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  • Challenges ahead: Culture wars, Nones and technology
    Paulist Father Ricky Manalo, a composer, author and educator now based at the Paulist Fathers Motherhouse in New York, offered a presentation Nov. 17 at St. Clare Church in Southwest Portland on challenges to parish ministry in the coming decades.
  • Parish renovation earns historic preservation award
    The Old Church at The Madeleine Parish in Northeast Portland is a recipient of the 2021 DeMuro Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation, Reuse and Revitalization.
  • La Salle soccer works way to the top
    La Salle High School dominated the field, literally, during the Oregon 5A state soccer championships Nov. 13 at Hillsboro Stadium. Both the Falcons’ boys and girls teams qualified for their respective championship games, with the boys winning the state title 5-0 over Corvallis and the girls taking runner-up honors in a 4-2 loss to top-ranked Wilsonville.
  • School collects socks for Catholic Community Services
    EUGENE — O’Hara School here hosted its annual Socktober campaign Oct. 18 to 20. 
  • Fall harvest
    Fr. Patrick Donoghue, pastor of St. Anthony Parish in Southeast Portland, has a green thumb when it comes to growing gorgeous gourds.
  • Subtle formation
    The spiritual leader of the Archdiocese of Portland appreciates CYO sports and Camp Howard because they offer youths a subtle but powerful formation in virtue.
  • Central Catholic student dies in accident at Sandy River
    The life of Christopher Kelly, a 14-year-old freshman at Central Catholic High School, was cut short Nov. 6 when a tree branch fell on the teenager.
  • UP science professors, a wedded pair, honored by religious community
    NOTRE DAME, Ind. — The religious community that founded the University of Notre Dame and the University of Portland has honored two U.P. science professors for faithful service to the mission “To make God known, loved and served.”
  • Session to examine ministering to homeless youth
    The birthday of Catholic social justice advocate and minister to the homeless Dorothy Day is Nov. 8. The University of Portland’s Garaventa Center for Catholic Intellectual Life & American Culture and the college’s social work department marks the occasion with a talk set for 7:15 p.m. that evening.
  • Newest CYO sport hit the ground running
    CYO cross-country was back on the trails this season. After our successful spring season — with more than 400 participants — we have decided to run during the beautiful Oregon autumn weather. For the first fall ever, CYO brought the sport to the region for third through eighth graders.
  • 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.
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