April 29, 2019 - True-life faith film, Breakthrough: Too many flaws

Tom Krattenmaker, Oregon writer,  USA TODAY contributor and Yale Divinity School communications director. The new movie “Breakthrough” tells an inspiring, real-life story about a boy rescued from death by his mom’s prayers and a medical miracle. Producer DeVon Franklin calls it the kind of unifying balm the country needs in […]

April 26, 2019 - House chaplain lawsuit ends

By Catholic League of Religious and Civil Rights The House of Representatives begins each legislative day with a prayer, a practice that has been observed since the First Continental Congress. The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), comprised of religion-hating militant secularists, wants equal time: in 2016 they asked House Chaplain […]

April 24, 2019 - Fake Oregon church used to avoid taxes

By US Attorney, Oregon District. A federal grand jury in Portland has returned a seven-count indictment charging Glen Stoll, 68, a resident of Washington State, with multiple crimes stemming from a scheme whereby he organized, promoted, and marketed fraudulent tax avoidance strategies. Stoll made his initial appearance in the District […]

April 22, 2019 - Pastors as government informants?

By Pacific Justice Institute, The Pacific Justice Institute—Center for Public Policy (PJI-CPP) is raising the alarm about a bill in the California Legislature that would require clergy to report some confessions to the government. Senate Bill 360 by Sen. Jerry Hill (D – San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties) has […]

April 18, 2019 - 8 Christ Passion relics on display in Chicago

By Apostolate for Holy Relics Eight rare Relics of the Passion, with a unique program focused on the Passion of Christ, will be presented at two churches in Northbrook, Illinois on Palm Sunday and on Monday, April 15. This is the only presentation of these relics being held in the […]

April 17, 2019 - OR, CA, WA debate removing missionary statues

By Julie Zander & M. Martin, NW writers. California, Washington and Oregon have all been having a debate about switching out their state statue figures in the halls of Congress with new ones.  The three targeted for removal among the three states just happen to be all Christian missionaries. Here […]

April 15, 2019 - Case pitted sexual orientation laws vs. religious liberty

By Pacific Legal Foundation, California based rights organization The Brown County Circuit Court has issued a written decision which harshly criticizes a city’s attempt to impose sexual orientation and gender identity mandates on religious organizations. The City of De Pere, which is near Green Bay, sought to categorize religious organizations […]

April 12, 2019 - Pope takes tough questions head on

Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on recent remarks made by Pope Francis: Pope Francis had a busy Sunday, offering interviews aboard the papal plane and to Spanish television. As the media are wont to do, much of the conversation centered on their […]

April 10, 2019 - SB 579: Same day suicide bill

Oregon Right to Life Press Release, Senate Bill 579 is the second physician-assisted suicide expansion bill to have a hearing in the Oregon Legislature. Oregon Right to life opposes this bill. SB 579 creates a dangerous loophole in Oregon’s physician-assisted suicide law. The bill removes waiting periods in the law […]