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  • Seattle University welcomes first Latino president
    Eduardo Peñalver, Seattle University’s first Latino president and the first layperson to take the helm since the Jesuit university was founded, was inaugurated recently at Benaroya Hall in Seattle. 
  • From the executive director: A vision for the future
    In December of 2015, we embarked on a building project to include a new dining hall at Camp Howard. Mr. Joe Weston led the campaign with a $1 million gift, and we were all inspired and encouraged by his generosity.
  • Parish picnic is filled with ‘language of God’s love’
    At Immaculate Conception Parish in Stayton, the pastoral council decided to plan something beloved but canceled last year: a parish picnic. With public gatherings now allowed — adhering to safety protocols — it was time to come together again and celebrate community.
  • We loved Lou

    I was in graduate studies at the University of Notre Dame in the late 1980s, when Lou Holtz could have been canonized on the spot by popular acclaim.

  • New pastor at St. Rita in Portland
    Fr. Steve Geer, vicar forane of the East Suburban Vicariate and pastor of St. Therese Parish, installed Fr. Tetzel Umingli as pastor of St. Rita Parish in Northeast Portland recently. 
  • De La Salle North opens new campus
    The freshly painted halls and new corridors of De La Salle North Catholic High School were filled with joy as faculty, donors, supporters and other members of the school community roamed the new building Friday morning.
  • Gonzaga University commits to ‘Laudato Si’’
    SPOKANE, Wash. — Gonzaga has become the first university in the United States to commit to the Laudato Si Action Platform inspired by Pope Francis’ 2015 encyclical, “Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home.”
  • World Mission collection this month
    Catholics in western Oregon will be asked to donate to the Catholic Church’s worldwide effort of evangelization and the development of peoples the weekend of Oct. 23-24.
  • McGinty reflects on four years at the helm of Central Catholic
    Pondering his four years as president of Central Catholic High School, Colin McGinty told former school president Msgr. Tim Murphy the journey has changed his life.
  • Jesuit to say goodbye to Principal Hogan
    Paul Hogan will step down as principal of Jesuit High School at the end of the 2021-22 school year. Hogan is a 27-year-veteran of the Southwest Portland school.
  • Summertime social in Aloha

    ALOHA — There were piñatas, festive music and burgers hot off the grill as members of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton came together recently for a welcome back celebration. It was their first parishwide gathering since the pandemic began.

  • UPDATED WITH VIDEO: Sherwood church celebrates 100 years

    SHERWOOD — Joe Corello notes that St. Francis Parish here is even older than he is. “That’s a long time,” said Corello, 87. A parishioner for 18 years, he contends his suburban/rural community has aged gracefully in the past century. He sums it up: “Nice. Friendly.”

  • Families and CYO — a match made in heaven
    Families and CYO/Camp Howard support each other’s success.
  • ‘One race at a time’
    Galen Rupp could walk away from running right now and be remembered as one of the greatest U.S. male distance runners of all time.
  • In-person classes, vaccination requirements at UP
    Like many colleges and universities across the country, the University of Portland shifted to remote instruction beginning in March 2020. Last spring, the North Portland school was one of Oregon’s first institutions to unveil plans to return to in-person instruction and to require proof of COVID-19 vaccinations for faculty, staff and students.
  • Genesis reaches lower-income kids, even during the pandemic
    EUGENE — The pandemic gave new urgency to the work done in the Genesis program at Marist High School this summer.
  • Uniforms or not? Opinion and research mixed

    Catholics in the pews may not realize there is an ongoing nationwide debate over school uniforms. The issue is tricky enough and school administrators busy enough that few want to talk about it.

  • Language immersion program, first for archdiocese, brings new life to historic Salem school
    “This is my school.” A preschool girl, her plaited hair slightly askew and in the midst of racing around the polished wooden floors of St. Vincent de Paul School’s gym on the first day of the school year, pauses to confide that important news to principal Angelica Gloria.
  • New contact info for Brookings parish
    BROOKINGS — The parish email address for Star of the Sea Parish here was updated recently.
  • Marian retreat set for Oct. 9
    A Marian retreat day will be held Saturday, Oct. 9, at Holy Rosary Parish in Northeast Portland.
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