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  • WATCH: 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?”
  • Cardinal explains plan to address 'moral catastrophe' of abuse

    WASHINGTON — The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Aug. 16 announced three key goals and a comprehensive plan to address the "moral catastrophe" of the new abuse scandal hitting the U.S. church.

  • A crucifix fix
    The Portland church named after the cross just had its 68-year-old crucifix restored.

    “There were some blemishes showing up,” said Father Mark Bachmeier, pastor of Holy Cross Parish in North Portland. He points at the church’s simple but elegant wooden crucifix, a little smaller than life size. It hangs in the sanctuary.
  • WATCH: Grants from church help get at poverty’s roots
    A group of Portland Catholic refugees from Myanmar will use a $5,000 grant to train men as truck drivers, from learning English to abiding by the rules of the road. Those jobs will boost family income and allow the families to fulfill a fervent wish — sending their children to Catholic schools.
  • Report details rape of children, culture of secrecy that fanned it
    At least 1,000 children identified in the investigation were raped in Catholic places of worship, in schools, and in diocesan owned vehicles, and were "groomed" through diocesan programs and retreats so they could be molested, wrote members of a 23-person grand jury who heard those accounts over a period of almost two years of an investigation of clergy sex abuse said to have taken place in six dioceses in the state of Pennsylvania over 70 years.
    
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  • WATCH: 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?” READ MORE>>
  • Catholic entrepreneur honored
    Werner Nistler Jr., founder of Touchmark retirement communities, has been awarded the EY Lifetime Entrepreneur Award for the Pacific Northwest. The prize comes just as Nistler is opening a new complex in Portland, Touchmark in the West Hills. READ MORE>>
  • 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.
  • WATCH: Formation program enters second year

    At an end-of-term retreat for adult theology and pastoral ministry students, Father Matt Libra had a message: “Jesus revealed his Sacred Heart and not just a sacred mind.”

  • Video releases for Aug. 15, 2018
    NEW YORK (CNS) — The following are capsule reviews from Catholic News Service of new and recent video releases available on DVD and/or Blu-ray — as well as for online viewing. Theatrical movies have a Catholic News Service classification and Motion Picture Association of America rating.
  • He used you
    I find it totally hypocritical for the Catholic Sentinel to feature Sen. Jeff Merkley in a half-page article.
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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