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  • Oregon’s Newman Centers have always fought pessimism

    During an all-employee meeting at Oregon Agricultural College in 1927, school president William J. Kerr denounced doubting doomsayers. “We want none of the cynical, pessimistic, irreligious type on our staff,” Kerr declared. “I have said before and I repeat that there is no reason on earth why a state institution should not exert as truly a religious influence as that of the privately endowed sectarian colleges. Be critical, yes, but I never yet knew a cynic who accomplished anything worthwhile.”

  • In #MeToo movement Catholic Church can play role in discussion, healing

    WASHINGTON — The wave of accusations of sexual harassment, misconduct and assault from Hollywood to Capitol Hill and many places in between in recent months has been described as a revolution, a moment and a time for national reckoning.

  • Chaplain says 40 years with bowl-bound Badgers 'a wonderful experience'

    MADISON, Wis. — When the Wisconsin Badgers' football team travels to the Orange Bowl to play Miami Dec. 30, the players will take a 12-1 record with them — one of the best in team history.

  • Stress 101: Prayer plays a part in coping
     College admissions goals in a material world can look like this: get into an Ivy League school, meet the right people there, start an innovative business worthy of the front cover of Entrepreneur magazine and make your first million before you’re 30. Feel the stress yet? Feel your stomach clench?
  • WATCH: ‘St. Anthony treats people with respect’
    Newly homeless, Graham Pezold would get a break from his damp hell as St. Anthony Parish opened its severe weather shelter. Located in a cozy basement meeting room, it welcomes guests every Saturday during the winter and on other nights if the temperature or wind chill drop or rain gets torrential.
    
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  • Oregon’s Newman Centers have always fought pessimism

    During an all-employee meeting at Oregon Agricultural College in 1927, school president William J. Kerr denounced doubting doomsayers. “We want none of the cynical, pessimistic, irreligious type on our staff,” Kerr declared. “I have said before and I repeat that there is no reason on earth why a state institution should not exert as truly a religious influence as that of the privately endowed sectarian colleges. Be critical, yes, but I never yet knew a cynic who accomplished anything worthwhile.”

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  • Search is on for long-wed couples
    Worldwide Marriage Encounter is again looking for the longest married couple in Oregon — and the nation. Nominations are due by Jan. 10.

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  • Christmas Mass schedules
    Mass schedules were provided by the parishes of western Oregon. If a parish isn’t listed, please check the bulletin or call the parish office with the help of the Oregon Catholic Directory.
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi
    NEW YORK (CNS) — Despite the high price of a movie ticket these days, patrons are unlikely to come away from a showing of the engrossing sci-fi epic "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" (Disney) feeling shortchanged.
St. Anthony severe weather shelter
On this night, Graham Pezold gets a break from his damp hell. St. Anthony Parish in Tigard, Oregon, opened its severe weather shelter. Located in a cozy basement meeting room, it welcomes guests every Saturday during the winter and on other days if the temperature or wind chill drop or rain gets torrential.
Celebrating Our Lady of Guadalupe
It was a morning of joy, faith, tradition and community. Catholics gathered Dec. 9 at St. Mary Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Portland for a bilingual Mass in anticipation of the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
The Archdiocese of Portland and Young Life
Continuing a trend of cooperation between Catholics and Evangelicals in Oregon, the Archdiocese of Portland and a prominent youth ministry will team up to reach young people who are alienated from their church.
Abbey timber raising
MOUNT ANGEL — The Benedictine Brewery and Taproom took a giant step closer to becoming a reality here on Nov. 10, as more than 50 Benedictine monks, seminarians and community volunteers joined a construction crew in an old-fashioned timber-raising party.
Medieval board game offers realistic moral choices
Loyalty — invented by La Salle Prep religion teacher Edward Kendrick — has been compared to Risk. But unlike that fight-spawning classic, Loyalty can reward those who are patient and able to form relationships.
  • The Greatest Christmas Gift
    I have always been struck by a very simple dialog that takes place at the beginning of the Church’s liturgy for admitting a person to the Order of the Catechumens in preparation for adult baptism.
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