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  •  Catholic Charities' family support a venerable ministry
    “It is worthwhile to live as a family,” Pope Francis said in 2015 at the World Meeting of Families. “A society grows strong, grows in goodness, grows in beauty and truly grows if it is built on the foundation of the family.” Catholic Charities of Oregon has been playing its part, supporting families in a variety of ways for more than a generation.  READ MORE>>
  • WATCH: ‘Part of a much larger church’

    About 900 Oregonians stood up Feb. 17-18 to be recognized for their desire to become Catholic this Easter. Among them was 48-year-old paper mill worker Gary Points, who attended Mass with his family for three decades before entering classes to prepare for baptism.

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  • Malakai Salu of Central Catholic High School and Travis Spreen of Jesuit High School have been chosen as two of 16 football scholar-athletes in Oregon by the National Football Foundation.
  • Eucharistic procession set

    This year’s feast of Corpus Christi, Sunday, June 3, will take Catholic faith to the streets of Portland.

    The feast — more precisely called the solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ — is the church’s celebration of the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist.



  • Each year human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infects about 50,000 people in the United States, and more than two million worldwide. Reducing the number of infections with this virus, which causes AIDS, is a high priority for public health officials.  Some strategies to reach this goal, however, raise significant moral concerns.
Rite of election
About 900 Oregonians stood up Feb. 17-18 to be recognized for their desire to become Catholic this Easter.
Marriage Mass
“My husband is a representation of what our faith is to me and I think that’s what I am for him.”
New chancellor
The new chancellor of the Archdiocese of Portland is a Franciscan sister who has worked as a no-nonsense prison guard and as an immigration attorney who wears her religious habit in court. But Sister Veronica Schueler is far from iron-fisted.
Archdiocese of Portland Encuentro
Scores of western Oregon Catholics came forward, dropping signed cards at the foot of a cross. They promised to live as missionary disciples who will go to neighborhoods, streets and marketplaces to share their personal encounter with Jesus.
Welcoming our sister
After experiencing abortion at age 20, Elizabeth Peters had nightmares for years. Now she is happily married and expecting her third child. The Stayton mother has taken maternity photos for other women experiencing crisis pregnancy.
  • 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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