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  • Pope, patriarch call for ethical intervention in economy

    VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople called on Christians to work together to build a culture of solidarity in the face of growing economic inequality and a lack of respect for the human dignity of the poor and of migrants.

  • St. John Fisher abuzz with new project
    Last month, a colony of honeybees arrived at their new home: the library of St. John Fisher School in Southwest Portland. St. John Fisher is the first Catholic school in Portland to install an observation honeybee hive on campus, according to school administrators. 
  • Voters in Ireland pave way for abortion on demand

    DUBLIN — Voters in Ireland have opted to remove the right to life of the unborn from the country's constitution, paving the way for abortion on demand up to 12 weeks.

  • WHY I’M CATHOLIC
    Claudette Jerez could be any young, hip Portlander at a pub on a given Saturday night. She dresses with pizzazz. She’s outgoing and warm. And she likes microbrews.
  • MEMORIAL DAY
    At the end of the 19th century and the first few decades of the 20th, Oregon Catholics regularly honored the war dead in late May by placing flowers on graves amid prayers uttered in Latin. What is now Memorial Day was called Decoration Day then, referring to the beautification of tombs for those who, as President Lincoln said, gave the “last full measure of devotion.”
    
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  • Priest ordination set for June 2

    Two men with science and technology backgrounds who entered the Catholic Church as young adults will be ordained priests of the Archdiocese of Portland Saturday, June 2, 11 a.m. at St. Mary Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Northwest Portland.

    Deacon Brent Crowe grew up in the Applegate Valley in southern Oregon. He attended Applegate School and Hidden Valley High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in general science from Oregon State University in 1991.



     

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  • Oregon Catholics and Decoration Day, 1895-1925
    At the end of the 19th century and the first few decades of the 20th, Oregon Catholics regularly honored the war dead in late May by placing flowers on graves amid prayers uttered in Latin. What is now Memorial Day was called Decoration Day then, referring to the beautification of tombs for those who, as President Lincoln said, gave the “last full measure of devotion.” READ MORE>>
  • Earth Day challenge tackled at university
    Holy Cross Father Mark Poorman, president of the University of Portland, and the Presidential Advisory Committee on Sustainability challenged U.P. students, faculty and staff to commit to at least one tangible step toward increasing sustainability on campus throughout the month of April. 
  • Pope, patriarch call for ethical intervention in economy

    VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople called on Christians to work together to build a culture of solidarity in the face of growing economic inequality and a lack of respect for the human dignity of the poor and of migrants.

  • LIFE: Memorial Day
    The men and women who sacrificed their lives while in military service were committed to protect the lives of their fellow citizens. They wrestled with death to protect and create a culture of life back home.
  • Book Club
    NEW YORK (CNS) — "Can we please stop saying sex?" a character asks in the ensemble romantic comedy "Book Club" (Paramount). The answer, in a word, is no.
  • Rough benches did duty in place of pews, and the whole interior of the edifice was unfinished. 
The two Stephens
In it for the common good
Tom Markgraf, excited by advances at TriMet, has long been at work for regular folk
Steve and Barry Brophy, the 'Rosary Brothers,' have kept pro-life vigil for decades
Like Moses and Aaron, who prayed around the clock as the Israelites fought off attackers, the Brophy brothers help one another endure in a righteous cause.
Her goal is to help people pray
If she ever feels discouraged about her ministry, someone usually ventures up after Mass and says the music touched his or her heart.
Communications staff help world hear the most important stories
A small team of communications professionals at Portland’s Catholic headquarters is making sure the story of Jesus doesn’t get lost amid modern hubbub.
  • Reverence for our Eucharistic Lord
    Most Rev. Alexander Sample
    My sister who lives here in Portland watched on EWTN the Mass I celebrated at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on April 28. One of her comments (after she finished making fun of her younger brother!) was about how Holy Communion was received. She remembered with some real fondness how, when we were children, we always received Holy Communion at the Communion rail and on the tongue. No one dared touch the Holy Eucharist, except the priest.
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