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  • Prayer for Servants of the Church is a ministry of the Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women. A day each month is set aside to pray for a priest — along with a deacon, woman religious, seminarian or brother — serving in the Archdiocese of Portland. Please remember them, and all who serve the church, in your daily prayers.
  • Sisters of Providence recognize jubilarians, delay celebratory event
    This year the Sisters of Providence recognize four jubilarians with strong links to the Archdiocese of Portland: Sister Maggie Pastro, celebrating 50 years in the community, and Sisters Chauncey Boyle, Karin Dufault and Katherine Smith marking their 60th anniversaries.
  • Books give advice on raising children in a culture that devalues faith
    Kim Cameron-Smith cuts through a great deal of fluff that's out there in the Christian/Catholic parenting world and gets to the heart of the matter in her book titled "Discipleship Parenting." She asserts that raising your children for heaven must be the goal for every Catholic parent in a society that asks much more shallow questions and is more concerned with superficial concerns.
  • Marriage handbook offers good advice
    It is commonly understood that approximately half of marriages in the United States end in divorce. The rate of divorce is higher for second and third marriages. Thus, it is understandable why the Catholic Church has made it a priority to prepare couples for healthy, permanent marriages through thorough, well-developed diocesan programs.
  • 70 YEARS A SISTER: Sr. Elizabeth Sohler
    Sister Elizabeth Sohler was born in North Plains and was baptized at St. Edward Parish. She attended public elementary school because there was no Catholic school in the area.
  • 70 YEARS A SISTER: Franciscan Sr. Florence Leone Poch
    Franciscan Sister Florence Leone Poch was born Fairfax, Washington, but later moved to Tacoma where she attended St. Leo High School and was a member of Visitation Parish.
  • Seminarians thank, encourage Catholics in videos
    Archdiocese of Portland seminarians appear in a set of videos thanking and encouraging the Catholics of western Oregon. From Mount Angel, St. Patrick Seminary in California, Bishop White Seminary in Spokane and from their homes and parishes, they recorded messages.
  • Newly ordained Jesuits have Oregon links
    Three Jesuits ordained priests of the order’s Western province earlier this month have Oregon connections.
  • Living as a counterpoint
    As a young physician, Dr. William Toffler parked his faith by the door and blended into the culture of medical professionals. He was good at giving birth control. He enjoyed performing vasectomies and inserting intrauterine devices.
  • Japanese bishops' anti-nuclear power book available in English
    TOKYO (CNS) — An English version of a book by Japan's bishops appealing for the abolition of nuclear power is now available for free on the internet, reported ucanews.com.
  • Author's ideas on meeting God offer welcome antidote to isolation
    In these unsettling days, the prospect of talking with a gentle, listening friend about our relationship with God may sound appealing indeed. That's what Robert Wicks, author, speaker and psychologist, provides here for the reader. His introduction sets the tone: "Come Sit By Me: An Invitation to Prayerfully Experience Living with More Meaning, Inner Peace and Joy."
  • 60 YEARS A SISTER: Sr. Judith Henigin
    MOUNT ANGEL — Benedictine Sister Judith Henigin was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on April 18, 1940, growing up in a large family. She lived her first five years in Pennsylvania, moved to California, then to Oregon.
  • History of American Catholicism will set standard for years to come
    This sweeping history starts with the first Spanish missionary settlements in what later became the United States, and continues to the present, a journey of nearly 500 years.
  • 70 YEARS A SISTER: Sr. Theresa Hathaway
    BEAVERTON — Sister Theresa Hathaway of the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon was born in 1933 in Cushing, Oklahoma. Her one blood sister is also a Sister of St. Mary of Oregon, Sister Mary Ann.
  • Ignatius Press to publish cardinal's prison journal, help with legal costs
    ROME (CNS) — Ignatius Press will be publishing Australian Cardinal George Pell's prison journal and it is also appealing for donations it will give the cardinal for outstanding legal expenses incurred in defending himself against allegations of the sexual abuse of minors.
  • Fr. Ray Carey: His enthusiasm is stronger than ever
    His family had just moved from Ohio to Oregon when young Ray Carey befriended a boy who’d had a dodgy upbringing. People called this new pal a juvenile delinquent.
  • WATCH — Retiring priest: ‘It’s been a good ride’
    He spent almost 20 years as pastor of one parish, not to mention staying resolutely on call at several nearby hospitals six days per week.
  • Book among tiny handful of print resources for Catholic sex abuse victims
    Given the sexual crimes by Catholic clergy that have come to light from 2002 onward, as well as increased societal awareness of the problem of child abuse in general, the paucity of officially approved Catholic literature for abuse survivors is shameful.
  • Archbishop: Narcissism only destroys
    Pride was the root sin and has been a chronic problem since humanity’s origins. But excessive self-regard and self-reliance have surged in modern culture, Archbishop Alexander Sample said July 5 during a homily livestreamed from St. Mary Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Northwest Portland.
  •  Jesuit Fr. JK Adams: ‘Love like Jesus loves’
    A priest who served as a teacher, spiritual mentor and local superior at Jesuit High School in Portland over the course of 14 years is celebrating the 25th anniversary of his ordination.
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