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  • Grotto, abbey continue digital outreach
    Grotto, abbey continue digital outreach
    Two major Catholic spiritual sites in Oregon have reopened partially yet continue regular email outreach to help people thirsting for prayer during the pandemic.
  • ‘Friend, there is fire in your yard’
    ‘Friend, there is fire in your yard’
    “I could see the giant flames like a monster devouring everything in seconds,” he said. “The barn, the trees, the neighbors’ trailer houses, everything disappeared in seconds.”
  • Pope Francis: Subsidiarity means everyone has a role in healing society
    Pope Francis: Subsidiarity means everyone has a role in healing society
    Pope Francis said Wednesday that he is worried that large pharmaceutical companies are listened to more than front-line healthcare workers in pandemic recovery and that the Catholic principle of subsidiarity is the solution.
  • Gomez: God is calling immigrant church to be 'light' to nation of immigrants
    Gomez: God is calling immigrant church to be 'light' to nation of immigrants
    "We are 'many' because God delights in all this variety and diversity, he loves all these colors and cultures of peoples," he said. "No one, not any one of us, is the same as anyone else. That's because God loves each of us as a totally unique creation."
  • Feeling blessed amid devastation
    Feeling blessed amid devastation
    Asked in what way this all qualifies as a blessing, Yesenia puts her hand to her heart: “We have to look forward now,” she said. “What else can we do?” Leaning on her is her 18-year-old sister, Nayeli, who responded, “Well, at least we have nothing to lose anymore.”
    
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  • ‘Friend, there is fire in your yard’
    “I could see the giant flames like a monster devouring everything in seconds,” he said. “The barn, the trees, the neighbors’ trailer houses, everything disappeared in seconds.” READ MORE>>
  • Feeling blessed amid devastation
    Asked in what way this all qualifies as a blessing, Yesenia puts her hand to her heart: “We have to look forward now,” she said. “What else can we do?” Leaning on her is her 18-year-old sister, Nayeli, who responded, “Well, at least we have nothing to lose anymore.” READ MORE>>
Archbishop visits fire victims
Archbishop Alexander Sample visited Southern Oregon Sept. 19-20 to meet some of the hundreds of people who lost homes earlier in the month to powerful wind-driven fires.
Despite hard times, parish will build a welcome center
GRESHAM — Despite a pandemic and recession, St. Henry Parish has broken ground on a $4 million welcome center to enhance community life and outreach.
Rite of Election 2020
Six months ago, before the coronavirus had in some way altered every life in Oregon, 800 Catholics-to-be participated in one of the six Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion liturgies around the Archdiocese of Portland. Archbishop Alexander K. Sample's words in this video are a reminder that while these men and women have had to wait until this summer and fall to enter the Catholic Church, the church is where God is calling them to be — it is home.
Fr. Jim Kolb retires
He spent almost 20 years as pastor of one parish, not to mention staying resolutely on call at several nearby hospitals six days per week.
Knights hold drive-through collections
They’d hoped for more, but the Oregon Knights of Columbus took in $200 during a June 6 drive-through donation campaign for parishes in the western part of the state.
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