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Portland's homelessness crisis
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Men prepare to leave for the day at a camp near North Lombard Avenue in Portland. Police swept the area a few days later.
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Men prepare to leave for the day at a camp near North Lombard Avenue in Portland. Police swept the area a few days later.
A lack of funding for police, mental health services and affordable housing has left Portland with its crisis of homelessness, says Valerie Chapman, longtime pastoral administrator of St. Francis Parish in inner Southeast Portland.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Local
Portland's homelessness crisis
A lack of funding for police, mental health services and affordable housing has left Portland with its crisis of homelessness, says Valerie Chapman, longtime pastoral administrator of St. Francis Parish in inner Southeast Portland.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Death penalty foes preparing for right moment
A minister whose sister was murdered in 1997 made a plea for Oregonians to nix their death penalty law.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Rupp wins bronze - and shows value of friendship
On the final day of the 2016 Rio Olympics Aug. 21, Galen Rupp became the first American-born athlete to medal in the marathon in 40 years as he earned the bronze. The defining moment of Rupp’s career, however, may have occurred Aug. 13 during the finals of the men’s 10,000 meter race at the Olympics in Rio.

Monday, August 22, 2016
Nation and World
Prayers for Italy
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Hearing the mayor of Amatrice in central Italy say his town no longer exists and knowing there were children who died Aug. 24 in the earthquakes that struck the region, Pope Francis turned his weekly general audience into a prayer service.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Baton Rouge under water

BATON ROUGE, La. (CNS) -- The line of destruction caused by historic flooding in southern Louisiana stretches for 25 miles, and according to Red Cross officials, it is the worst natural disaster in the United States since Superstorm Sandy in 2012.



Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Nun-athlete, 86, featured in Nike spot
SPOKANE, Wash. (CNS) -- With every Olympics, summer or winter, the 24/7 coverage usually includes stories about the oldest athlete in history to compete in this sport or that sport -- and "oldest" usually means 31, 35 or perhaps early 40s.

Monday, August 22, 2016
Pope Francis/Vatican
US bishop chosen for Vatican laity, family and life office
DALLAS — The importance of the vocation of marriage and the family is at the core for the future of not only the Catholic Church, but of society, Bishop Kevin J. Farrell of Dallas said at a news conference Aug. 17.

Thursday, August 18, 2016
An Assumption prayer for women

VATICAN CITY — Celebrating the feast of the Assumption just three days after visiting a group of young women rescued from the sex trade, Pope Francis prayed for all exploited women and girls.



Monday, August 15, 2016
Pope praises witness of 10 athletes on Refugee Olympic Team
VATICAN CITY — In a personal message addressed to each of the 10 members of the new Refugee Olympic Team, Pope Francis wished them success in their events and thanked them for the witness they are giving the world.

Monday, August 8, 2016

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