Replica shows log church where Oregon's first Mass took place. Where the original church was built is uncertain.
The first Mass in Oregon took place on the Feast of Epiphany, Jan. 6, 1839. Local historians have long wondered exactly where the 30-by-70-foot chapel was located at the time. Tuesday, December 17, 2013
WASHINGTON — Fifty prominent Catholics have signed a letter to Catholic University questioning the decision to accept a $1 million pledge from the Charles Koch Foundation to help fund a new business school.
VATICAN CITY — As part of a low-key celebration of his 77th birthday, Pope Francis celebrated morning Mass and had breakfast with three people who live on the streets near the Vatican. A small dog, belonging to one of the homeless men, was also on the guest list.
VATICAN CITY — Nine months after his election, Pope Francis has reconfirmed Canadian Cardinal Marc Ouellet as prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, seen as one of the most powerful offices of the Roman Curia, and expanded the international membership of the congregation.