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  • Fine examples
    The finest example of Catholic church architecture in the archdiocese is our own St. Mary’s Cathedral.
  • A special school
    But we who were the students still remember the era of emerging Elvis Presley, cars with long rear fenders, uniform skirts below the knees (measured by our teachers), crewcuts, and bobbed haircuts.
  • For the Kingdom
    Now is the time for us to take an active role in ending systems that hinder the building of God’s Kingdom.
  • How he does it
    The Holy Father has a way of dressing down foes without getting nasty. We can learn from him.
  • God is merciful to us despite our complicated nature. Can we not be merciful to each other?
  • An experience with racial injustice
    There are some people who are puzzled by the marches for racial justice. A man who works in the oil fields said recently in Tulsa: "Everyone there is the same regardless of color. If you can do the work, you stay; if you can’t, you go home." But the problem, now as always, is much more complex than that.
  • Our vanishing children
    An Associated Press report revealed June 29 that the Chinese government has devised a widespread plan amounting to the "demographic genocide" of its Uighur population through forced sterilization.
  • Separation and neutrality
    It has taken more than half a century to sort this issue out, but I think we have reached the right conclusion. The point of the establishment clause is not to push religion off into a corner. It’s to let us make up our own minds.
  • How Catholic organizations are weathering the pandemic
    It felt like a cheap shot by the AP at a favorite punching bag, overlooking the reality of this pandemic and the needs of parishes and dioceses, but also overlooking all the ways that Catholic organizations have been helping communities suffering the impact of the pandemic.
  • Although it is ordinary time in the church year, I think it often feels like Good Friday these days.
  • Teaching enacted
    Catholic Charities’ decision to advocate in support of this measure was a laudable example of the church’s social teaching in action. It is exactly what subsidiarity demands.
  • Mass in three dimensions once again
    Your parish, your diocese, your church, all are hurting right now.
  • Two approaches to racism
    This bishops' vision differs from that of the Black Lives Matter organization. It seeks to unite rather than divide, aiming for reconciliation rather than an unending power struggle between groups defining themselves by race and ideology.
  • He makes sense
    We need more Catholics to use responsible common sense in this chaotic time.
  • From the Archives
    This advertisement appeared July 17, 1970.
  • Before fortune cookies were regulated
    We would get Chinese food to go from Sun and Rosie’s Chinese restaurant on the corner of East 28th and Burnside, next door to the Chancery Office of the Archdiocese of Portland. Priests and other church workers frequented the restaurant, so what happened that evening was surprising.
  • Equality prevails
    The view that will prevail is God’s will expressed in the Gospel narrative about man created in God’s image.
  • Remember that we are in God’s hands
    We render service to God by being steadfast in obeying the Ten Commandments and applying in our acts the virtues of faith, hope and charity. We learn and practice temperance, justice and fortitude.
  • The parish: A beacon of hope in uncertain times
    Even the smallest flicker of the Gospel’s light, which we can recognize from afar — in a true word, beautiful song, or genuine smile — can bring our hope leaping back to life. And what if we looked at our parishes as these places where hope is kindled?
  • Time to seek the truth
    I won’t be pressed into calling myself a racist, but I am learning that the color of my skin helped me navigate the world. Sorry I am tardy to the lesson.
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