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  • Archbishop Alexander Sample said June 18 that the pandemic-era dispensation from attending weekend Sunday Mass will be lifted soon in western Oregon.
  • Priest-poet cites hospitality as key to address social tension
    Jesuit Father Joseph Brown wields a lot of influence in a creative medium he regards as a form of play.
  • My name is Joseph
    For the Year of St. Joseph, we spoke with four priests named after the great saint to see what the moniker means to them.
  • Vocations camp postponed
    The Office of Vocations of the Archdiocese of Portland has postponed an annual four-day camp at which Catholic boys and young men can learn about priesthood
  • Novena leads to Father’s Day
    The Archdiocese of Portland is holding a novena for the Year of St. Joseph leading up to Father’s Day.
  • Who you really are
    Archbishop Sample: “God created you and God created me in love and for love.”
  • Young choristers sing age-old chant at Masses around Atlanta Archdiocese
    ATLANTA (CNS) — As their blended voices filled the chapel, its ceiling painted to resemble a star-filled night, the 10 women and men chanted: "Dum Transisset Sabbatum, Maria Magdalene et Maria Jacobi et Salome emerunt aromata, ut venientes ungerent Jesum. Alleluia."
Corpus Christi procession to Park Blocks
    After the 11 a.m. Mass on June 6 at St. Mary Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Archbishop Alexander Sample will process with the Blessed Sacrament to Portland’s downtown Park Blocks for exposition and a rosary.
  • Memorial Mass for father of Timbers star
    St. Mary Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on May 24 hosted a memorial Mass for Luis Valeri, the father of Portland Timbers star Diego Valeri. The elder Valeri died in Argentina April 21.
  • Following Jesus and Mary
    Military veterans who gave their lives followed the examples of Jesus and Mary by putting aside their own needs for others, Archbishop Alexander Sample said during a May 31 Mass for Memorial Day and the feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
  • Holy ones of health care
    As healing was so key to the public ministry of Jesus, and as people always have been existentially interested in health, there is no field of human endeavor with as many patron saints as medicine. Here is a look at some of the holy men and women we ask for help when we are sick and others who are special protectors of health care professionals.
  • Archbishop Sample’s schedule
    Here’s Archbishop Alexander Sample’s public schedule through June 6.
  • 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.
  • Question Box: Crucifixion and need for repentance/Site of the Ascension
    Q — I can understand that Jesus died on the cross to reconcile us with the Father, but why do we say that Jesus died to forgive our sins when we must repent continually for those sins? (city and state withheld)
  • Book details issues, controversies pope has tackled over past seven years
    Evaluating a book about a papacy in progress is like reviewing a new play before seeing the final act. No matter how well done, the reader wants to know what happens next.
  • Friar offers 'small steps' that can lead to 'big spiritual progress'
    BRONX, N.Y. (CNS) — Smiling behind their bushy beards, the gray-frocked Franciscan Friars of the Renewal served up Easter brunch for the homeless once again this year — a beloved feature of Easter in the South Bronx.
  • Similar notetaking Bibles, both excellent, have some differences
    These two excellent volumes are in many ways very similar. Both contain the entire text of the Bible, both testaments, with about half of each page blank, with lines on which the readers can make notes.
  • Deep truths of divine friendship
    BEAVERTON — In my many years blessed to serve as a priest, I have sought in every homily to point to Jesus. Knowing him personally, growing in that relationship, and going forth and making a difference have been the keystones in my own faith journey and in my pastoring.
  • St. Rita of Cascia
    Born in 1381 near Spoleto, Italy, Rita wanted to be a nun but married in deference to her parents. For nearly 20 years, she endured her profligate husband's mistreatment. 
  • Question Box: Sacraments and Eastern Catholics/ Marriage open to children
    Q — I know a family who are originally from Jordan but are now U.S. citizens. They are members of the local Eastern-rite Catholic Church. They would like to get their 5-year-old grandson baptized in the Roman Catholic Church.
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