Sunday, August 3, 2008

A "Call to Action" front at USF?

That'd be the 2008 "Northern California Lay Convocation" which will take place September 6 at the (Jesuit) University of San Francisco. To see why I think it's a "Call to Action" front, go here.

When the 2007 "Northern California Lay Convocation" was held at St. Mary's Cathedral, their website identified their steering committee. At least three members of the steering committee were Call to Action Northern California "Regional Contacts." Maybe that's why this year's event is not being held at the Cathedral. For the 2008 "Northern California Lay Convocation," the single organizational person named is a lady named Lisa Striebing, who is the contact for registration and fees. Lisa Striebing is listed on the CTA-USA website as a Call to Action California Regional Contact.

Here's Ms. Streibing (at right) giving the opening prayer at the 2008 West Coast Regional Call to Action Conference.

The lady to her left is Mrs. Ellen Turner. Ms. Turner is also listed as Call to Action "Regional Contacts" for the state of California, and both were on the steering committee of the 2007 "Northern California Lay Convocation."

"The Vatican has determined that “the activities of ‘Call to Action’ in the course of these years are in contrast with the Catholic Faith due to views and positions held which are unacceptable from a doctrinal and disciplinary standpoint,” Cardinal Re writes. He concludes: 'Thus to be a member of this Association or to support it, is irreconcilable with a coherent living of the Catholic Faith.'”

That won't bother them over at USF.

Posted by Gibbons J. Cooney

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I hate to say it, but you hardly need to connect them with the gay lobby to show the harm of this. A look at their web site shows their strategies for "empowering" laity are harmful in and of themselves. Women homilists and more powerful parish councils? No thanks...