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  • 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. 
  • 'Every parish, rectory in hurricane zone' suffering, says church official

    MIAMI — The physical impact of Hurricane Michael and the anticipated recovery period for parts of the Florida Panhandle appear to be on a scale of last year's Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, according to the church's top emergency management specialist in Florida.

  • Chinese provincial official: Vatican will interfere in religious affairs
    HONG KONG — The Vatican is still planning to interfere in affairs of the Catholic Church in China, a provincial religious affairs official told local Catholic representatives at a government seminar.
  • Visiting bishop to migrants: Get involved in parishes
    A bishop from Micronesia visited Portland in September, urging Catholic migrants from his Pacific island nation to get involved in Oregon parishes, especially by enrolling their children in religious education. 
  • WATCH: CYO annual dinner boosts spirits
    There were a few tears amid the laughter and inspiration on offer at the Oct. 9 Champions of Faith dinner, CYO/Camp Howard’s annual fundraising bash at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. 
    
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  • Abortion funding ban gets official encouragement

    Catholic leaders are asking Oregonians to approve Measure 106, a grassroots ballot initiative that would limit taxpayer funding of elective abortions. 

    “Our public tax dollars should be used to truly support women and families in need and not to pay for the irreversible and harmful effects of abortion,” Portland Archbishop Alexander Sample wrote in a letter read at western Oregon parishes last weekend. “Oregonians should no longer be forced to pay for elective, late-term and even sex-selective abortions.”

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  • WATCH: CYO annual dinner boosts spirits
    There were a few tears amid the laughter and inspiration on offer at the Oct. 9 Champions of Faith dinner, CYO/Camp Howard’s annual fundraising bash at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland.  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. 
  • Sanctuary offers second Tuesday wisdom
    On the second Tuesday of each month, the Grotto in Northeast Portland hosts sessions in which Servite Father Richard Boyle discusses various subjects from a faith perspective. On Oct. 9, “Tuesday Topics with Fr. Richard” explored dealing with stress and anxiety through prayer.
  • 'Every parish, rectory in hurricane zone' suffering, says church official

    MIAMI — The physical impact of Hurricane Michael and the anticipated recovery period for parts of the Florida Panhandle appear to be on a scale of last year's Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, according to the church's top emergency management specialist in Florida.

  • Halloween
    NEW YORK (CNS) — One of modern Hollywood's most enduring horror franchises turns 40 this year. To mark the occasion, director and co-writer David Gordon Green presents us with "Halloween" (Universal), a direct sequel to the eponymous 1978 original. 
  • Stand up on 106
    Fifteen years ago my birth mother had a choice, and she chose to give me life. I would have chosen to live, of course, if I had the option, but I had no choice in whether or not she picked abortion or adoption.
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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