Oregon fires: Most churches safe, for now, offering shelter

PORTLAND, Oregon – While the foothills of Oregon’s Cascade Mountains have been ablaze, creating red apocalyptic skies and leaving five small towns in ashes, most of the churches in the Archdiocese of Portland have not burned and many have offered shelter to thousands of evacuees.

Archbishop blesses new St. Martin’s abbot

LACEY – As the monks at St. Martin’s Abbey prepared to elect a new abbot to succeed longtime Abbot Neal Roth, Benedictine Father Marion Qui-Thac Nguyen knew there was a slight possibility he would be nominated.

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