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Death penalty foes preparing for right moment
Courtesy Oregonians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty
Former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, who in 2011 imposed a moratorium on executions in the state, received two standing ovations at a recent event for foes of the death penalty.
Courtesy Oregonians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty
Former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, who in 2011 imposed a moratorium on executions in the state, received two standing ovations at a recent event for foes of the death penalty.


A minister whose sister was murdered in 1997 made a plea for Oregonians to nix their death penalty law.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
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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
Rosary novena leading up to election
Mater Dei Radio has invited listeners to pray a 54-day rosary novena through Oct. 7 in preparation for voting. The novena will include special intentions for marriage and family, religious freedom and the culture of life.

Monday, August 22, 2016
Nation and World
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
In Puerto Rico, mistrust fuels more public doubt than urgency on Zika
SAN GERMAN, Puerto Rico (CNS) -- Mistrust of local government and federal agencies has caused doubt among Puerto Ricans about reports the Zika epidemic poses a grave situation to the island.

Sunday, August 21, 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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