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  • Portland’s cathedrals grew with archdiocese
    The Archdiocese of Portland, created in 1846, is the United States’ second oldest archdiocese, notes Franciscan Sister Connie Furseth, neighborhood liaison at St. Mary Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. She’s sharing the history as she opens dozens of doors at the 1926 cathedral during a tour. 
  • Today is 'hour of the laity,' Archbishop Gomez tells Encuentro delegates
    GRAPEVINE, Texas — Hispanic Catholic leaders are living an important moment in the history of the Catholic church in the U.S. and are called to rise and continue the work of building the church, Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez said Sept. 23.
  • Vatican signs provisional agreement with China on naming bishops
    For the first time in decades, all of the Catholic bishops in China are in full communion with the pope, the Vatican announced.
  • CYO coaches earn matching dollars for their clubs
    Catholic Youth Organization coaches and volunteers have earned thousands of company matching fund dollars for their respective clubs based on their volunteer hours. If your company or organization provides volunteer matching, please consider supporting your club in this way.
  • Continue to be an evangelizing church, nuncio tells Encuentro delegates
    GRAPEVINE, Texas — Quoting from Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation "The Joy of the Gospel," Archbishop Christophe Pierre encouraged Hispanic Catholic leaders and bishops to continue working toward being an evangelizing church by seeking an encounter with Christ and taking initiative while accompanying those on the peripheries.
    
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  • The transitus of St. Francis
    MILWAUKIE — Franciscans are meeting at St. John the Baptist Parish Oct. 3 to commemorate the birth of St. Francis into eternal life. The event will begin at the church at 7 p.m. with light refreshments to follow.
  • Rediscover your marriage
    Retrouvaille is French for “rediscovery.” The Catholic program offers the chance for couples with troubled marriages to rediscover themselves, their spouses, and a loving relationship in their marriages.
  • Assassination Nation
    NEW YORK (CNS) — The messy teenage satire that is "Assassination Nation" (Refinery29/Neon) devolves into an often violent, heavy-handed morality tale about our online lives, dark sexual secrets, scapegoating, public shaming and mob violence.
  • Steady beacon
    While the world around us boils and spits, God’s holy church remains an unmoving beacon in the storm.
New lodge increases possibilities at Camp How
Dining hall big enough to hold everyone
Training for catechists: Begin by deepening divine relationship
At regional trainings this summer, western Oregon Catholics who teach the faith heard that before they instruct, they must allow God deep into their lives.
Mary’s Woods expansion takes village form
Retirement living among the Holy Names Sisters offers a Catholic experience
Shop has spread the faith for 35 years
Gifts of the Spirit seemed poised to close, but new owners have stepped in
'Things need to change'
“I am sorry beyond words for what priests and bishops have done to harm the children of God. I am ashamed of them,” Archbishop Sample said. “We have once again been confronted with the horror, sins, crimes, of those who are called to be loving shepherds of God’s people but have instead preyed upon the sons and daughters of our heavenly Father in ways that are inconceivable to us.”
  • No fear of the truth
    Most Rev. Alexander Sample
    As the sad crisis in the Church over sexual abuse and misconduct and its cover-up continues to unfold, I have been thinking a lot about the truth. We need the truth, however painful it may be to hear it. We must, in a sense, answer Pilate’s question, “What is the truth?” Only the truth in this matter will make us free.
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