November 30, 2009 - Faith Survey: Should Adultery Require Resignation

Oregon Faith Report Reader Survey 1. Do you think a Governor or U.S. Senator who has been caught in adultery should be forced to resign in most circumstances? Here are the results; Yes 50% No 35.7% Undecided 14.3% Additional reader comments included, – Yes, and the President – He should be […]

November 29, 2009 - Religion-based hate crimes highest since 2001

by Matthew E. Berger Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) Hate crime incidents targeting people based on their religion were at their highest frequency last year since 2001, according to a new report. The report, compiled by the Anti-Defamation League from FBI data, found 1,519 religious hate crimes in 2008, accounting […]

November 28, 2009 - Faith and Family Film Review: Old Dogs

Faith and Family Film Review: Old Dogs By Catholic Office of Film and Broadcasting Old Dogs— Passable comedy in which a sports marketing executive (Robin Williams) learns, seven years after the fact, that his quickly annulled second marriage produced fraternal twins (Conner Rayburn and Ella Bleu Travolta) whose mother (Kelly […]

November 28, 2009 - Faith and Family Film Review:The Princess and the Frog

Faith and Family Film Review:The Princess and the Frog By Catholic Office of Film and Broadcasting The Princess and the Frog— Enchanting animated musical, set in 1920s New Orleans, in which a voodoo sorcerer (voice of Keith David) casts a spell that complicates the lives of a visiting prince (voice […]

November 27, 2009 - Audit clears Portland Archdiocese in child protection charter

Archdiocese of Portland in full compliance with Charter for Protection of Children By Portland Archdiocese, The Archdiocese of Portland was found to be in compliance with the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People for 2009.  A letter of compliance was sent to Archbishop John G. Vlazny by […]

November 26, 2009 - Faith Survey: Who should we thank

Oregon Faith Report asked readers, “Who do you think could use some extra thankfulness from fellow Oregonians this Thanksgiving?” Survey results showed almost half felt the greatest recipients should be soldiers. No one placed a vote for volunteers, but in many cases volunteers are among all those listed. When asked […]

November 25, 2009 - 8 Things Not to Say to Bereaved Parents During the Holidays

By Wayne Loder, The Compassionate Friends With the holidays upon us, families that have suffered the tragic loss of a child are often trying to figure out how they can simply survive the season. Unfortunately, those very people who most care about them, relatives and close friends, often say the […]

November 23, 2009 - My ridiculous health care letter exchange

By Kay Strom, Oregon author of 36 books America’s healthcare system—just how much of a revamp is needed? A great deal, say some.  Not much, others insist. May I contribute my own personal experience to the debate? The following is an exchange I recently had with my insurance company. Letter […]

November 22, 2009 - Chinese Human Rights Lawyers Interrogated for trying to meet Obama

BEIJING, Nov. 18 /Christian Newswire/ — At 10:13 AM (Beijing time), nearly 200 nervous-looking Public Security officials seized two Chinese human rights lawyers outside the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, who were trying to establish a meeting with President Obama before the end of his visit to China. Five human rights […]

November 21, 2009 - Faith and Family Review: The Twilight Saga – New Moon

Family-Faith Review: The Twilight Saga – New Moon By Catholic Office of Film and Broadcasting, The Twilight Saga: New Moon—Lovelorn gothic romance sequel in which a well-mannered vampire (Robert Pattinson), anxious to protect the mortal high school student (Kristen Stewart) who has captured his heart from the less controlled members […]