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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 or brother — serving in the Archdiocese of Portland. Please remember them, and all who serve the church, in your daily prayers.
  • Largest group in decades professes lifelong vows
    MOUNT ANGEL — After five men professed solemn vows as Benedictine monks here Sept. 11, they and the congregation spilled into a plaza, with bells roaring in the church tower. Since no one could hear anyone else speak, the crowd simply smiled at each other through masks for five minutes.
  • Question Box: Morality of boxing/Flags in church?
    Q — Why has the Catholic Church not condemned boxing? It is the only sport in the world whose purpose is to hurt your opponent, even to knock him out. People in other sports get hurt, but the purpose is not evil. The goal is to get a home run or a basket or a touchdown.
  • Archbishop seeks support for seminarians
    Archbishop Alexander Sample on Sept. 25 sought help for the future of the church in western Oregon.
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Message to culture: Christianity a spellbinding adventure
    When first encountering those who have yet to embrace belief, the church should focus on the amazing promises of relationship with Jesus, leaving doctrine and catechesis for later. That’s the advice of a book foundational to a new spiritual movement in the Archdiocese of Portland.
  • ‘Extremely blessed’
    A gentle Benedictine monk who cherishes monastic life yet also served as a parish pastor and ministered among engaged and married couples, is marking 50 years as a priest.
  • Asking for God’s blessing for health care workers
    Msgr. Gerard O’Connor, rector of St. Mary Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, welcomed both regular Mass-goers at the 5:30 vigil Mass on Saturday, Oct. 16, as well as those health care workers who had come especially for the White Mass, named for the white lab coats that physicians wear.
  • Saint a special patron of Holy Cross Brothers
    In baseball terms, he’s a relief pitcher. In business terms, a fixer. Officially, Holy Cross Brother Thomas Giumenta is a learning assistance counselor.
  • Question Box: Can ashes be commingled?/Do priests forget confessions?
    Q — Among my dying husband's wishes was the desire to save land for the living and therefore to be cremated and interred at Willamette National Military Cemetery near Portland.
  • Exorcism explained
    Halloween trick-or-treaters soon will arrive on doorsteps with devil horns and pitchforks, while streaming services offer chilling tales featuring Hollywood-embellished exorcisms. Yet few people, Catholics included, have a sense of what an exorcism actually is
  • Fasting and prayer scheduled
    The Sisters of Reparation invite the public to join them in days of fasting and prayer for priests and seminarians.
  • 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 or brother — serving in the Archdiocese of Portland. Please remember them, and all who serve the church, in your daily prayers.
  • Missionaries choose new leaders
    ROY — The Missionaries of the Holy Spirit, a community of priests and brothers who minister at western Oregon parishes and Mount Angel Seminary, have elected new leaders for their U.S. province. The new captains, chosen July 28, will be familiar to Oregon Catholics.
  • Healthy teams mean better evangelization
    Unity emerges from vulnerability and healthy conflict.

  • Women bring prayer and support to abortion clinic doorsteps
    Those active in Portland’s pro-life community likely know Marie Barzen and Therese Ruesink. The women have been involved with pro-life advocacy for nearly 15 years and now head up the local 40 Days for Life campaigns.
  • 38 years of animal blessings at The Grotto
    “All creatures of our God and king, lift up your voice and with us sing, Alleluia, Alleluia,” sang the crowd amid a sea of barks. And so began The Grotto’s 38th annual blessing of the animals.
  • Online Catholic Charismatic Renewal retreat offered
    Western Oregon Catholic Charismatic Renewal is sponsoring a two-night online retreat Oct. 8–9. The theme will come from Jeremiah 1:5 — “Even before I formed you in the womb I have known you; even before you were born I had set you apart, and appointed you a prophet to the nations.”
  • Ashland native in formation for Congregation of Holy Cross
    Born and raised in Ashland, Aaron Morris hiked Oregon’s wild peaks, cycled its remote highways and sailed its bluest waters. Now in his 30s, he has set out on an adventure of the soul.
  • Dating divorced individuals/Bowing at name of Jesus
    Q — I have a question regarding dating people who are divorced (Catholic or non-Catholic). At my age (42) it seems like the majority of those in the dating pool are in fact divorced. Many of these potential dates are through online dating apps, which don’t list the person’s whole history.
  • Anxious? Keep eyes on Jesus
    While many feel anxious, Archbishop Alexander Sample has called on Catholics to keep their eyes on Jesus and work together.
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