The Wheel Presence: Oregon Prepares for the Blessing of the Bikes

Details:  The Catholic Archdiocese of Portland and the parish of St. Mary’s Cathedral will hold their annual blessing of the bikes at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 9, in the cathedral courtyard. The 30-minute rite is open to the bicycling community and the public at large. “Portland is a platinum cycling city,” says Deacon Thomas Gornick, director of evangelization for [Read More...]

Priest sues abbey, charging sex abuse

It’s almost unheard of for a priest to sue over allegations that he was sexually abused, but it’s happening right now in Oregon. Details, from the Oregonian: A Roman Catholic priest who says he was sexually mistreated as a teenager in the 1970s by a priest at Mt. Angel Abbey is suing the abbey for [Read More...]