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  • WATCH: Schools plan draft calls for growth, outreach, increased aid, holding the line on culture
    The Archdiocese of Portland plans to respond to growth in suburban Portland with new parishes and schools. Meanwhile, parishes will be urged to invite public school students in catechism classes to consider Catholic education. And while tuition may rise, financial aid will abound all the more, even for middle class families. Those were key revelations during a Jan. 20 meeting of 100 western Oregon Catholic pastors and school administrators. READ MORE>>
  • The buzz around Central Catholic
    Last spring, thousands of newcomers joined the Central Catholic campus. Thanks to a Parent Association grant and the passion and knowledge of a dedicated teacher, hives of honey bees were installed on the roof of the school. READ MORE>>
  • Parish rejoices in holiday
    NORTH BEND — “All the ends of the earth will behold the salvation of our God,” said Isaiah, the prophet. And so began the annual Christmas Eve pageant at Holy Redeemer Parish here.
  • He saw church’s sense and power, then returned
    EUGENE — Like many in his generation, Keith Messer left the Catholic Church and explored other spiritual paths. He tried Buddhism while living in Hawaii in his 20s, then was Methodist, Mormon and Foursquare Evangelical in succession.
  • Noble work

    I was at a wedding at Our Lady of the Lake Parish in Lake Oswego last month. I picked up a copy of the Catholic Sentinel. You folks put out a great Catholic newspaper.

Schools plan
The Archdiocese of Portland plans to respond to growth in suburban Portland with new parishes and schools. Meanwhile, parishes will be urged to invite public school students in catechism classes to consider Catholic education. And while tuition may rise, financial aid will abound all the more, even for middle class families. Those were key revelations during a Jan. 20 meeting of 100 western Oregon Catholic pastors and school administrators.
Roe v. Wade Memorial Rally
Supporters of Oregon Right to Life gathered today at Pioneer Courthouse Square in Portland to mark the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision. Among those who spoke was Archbishop Alexander K. Sample.
Clatskanie centennial
CLATSKANIE — The prayer of Father Mark Gikenyi and Catholics in this Columbia River town is that a century from now, St. John the Baptist Mission still will be here.
Festival of Lights
Portland's Grotto is the place where families get into the Christmas spirit. See these stunning images of the Festival of Lights.
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.
  • 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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