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Bishop Michael Online

Get to know the Rt. Rev. Michael Hanley, Tenth Bishop of Oregon, through his writings on life in the diocese and reflections on what it means to be people of faith in our churches, community, country, and world.


Healthy and Holy

By Michael Hanley | November 15, 2017 | Comments Off on Healthy and Holy

During my convention address I talked about and even put on the big screen this short hand “recipe” for congregational vitality: Healthy creative clergy and healthy creative lay leaders working prayerfully together.

Diocesan Leadership on the Lawsuit Against the Bishop and Diocese

By Heidi Pitts | October 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Providing information and context to the allegations made in a lawsuit filed by a former diocesan employee.

Official Statement Regarding Whistleblower Lawsuit

By Heidi Pitts | October 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Diocese believes that Ms. Macy’s allegations are unfounded and will defend the lawsuit vigorously.

“The hurrier I go…”

By Heidi Pitts | October 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

The hurrier I go, the behinder I get. – Lewis Carroll I first learned of the quote above as a freshman in Nathan Hale Senior High School in Tulsa, OK. I learned it from my cross-country and track coach, Mr. Glen Chowins. He used it to help us understand that in a long-distance running race, […]


By Michael Hanley | October 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

A parable for times of trouble.

Seeing the Blessing

By Michael Hanley | October 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

Prayer, action, suffering, joy. The world is heavy, but the mountain is out today, and we find the strength we need.

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At the Core

By Michael Hanley | September 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

What is it that holds the Church together? Examining the core of the Christian life: faithful communities of worship, centered in the love of God.

I Choose Love

By Michael Hanley | September 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Traffic snarls. Devastating storms. Hate speech spoken freely. How will we respond?

We stand with the dreamers and will do all that we can to support them

By Michael Hanley | September 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry and President of the House of Deputies the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings have spoken in support of the Dreamers.

During These Troubled Times

By Michael Hanley | September 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Bishop Michael leads us into the Fall season with an exhortation to prayer and action.