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  • 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.
  • Resurrection Holy Land pilgrimage included youths
    TUALATIN — Youths and adults from Resurrection Parish here made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land in late June. The group of 15 — eight youth and young adults and seven adults over age 40 — spent time exploring the Sea of Galilee by boat and walking around the ancient ruins of Capernaum as well as the Mount of Beatitudes.
  • Not natural, not good for couples
    Father Tad Pacholczyk accepted an invitation to one of the most pro-choice, organic-loving states in the union to spread a seemingly audacious message: Artificial birth control is a chemical affront to the natural order and a blockade to full love in marriage.
  • Text of letter priest sent to Cardinal O'Malley about archbishop
    Here is the text of a June 17, 2015, letter written by Father Boniface Ramsey, administrator of a parish in the New York Archdiocese, about Archbishop Theodore E. McCarrick and claims of the archbishop's sexual improprieties with seminarians that Father Ramsey heard from some of the young men themselves. He sent it to Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley of Boston, who has headed the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors since it was established in 2014. Father Ramsey provided a copy of the letter to Paul Haring, senior photographer in the Rome bureau of Catholic News Service:
    
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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.
  • Cracking jokes before breaking bread
    Prior to his retirement this summer, Msgr. Charles Lienert, who recently celebrated his 50th jubilee, laughed and chatted about the day’s menu with Jeffery Kelly, a cook at St. Francis Dining Hall in Southeast Portland.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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.
Priesthood ordination 2018
Two are ordained Catholic priests as men who offer sacrifice on behalf of the people and are servants.
  • 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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