The following email came to Cal Catholic on October 15 in response to an October 2 story.
Your article on Mi Familia Vota and the Catholic vote is not just going on in San Bernardino. The Stockton Diocese has organized several and is planning more prior to election.
St. Mary’s to help register voters
STOCKTON – St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 203 E. Washington St., will be part of a statewide voter-registration drive Wednesday.
Father Dean McFalls will conduct a special mass – “Faithful Citizenship” – as part of the drive to improve Latino participation in the Nov. 6 General Election. The church service begins at 6:30 p.m.
Washington-based labor leader Eliseo Vasquez Medina, secretary-treasurer of the Service Employees International Union, also will speak on civic participation.
The event is jointly sponsored by the SEIU and Mia Familia Vota Education Fund.
This story is way more interesting than the title used by CCD. Check out the board of directors of Mia Familia Vota Education Fund. *** Cuc Vu (NOTE: the board chairwoman) is the Chief Diversity Officer for the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest civil rights organization working to ensure equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. *** Estrada, a lifelong Democrat, is an active member of the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) and the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA). *** Rocio Sáenz is President of SEIU Local 615, which represents 17,000 property service workers in the New England Area *** Ulrico served as Vice President Gore’s Arizona and New Mexico primary state director and general election Arizona political director for the 2000 presidential race as well as helped to successfully manage the New Mexico 2000 election recount. He served as an assistant in Vice President Gore’s West Wing office immediately after graduating from college in 1999. *** Marcelo served as Chief of Staff to Illinois State Senator Jesus Garcia (NOTE: Jesus Garcia was listed as a member of Friends of Alice Pakmer (in formation), alongside Danny K. Davis, Tony Rezko, Timuel Black and Barack Obama; Garcia has many connections with the Communist Party and Americans for Democratic Action), Marcelo was Deputy Political Director for the successful campaign to elect Senator Dick Durbin, now the Senate Majority Whip. *** Medina has also helped strengthen ties between the Roman Catholic Church and the labor movement to work on common concerns such as immigrant worker rights and access to health care. *** I get the sense after reading the bios on these directors that THERE ARE NO ROMNEY SUPPORTERS among this bunch. Also note the Barack Obama connection. Hello Bishop Blaire, are your fingerprints all over this radical democrat group conducting this voter registration drive?
WOW, you know your stuff and thank you. Too bad that Latino voters are being mislead by the church and others. Their votes will be taken away from the preborn babies murdered in the womb or left to die via abortion. What a terrible crime.
mg15 – I don’t necessarily know my stuff but I can sure look it up. All I had to do was google “Mia Familia Vota Education Fund”, I was given their website and, bingo, there right before me was all the director bios. The information above in my post is right from the bios. The NOTE I put in on Jesus Garcia was a result of the Marcelo bio mentioning him as an Illinois State Senator around the time Obama was in the Illinois Senate, so I googled him because I was curious to see if Obama’s name would pop up. Sure as heck did with a whole lot more about Garcia’s Communist connections. All of this took me about 20 min to look up and formulate the info into my post.
Cole, thank you so much for shedding more light on this.. If you follow the trail of special interests and money you will find the connections to evil.. We should never take things at face value these days. Too many groups that want to destroy family values and they are based on evil views in the name of common good, justice, and equal distribution… God help us! This is not just a democrat thing. Its evil and its mingled in both political parties..You have to do your homework just like you did! Thank you for sharing the truth!! Pray for our church leaders!!
Oh dear. Please remove my comments. They were meant to be ironic and funny, but being hyper-stimulated by the political season and sleep deprived, I am not making much sense. Sincere apologies if I unintentionally scared anybody. Attribute it to the conflation of the Election and Halloween seasons.
SEIU organizers knocked on my door uninvited and unexpected. I felt threatened, my privacy violated. I sent out a confidential account of the union’s intranecine conflicts to 400 white-collar coworkers. The union never succeeded in organizing us.
Long ago blue-collar labor colluded with management to exploit white-collar workers. For better or for worse this alienation formed the basis for political support for Sen. Joseph McCarthy. (Though he used questionable methods, recent revelations from both US and Soviet intelligence archives confirmed that he was essentially right about communist infiltration at the top of our government.)
Now SEIU is attempting to rope in white-collar workers to unknowingly support radical leadership like Andy Stern which supports today’s sexual marxism – before the revolution was pink, it was red. The organizers who came to my door uninvited knew nothing of the radical anti-life policies their union dues support, but they are still in secret service to the enemy of souls.
Minds lead hearts. If your mind doesn’t lead your own heart. someone else’s mind will lead your heart, in this age of the supremacy of “feeling”.
I couldn’t agree more. I was a shop steward with SEIU. It is completely corrupt and extremely political AND pro-abortion. They extract exorbitant dues to their own political ends and ignores the plights of its members. I have absolutely nothing good to say about SEIU.
Whatever solution one chooses on the immigration issue, it remains a prudential judgement. This is a naked solicitation for voter support of the abortion party, the party that advocates intrinsic evil as part of it’s platform.
Representatives of Holy Mother Church are complicit is ensnaring the souls of the living to destroy the bodies of the unborn!
And Jesus Wept!
God bless, yours in Their Hearts,
Kenneth M. Fisher
I wonder if any particular efforts are being undertaken to ensure that the people being signed up to vote in our elections are actually citizens of the United States of America. There is at least one lamented former Republican congressman who is said to have lost his seat to a Mexican-American helped in part by some voters who assigned themselves the right to vote despite being legally ineligible. I hope they were not signed up by a Catholic-sponsored endeavor such as those described above.
Have these American Catholics of Mexican heritage ever heard of the Cristero’s?
SEIU is a marxist union which was in part responsible for the “Occupy Wall Street” demonstrations.
(For verification, search “Occupy Wall Street SEIU)
“Mi Familia Vota” is pro-abortion – this also violates Church teaching.
These are EVIL political action groups and are merely trying to inflitrate our Catholic Latino Churches.
This is exactly what marxist Sual Alinsky taught in ‘Rules for Radicals’ –
“True revolutionaries do not flaunt their radicalism. They cut their hair, put on suits and infiltrate the system from within. Alinsky viewed revolution as a slow, patient process. The trick was to penetrate existing institutions such as churches, unions and political parties…. ”
In addition, they may try to recruit NON-CITIZENS to commit a FELONY by registering to vote.
If you live in CA, its time to report both of these Diocese to the US Papal Nuncio and the Vatican today. Do not waste time. The Vatican will need complaints from many people.
Stockton Diocese = Bishop Stephen E. Blaire
San Bernadino = Bishop Gerald R. Barnes
Blaire is the same Bishop who violated the Church teachings by stating the Ryan budget was not moral on USCCB letterhead.
The Bishop violated teachings on subsidiarity and commutative justice CCC 2411 (“without which no other form of justice is possible” – paying down National debt) when he panned the Ryan budget dishonestly according to his own personal opinions.
Apostolic Nuncio to the United States
Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò
3339 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W, Washington, DC, USA
Fax: 202 337-4036
Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith:
Mailing Address: Piazza del S. Uffizio, 11, 00193 Roma, Italy
Congregation for Bishops:
Mailing Address: Palazzo della Congregazioni, 00193 Roma, Piazza Pio XII, 10
also complain to SANTA at the north pole.
you can never get anough complaining these days.
I would like to see these bishops removed and replaced with bishops of the caliber of St. Nicholas. I read he had a good left hook. Yes I will be complaining or should I say praying to St. Nicholas to knock some sense into these bishops or just take them out!
I like Saint Nicholas! He is one of my favorites saints next to St, Patrick!
max Saint Nicholas didn’t live in the north pole… get your facts straight! : )))
NON- CITIZENS need to know that if they commit a FELONY by registering to VOTE or try to VOTE without citizenship,
they will destroy their chances at becoming citizens.
Do not do this to yourself and your family.
Felons can not become citizens.
From a Catholic standpoint. All immigrants must obey the law (CCC 2241)
Only US citizens can and should vote.
Any Catholic institution, whether directly associated with the Church or a part of the Church’s hierarchical structure MUST ALWAYS adhere to traditional Cathoilic teaching. In years past, dioceses and even nations were put on notice that if they strayed from the magisterium, they were placed under interdict, which only the Pope could repeal. The Church seems to be on automatic self destruction, as everywhere the Church is destroying herself, leaving a devastated vineyard where once a fruitful and bountiful garden once existed. Anyone who teaches, promotes, or associates with heretical or immoral institutions must be excomminicated at once to safeguard the integrity of the Church.
Just remember, Church leaders and Priests are Satan’s target.. Pray for our Priests and Church leaders!!
Sorry but SEIU is an evil organization. Catholics should stay far away from SEIU and vote Catholic values. Pro abortion groups are evil.. This is a sad day that so many Catholics are willing to sacrifice their souls and lose freedom of religion in the name of “justice”, “fairness”, and “common good”.
California will go to Obama anyway, but for Catholic priests to support that is DISGUSTING in the extreme. Again, a prime example of the irresponsibility of the bishops. They won’t lead. They won’t follow the teachings of the Church they are bound to uphold and defend. So what they ought to do is to get out of the way so faithful bishops can be appointed to do the job they refuse to. This is sickening.
Realistically, this is probably all about defeating Prop 32. California is lost (maybe permanently) to the Demoncrats, but thank goodness for the electoral college; at least the national impact will be limited in the presidential race.
Does Bishop Blaire EVER have an attack of conscience over the forces of evil he’s enabling in his diocese?
“Faithful Citizenship” is a euphemism for “Faithfully Democrat”.
The Stockton Diocese seems hell-bent on registering Latinos to vote. What party? the Democrat Party of course. More voters for the Culture of Death. At St. Mary’s Church in Stockton they are even serving punch. Will Bishop Stephen Blaire offer “informed conscience” facts by advising potential voters that a vote for a Democrat is a vote against the Culture of Life, or will he just let them drink the poison Kool-Aid at church?
It is looking like Stockton is one of the dissenting dioceses. We still have them around, sigh.
SEIU knows well that most Latino Catholics support same-sex marriage and will vote overwhelmingly for Obama, so they realize this is a good campaign strategy for their side. The best we can hope for is that this church is an unwitting dupe.
No unwitting dupes. They know exactly what the Church teaches, and what Satan teaches. And they choose one over the other.
Why are there so many enemies of the Church within her?
They’ve been with us since Judas.
Which raises a question I’ve asked been have not had answered: Does the doctrine of Apostolic Succession ensure worthy successors of Judas?
SEIU, UAW, and other Unions have just endorsed homosexual marriage.
For more info see: ” Union leaders line up behind same-sex ‘marriage,’ Obama ” LifeSiteNews Fri Oct 19, 2012
I hate unions! They are like the mob, mafia threatening anyone of losing their job if they don’t pay up, their union dues are way too high and they usually protect the lazy employees who aren’t as hard working. Can you imagine, this is a fact, you have 16 year old working very part time, only earns minimum wage (which is around 8bucks an hour), goes to school, is working to help out with car insurance, is trying to save for college….months after employment and after probation, he gets a notice to pay dues and initiation fee’s of up to almost $300.00. The poor kid gets shocked and doesn’t want to pay that outrageous bill, so they threaten with another notice to pay up or lose job! How wrong is that? I have all that prove folks……while his other sibling decides to keep their job and pay up in almost half and the rest installments because jobs are hard to find right now for their age group. While complaining to the union about it, they blame the job for not paying higher wages. SICK all this is sickening.
The unions need to go out of business…they are nothing but bullies who only come knocking when dues aren’t being paid.
Abeca, you should forward this article about UNIONS to the USCCB, your Diocese Bishop, and your Paster so they do not endorse them on Labor Day or any other time.
The CCC mentions “respresentatives of wage earners” but does not support thugs, extortion, people being strong-armed to join unions in order to work, or any of the evils that most large unions have become – including their support for abortion, gay-marriage, and the Party of Death.
Now unions do not want secret ballots so they can INTIMIDATE workers into voting for their corruption.
Bishop Stephen E. Blaire of Stockton and Bishop Gerald R. Barnes of San Bernadino should be ashamed of themselves – for putting many Latinos in harms way for the future.
If it is not the will of the workers – UNIONS should no longer exist.
Unfortunately many workers are too AFRAID of the unions to do anything about it.
Paul will do, I’ll put this on my list of things to do….It may take me a while because I must finish my priorities first but I like your idea. I don’t have their emails but I can mail them a complaint. God bless you for speaking the truth as well. I really appreciate your words here…the more we speak about this, the more we share and hopefully the more people will see the unions for what they really are.
We can hopefully correct the error that some of these bishops have done as well. I know that this society has lost common decency and common sense and even lack the fear of the Lord in their hearts, so lets pray that God help us return to those precious virtues! God bless you.
In Germany now, the law makes the Church like a union: if you do not pay, you cannot pray.
JLS how are they monitoring that? Are they saying in the public? Sounds strange.