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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.

Priest’s love of math, baseball helps him develop new stat measures

WASHINGTON – WAR, what is it good for? For Edwin Starr, the answer was “absolutely nothin’” — although “somethin’” might be a better answer, since he had a No. 1 hit with the tune in 1970. But for Dominican Father Humbert Kilanowski, he’s got a different answer, because he’s asking…

Update: Seattle bishops will livestream May 1 consecration of U.S. to Mary

WASHINGTON – Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, has announced the U.S. bishops will join the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops May 1 in consecrating the two nations to the care of the Blessed Mother under the title “Mary, Mother of…