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  • Design and innovation center set for UP
    A center for design and innovation will rise adjacent to the University of Portland engineering school on acreage formerly occupied by the physical plant. The aim is to create a point of inspiration for future innovators.
    Here are some of our most memorable moments in time.
  • Calm discourse of 'The Matter of Life' is welcome voice in abortion debate
    Calm discourse about the inflammatory issue of legal abortion has long been in short supply. Since the recent leak of the Supreme Court's draft opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, the tumult and the shouting provoked by the topic have only increased.
  • Songs based on Carmelites’ poems
    Song cycles based on poems by St. Teresa of Avila, St. Theresa of Lisieux and St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross are the musical offering at a concert set for Sunday, Oct. 9, 3 p.m. in the Old Church at The Madeleine Parish, 3123 NE 24th Ave. in Portland.
  • Author, former Marine, ponders how faith tempers horror, violence
    "My Catholicism informs the questions I want to ask in fiction and the aspects of literature that are most vital to me," Phil Klay said. "I think the best writing isn't simply about psychological or moral struggles, but spiritual ones as well."
  • Vatican basilica provides background for new film on St. Peter
    For two weeks in October, the facade of St. Peter's Basilica will be the screen for the nighttime showing of a short film about the life, the call and the ministry of St. Peter.
  • DC League of Super-Pets
    How to revitalize the oft-told story of Superman, who made his debut in print way back in 1938? By focusing on his canine best friend. At least, that's the gambit behind director and co-writer Jared Stern's reasonably fresh animated comedy "DC League of Super-Pets" (Warner Bros.).
  • By 1922, the film industry, which had begun to migrate from the East Coast to Hollywood about a decade earlier, was well-established and thriving. A century later, many of the movies released that year have perished. But some have survived while others have been rediscovered or restored.
  • How God works
    Near the end of “Moments in the Breach: Meditations on Life & Ministry,” Jesuit Father Gary Smith calls his new memoir “a book about my heart.” The small phrase wasn’t even the central idea of the sentence, but it offers a key to the whole project.
  • ‘Unicorn Town’
    Nick Alfieri, a 2010 graduate of Jesuit High School, has created and directed a documentary about American football in Germany. The film was released on digital platforms Aug. 19 and will show in theaters in a few cities.
  • Literary critic shines light on faith's influence on Catholic writers
    His major work to date, "Longing for an Absent God," is an examination of faith and doubt in the U.S. literary tradition.
  • Francis scholar offers helpful advice on how saint would navigate today
    In a time filled with many fears and spiritual "potholes," Franciscan scholar Jon Sweeney gives us some helpful reflections on how to navigate these days in light of who St. Francis of Assisi was and how he lived.
  • Debut novel reflects author's nuanced understanding of faith's mysteries
    The path from editorial and magazine work to literary fiction has been a slow but steady one for cradle-Catholic Katy Carl.
  • 'D.B. Cooper: Where Are You?!,' streaming, Netflix
    NEW YORK (CNS) — Over the past 50 years, D.B. Cooper has become one of the most famous aliases in history. Yet it was really under the name Dan Cooper that a still-unidentified man carried out the mysterious hijacking — and getaway — that have since made him the stuff of legend.
  • BALTIMORE (CNS) — Jim Coleman wasn't at all interested in portraying Father Augustus Tolton in a national traveling theater production.

    While he found the story of America's first recognized Black Catholic priest inspirational, the veteran actor of more than two decades was more interested in television and film roles.
  • Why are U.S. internet prices so high? The answers are many and complex
    WASHINGTON (CNS) — The cost for broadband service in the United States is high, and getting higher. In most metropolitan areas of the United States, residents are lucky to have two competing providers from which to choose. A third player in large metro markets is rare, but it's been seen before.
  • Writer from fin de siècle has message for today
    In his first homily after being elected in 2013, Pope Francis quoted the Belle Epoque Catholic thinker Leon Bloy. Bloy had written, “Whoever does not pray to God prays to the devil.” The pope explained that those who don’t profess Jesus Christ tend to abide by a worldliness of Satan’s ilk. It’s just the kind of explosive comment for which Bloy became famous and infamous.
  • ‘What it means to be a man’
    When 12-year-old Steven Arms’ father, David Arms, surprised him by saying they would be doing something special out of town for his 13th birthday — just the two of them — the boy wasn’t enthused.
  • Exhibit recalls Catholic journalists' courage in Lithuania under Soviets
    An exhibit currently on display in Washington offers a moving portrait of the courage of Catholic journalists during the era of Soviet persecution in Eastern Europe, along with a potent message of faith and resistance to tyranny that has relevance in today's world.
  • Arkansas Catholics are among 5,000 extras filmed for 'Chosen' episode
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (CNS) — Anne Mancino walked into a field in Texas June 8 wearing a headscarf, sandals and a plain sea green dress, and sat down amid a crowd of 5,000 to hear the words of Jesus.
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