The class of 2015 from St. Mary's Academy poses. Students protested in front of their school Aug. 26 after learning that officials had withdrawn a job offer from a counselor who announced plans to enter a same-sex marriage. Late that night, the school’s board reversed course and said the school would welcome people in same gender marriages for employment. The Archdiocese of Portland says it will stay in conversation with St. Mary’s officials.
The Archdiocese of Portland plans to stay in talks with an all-girls school that now says it will welcome employees who enter same-sex unions recognized as marriages by civil authorities in Oregon. Thursday, August 27, 2015
WASHINGTON — The Catholic Legal Immigration Network and the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas decried the Obama administration's effort to have a judge set aside her orders for the release of families being held in immigration detention centers.
VATICAN CITY — Selfishness and fear keep too many people ignorant of the suffering of others and prevent them from finding creative ways to express solidarity and to promote peace, said a statement from the Vatican's justice and peace office.