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  • Supreme Court sides with football coach in prayer case
    The Supreme Court ruled 6-3 Monday in favor of a Washington state high school football coach in a First Amendment case concerning his right to pray on the field.
  • Priest pitches
    The priest showed good overhand form and velocity, in the style of a bowler in cricket.
  • Sign vandalized at All Saints
    As of midday June 26, only one Catholic church in Portland has been vandalized as abortion rights protests grew violent in the city June 25 and early June 26. More reports may come in later.
  • Former death row inmate back in prison for knife fight
    A Catholic released from Oregon’s death row in 2013 is headed back to prison for 17 years.

  • Archbishop urges compassionate ministry
    Portland Archbishop Alexander Sample called today’s reversal of Roe v. Wade an answer to prayer and the result of heroic effort. He also urged pro-lifers to act with compassion, not a sense of triumph.
  • NEW CATHOLIC CHARITIES LEADER: ‘A mission given to us by God’
    The new executive director of Catholic Charities of Oregon makes it clear that she puts God first.

  • Neurological equipment upgrade at PeaceHealth
    Time is critical when treating medical conditions affecting the brain, including strokes and aneurysms. The longer a patient goes without treatment, the greater the chance of irreversible damage.
  • Pro-life vigil keepers hit by stream of attacks
    Nonviolent pro-life protesters outside the Lilith abortion clinic in downtown Portland have been hit by pepper spray, BBs and spit over the past six months. Fifteen different protesters have received minor injuries.
  • OCP issues first single on Via Cantus record label
    Oregon Catholic Press (publisher of this newspaper) has issued “Samaritana,” Athenas’ latest single, marking the first single song release for Via Cantus,
  • Foundation donates to PeaceHealth program
    What if kids were not scared to go to the hospital? What if parents had someone to stand beside them to offer emotional support during a stressful time?
  • Collection for works of Holy See June 25-26
    The parishes of western Oregon will take up a collection for the ministry of Pope Francis the weekend of June 25-26.

  • Panel to help in pro-life communication
    Archbishop Alexander Sample has appointed three women to assist in his teaching in witnessing the Gospel of Life in western Oregon.
  • ‘There’s a bigger purpose’
    Galen Rupp has lived a storied life. This summer we may get a glimpse of how much of that story remains to be told.

  • Sharing joys, sorrows and hopes
    Leaders of the Tualatin Valley Vicariate of the Archdiocese of Portland met May 18 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church to share the results of synodal discernment sessions held in their parishes.
  • Prayer service laments gun violence
    In response to ongoing mass shootings around the nation, St. Anthony Parish here held a prayer service June 7. Called a “lament for gun violence,” the event drew a small group that hopes to link spiritual teaching to gun regulation and convince Oregonians to support stricter safety measures.
  • Labor agreement reached at St. Vincent
    After nearly eight months and 20 bargaining sessions, Providence St. Vincent Medical Center and Oregon Nurses Association labor negotiation teams announced in early June that they reached a tentative agreement on the terms of a new collective bargaining agreement, covering almost 1,600 registered nurses.
  • Mary’s Woods, PGE team up for sustainability
    With support from PGE’s Renewable Development Fund, Mary’s Woods has installed solar panels, generating 84 kilowatts of clean energy electricity to supply the retirement community and beyond.
  • The next issues will come July 22. 
  • Local responses to shootings
    The Archdiocese of Portland issued a statement after the May 24 shootings that left 19 children and two teachers dead at a public school in the border town of Uvalde, Texas. Ten days prior, a gunman fueled by racism killed 10 shoppers at a grocery store in Buffalo, New York. Most victims were Black. The Knights of Peter Claver, the historically Black Catholic fraternal-service association with a chapter in Portland, offered a statement.
  • CYO/Camp Howard bestows honors
    Catholic Youth Organization/Camp Howard paused May 24 to give a little love to its friends.

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