May 24, 2009 - Seven priests to be ordained. Largest in 35 years.

Archbishop to ordain seven priests and two others to be ordained in Argentina By Portland Archdiocese, Archbishop John G. Vlazny will ordain seven men as priests for the Archdiocese of Portland on Saturday, June 13 at St. Mary’s Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. The Mass of Ordination will begin at […]

May 23, 2009 - Panel Transcript: Changes in U.S. Religious Affiliation

The Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life held a conference call with journalists to discuss the release of a new Pew Forum survey that documents the fluidity of religious affiliation in the U.S. and describes the patterns and major reasons for change. “Faith in Flux: Changes in […]

May 22, 2009 - Billy Graham Response Team puts out music video

New Tenth Avenue North Music Video Highlights Work of Billy Graham Rapid Response Team. Video for GMA Dove Award-Winning Band’s Hit Song “By Your Side” Complements New TV Special on Chaplain Ministry

May 21, 2009 - Second annual Blessing of the Bikes at St. Mary

Portland Archdiocese, The parish of St. Mary’s Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and the Archdiocese of Portland’s Department of Evangelization announce the second “Blessing of the Bikes,” on Sunday, June 7, 2009 at 2 PM in the courtyard of the Cathedral.  The parish is located at the corner of NW […]

May 20, 2009 - Oregon churches tackle immigration reform

By Traci Scott, Trinity Episcopal Cathedral of Portland recently hosted a series of faith and ethics forums that pertain to immigration reform.  Topics included the following; Immigration, Humanity and the Church, Labor and Community, Economics of Immigration Reform and Comprehensive Immigration Reform.  Led by parishioner Jeff Stone, Oregon Association of […]

May 20, 2009 - After Notre Dame, will there be a common ground?

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service Will President Obama’s plea for “common ground” on abortion during his much-anticipated speech at the University of Notre Dame on Sunday (May 17) persuade ardent abortion opponents to work with the new president? At first glance, it doesn’t seem likely. “Each side will […]

May 19, 2009 - Oregon unseated as the most unchurced state

Faith Report, According to the 2008 American Religious Identification Survey that was released earlier this year, Vermont has overtaken Oregon as the country’s most “unchurched” state, with 34 percent  reporting no religious affiliation.  Oregon’s figure is 24 percent, up from 21 percent in 2001, currently placing it fifth behind Vermont, […]

May 19, 2009 - First Independent Christian Epic Film Is Released

Entertainment News, ST. LOUIS, Mo., May 12 /Christian Newswire/ — Burns Family Studios has launched its first motion picture in DVD, an epic action feature set in ancient England, called “Pendragon: Sword of His Father.”  The two-hour motion picture, distributed through retail stores, has been supported by Family Christian Stores, […]

May 18, 2009 - 2 single parents. 2 money surprises. 2 faith stories.

By Traci Scott, This is a story about two West Coast single parents and their recent faith challenges.   One day Washington single mother Lynita Regis was struggling to pay her bills and was facing eviction.  The next day she had over $270,000 in her checking account.  The answer to […]

May 18, 2009 - New data shows Sex Ed vs. Abstinence results

Comprehensive Sex Ed Doesn’t do Better than Abstinence Ed When Measured by Same Standards, Institute Says WASHINGTON, May 13 /Christian Newswire/ — A sex education researcher reported in a Congressional briefing on April 29th that when measured by the same standards of effectiveness, comprehensive sex education programs in America’s classrooms […]