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Oregon priest on Sudanese refuges

April 15, 2008 --

January 10, 2008 (Chicago, IL) – From Angelina Jolie to George Clooney to Bono, celebrities from every bent have alerted us to the critical situation of violence, poverty, starvation, and the AIDS epidemic in Africa.
Fr. Gary Smith, a Jesuit priest from Oregon, is not of celebrity status, but that did not stop him from listening to the plight of the African people and spending six years living among and serving the Sudanese refugees.

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Portland Chocolateer issues religious icon sweets

April 14, 2008 --

Is it OK to Eat a Chocolate Buddha?
By Nancy Haught,Religion News Service

PORTLAND, Ore. (RNS)– Blame it on the Easter bunny. Sarah Hart of Portland knows the dilemma well. Every Easter, as a child, she would weigh the possibilities: Should she gobble up the chocolate rabbit right away? Or nibble it slowly: First the ears, then a little off the paws? What would a chocoholic do?

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