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  • New books offer spiritual nourishment during Lent, Easter season
    New books offer spiritual nourishment during Lent, Easter season
    WASHINGTON (CNS) — Here are some new books that might be useful for your spiritual reading during Lent and the Easter season:
  • Oregon Knights of Columbus meet to discern service
    Oregon Knights of Columbus meet to discern service
    NEWPORT — The first six months of the 2019-20 Oregon Knights of Columbus service year have “been incredibly successful,” state deputy Ron Boyce told nearly 50 district deputies and other Knights during a midyear meeting held Jan. 3-5 at the Best Western Agate Beach motel here.
  • Australian bishops: religious discrimination bill has merit, but flaws should be fixed
    Australian bishops: religious discrimination bill has merit, but flaws should be fixed
    CANBERRA, Australia — Australia’s Catholic bishops have welcomed changes to a proposed religious discrimination bill to protect religious believers and institutions from discrimination and needless legal action, but they said more work is necessary for an Australia-wide law.

  • Pope says new Vatican finance laws, norms are working
    Pope says new Vatican finance laws, norms are working
    VATICAN CITY — The decade-long process of updating the laws of Vatican City State is part of the Vatican's support for international commitments to protect people and safeguard vulnerable groups, who are "frequently the victims of new, odious forms of illegality," Pope Francis said.
  • Hong Kong, Singapore cancel public Masses amid coronavirus
    Hong Kong, Singapore cancel public Masses amid coronavirus
    HONG KONG — All public Masses in Hong Kong are canceled through Feb. 28 amid the threat of the spreading of coronavirus. Cardinal John Tong Hon, apostolic administrator and bishop emeritus of Hong Kong, announced Feb. 13 that all public Masses from Feb. 15-28 would be suspended.
    
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  • Pope says new Vatican finance laws, norms are working
    VATICAN CITY — The decade-long process of updating the laws of Vatican City State is part of the Vatican's support for international commitments to protect people and safeguard vulnerable groups, who are "frequently the victims of new, odious forms of illegality," Pope Francis said.
  • Providence Sisters elect leaders
    SEATTLE — The Sisters of Providence, who founded Oregon’s largest health system, have elected a new team of leaders for the Mother Joseph Province, which covers the Pacific Northwest.
Once a homeless mother, she’s now a super-volunteer
Brittney Sparks believes in the small Catholic nonprofit that helped her onto a path of faith and stability
Archbishop tells Vincentians: ‘Be the face of Christ’
TIGARD — Earlier in the day, Cyndi Kelly of St. Henry Parish in Gresham had paid a hotel bill for a woman just out of surgery.
Oregon woman shares her journey from spiritual crisis to consecrated virginity
In one of the oldest rites of the church, Miriam Marston will be consecrated to God — “mystically espoused to Christ and dedicated to the service of the church,” according to the Code of Canon Law.
Friday night at the monastery
Monthly young adult evening retreats at Mount Angel Abbey include prayer, monastic hospitality, learning about faith and sips of Benedictine brew
Music on the hilltop
ST. BENEDICT — In Damian Hall at the seminary here, Myrna Keough leads Deacon Raymond Philip Napuli through a practice of a Gregorian chant, Ave Verum Corpus. Keough sits at her piano tapping out the notes and reassessing the key in which the chant should be sung at the upcoming Mass of candidacy. Napuli stands behind her, gripping the sides of his music stand, gently following along with the music. He will chant the music with the rest of the seminary choir in a few short weeks.
  • Through Christ, repairing our relationship with creation
    Most Rev. Alexander Sample

    I love the outdoors, and the pristine and clean environment of much of Oregon, both east and west of the Cascades. The times that I can mountain bike in Forest Park, muddy or dry, are moments to cherish. I have hiked in the Columbia River Gorge and fished for salmon in the Multnomah Channel. (Yes, I caught a big one.) I have even floated the wild and scenic Rogue River.

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