September 30, 2010 - Respect Life Sunday set for October 3

Respect Life Sunday set for October 3 By Portland Archdiocese, Catholic parishes in western Oregon will celebrate Respect Life Sunday on October 3. That Sunday will mark the beginning of a month long observance of promoting respect for life from conception to natural death. The theme for this year is […]

September 30, 2010 - Pew poll tests religious knowledge

New Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life Survey Explores Religious Knowledge in the U.S. By Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life Washington, D.C.—Atheists and agnostics, Jews and Mormons are among the highest-scoring groups on a new survey of religious knowledge by the Pew Research Center’s Forum […]

September 29, 2010 - Obama Shares Faith: Persecution or politics?

By Beaver Believer, Oregon writer, President Barack Obama went into the most detailed open talk about his faith at a backyard gathering Tuesday.    This comes days after he attended Sunday services at St. John’s Episcopal Church which was his first public worship service since Easter of 2009.  Obama timing comes […]

September 28, 2010 - Oregon Catholics rally against women exclusions

Oregon Faith Report News Note: Several Hundred Oregon Catholics skipped Sunday morning mass to hold a gathering in downtown Portland to promote a wider involvement of women in Catholic ministries and clergy roles. The gatherings was put on by One Spirit, One Call and described the event as “…a symbolic […]

September 27, 2010 - Mother of son who murdered speaks about hope

Georgene Rice of KPDQ-FM interviews Carol Kent, author of “Between a Rock and a Grace Place: Divine Surprises in the tight spot of life” about her life and dealing with a son who is in jail for homicide. Georgene: I feel like this is such an excellent book becuase they […]

September 26, 2010 - Florida Imam on burn Quran intervention episode

By Odyssey Networks Odyssey Networks was on the grounds of the Dove Center for an interview with Musri just after his dialogue with Jones.  In it, he tells Odyssey why he chose to persuade the pastor through the use of Christ’s own teachings. In addition, Musri offers outspoken criticism of […]

September 25, 2010 - Family-Faith Film Review: Legend of the Guardians

Family-Faith Film Review: Legend of the Guardians By Catholic Office of Film and Broadcasting Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole—3D animated adventure in which, after being kidnapped and enslaved by a force of militaristic owls led by a scheming queen (voice of Helen Mirren), a plucky owlet (voice […]

September 25, 2010 - Family-Faith Film Review: You Again

Family-Faith Film Review: You Again By Catholic Office of Film and Broadcasting You Again—Grown-ups find it hard to leave the dramas — and traumas — of their teen years behind in director Andy Fickman’s entertaining multigenerational comedy about family, forgiveness, and second chances. A twenty-something ex-geek (Kristen Bell) who has […]

September 24, 2010 - Book Review: The Hole in our Gospel

By Kari Patterson, Oregon blogger I’m continuing my adventure through Richard Stearn’s book, The Hole in our Gospel. It is ripping me to shreds, in the best way possible. Every time I read it I want to run outside and knock on doors and wave the book around like […]

September 23, 2010 - Family-Faith Review: The Devil

Family-Faith Review: The Devil By Catholic Film and Broadcasting Devil—Rapidly fizzling horror entry in which Satan stalks an elevator stuck between floors in a Philadelphia high-rise. Director John Erick Dowdle, working from a story by M. Night Shyamalan, puts reliable scream queen Bojana Novakovic and a handful of other riders […]