April 3, 2020 - NY Times writer blames virus on Christians

By Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on an article blaming Christians for the coronavirus: It is not unusual for authors of a new book to seize opportunities to plug their work. But the March 27 op-ed in the New York Times by […]

April 1, 2020 - Portland Archbishop: Online mass, limited church openings

Message from Reverend Alexander K. Sample Archbishop of Portland in Oregon, Dear brothers and sisters, Praised be Jesus Christ! As your local shepherd, I want to assure you of my continued prayers for you. These are challenging times that call us to seek God with all our hearts. Governor Brown’s […]

March 30, 2020 - Walden: $3M in meal aid for Oregon seniors

Congressman Greg Walden, Representative Greg Walden (R-Hood River) announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will award the state of Oregon $3.2 million in funding to help provide meals for older adults. This funding was allocated from The Families First Coronavirus Response Act that Congress passed, and […]

March 27, 2020 - Streaming sermons in this crisis is not enough

MENA press release, Rev. Justin Murff, FRSA, Executive Director of the MENA Collective, submits the following and is available for comment: With all of the uncertainty surrounding the current crisis, one thing churches and pastors can be sure about is that streaming your online service is simply not enough. As […]

March 25, 2020 - A faith perspective on Coronavirus

Randy Alcorn, Eternal Perspectives Ministry Oregon based ministry Recently I sat down with my friends Greg Cahalan and Steve Keels, pastors at my home church, Good Shepherd Community Church, and we recorded a message for our church body. For the first time in our 43-year-old history, with the exception of […]

March 23, 2020 - Pandemics reveal who we really are

Tom Krattenmaker Oregon based author and guest writer for USA Today and Sojourners. A crisis like the coronavirus pandemic reveals who we are as individuals and as a society. When push comes to shove, as the saying goes, which side of us will have the final say? Will it be […]

March 20, 2020 - This church saw record breaking attendance

By Church Online Platform, In the wake of recommendations to suspend large gatherings to stop the spread of COVID-19, the Church Online Platform saw record-breaking attendance for the weekend of March 14-15. The tool helped churches in countries around the world stream church services to a total of 4.7 million […]

March 18, 2020 - Archdiocese cancels Oregon Masses, begins live streaming

Portland Archdiocese Press Release Regarding Live Streaming of Masses The Archdiocese of Portland will once again be live streaming the 11:00 AM Sunday Mass from The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception THIS SUNDAY (March 22nd), and hope to do so moving forward until the current health crisis is over. We […]

March 15, 2020 - President issues national call to prayer

By Oregon Faith News Note: President Trump issued this “Proclamation on the National Day of Prayer for all Americans“: In our times of greatest need, Americans have always turned to prayer to help guide us through trials and periods of uncertainty. As we continue to face the unique challenges posed […]

March 13, 2020 - UN religious freedom report actually attacks religious freedom

Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, A recently released United Nations report on religious freedom that was presented to the Human Rights Council deserves a sharp rebuke. While appearing reasonable at different junctures, the report is nothing but a frontal assault on religious autonomy and religious freedom. No wonder […]