April 15, 2008 - Oregon priest on Sudanese refuges

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 […]

April 14, 2008 - Portland Chocolateer issues religious icon sweets

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 […]