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  • Being curator of meteorites allows Jesuit to 'find God' in all things
    HOUSTON — At the Vatican Observatory in Castel Gandolfo near Rome, Jesuit Brother Robert Macke finds his work as the curator of meteorites for the Vatican Observatory — formally founded in 1891 by Pope Leo XIII — allows him to, as the Jesuit saying goes, "find God in all things."
  • Catholics put focus on immigrant children with rally, civil disobedience
    WASHINGTON — A few hundred Catholic activists, including dozens of women religious, gathered outside at the foot of the U.S. Capitol July 18 urging politicians to stop its "inhumane treatment" of immigrant children at the border and reminding people of faith to take a stronger stand against current U.S. border policies.
  • Congolese church leaders urge international help to contain Ebola
    OXFORD, England — Catholic representatives in Congo have urged international action to contain Ebola, after an epidemic in the country's eastern provinces was declared an emergency by the World Health Organization.
  • Visiting priest asked to leave

    When Catholic bishops, priests and religious travel to give retreats or minister outside their home dioceses, they must send ahead a letter of recommendation showing good standing and then wait for a welcome from the host diocese.

  • The USCCB and the sex abuse crisis
    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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  • Visiting priest asked to leave

    When Catholic bishops, priests and religious travel to give retreats or minister outside their home dioceses, they must send ahead a letter of recommendation showing good standing and then wait for a welcome from the host diocese.

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  • Nursery cared for vulnerable Portland children
    By 1939, Britain was ordering U.S.-made vessels for the war against the Nazis. Portland’s shipbuilding surged, and the city needed more workers in a hurry. READ MORE>>
  • Being curator of meteorites allows Jesuit to 'find God' in all things
    HOUSTON — At the Vatican Observatory in Castel Gandolfo near Rome, Jesuit Brother Robert Macke finds his work as the curator of meteorites for the Vatican Observatory — formally founded in 1891 by Pope Leo XIII — allows him to, as the Jesuit saying goes, "find God in all things."
  • Catholics put focus on immigrant children with rally, civil disobedience
    WASHINGTON — A few hundred Catholic activists, including dozens of women religious, gathered outside at the foot of the U.S. Capitol July 18 urging politicians to stop its "inhumane treatment" of immigrant children at the border and reminding people of faith to take a stronger stand against current U.S. border policies.
  • The Lion King
    NEW YORK (CNS) — Advances in moviemaking technology allow a story that could only previously be told as a cartoon to be enacted, so to speak, by animals. And so we get "The Lion King" (Disney).
  • Curiosity may help us
    On the night of July 20, 1969, I was a 4-year-old standing in my back yard staring at the moon. I tried for an hour to spy the astronauts who had landed that day.
Jesus hits the streets
On an overcast Sunday afternoon, Jesus Christ and 800 of his followers descended from St. Mary Cathedral into the streets of downtown Portland. Participants called it powerful public witness to the Catholic belief of Jesus’ real presence in the Eucharist.
‘In them, Christ comes’
Mount Angel Abbey renovates guesthouse, hoping to help guests encounter God while also bringing Christ’s presence to the monastery
Parish practices emergency evacuation
Pastor says his first responsibility is the safety and welfare of parishioners
Mercy march on Beaverton’s avenues
More than 300 Catholic faithful flowed alongside one of Beaverton’s main thoroughfares April 28 in a march celebrating divine mercy.
Mariachi Mass
In the shadow of Portland skyscrapers, more than 700 worshippers gathered May 5 to celebrate the Eucharist. The annual Mariachi Mass at Waterfront Park temporarily turns a site of reveling into a spiritual powerhouse.
  • 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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