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  • 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.
  • Local sister a national vocations leader
    BEAVERTON — A woman who grew up on an Oregon farm that supplied milk for the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon has been a longtime leader in the U.S. Catholic vocations movement.
  • Two brothers are lay missionaries
    Two brothers from a Central Point Catholic family have left Oregon to serve as lay missionaries to the youth of the United States.
Rosary Bowl set for Oct. 2 at Keizer parish
    Rooted in prayer, a tender devotion to Our Lady and fervent love for the holy Eucharist, organizers are preparing for the 15th annual Rosary Bowl, set for Saturday, Oct. 2, at St. Edward Church in Keizer.
  • Missionaries from Africa celebrated
    Three missionary priests from Uganda who are hospital chaplains in Oregon were feted Aug. 22 during a Mass and reception at St. Philip Neri Parish in Southeast Portland.
  • Endowment for archdiocesan seminarians gets matching fund challenge
    A beloved retired auxiliary bishop, Oregon’s senior priest and a faithful couple from Washington County have teamed up to fund the formation of future priests for western Oregon well into the future.
  • Collection for seminarians set
    On the weekend of Sept. 26, western Oregon Catholics will dig a little deeper for the future of the priesthood in their region.
  • Renewal out of portland?
    During the early part of the pandemic, Archbishop Alexander Sample’s schedule crashed. He had more time to pray. That’s when something big happened.

  • Question Box: Long-haired priest/Baptism and non-Catholic parents/Sin
    Q — A few years ago, our pastor who was in his 70s retired and was replaced by a priest in his 30s. At the time our new priest was clean-cut, with short hair and no beard.
  • New leader of western Jesuits learned from immigrants
    The new leader of Jesuits in the western United States is both a champion and student of migrants.
Women religious using new media in vocations efforts, with personal relationship still the best path
    When it comes to inviting women to religious life, forming a relationship is key. In the 21st century, technology usually is the first place of connection.
  • Religious items and later use/Cremation ashes as fertilizer?
    Q — As a Catholic, I like to decorate my home with religious art that helps draw my heart and mind to God. At times, I am able to find vintage religious pieces on online auction websites that I can't find elsewhere.
  • Archbishop: All are called to holiness
    God calls everyone to holiness. Our task is to find which path God intended for us. That was a message from Archbishop Alexander Sample during an Aug. 20 online talk recorded in his home chapel in Northwest Portland.
  • 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.
  • Spiritual takeaways of hiking
    It was the 1980s. The Pacific Crest Trail, or PCT, wasn’t yet completely developed. Benedictine Father Andrew Baumgartner, who was 51 at the time, invited his friend Deacon Chuck Amsberry to spend five months hiking the trail with him.
  • New Widow of Prayer in archdiocese
    Mary Jo Hettwer professed vows as a Widow of Prayer May 14 at St. Paul Parish in Silverton.
  • Lay Benedictine Oblates bring monastic values to everyday life
    MOUNT ANGEL — They feel called to be in the world, but not of the world.

Sisters visit Young Life camp
    ANTELOPE — There was a buzz at Washington Family Ranch in late June when a Catholic sister and six young women in formation for the Society of Mary visited this Young Life camp as adult guests for a week.
  • Franciscan discernment day
    BRIDAL VEIL — The Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist here invite young women to a day of discernment set for Saturday, Sept. 18, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The day will include Mass, prayer, a talk, discussion and an experience outside in creation. Lunch will be included.
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