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  • Tourney a success
    The St. Vincent de Paul Society’s Portland Council held a successful golf tournament fundraiser at Glendoveer Golf Course in Northeast Portland.
  • WATCH: To encounter, listen, discern
    In a major address Oct. 24, Portland Archbishop Alexander Sample announced that western Oregon Catholics are beginning a process of listening to one another better. The end goal? Hearing the Holy Spirit and discerning the best way to bring the Gospel to the modern world.
  • Phil And Penny Knight Pavilion named at St. Vincent Medical Center
    The West Pavilion at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center is being renamed the Phil and Penny Knight Pavilion, in recognition of the gifts the NIKE co-founder and his wife have given Providence Heart Institute over the years. The gifts allowed the Providence Heart Institute to become the largest program offering the most cardiac services between Seattle and San Francisco.
Grotto Festival of Lights returns
    This year’s Festival of Lights at The Grotto in Northeast Portland will run Friday, Nov. 26, through Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022.
  • Infection prevention chief honored
    VANCOUVER, Wash. — Catherine Kroll, PeaceHealth director of infection prevention, has been named a national recipient of the Catholic Health Association’s Tomorrow’s Leaders award for 2021.
Donor’s gift brings summertime joy to low-income youths
    On a fall afternoon, Katie Shultz Walker stepped into Southeast Portland’s St. Vincent de Paul pantry hoping to pick up food and winter coats for her family. The young mom left with those items — but also something wholly unexpected: the chance for her son to attend Camp Howard.
  • Saboteurs target pro-life effort
    A fall pro-life vigil campaign in the Portland area has been hit by malicious and fake sign-ups.
  • Despite pandemic, Seminary Tea women give $44,000 for education of future priests
    The Seminary Tea Committee, a venerable organization of Oregon Catholic philanthropists, has presented Archbishop Alexander Sample with $44,000 to educate seminarians in formation for the Archdiocese of Portland.

‘Joyful and optimistic’ prison ministry consultant retires
    A former professional pianist, Linda Showman is attuned to the inexpressible beauty of certain musical pieces. In the same way, in her role as project consultant for the Office of Prison Ministry, she was attentive to hidden graces inside prison walls.
Collector shocked to find what he has
    A collector and artist responded to an ad this summer to go through a closed Northwest Portland medical office to salvage equipment. He was shocked to find later that the building had been an abortion clinic for almost five decades.
  • Halting homelessness before it starts
    Catholic Charities of Oregon and its partners have broken ground on a 27-unit, $6 million building that aims to fill the chasm between shelters and permanent housing.
  • Participants say virtues, values they learned through CYO and Camp Howard are gifts for life
    It may not be on their minds as they zoom across zip lines, belt out tunes around a campfire or cheer wildly for a teammate in the pool. Yet time spent at Camp Howard and in Catholic Youth Organization sports can instill values and virtues in kids that last a lifetime.
  • Stroke center earns award
    SPRINGFIELD — For the 10th straight year, the PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend stroke team has earned honors from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association.
  • Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women day of recollection set for Oct. 13
    Del Keller, president of western Oregon’s Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women, opened the group’s first meeting in many months at the St. Therese Parish Center in Northeast Portland Aug. 30.
  • Gift to Providence Newberg will support health, housing
    NEWBERG — Providence Newberg Health Foundation received a $188,000 gift from The Austin Family Foundation to address behavioral health services and housing. The grant will provide recovery space for people with behavioral health conditions, chronic medical needs, and/or housing instability.
  • Guardian angels watch over this year’s Rosary Bowl NW
    KEIZER — While the rosary is inseparably associated with Mary, Archbishop Alexander Sample, in his homily at the 2021 Rosary Bowl NW, asked the crowd to consider the importance of the guardian angels, whose Oct. 2 feast day it was.
  • Survivors grapple with economic, mental health wounds a year after Almeda Fire
    MEDFORD — A year after the devastating Almeda Fire, hundreds of families from Talent and other Jackson County cities continue a fight to regain emotional stability and find a place to live.

  • PeaceHealth offering new treatment option for COVID-19 patients
    EUGENE — PeaceHealth now is offering monoclonal antibody IV therapy, a promising treatment for patients at risk for severe complications from COVID-19.
  • Restaurants and running
    He’s an Irish-American Catholic who owned one of Portland’s most famous Jewish delicatessens. At 81, Mike Heffernan has operated humbly yet powerfully in varied environments, from a smoking grill to the grueling loneliness of distance running.
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