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Head of victim family group to speak in Portland
Rev. Jack Sullivan Jr.
Rev. Jack Sullivan Jr.
Those who lose a loved one to murder feel unimaginable sadness, sorrow, rage and anger. But members of Murder Victim Families for Reconciliation explain that the death penalty doesn’t help. Instead, they say things like: “Don’t kill in my name”, or “An execution is only more violence and does not bring closure.”
Monday, May 30, 2016
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Head of victim family group to speak in Portland
Those who lose a loved one to murder feel unimaginable sadness, sorrow, rage and anger. But members of Murder Victim Families for Reconciliation explain that the death penalty doesn’t help. Instead, they say things like: “Don’t kill in my name”, or “An execution is only more violence and does not bring closure.”

Monday, May 30, 2016
Speaker calls for cooperation on homelessness
The first fundraiser for the two-year-old Community of Hope shelter was held at the North Star Ballroom this month. Oregon Speaker of the House Tina Kotek congratulated the women’s shelter on its success and held it out as an example of what needs to be done to address Oregon’s homeless crisis.

Sunday, May 29, 2016
Music at California missions was beautiful, innovative
History has sound, not only text and visual images. What’s more, sound from the past might have a bearing on the present. Oregon Catholics can keep that mind when making the popular pilgrimage route south to 18th century California missions.  



Sunday, May 29, 2016
Nation and World
Global aid needs fixing
ISTANBUL (CNS) -- Catholic and other humanitarian leaders said it was time to overhaul the global humanitarian system because the current aid structure is failing to reach those most in need.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Abuse prevention
WASHINGTON (CNS) — The annual report on the implementation of the U.S. bishops' "Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People" warns against complacency in dioceses, and the firm contracted to conduct audits of dioceses and parishes said there was "plenty of room for improvement" in implementing two of the charter's articles.

Friday, May 20, 2016
House OKs bill allowing more ways to protect religious freedom worldwide
WASHINGTON — The U.S. House May 16 unanimously passed the Frank Wolf International Religious Freedom Act, giving the Obama administration and the U.S. State Department new resources to combat what the bill's bipartisan supporters say is "a worldwide escalation" of Christian persecution and anti-Semitism.

Thursday, May 19, 2016
Pope Francis/Vatican
Ignore the church schedule and serve the people, pope tells deacons
VATICAN CITY — Deacons are called to be servants who set aside their own self-serving plans and are generous with their lives, Pope Francis said.

Monday, May 30, 2016
Pope will set up study of deaconesses
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis told the heads of women's religious orders from around the world that he would set up a commission to study the New Testament deaconesses and he also insisted more can and should be done to involve lay and consecrated women in church decision-making at every level.

Friday, May 13, 2016
Pope: Straying from Jesus turns Christians into 'spiritual mummies'
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Christians distracted from the path set out by Jesus can turn into decrepit "spiritual mummies," Pope Francis said at a morning Mass yesterday.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

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