work even though management was strongly pushing them.

But if the Catholics pull out on the receiving end, won’t that make the 4% available to PP?

They should take the money and oppose the fund drives.


8 posted on 12/28/2010 9:03:20 PM PST by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (REPEAL WASHINGTON! -- Islam Delenda Est! -- I Want Constantinople Back. -- Rumble thee forth.)
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To: All

United Way is an umbrella org that funds Planned Parenthood, and embryionic stem cell research for a whole host of Poster Child diseases.


9 posted on 12/28/2010 9:04:40 PM PST by RBIEL2
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To: Global2010

Way to go, KV!


10 posted on 12/28/2010 9:06:22 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide

Another thing you can do with United Way — although they do keep part of your donations......is to name the charities that you want your money to go to.

Better yet, would be to abstain from United Way and give money directly to the Catholic minisitries which you wish to fund.

Or pro-lifie ministries you wish to fund.


11 posted on 12/28/2010 9:08:33 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

In my experience, United Way is a real scam! Excessive money is used at the top!


12 posted on 12/28/2010 9:10:51 PM PST by bannie (( ))
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I stopped supporting the local United Way five years ago when they deleted the Boy Scouts from their list of participants. The local Boy Scouts prudently ban homosexual counselors.
13 posted on 12/28/2010 9:11:48 PM PST by Godwin1
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To: Salvation
We hear very little of the United Way in Michigan any more. Its overhead is incredibly high and it funds a number of politically correct left-wing causes (e.g. Planned Parenthood).

The NFL had been a big supporter of the United Way but switched to Breast Cancer prevention this year.

14 posted on 12/28/2010 9:13:06 PM PST by bwc2221
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To: Salvation

United Way is garbage. I risked my job out of college refusing to contribute to the United Way. My bosses boss tried to wear me down to give anything. Nope - sorry. I kept my job.


15 posted on 12/28/2010 10:07:37 PM PST by Frantzie (American TV = owned by the Saudis and elites - keep watching & losing your freedom)
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To: Salvation

I don’t disagree with this but hasn’t the United Way always supported Planned Parenthood?


16 posted on 12/28/2010 10:25:57 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (My baloney has a first name, it's DEMOCRAT; my baloney has a second name, it's PARTY)
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To: Salvation

I stopped sending money to United Way many years ago. They claimed that you could choose the organizations you DIDN’T WANT your money to go to, but they were lying because they allot a percentage to each organization they support before they even get the money. If you say you want your money to go to A, but not to B, B will still get the same percentage alloted to it beforehand.


17 posted on 12/29/2010 2:12:51 AM PST by kitkat ( Obama: Hype and Chains.)
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To: Salvation

Salvation Army


18 posted on 12/29/2010 3:49:30 AM PST by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience.)
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To: Salvation

For the past 25 years, I have sat on the board of what for around here is a very large non-profit agency providing services to children and adults with MR and/or autism. Our board is overwhelmingly Orthodox and Roman Catholic. We pulled out of the United Way years ago over this very issue.


19 posted on 12/29/2010 4:31:51 AM PST by Kolokotronis (Christ is Risen, and you, o death, are annihilated)
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To: Salvation
I wrote on another thread about a month ago about UW of Lane County and discussions I had at my previous employer (a major UW partner business) about this very situation, the reason for my consistent refusal to participate in the program.

I'm glad there is finally a bigger player in the discussion about UW an their support for PP.

I think the UW of Lane County runs an effective and efficient program aside from the PP connection. Hopefully more people will step up and tell them why they opt out at their employers' fund campaigns.

20 posted on 12/29/2010 4:57:51 AM PST by Clinging Bitterly (We need to limit political office holders to two terms. One in office, and one in prison.)
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To: Salvation
Another thing you can do with United Way — although they do keep part of your donations......is to name the charities that you want your money to go to.

Never NEVER NEVER!!! Fall for that trick. One or two things WILL happen:

1. They lie about sending your money to the designee.

2. They use your designated money to reduce money they allocate to your designee from general contributions and send some of that to pro-abort orgs. (possibly until designations exceed allocation IF they don't just lie outright)

Send contributions only directly to the reliable charity of your choice and not any pass-thru (with attendant administrative costs) scheme. You don't need the drive or gimmick to be charitable.

Your first statement is so wrong, please ask the mods to take it down in case someone doesn't see this warning!
21 posted on 12/29/2010 6:29:05 AM PST by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (REPEAL WASHINGTON! -- Islam Delenda Est! -- I Want Constantinople Back. -- Rumble thee forth.)
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To: VeniVidiVici
I don’t disagree with this but hasn’t the United Way always supported Planned Parenthood?

Yes. I knew this about 30 years ago.
22 posted on 12/29/2010 6:32:37 AM PST by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (REPEAL WASHINGTON! -- Islam Delenda Est! -- I Want Constantinople Back. -- Rumble thee forth.)
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To: Salvation

I stopped giving to the United Way after leaving the service where contributions were coerced annually.


23 posted on 12/29/2010 7:44:08 AM PST by onedoug
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To: Godwin1

Thanks for that info about the Boy Scouts — another reason not to filter your money through them.


24 posted on 12/29/2010 8:00:03 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: kitkat

Good info — I’ve always wondered if this wasn’t true even though one named their special charities.


25 posted on 12/29/2010 8:02:03 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide

Thanks, sorry I passed on erroneous information.


26 posted on 12/29/2010 8:03:49 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

Good news! I’ll do some shopping and donating at St. Vincents today ;^)


27 posted on 12/29/2010 12:55:41 PM PST by investigateworld (Torah is written in and on the hearts of all men ..........(Now at 1776x2,com))
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