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  • ‘Life-saving grace’: New program combines Catholic faith with 12 steps

    They sat calmly, took turns sharing their week’s journey and passed around a can for donations. The early August gathering was orderly, far from the messy reality that brought and bound them together.

    “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”

  • Nigerian bishop visits coast
    BROOKINGS — Catholics on Oregon’s southern coast had a rare spiritual experience with a four-day visit from Bishop Augustine Tochukwu Ukwuoma of the Diocese of Orlu in Nigeria. Bishop Ukwuoma is the leader of the home diocese of Father Justus Alaeto, pastor at Star of Sea Parish here.
  • Victims say they felt hurt by fellow Catholics' lack of compassion

    WASHINGTON — Sexual assault victims say they were hurt not only by individual priests, but by church officials and ordinary Catholics who treated them with intolerance and indifference.

  • 'Shaken to the core'

    Portland Archbishop Alexander Sample today issued a letter to western Oregon Catholics in which he expresses shock, anger and discouragement over revelations of clergy sex abuse in other parts of the country. “I have been shaken to the core of my soul over them,” Archbishop Sample wrote in the five-page letter, which includes a call for renewed care of victims, reinvigorated prayer life among priests and an outside lay-run investigative body. Archbishop Sample also said that bishops should be held to the same standards as priests.

  • Faith communities called on to help in homeless crisis
    Catholic Charities of Oregon hopes several Catholic parishes will step forward early to take part in a new Portland-area program that allows churches to host homeless car campers in their parking lots.
    
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  • ‘Life-saving grace’: New program combines Catholic faith with 12 steps

    They sat calmly, took turns sharing their week’s journey and passed around a can for donations. The early August gathering was orderly, far from the messy reality that brought and bound them together.

    “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”

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  • 'Shaken to the core'

    Portland Archbishop Alexander Sample today issued a letter to western Oregon Catholics in which he expresses shock, anger and discouragement over revelations of clergy sex abuse in other parts of the country. “I have been shaken to the core of my soul over them,” Archbishop Sample wrote in the five-page letter, which includes a call for renewed care of victims, reinvigorated prayer life among priests and an outside lay-run investigative body. Archbishop Sample also said that bishops should be held to the same standards as priests.

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  • Parish walks for a cure
    Members of Sacred Heart Parish in Southeast Portland came out and walked the Stepping Out To Cure Scleroderma Walk July 14 in honor and support of parishioner Maria Rivelli, who has the disease.
  • Michael Greaney ties political, social and psychological factors into his riveting history of Turkish military incursions into Europe. After opening with the 11th-century's Battle of Manzikert in Anatolia, the author spends the rest of the book examining military clashes in eastern Europe and the Mediterranean during the Ottoman's zenith from 1462 to 1621.
The migrant's companion
“People say they don’t like immigrants but I always ask, ‘Who cleans your house? Who washes your dishes in restaurants? Who takes care of your elders?’” says Dagoberto Morales. “People allow immigrants into the most intimate parts of their lives. Then they say they don’t want them?”
Lady Hill Winery
It’s a place to talk soil pH, medieval architecture, pasture health, Renaissance polyphony, grape cluster tightness and papal encyclicals — even before sipping an entire glass of pinot noir.
Liberated by downsizing
Downsizing was hard, but it made them feel liberated.
Benedictine women’s spiritual work alive and well
Benedictine women’s spiritual work alive and well
Corpus Christi 2018
During Mass and procession in downtown Portland June 3, Catholics make their eucharistic faith public.
  • The Church must be a counter witness
    Most Rev. Alexander Sample

    Many people, including myself, have come to a point where we are seriously limiting our viewing of cable news television. The divisive rhetoric, the vitriol and the lack of respect and kindness people are showing to one another these days is sad and depressing. Where has civility gone?

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