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  • Archdiocese of Portland families grow farm, produce businesses from their Italian roots
    One of Jim Siri’s first memories was as a 5-year-old, riding a plow horse as his father worked the field on the family farm. Now at 65, Siri is still working the farm, along with his own sons. The Siri family is part of a continuous story of Italian family farmers, produce wholesalers and retailers that have fed Oregonians and supported their Catholic community for generations.
  • Holy Cross deacon ordained a priest
    On Saturday, April 7, the Congregation of Holy Cross conferred the sacrament of holy orders on three new priests, including Deacon Timothy Robert Weed, who has been serving at the University of Portland. The ceremony took place at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart at the University of Notre Dame.
  • Forming youths in the faith
    LAKE OSWEGO — The phrase “meeting them where they’re at” often is used to describe methods of evangelization and formation. Nowhere is this phrase put into practice more than during open gym basketball at Our Lady of the Lake Parish here on Sundays.

    The youth-focused project was dreamed up by Gerardo Butalid, the parish’s director of youth ministry.
  • Circuitous route led to director's second film on exorcism

    WASHINGTON — Sometimes the best opportunities result from a mix of asking and having things fall into your lap.

  • 'Seamless garment' revisited: Pope insists all life deserves defense

    VATICAN CITY — When Pope Francis insisted that the lives of the unborn and of the poor are "equally sacred," he was not trying to shift the focus of Catholics from fighting abortion to fighting poverty, he was trying to show they are part of the same battle, said Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, president of the Pontifical Academy for Life.

    
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  • Marking 60 years together
    Robert Joseph Dryden and Frances (Sayles) Dryden of Woodburn will celebrate their 60th anniversary April 12. They were married on that day in 1958.
  • 'Seamless garment' revisited: Pope insists all life deserves defense

    VATICAN CITY — When Pope Francis insisted that the lives of the unborn and of the poor are "equally sacred," he was not trying to shift the focus of Catholics from fighting abortion to fighting poverty, he was trying to show they are part of the same battle, said Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, president of the Pontifical Academy for Life.

  • Holy Cross deacon ordained a priest
    On Saturday, April 7, the Congregation of Holy Cross conferred the sacrament of holy orders on three new priests, including Deacon Timothy Robert Weed, who has been serving at the University of Portland. The ceremony took place at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart at the University of Notre Dame.
  • Summer in the Forest
    NEW YORK (CNS) — The documentary "Summer in the Forest" (Abramorama) is filmmaker Randall Wright's gentle, loving portrait of a man with those same qualities, Canadian advocate for the developmentally disabled Jean Vanier.
Back from the Vatican
The only Oregon priest to have worked at the Vatican learned a few things and is ready for parish life
Rite of election
About 900 Oregonians stood up Feb. 17-18 to be recognized for their desire to become Catholic this Easter.
Marriage Mass
“My husband is a representation of what our faith is to me and I think that’s what I am for him.”
New chancellor
The new chancellor of the Archdiocese of Portland is a Franciscan sister who has worked as a no-nonsense prison guard and as an immigration attorney who wears her religious habit in court. But Sister Veronica Schueler is far from iron-fisted.
Archdiocese of Portland Encuentro
Scores of western Oregon Catholics came forward, dropping signed cards at the foot of a cross. They promised to live as missionary disciples who will go to neighborhoods, streets and marketplaces to share their personal encounter with Jesus.
  • A sure norm for teaching the faith
    Most Rev. Alexander Sample
    Last October the Church celebrated the 25th anniversary of the publication of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, although the English-language edition did not become available until two years later in 1994. I remember like it was yesterday the joy that filled my heart when I first held it in my hand. It was the first universal catechism published for the whole Church since the Catechism of the Council of Trent, issued in 1566. That was a long wait!
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