Archives for November 2013

Chapel of Mary, the Grotto, Portland, Oregon

Name of Church Chapel of Mary, the Grotto Address 8840 NE Skidmore Street, Portland, Oregon 97220 Phone number (503) 254-7371 Website www.thegrotto.org Mass times Depends on the time of the year, call or check the website.  In November, the Mass schedule is: Sundays, 10 a.m.  Weekdays, noon.  Saturdays, 8 a.m.  There are Masses for special events, such as … [Read more...]

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U.S. Supreme Court to hear Hobby Lobby case

The following comes from a Nov. 26 release from the Becket Fund. The U.S. Supreme Court today agreed to take up Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., a landmark case addressing the Constitutionally guaranteed rights of business owners to operate their family companies without violating their deeply held religious convictions. The nation’s highest court accepted the … [Read more...]

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Trustees re-elect Santa Clara University president Michael Engh, S.J.

The following comes from a Nov. 20 press release issued by the university. The Santa Clara University Board of Trustees has approved the re-election of President Michael Engh, S.J., for a second six-year term. “We are excited to have the leadership of Fr. Engh for another term as president, as the University moves forward with the implementation of its strategic plan,” … [Read more...]

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U.S. to downscale Vatican embassy

The following comes from a Nov. 23 column by Kathy Schiffer from Patheos.com. The United States is scaling back its diplomatic mission at the Vatican—making plans to close its Vatican Embassy headquarters, and instead conduct its operations in a smaller building within the walls of the U.S. Embassy to Italy. The Obama Administration cites “security concerns” following the … [Read more...]

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Fort Irwin backtracks on retreat for same-sex couple

  The following comes from a Nov. 22 story in the Army Times. After a married same-sex couple at Fort Irwin, Calif., claimed a chaplain banned them from an Army marriage enrichment program because of their sexual orientation, post officials said they were scrambling to accommodate the couple. Fort Irwin officials said Nov. 22 they are seeking a chaplain from … [Read more...]

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Supreme Court steps into homeschooling case

  The following comes from a Nov. 22 Christian Newswire release. The U.S. Supreme Court ordered Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday to respond to the Home School Legal Defense Association's petition on behalf of the Romeike family, a German homeschooling family who fled to the United States to avoid persecution just because they homeschooled their … [Read more...]

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Planned Parenthood’s road to riches

  The following comes from a Nov. 21 story on the website of the Heritage Foundation. Taxpayer funding streams from Obamacare and mandates on insurers could provide increased funding and coverage for abortion providers. Through grants awarded for promotional efforts and new coverage requirements on insurers providing qualified plans, the health care law could benefit … [Read more...]

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