Friday, December 27, 2013

Will We See Real Change in Catholicism?

It has been an interesting year in the Roman Catholic Church with the election of Pope Francis, a man with new ideas and ways to express them.

Though many Catholics feel a change coming, it will be interesting to see how Pope Francis puts action into play, moving past only making statements that bring hope to many who feel that the church is out of date, and does not practice what it preaches.

In this article in Financial Times, Pope Francis is described as an "old man in a hurry to revitalize his church." Will talk about de-emphasizing stands on gays and lesbians, abortion, and contraception lead to a breakdown policies within the church that maintain and build social and economic hierarchies worldwide? Only time will tell.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

On Our Way in Oregon

We are proud to say that we contributed to an historic day in Oregon, by sitting multiple times in front of the library collecting signatures to put Marriage Equality on the Oregon ballot.

On Monday, same-sex marriage advocates in Oregon reported they had collected enough signatures to give voters a chance to legalize same-sex marriage in 2014.

Oregon has the chance to make history by becoming the first state to repeal a marriage ban. In 2004, the state's voters approved a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage.