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  • Fasting and prayer
    The Sisters of Reparation invite the public to join them in days of fasting and prayer for priests and seminarians during the month of August. The devotion is a long
  • Three books reflect on spiritual journeys from differing perspectives
    The best spiritual memoirs are both particular and universal — rooted in the author's experience and yet expansive enough to allow the reader to gain new insights into their own journey with God.
  • 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.
  • Question Box: Friday abstinence for a vegan/Rudeness from pastor
    Q — I grew up Catholic, and we always did meatless Fridays year-round as part of the Catholic practice of abstinence. (We had fish instead.) Now, as a vegan adult, since I'm already skipping meat anyway (fish, too), if I still wanted to do some kind of Friday abstinence, could I give up things like soda pop, desserts or even beer? (Indiana)
  • Summer joy
    In summer talks from his home chapel, Archbishop Alexander Sample shows joy for Mass, true freedom and priesthood.
  • Jubilarian missionaries to be celebrated
    Three priests of the Apostles of Jesus community serving in Oregon are celebrating silver jubilees this year. They’ll mark the milestone with a Mass set for Sunday, Aug. 22, 1 p.m. at St. Philip Neri Church in Southeast Portland.
  • Exploring the world’s lesser-known pilgrimage sites
    Some pilgrimages get all the attention, but pilgrimages and pilgrim trails can be found all over the world. From Japan to Norway, these holy treks can give insights into lesser told Catholic histories and can give pilgrims beautiful and meaningful experiences to grow closer to God.
  • Three members of Apostles of Jesus community celebrate jubilee year
    Three priests from the Apostles of Jesus community serving in Oregon are celebrating silver jubilees this year.
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Loving the people and learning from them
    Father Dick Rossman may have entered seminary because he wanted to be a hero. But he’s remained a priest for five decades because he genuinely likes people.
  • Question Box: Pray for Satan?/Mass vessels and vestments
    Q — Jesus tells us to love our enemies. Satan is our enemy. Should we love Satan, perhaps by praying for his redemption? Is it possible that, through our prayers, Satan could repent and be reunited with God? (Woodbridge, Virginia)
  • 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.
  • Retreat for healing marriages
    The Oregon Retrouvaille community will be holding a weekend Aug. 6-8 at Mount Angel Abbey Retreat House. The ministry is for couples whose marriages need repair. In compliance with Oregon and facility requirements, a limit of 12 couples can be accommodated.
  • Sisters invite prayer
    During July, the Sisters of Reparation invite the public to join them in days of fasting and prayer for priests and seminarians. The intercessions are based on a founding charism of the religious community.
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Tender fatherhood of St. Joseph emphasized in talks
    St. Joseph has much to teach about discipleship, Archbishop Alexander Sample said June 11 during a Friday evening livestreamed chat from his home chapel.
  • Grotto going full tilt
    Following guidance from the governors of Oregon and Washington, The Grotto will fully reopen Wednesday, June 30.
  • Question Box: ‘Perfume terrorism'/Religious practice and parents’ concern
    Q — Recently, in answering a reader’s concern about “perfume fests” in her parish church on Sundays, you offered your opinion that “perfume terrorism is not universal.” Let me tell you that it is, in fact, universal; there are people who are suffering in every parish.
  • St. Joseph held up as model family man
    St. Joseph advanced God’s plan of salvation by living in service to his family, from which the savior of the world emerged. Modern men — be they dads or priests who are fathers to parishioners — can further salvation now by a similar dedication.
  • Question Box: Back to sacraments?/Perfume and parishes
    Q — A recent column of yours — about coming back to the sacraments — caught my eye. My husband and I were married 47 years ago by a justice of the peace. We were not able to be married in the church because my husband had been married before.
  • Hardworking pastor serves prisons
    Those who have been privileged to work with Msgr. Richard Huneger often have wondered at his dedication and stamina in laboring for the Lord. It is speculated that he never sleeps, and he has been fondly referred to as the “Priestly Energizer Bunny.”
  • Priest who works with former gang members says strife is caused by lack of health, not immorality or hate
    Division in the nation and in the church is not about hate or immorality, but about a lack of health and wholeness, said a priest who has ministered among Los Angeles gang members for more than 30 years.
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