July 8, 2024 - County continues free tent program

By Taxpayers Association of Oregon Foundation Portland city officials cleared 4,000 homeless encampments last year after a 2022 lawsuit contended tents blocked access on public sidewalks needed by people with disabilities, which equated to between 8,000 and 12,000 tents. But at the same time, the Joint Office of Homeless Services—a […]

July 3, 2024 - Concerns over Passion Bible translation

By Randy Alcron Eternal Perspectives Ministry (based in Oregon) Question from a reader: Some friends are big enthusiasts of The Passion Translation of Scripture. I have heard some concerning things about it. What are your thoughts? Answer from Eternal Perspective Ministries: Alisa Childers, an author and speaker Randy appreciates, has […]

July 1, 2024 - Details on Supreme Ct. Idaho Abortion Case

Oregon Right to Life Responds After US Supreme Court Dismisses Idaho Abortion Case By Oregon Right to Life, Salem, Ore. — The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday decided 6–3 to dismiss the Moyle v. United States case concerning whether Idaho’s pro-life law conflicts with a federal statute dealing with emergency […]

June 26, 2024 - Reflection from the four men to be ordained priests

By Portland Archdiocese, Deacons Brent Durschmidt, Justin Echevarria, James Ladd, and Dominic Manh Nguyen are all set to be ordained priests on June 22nd, 2024, by Archbishop Alexander Sample at St. Mary’s Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Each has shared a brief reflection on their upcoming ordination to the priesthood. […]

June 24, 2024 - Serial thieves plague Portland, churches

By Taxpayers Association of Oregon Foundation, A burglar broke into St. Michael the Archangel Church in downtown Portland three times in one week and stole sacred items.  The church is offered a $1,000 reward for return of its sacred tabernacle and a holy item inside it.  It was later discovered […]

June 19, 2024 - Heaven author: Sports, technology in afterlife?

By Randy Alcron Eternal Perspectives Ministry (based in Oregon) Question from a Reader: Why do so many Christians seem to put God in a box? For example, I often hear people say things like, “There won’t be sports or technology in Heaven and mansions as well.” I do know there will […]

June 16, 2024 - Oregon Right to Life Responds to U.S. Supreme Court Decision

Oregon Right to Life Responds to U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Mifepristone Case By Oregon Right to Life press release, Salem, Ore — The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a case brought by pro-life medical professionals to restore FDA regulations on the chemical abortion drug mifepristone. In its unanimous June 13 […]

June 12, 2024 - Palau ministry big UK event (27,000)

By Luis Palau Ministries Oregon based international ministry Excerpt from update, “The final day of the festival went so well. Despite the forecast of showers and wind sufficient to significantly affect the evening program, the day was dry throughout, the wind calmer than all week, and the only drops we […]

June 10, 2024 - Holt International Announces Suspension of Haiti Country Operations

By Holt International, Oregon based international charity It is with a heavy heart that we announce after more than 20 years of service to children and families in Haiti, Holt International is suspending our family strengthening and orphan care programs there indefinitely, effective April 1. Since February 28, the security […]