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  • The art of finding Christ on the streets
    The woman had gotten off the bus on Southeast Flavel, near 92nd Avenue, and slowly pulled a hand cart carefully packed with worn bags. Neatly though casually dressed, she walked with immense weariness. Perhaps she’d just gotten off a long day’s work. Or perhaps, considering the hand cart, she was on her way home from a frustrating shopping trip.
  • 'Being kind comes naturally to him'
    At the beginning of the Rite of Ordination, after the director of vocations assures the archbishop that the candidate has been found worthy and the archbishop chooses the candidate for the order of the priesthood, it’s the people’s turn to speak.
  • Franciscan Sisters celebrate jubilees
    Five jubilarians served in the Archdiocese of Portland, where the Franciscans had a convent and retreat house for decades on Palatine Hill. Several sisters still work in spiritual ministry at the Franciscan Spiritual Center in Lake Oswego.
  • What is a Catholic priest? A new documentary asks the question.
    A new documentary about the Catholic priesthood asks priests what kind of life they are supposed to live as they reflect on their vocations and the role of the priest in Catholic theology and spiritual life.
  • Healing Mass in Beaverton July 22
    Western Oregon Catholic Charismatic Renewal is sponsoring a healing Mass Friday, July 22, 7 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church in Beaverton.
  • First married couple to be beatified together featured at World Meeting of Families
    Relics of the first married couple to be beatified together by the Catholic Church can be venerated inside St. Peter’s Basilica this week during the World Meeting of Families in Rome.
  • Fueling the priest’s heart and ministry
    A vocational institute in Nebraska has become a spiritual bastion forming the hearts and ministry of priests and seminarians across the country, including several from the Archdiocese of Portland.
  • Public procession expresses awe at Eucharist
    Scores of worshippers processed behind Archbishop Alexander Sample June 19 as he carried the Eucharist from St. Mary Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception to Couch Park.
  • Why is June the month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus?
    June is known as the month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus most simply because the solemnity of the Sacred Heart is celebrated during it.
  • Spanish Dominicans to be beatified as Civil War martyrs
    An elderly nun whose head was crushed with a boulder during Spain's 1936-1939 Civil War is to be beatified as a martyr with 26 male Dominicans in Seville cathedral.
  • Meet the 10 newest blesseds of the Catholic Church
    The Catholic Church’s 10 newest blesseds were beatified last weekend in Poland. The 10 members of the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Elizabeth were murdered by soldiers of the Red Army in 1945.
  • Archbishop urges truth and love on controversial issues
    Archbishop Alexander Sample on June 13 described abortion, disregard for family life and transgender ideology as instances of a satanic attack on the image and likeness of God. At the same time, the 61-year-old churchman called for deep love and concern for those who have been drawn into the cultural shifts.
  • O Jesus, I pray for your faithful and fervent priests and servants of the church especially (two names here). Keep them close to your heart and bless them abundantly in time and eternity. Amen.
  • Sign of social illness or the Holy Spirit’s mysterious path?
    The number of women religious in the Archdiocese of Portland is about a third of what it was 60 years ago. While some sisters see the trend as symptomatic of an ailing society, others say the tale is not necessarily a tragedy.
  • Seven pilgrimages in North America offer variety for the soul
    A pilgrimage offers Catholics a chance to work on their faith and North America has scores of opportunities to teach, inspire and renew.
  • Prayer shawl retreat July 16
    A ministry that reaches people in need of solace and comfort offers a retreat July 16, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Our Lady of the Lake Parish in Lake Oswego.

  • Their job is to cooperate with the Lord’s work
    The vocations director of the Archdiocese of Portland passes the mantle July 1. Priests, most of whom aspire to parish life, don’t vie to fill this job, but it shapes the future of the local church.
  • Corpus Christi procession set
    On Sunday, June 19, following the 11 a.m. Mass at St. Mary Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Archbishop Alexander Sample will process with the Blessed Sacrament to the downtown Park Blocks.
  • Sistine Chapel exhibit coming to Portland
    Portlanders can get an experience of Michelangelo’s masterful Sistine Chapel in an exhibit set for June 25-Aug. 11 at Pioneer Plaza, 700 SW 5th Ave., Suite 1200.
  • Founding of Blue Army commemorated
    The Portland Division of the World Apostolate of Fatima, also known as the Blue Army, on May 14 commemorated the organization’s founding 75 years ago.
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