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  • Venezuelan bishops say fresh calls for protest are 'sign of hope'
    CARACAS, Venezuela — The Venezuelan bishops' conference labeled fresh calls for anti-government street protests as "a sign of hope" in the country, which continues to suffer through a deep economic and humanitarian crisis.
  • Portland Catholics support growth of Tanzanian school
    CORNELIUS — Portland Catholics are among key supporters of a school for disabled children in Tanzania.
  • Critical gifts in play at St. Ignatius
    “Recess!” said second-grader Owen Charlot when asked about his favorite subject. Many kids are likely to agree, and research is showing that is with good reason.
  • Miracle Madi
    EUGENE — It’s not every day that a miracle happens in your school. This year, St. Paul School here is celebrating the life of 7-year-old second-grader, Madi McCluskey. Her story is miraculous.
  • ‘We will never be silent’
    Unlike in previous years, the abortion rights advocates occupied a corner of the square for about 15 minutes, chanting loudly during a prayer commemorating the 60 million U.S. lives lost to abortion since 1973. They howled like wolves while Archbishop Sample spoke, but cheers for the archbishop from pro-lifers drowned out the noise.
    
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  • Portland Catholics support growth of Tanzanian school
    CORNELIUS — Portland Catholics are among key supporters of a school for disabled children in Tanzania. READ MORE>>
  • ‘We will never be silent’
    Unlike in previous years, the abortion rights advocates occupied a corner of the square for about 15 minutes, chanting loudly during a prayer commemorating the 60 million U.S. lives lost to abortion since 1973. They howled like wolves while Archbishop Sample spoke, but cheers for the archbishop from pro-lifers drowned out the noise. READ MORE>>
  • Shaping tomorrow’s leaders
    Middle school is a pivotal time when students grow out of childhood and into young adulthood. As middle school teachers at St. Rose School in Northeast Portland have accompanied students through these transitions year after year, they have thought of an additional component to help eighth graders complete their middle-school journeys.
  • Abbot Peter Eberle speaks at Mount Angel
    Mount Angel Abbey’s 2019 lecture series, “The Crucifixion and the Christian Life,” offers its second of four presentations on Saturday, Feb. 9, in the Mount Angel Abbey Library, St. Benedict. Benedictine Abbot Peter Eberle, O.S.B., former abbot of Mount Angel Abbey (1988-1997) will give all the presentations. Abbot Peter has also served as the abbot president of the Swiss-American Benedictine Congregation. On Feb. 9 he will speak on Why the Cross: An Inquiry.
  • Cloaked attack
    Archbishop Sample should continue to work diligently to stamp out clergy abuse in this archdiocese as he did in the meeting with our young people. And he also should work with American bishops and the Holy See to incorporate lay commission review as “a universal and consistent practice in the whole worldwide church,” which the archbishop admits is the pope’s goal. 
'Deadly serious'
Concerned how clergy sex abuse is affecting faith, Archbishop Alexander Sample gathered with young Catholics Dec. 20 to answer questions about the scandal.
New Marian prayer site dedicated
Our Lady of Peace Retreat in Beaverton has a new outdoor prayer space that focuses on peace and healing at the feet of Mary.
Off the streets
Faith is helping a former altar boy restore a life stalled by addiction and homelessness
Even in death, ‘every second counted’: Couple brings Cuddle Cot to St. Vincent Medical Center
Motivated by their own grief, Nick and Carly Itami give bereaved families more time with their babies
South coast food box program a ‘marvel’ of compassion
Knights of Columbus convene partners to feed 1,300 households in a region pestered by poverty
  • So what happened?
    Most Rev. Alexander Sample
    I have recently returned from the annual fall meeting of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). It was at this meeting that the U.S. bishops were prepared to address in a strong manner the current crisis in the Church, a crisis that revolves around the bishops themselves and the negligent handling of cases of sexual abuse and misconduct in the past.
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