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  • Vatican releases guidelines to help church fight human trafficking
    VATICAN CITY — The Vatican has created a set of pastoral guidelines to inspire and improve the church's work in addressing the crime of human trafficking and the care of its victims worldwide.
  • Vatican leaps into the world of sports
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Vatican announced its plans to take a leap of faith into the wide world of sports with the creation of its first ever sports association.
  • Going green
    When Donald Fournier died a few years ago, Msgr. Patrick Brennan celebrated his funeral Mass at St. Mary Cathedral. “None of his friends from Knights of Columbus or his singles group would have guessed that it was a green funeral,” says his daughter, Elizabeth Fournier, director of Cornerstone Funeral Home in Boring and author of “The Green Burial Guidebook: Everything You Need to Plan an Affordable, Environmentally Friendly Burial.”
  • Catholic Schools Week
    The Central Catholic Constitution Team diligently listens to social studies teacher Geoff Stuckart as he covers topics that likely will come up at their competition this month: political parties and voting rights.
  • Pope wants abuse summit to lead to clarity, action
    VATICAN CITY — At the upcoming meeting on protecting minors, Pope Francis wants leaders of the world's bishops' conferences to clearly understand what must be done to prevent abuse, care for victims and ensure no case is whitewashed or covered up.
    
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  • Going green
    When Donald Fournier died a few years ago, Msgr. Patrick Brennan celebrated his funeral Mass at St. Mary Cathedral. “None of his friends from Knights of Columbus or his singles group would have guessed that it was a green funeral,” says his daughter, Elizabeth Fournier, director of Cornerstone Funeral Home in Boring and author of “The Green Burial Guidebook: Everything You Need to Plan an Affordable, Environmentally Friendly Burial.” READ MORE>>
  • Nights on marriage and faith

    Mater Dei Radio in Oregon is celebrating 30 years of broadcasting with two nights featuring David Anders, host of EWTN’s “Called to Communion,” which airs on the local station, 88.3 FM in the Portland area and Salem and 94.9 and 100.5 in Eugene and Springfield.

    Anders will discuss his book, “How the Catholic Church Saved My Marriage,” this month in Tigard and Salem. 

    READ MORE>>
  • ‘It’s all about the children’
    For more than 50 years, Holy Names Sister Mary Ryan has been bringing children to Jesus in a variety of ways while serving at Catholic schools: as a teacher, principal, bus driver, morning care provider, development director and now as the new legacy giving director for Holy Cross School in North Portland.
  • Thunderstruck by the Passion

    MEDFORD — Murray La Hue tried twice to become a Catholic and decamped in exasperation. “This is hogwash,” he told himself.

    The third time went differently. 

  • Vatican leaps into the world of sports
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Vatican announced its plans to take a leap of faith into the wide world of sports with the creation of its first ever sports association.
  • Hate on the rise
    Many Oregonians, especially those in hip Portland, see their state as a bastion of open-mindedness. Recent trends should squelch that perception and jolt Catholics into action.
'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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