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  • Overcoming self will is critical to understanding obedience (communion tongue) [Catholic Caucus]

    09/28/2008 2:53:16 PM PDT · by NYer · 22 replies · 516+ views
    Catholic Sentinel ^ | Bishop Robert Vasa
    BEND — Last week I indicated that perhaps it would be good to pursue further the question of why even the suggestion of a change in the practice of receiving Holy Communion in the hand would be the cause or source of outrage and rebellion in the Church. It is certainly possible that such a proposal would be accepted with calm and grace but in my estimation such a response would not be highly probable. Such a proposal would much more likely be met with fierce opposition and anger. It needs to be made clear that I am neither offering...
  • Bishop Robert Vasa: Pelosi "is not formed by either Augustine or the Catholic Church"

    09/06/2008 2:57:54 PM PDT · by NYer · 33 replies · 2,904+ views
    Insight Scoop ^ | September 5, 2008 | Carl Olson
    From the Bishop of the Diocese of Baker, Oregon, in the most recent issue (Sept. 5, 2008) of The Catholic Sentinel: I certainly commend the public official for going to Saint Augustine, a great theologian and philosopher, for views on morality but Augustine’s views need to be read and adopted in context. It is highly disingenuous, deceptive and intellectually dishonest to take this ecclesial sound bite from 1,500 years ago and treat it as if it is the last definitive word on the subject. This is particularly true since Augustine himself “vigorously condemned the practice of induced abortion” despite the...
  • Vasa Matter? Nothing! (Bishop Robert Vasa of the Diocese of Baker in eastern Oregon)

    12/18/2007 10:16:09 AM PST · by NYer · 8 replies · 288+ views
    Creative Minority Report ^ | December 17, 2007
    The Bend Bulletin of Oregon has an interesting article on Bishop Robert Vasa of the Diocese of Baker in eastern Oregon. It is too long an article to reproduce here, but it is well worth the read. I would like to just quote some of the more interesting excerpts and quotes. Bishop Vasa on his "controversial" orthodoxy: “I as a teacher have an obligation to say these are not opinion, they are our teachings and are part and parcel of the Catholic Church,” he said. “These are things which stem directly from God himself.”On the value of a Catholic education:“Children...
  • Bishop on Pelosi: It's Categorically Impossible to be Catholic & Hold Abortion is Just a Choice

    03/02/2007 5:53:43 AM PST · by NYer · 49 replies · 1,064+ views
    LifeSite ^ | March 1, 2007 | John-Henry Westen
    PORTLAND, OR, March 1, 2007 ( - "It is categorically impossible for the same person to state that he or she believes simultaneously both what the Catholic Church teaches and that abortion is just a choice," says Bishop Robert Vasa in a column released today by the Catholic Sentinel, the diocesan newspaper of the Archdiocese of Portland and the Diocese of Baker. Although Vasa, the Bishop of Baker, did not mention her by name, he was referring in his column to Democrat Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi specifically, and to all politicians of a similar ilk in general. ...
  • Ultimatum for Catholics [Phoenix & elsewhere]

    08/03/2004 9:43:49 AM PDT · by Phx_RC · 72 replies · 1,139+ views
    AZ | August 2, 2004 | Dennis Kavanaugh
    We have yet another disturbing story about an apparent crackdown by some Catholic bishops on lay Catholic activities. . . . [snip] Does this mean I am unworthy to continue my lay ministry as a lector? . . . [snip] What does our new bishop think about Bishop Vasa's ultimatum?
  • Restructured Committee

    09/09/2002 5:37:15 PM PDT · by Salvation · 22 replies · 166+ views
    USCCB homepage story ^ | 9-05-02 | USCCB
    Restructured Committee on Sexual Abuse Announced WASHINGTON (September 5, 2002) –- Belleville Bishop Wilton D. Gregory, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), announced today the restructuring of the Ad Hoc Committee on Sexual Abuse (AHCSA) and its new membership. At their June 13-15 meeting in Dallas, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, as part of their "Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People," voted that "the membership of the Ad Hoc Committee on Sexual Abuse will be reconstituted to include representation" from each of the fourteen episcopal regions into which the nation's dioceses and...