August 31, 2012 - Atheist groups fight each other

By Catholic League for Religious & Civil Rights Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the battle between two national atheist organizations: A war has broken out between the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) and American Atheists. It’s over money. Both are appealing to the same small pool of angry […]

August 29, 2012 - God & politics swept up in hurricane Isaac

By Guest Opinion, Oregon When natural disasters strike, people loudly question what God was up to.  It appears that Hurricane Isaac is no exception.  First it was actor Samual Jackson who Tweeteed, ““Unfair S—t: GOP spared by Issac !…Not understanding God’s plan!”.  After an uproar,  Jackson made amends by responding […]

August 29, 2012 - Portland Archdiocese: Apology and explanation over abuse case

Statement of Archbishop John G. Vlazny on Father Angel Perez By Portland Archdiocese Many letters, messages and phone calls have come to my attention from Catholics in this archdiocese. Like all of you, I am deeply saddened and troubled by the accusations of the abuse of a minor by Fr. […]

August 28, 2012 - 25 churches unite for Compassion North Portland

There is power in the collaborative context Compassion Connect On a recent sizzling Saturday in early August, more than 325 volunteers representing at least 25 North Portland churches came together in an outstanding display of care for our community for the first ever Compassion North Portland event. Working together on […]

August 27, 2012 - Social media predator busted by AG

Gerald Katchmer is charged with using social media to solicit sexually-explicit material from a minor By Oregon Attorney General The Oregon Department of Justice today announced the arrest and arraignment of a Florida man charged with using the internet to solicit sexually-explicit material from a minor. “The Oregon Department of […]

August 25, 2012 - God Particle gets faith defense in new book

God Particle-Religion Fires Back Recently the scientists at CERN (European Laboratory for Particle Physics) ignited fireworks around the world with the announcement of the discovery of the Higgs boson, a.k.a., the God Particle. Congratulations are in order for Professor Peter Higgs and the thousands of scientist around the world who […]

August 25, 2012 - Photo: Faith at the Olympics

During performances, Russian gymnast Kseniia Afanaseva, would place a picture of her patron Arthodox Saint next to the gym mat.

August 24, 2012 - Rick Warren cancels Presidential Forum repeat

 Rick Warren cancels Presidential Forum repeat Oregon Faith News Note: Rick Warren has canceled plans for second presidential candidate forum to follow in the footsteps of the 2008 forum which featured both candidates Barack Obama and John McCain. The reason cited was uncivil discourse among both the Obama and Romney […]

August 23, 2012 - Oregon judge rules on priest employment case

Oregon judge rules on priest employment case By Oregon Faith News Note: An Oregon judge has ruled this week on an important and widely watched case over the employee relationship of local priests to the Vatican. U.S. District Court Judge Michael Mosman ruled that priests were not employees of the […]

August 22, 2012 - Portland thrives with Jewish Hollywood talent

Oregon Faith News Note: Oregon Jewish Life magazine has just done a wonderful profile on the Portland Jewish Community and its connection to Hollywood. Carrie Brownstein from the series Portlandia lives in Portland and has been listed by Tablet magazine as one of the city’s best known Jews.” The popular […]