June 30, 2012 - 10,000 Cubans Attend First Open Air Evangelical Rally

By Bright Hope, Bright Hope’s church partners in Cuba held their first outdoor evangelistic meeting in recent history with 10,000 people reported in attendance. Crowds from the city of Santa Lucia located in the district of Rafael Freyre in the Holguín Province of Cuba overflowed the large public square. The […]

June 29, 2012 - Catholic schools rebounded by vouchers

By Guest Opinion, Catholic Schools are seeing a turnaround across the nation and also in Oregon (see article Salem Catholic school triples.). Belwo is an article from the Wall Street Journal on the impact that vouchers have on rising enrollment in Catholic schools. “For the first time in decades, Catholic […]

June 28, 2012 - OSU athletes bless Ethiopia

The student-athletes arrive in Silti and get the “welcome” of a lifetime. By Robin Munro, Senior Writer Holt International This week Holt Senior Writer Robin Munro joins 14 Oregon State University (OSU) athletes traveling to Silti, Ethiopia. On this exciting trip, the athletes — volunteers with OSU’s Beavers Without Borders […]

June 27, 2012 - Atheist blogger embraces Catholicism, shares conversion on CNN

By Guest Contributor, (CNN interview posted below) Atheist blogger Leah Libresco surprised her skeptic community when she announced a new article entitled “This is my last post for the Patheos Atheist Portal.” In her article she shares on how she wrestled as an atheist over the issue of morality and […]

June 26, 2012 - Men adrift in fake love, fake war

By Randy Alcorn Eternal Perspectives Ministries, Sandy Oregon Author of Heaven I have lamented before about the large number of young men who are not readers, and who therefore are not readers of God’s Word or great books that can deepen their walk with God, and prepare them to be […]

June 25, 2012 - Oregon charities wrestle with health mandate

By Kathryn Hickok Cascade Policy Institute Fifteen million. That is the number of meals Blanchet House of Hospitality estimates it has served to the needy in Portland since 1952. Blanchet House originated as a Catholic social and service group started by University of Portland students in 1938. Today, Blanchet serves […]

June 25, 2012 - Catholics begin prayer vigil for freedom

A Fortnight for Freedom in western Oregon By Portland Archdiocese, Catholics in western Oregon will join with Catholics around the United States and with people of other faiths to observe a “Fortnight for Freedom.” The Fortnight will be observed from June 21 until July 4, 2012. These two weeks are […]

June 23, 2012 - Supreme Court rules on TV obscenity case

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June 23, 2012 - Heroic rescue of Iraqi Christian peaceworker — new book

The ‘Good News’ in Iraq — Journalist Recounts Rescue of Christian Peacemakers During ‘Shock and Awe’ and Returns Seven Years Later Mike Virgintino, Shortly after the bombs started to fall on Baghdad during March 2003, three U.S. peacemakers — Reverend Weldon Nisly of Seattle Mennonite Church, Shane Claiborne of The […]

June 22, 2012 - EMO applauds Obama's undocumented children order

By Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon On June 15, 2012, the Obama Administration announced that it will provide deferred action, a discretionary form of relief, for certain undocumented young people who were brought to the United States as children. As a result of this executive order, an estimated 800,000 young people […]