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  • Texas archdiocese, bishops offer healing, support after shooting

    HOUSTON — In response to the May 18 school shooting at a Houston-area high school, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston said the archdiocesan community would "unite to support and offer healing to those affected."

  • Archbishop Sample celebrates Latin Mass in nation’s capital
    WASHINGTON — The extraordinary form of the Mass is drawing young people with its sense of reverence and transcendence, Portland Archbishop Alexander Sample said during an April 28 homily in Washington, D.C.
  • She followed her calling
    To someone looking into Room 107, it may appear to be a scene out of Central Catholic High School’s early days. A sister in a long brown habit and black veil stands in front of 27 sophomores who are taking a quiz. Signs of modern times come into focus though: a shoe rack full of cellphones hangs on the far wall. The teacher herself is leaning an elbow against a cart of laptop computers.
  • Marylhurst University to close
    Marylhurst University, the 125-year-old college founded by the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, is closing. The school will stop all operations by the end of 2018.
  • New editor for Portland magazine
    Jessica Murphy Moo has been appointed editor of Portland magazine, a publication of Catholic-run University of Portland.
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  • Parishioners from St. Ignatius Parish in Southeast Portland formed a team for the Portland Carry5 Walk for Water. The event, a 5 kilometer walk, requires participants to carry water thoughout the walk to support those in the world without access to clean water.
  • Resignation letter prepared by Blessed Paul VI published
    Thirteen years before his death, Blessed Paul VI had written to the dean of the College of Cardinals to say that if he were to become seriously ill or impeded from exercising his ministry, the dean and other top cardinals in Rome should accept his resignation.
  • Authors meld traditional, progressive views in book on Mass translation
    Any Catholic curious about, or perplexed by, the current translation of the Mass prayers being used in English-speaking countries — including, of course, the United States — will find in this slim volume the best discussion of the topic currently available. It should be required reading for all clergy, particularly bishops.
  • Cecile Richards, who plans to retire this year as president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, has authored a self-congratulatory memoir called "Make Trouble."

In it for the common good
Tom Markgraf, excited by advances at TriMet, has long been at work for regular folk
Steve and Barry Brophy, the 'Rosary Brothers,' have kept pro-life vigil for decades
Like Moses and Aaron, who prayed around the clock as the Israelites fought off attackers, the Brophy brothers help one another endure in a righteous cause.
Her goal is to help people pray
If she ever feels discouraged about her ministry, someone usually ventures up after Mass and says the music touched his or her heart.
Communications staff help world hear the most important stories
A small team of communications professionals at Portland’s Catholic headquarters is making sure the story of Jesus doesn’t get lost amid modern hubbub.
Back from the Vatican
The only Oregon priest to have worked at the Vatican learned a few things and is ready for parish life
  • Reverence for our Eucharistic Lord
    Most Rev. Alexander Sample
    My sister who lives here in Portland watched on EWTN the Mass I celebrated at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on April 28. One of her comments (after she finished making fun of her younger brother!) was about how Holy Communion was received. She remembered with some real fondness how, when we were children, we always received Holy Communion at the Communion rail and on the tongue. No one dared touch the Holy Eucharist, except the priest.
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