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  • Popular movements key to social change, pope says
    VATICAN CITY — Popular movements can spark the change needed to ensure a future that is no longer in the hands of elites and powerful people, but includes the poor who have the inalienable right to a life of dignity, Pope Francis said.
  • Totus Tuus: Not your everyday vacation Bible school
    LEBANON — Walking through St. Edward Parish here July 17, one could hear sounds of laughter coming from a classroom. As one enters, kids are circled up squatting, kneeling, crossing themselves, saying prayers and then repeating — all at the direction of the young adult missionaries in the center of the circle.
  • Everyday Ethics
    John Mulderig spends a lot of time watching movies. As film reviewer for Catholic News Service, he provides valuable insight to Catholics deciding which movies they want to see or show to their children. His reviews can be witty but also informative. He is responsible for keeping an eye out for offenses against Catholic teaching.
  • Parish celebrates feast day with a medieval twist
    Abraham Mudrick, with a stern face, stands guard outside the entrance to St. Stephen Church in Southeast Portland during the parish’s Medieval Festival Aug. 4. Dressed like a Swiss Guard, he lets a smile slip as his young daughters play around him.
  • Celebration marks 40 years since Adorers of the Holy Cross sisters arrived
    A special Mass and huge reception July 20 helped celebrate 40 years for the Adorers of the Holy Cross Sisters in Portland. The religious community has become an important part of life in local Catholicism.

    
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  • Family Promise: Making a difference for homeless kids
    BEAVERTON — January 2017 provided great memories for Lois O’Halleran’s children, students at St. Mary of the Valley and Jesuit. Snow had closed the schools for nine days, so it was a veritable second Christmas vacation. They sledded, made snowmen and flung snowballs. They’d come inside to warm up with hot chocolate as their snow-encrusted clothes spun in the dryer. READ MORE>>
  • New Catholic Charities board leader emphasizes humility, love
    The new chairwoman of the board for Catholic Charities of Oregon advises humility and love when the agency is engaging the public over heated topics like immigration, racial diversity and poverty. READ MORE>>
  • Totus Tuus: Not your everyday vacation Bible school
    LEBANON — Walking through St. Edward Parish here July 17, one could hear sounds of laughter coming from a classroom. As one enters, kids are circled up squatting, kneeling, crossing themselves, saying prayers and then repeating — all at the direction of the young adult missionaries in the center of the circle.
  • Popular movements key to social change, pope says
    VATICAN CITY — Popular movements can spark the change needed to ensure a future that is no longer in the hands of elites and powerful people, but includes the poor who have the inalienable right to a life of dignity, Pope Francis said.
  • Watching that movie, reading that book: Is it bad for your salvation?
    John Mulderig spends a lot of time watching movies. As film reviewer for Catholic News Service, he provides valuable insight to Catholics deciding which movies they want to see or show to their children. His reviews can be witty but also informative. He is responsible for keeping an eye out for offenses against Catholic teaching.
  • Drive in — Sleep out
    Family Promise of Beaverton is preparing for its biggest fundraiser of the year, the annual Drive In – Sleep Out, Saturday, Aug. 24, through Sunday, Aug. 25, at the Beaverton City Park. There will be live music, speakers, food trucks, a movie in the park and a hot breakfast. Donors who don’t want to spend the night can register as “backseat drivers,” going home to sleep. Go to familypromiseofbeaverton.org to learn more.
  • Marriage values
    I guess that was back in the day when people were shocked. Our current president has not been true to any of his three wives, it appears.
Filipino youths called to help the world encounter God
A Filipino celebration held at The Grotto in Northeast Portland July 28 began with a rosary led by children.
Singles for Christ conference fortifies faith
The national gathering encourages young adults to feel God’s love, find strength in community and share their gifts
Getting at poverty's roots
Catholic Campaign for Human Development funds western Oregon projects that go even beyond charity
Deacon subdues attacker to protect abbey
The gentle churchman is troubled by his reaction, but thinks it was part of his duty
Grotto to host pilgrimage day
On the first Saturday of each month, The Grotto hosts a healing Mass and a memorial of St. Peregrine. On Aug. 3, the event gets expanded to a pilgrimage day.
  • The USCCB and the sex abuse crisis
    Most Rev. Alexander Sample
    Perhaps some of you are getting tired of hearing about the sexual abuse crisis plaguing the Church, but my sense is that most of you want to be kept informed about how the leadership of the Church is addressing this current scandalous situation. As a follow-up to my last column, I want to explain to you the actions taken by the United States bishops at our June meeting.
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