Catholic deaf group re-energized with Masses, social media, youth

The Field Hospital: The Catholic Deaf Community of the Archdiocese of Portland, Oregon, formed 60 years ago and recently energized with Masses in sign language each Sunday, a website, social media and a youth group.

Oregon church activities curtailed by smoke from wildfires

Catholic churches and homes in southern Oregon are safe so far amid wildfires, but persistent smoke has suppressed activities — and spirits.

Archbishop Sample 'shaken to core,' calls for lay-run abuse investigation

Portland Archbishop Alexander Sample issued a letter Aug. 20 to western Oregon Catholics in which he expresses shock, anger and discouragement over revelations of clergy sex abuse in other parts of the country.

Oregon Catholic father of four killed trying to protect fellow passengers

Two men were killed May 26 while they were defending two women from an attacker. Rick Best, a 53-year-old member of Christ the King Parish in Milwaukie, Ore., was one of the victims.