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  • Smith dinner's tone lighthearted, but abuse crisis not ignored in remarks
    NEW YORK — In the current toxic environment where political rivals describe each other as "evil" and "enemies," it is imperative to remember that in America, "our political opponents are not evil, they are just our opponents," according to Ambassador Nikki R. Haley.
  • God’s grace comes through community
    ST. BENEDICT — An important element of the spiritual formation program for the men in pre-theology and theology at Mount Angel Seminary is regular participation in Jesus Caritas prayer groups. Inspired by Blessed Charles de Foucauld (1858-1916), Jesus Caritas is a worldwide fraternity made up of small groups of diocesan priests who share prayer and developments in their lives.
  • Catholics on both sides of Measure 105
    On Nov. 6, Oregonians will decide the fate of the state’s 31-year-old sanctuary law. A “yes” vote on Measure 105 would repeal the law, which says no law enforcement agency can use its money, equipment or personnel for detecting or apprehending people whose only violation is being in the country unlawfully.
  • Scalabrini shelter in Guatemala swamped by Hondurans seeking safety
    MEXICO CITY — A Scalabrini migrant shelter in Guatemala City has served 1,700 Hondurans heading north as part of a caravan seeking to reach the U.S. border.
  • St. Matthew students memorialize Fr. Jose Ortega
    HILLSBORO — The students, staff and families of St. Matthew School here remembered their beloved priest, Father Jose Ortega, by celebrating his life during the St. Matthew School Mass last month. Father Jose died Aug. 23 after fighting a lengthy battle with cancer. 
    
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  • The Oregon Catholic Historical Society will meet Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Proto-Cathedral of St. James, 218 W 12th St., in Vancouver, Washington. The day includes a presentation covering early area Catholic history and a tour of the 1885 church READ MORE>>
  • Catholics on both sides of Measure 105
    On Nov. 6, Oregonians will decide the fate of the state’s 31-year-old sanctuary law. A “yes” vote on Measure 105 would repeal the law, which says no law enforcement agency can use its money, equipment or personnel for detecting or apprehending people whose only violation is being in the country unlawfully. READ MORE>>
  • UP master’s grad is now a chancellor
    A graduate of the Master of Arts of Pastoral Ministry program at the University of Portland has been promoted to chancellor of the Diocese of Sacramento. 
  • God’s grace comes through community
    ST. BENEDICT — An important element of the spiritual formation program for the men in pre-theology and theology at Mount Angel Seminary is regular participation in Jesus Caritas prayer groups. Inspired by Blessed Charles de Foucauld (1858-1916), Jesus Caritas is a worldwide fraternity made up of small groups of diocesan priests who share prayer and developments in their lives.
  • Gosnell: The Trial of America's Biggest Serial Killer
    NEW YORK (CNS) — "Gosnell: The Trial of America's Biggest Serial Killer" (GVN) is a powerful dramatization of the Philadelphia police investigation and state prosecution that finally ended the infamous, decades-long career of abortionist Kermit Gosnell.
  • From Jesus?
    This directive outlawing artificial contraception seems more like a church rule than a rule from Jesus.
Deaf Catholics at peace worshipping in their language
They know each other’s hardships, can open their hearts
Retired police chief helps Catholic agency deal with growth
Pete Kerns adds strategic planning to the ‘brilliance’ at St. Vincent de Paul of Lane County
James Ladd felt his calling affirmed during internship at Holy Trinity in Beaverton
As they began classes this fall, many students from Mount Angel Seminary carried a fresh experience of parish life.
Builder, who lives by ‘cowboy code,’ has helped create beautiful churches
MOUNT ANGEL — A small general contracting firm, in a small office, in a small town has built remarkable modern Catholic buildings in Oregon.
New lodge increases possibilities at Camp Howard
Dining hall big enough to hold everyone
  • No fear of the truth
    Most Rev. Alexander Sample
    As the sad crisis in the Church over sexual abuse and misconduct and its cover-up continues to unfold, I have been thinking a lot about the truth. We need the truth, however painful it may be to hear it. We must, in a sense, answer Pilate’s question, “What is the truth?” Only the truth in this matter will make us free.
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