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Verbal attacks on Hispanics in church followed by support from Portland...

Catholic News Service PORTLAND, Ore. — Father Raul Marquez had never seen anything like it. Eight men walked to the front door of St. Peter...

Cardinal Dolan urges stronger effort to stop physician-assisted suicide

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Pro-Life Activities has called for increased efforts and “renewed vigor” to stop legalized physician-assisted...

U.S. archbishop, pilgrims were celebrating Mass in Norcia when earthquakes struck

Catholic News Service ROME — U.S. Archbishop Alexander K. Sample was preparing to celebrate Mass Oct. 26 with Benedictine monks in Norcia when the first...

‘Unite suffering’ with those grieving victims of shooting, archbishop tells Oregon...

Catholic News Service PORTLAND, Ore. — St. Joseph Parish in Roseburg hosted an emotional Mass the evening of Oct. 1 for 10 people who died...

Woman’s suicide called tragedy, symbol of ‘culture of death’

PORTLAND, Ore. — Brittany Maynard, a young California woman who was suffering from terminal brain cancer and gained national attention for her plan to...

Phila. archbishop calls same-sex marriage ruling ‘a mistake’ with negative consequences...

Catholic News Service PHILADELPHIA — The 1996 Pennsylvania law that recognizes marriage between one man and one woman is unconstitutional, a federal judge ruled May...

N.J. priest dies climbing Mount Hood

By Catholic News Service HOOD RIVER, Ore. — A 57-year-old Catholic priest from the Archdiocese of Newark, New Jersey, fell to his death on the...

Judge rejects request to question Vatican officials in abuse case

PORTLAND, Ore — A federal judge in Portland has declined to order face-to-face questioning of Vatican officials in a lawsuit claiming that the Vatican...

Death penalty opponents praise Oregon governor

PORTLAND, Ore. — Catholic and other opponents of the death penalty praised Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber for placing a moratorium on the use of...

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