The Pope’s Encyclical on Climate Change Has The World Taking Notice

Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on June 18, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore. — Parishioners at Saint Andrew Catholic Church in Northeast Portland spent time Thursday discussing the encyclical on climate change written by Pope Francis.  In it, the Pope calls on the world’s richest nations to begin paying their “grave social debt” to the poor and take steps on climate change.  He says the earth is beginning to resemble a “pile of filth”.

The …

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College Baseball Team From Salem Back From Cuba

Posted by Pat Boyle on June 8, 2015
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Photo courtesy of Corban University

Salem, Oregon — The baseball team at Corban University, a Christian based school in Salem is back home after a week in Cuba. They were there on a religious visa to play baseball and share their faith. They also handed out baseball equipment.

Coach Jeff McKay says they stayed in the city of Caimanera which had armed guards posted …

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Corban University Baseball Team Heads to Cuba

Posted by Pat Boyle on May 29, 2015
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Logo courtesy of Corban University

Salem, Oregon – The baseball team at Corban University, a Christian school in Salem, is heading to Cuba today on a religious visa. Coach Jeff McKay says  ” the opportunity combining a mission trip with playing baseball with the Cuban countrymen is very, very unique and I don’t know that we could be any more excited.”

He says they will play …

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Boston Marathon Bomber Sentenced To Death

Posted by Associated Press on May 15, 2015
FILE - This undated photo released by the FBI on April 19, 2013 shows Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. On Friday, May 15, 2015, Tsarnaev was sentenced to death by lethal injection for the 2013 Boston Marathon terror attack. (AP Photo/FBI, File)

BOSTON — A jury sentenced Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death Friday for the Boston Marathon bombing, sweeping aside pleas that he was just a “kid” who fell under the influence of his fanatical older brother.

Tsarnaev, 21, stood with his hands folded, his head slightly bowed, upon learning his fate, decided after 14 hours of deliberations over three days. It was the most …

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Another Deadly Earthquake Spreads Fear and Misery in Nepal

Posted by Associated Press on May 12, 2015
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KATHMANDU, Nepal — A new earthquake killed dozens of people Tuesday and spread more fear and misery in Nepal, which is still struggling to recover from a devastating quake nearly three weeks ago that left more than 8,000 dead.

A U.S. Marine Corps helicopter carrying six Marines and two Nepalese soldiers was reported missing while delivering disaster aid in northeastern Nepal, U.S. …

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