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  • Students complete Our Lady of Guadalupe mural project
    Throughout Advent, St. John the Baptist third-grade students created a mural of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Students worked with art specialist Paula Miller to create the piece, in collaboration with third-grade teacher, St. Mary of Oregon Sister Juana Gutierrez.
  • St. John the Apostle celebrates Jesus
    St. John the Apostle School celebrates Mass every week during the school year with students, staff and parishioners. To prepare for Mass, the entire school gathers on Wednesday mornings for liturgical music in the school gym.
  • 'Every person matters,' Father Mike Schmitz tells pro-life marchers
    The popular podcaster and YouTube star Father Mike Schmitz came well-prepared for his speech at the March for Life rally Friday.
  • Parish remembers victims of Soviet starvation
    For the past two years, St. Irene Byzantine Catholic Church in North Portland has offered a Divine Liturgy on the last Saturday of November for victims of the Holodmor. The word means “to kill by starvation,” emphasizing the manmade quality of the famine that was deliberately orchestrated in 1932-33 by the Soviet Union under Joseph Stalin.
  • Wisdom from children is there for the listening
    Educators and counselors throughout the Archdiocese of Portland have learned children can be models of how to live cheerfully through chronic pain, how to be beacons of hope and can even help us understand our place with God.
  • Jesuit bids farewell to a devoted leader
    After 27 years of service — the last decade as principal — Paul Hogan has departed Jesuit High School. Leading up to his departure in December, many at the Portland school expressed gratitude for Hogan’s dedicated service to Jesuit and the lasting impact of his contributions to the school, the students, and the future.
  • Various religions have various positions on the morality of gambling. In the Catholic Church's view, gambling is not intrinsically evil.
  • ‘An army of the Virgin to serve God’
    The Legion of Mary marked its 100th anniversary as an apostolic association of laypeople in the Catholic Church.

  • Consecrated life Mass Feb. 5
    The Mass for World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life is set for Saturday, Feb. 5, 5 p.m. at St. Mary Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Portland.
  • WATCH: ‘Christ is there for you and me’
    St. Mary Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Portland echoed Dec. 26 with energetic chant in Syriac, a language closely related to the tongue spoken by Jesus.
  • Mass schedules change
    The Archdiocese of Portland has announced the following churches recently updated their Mass schedules (Masses in English unless noted otherwise):
  • Synod: ‘Walking together’
    Catholic leaders from western Oregon are meeting Jan. 20 to learn how the Archdiocese of Portland will continue to participate in the Synod on Synodality called by Pope Francis.
  • Archbishop's schedule
    Here is Archbishop Alexander Sample's upcoming schedule. 
  • Five days with Mary
    Looking back a month, Advent was a time to reflect and to prepare for the coming of the Lord. Yet, too often, that’s overlooked as people rush and hurry to buy presents, decorate trees and throw parties.
  • Communications collection Jan. 16
    Western Oregon parishes will take up a collection for the Catholic Communications Campaign the weekend of Jan. 15-16.
  • Parish marks feast day
    During perpetual adoration, a first-class St. Alice relic was on display.
  • Rorate Mass in Springfield
    MASS AT DAWN — St. Alice Parish in Springfield celebrated a Rorate, or votive, Mass in honor of the Virgin Mary during Advent. The traditional Latin Mass began at 6:30 a.m., just before dawn, and concluded as the sun rose. (Sean Marie Long/St. Alice Parish)

  • The unseen man of faith and common sense
    One of the steady hands of leadership for the Archdiocese of Portland is a commonsensical layman who often stays behind the scenes.
  • On anointing, avoiding pregnancy
    It depends. If the dying person is no longer able to confess, the sacrament of the anointing of the sick would take away mortal sin — provided the person has the sorrow for sin that would be required for the worthy reception of the sacrament of penance.
  • Marriage of Mary and Joseph/ Attending same-sex wedding
    If sex is so important to a marriage, would you consider the marriage between the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Joseph to have been a valid marriage?
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