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  • Project signifies permanence
    ALOHA — There’s a new sense of progress and durability at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish here. Workers have begun demolishing the rickety double wide mobile home that has served as a parish office for decades.
  • Conservationists at Vatican conference call for protecting biodiversity
    VATICAN CITY — People's attitudes toward nature as well as their economic systems and consumption habits need to radically change in order to protect biodiversity on the planet and promote a more sustainable and caring world, said participants at a Vatican-sponsored conference.
  • Immigration advocates express concerns about Trump immigration plan
    WASHINGTON — Catholic immigration advocates raised concerns about a proposal from President Donald Trump that would reshape U.S. immigration policy to incorporate a "merit-based" system that prioritizes high-skilled workers over those with family already in the country.
  • Pro-life leaders applaud passage of abortion bill in Alabama
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. — By passing a bill to ban abortion in nearly all circumstances, the Alabama Legislature has recognized that abortion is "the extinguishing of a unique human life," said the president and CEO of Americans United for Life.
  • WATCH: Mercy march on Beaverton’s avenues
    BEAVERTON — More than 300 Catholic faithful flowed alongside one of Beaverton’s main thoroughfares April 28 in a march celebrating divine mercy.
    
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  • Deacon turns down gift
    NORTH KINGSTOWN, Rhode Island — Deacon Patrick Moynihan, president of the Haitian Project, has rejected a $100,000 donation from New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, saying the businessman has yet to accept responsibility for his actions and denounce the abusive prostitution industry.  READ MORE>>
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WATCH: Mercy march on Beaverton’s avenues
    BEAVERTON — More than 300 Catholic faithful flowed alongside one of Beaverton’s main thoroughfares April 28 in a march celebrating divine mercy. READ MORE>>
  • Project signifies permanence
    ALOHA — There’s a new sense of progress and durability at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish here. Workers have begun demolishing the rickety double wide mobile home that has served as a parish office for decades.
  • Why I'm Catholic: Church’s care for creation convinced him
    A strong belief in the environmental movement led to Franciscan spirituality. That in turn introduced Pope Francis and the 2015 papal encyclical “Laudato Si’,” a document that pointed out the latticework of relationships on planet Earth.
  • Immigration advocates express concerns about Trump immigration plan
    WASHINGTON — Catholic immigration advocates raised concerns about a proposal from President Donald Trump that would reshape U.S. immigration policy to incorporate a "merit-based" system that prioritizes high-skilled workers over those with family already in the country.
  • Positive message
    His journey to the church via the University of Portland, his fiancee/wife and RCIA reminds us of good news despite negative worldly news.
Mercy march on Beaverton’s avenues
More than 300 Catholic faithful flowed alongside one of Beaverton’s main thoroughfares April 28 in a march celebrating divine mercy.
Mariachi Mass
In the shadow of Portland skyscrapers, more than 700 worshippers gathered May 5 to celebrate the Eucharist. The annual Mariachi Mass at Waterfront Park temporarily turns a site of reveling into a spiritual powerhouse.
Agents of hope
Prison ministry conference challenges Catholics to help transform the criminal justice system as well as souls
Passion re-enacted
At St. Luke Parish in Woodburn, Hispanic faithful carried on the tradition of a realistic enactment of Jesus’ last hours and death. Parishioners dressed as Roman guards, apostles, Sanhedrin officials and the people of Jerusalem moved through the tragic story as hundreds of onlookers sat spellbound in gymnasium bleachers.
Today's suffering on Good Friday
Many Christians apply the story of Good Friday to modern suffering and seek God’s help to create a better world. In downtown Beaverton, 150 people walked to sites for reflection and prayer, singing “Jesus Remember Me” and carrying a seven-foot-tall wooden cross along the path.
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