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  • Vetoed bill on reproductive health called 'massive overreach by NARAL'

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Religious freedom advocates and pro-life leaders praised California Gov. Jerry Brown for vetoing a bill called the Reproductive Health Nondiscrimination Act that targeted religious employers and their faith-based codes of conduct for employees.

  • WATCH: New life for ‘everyone’s church’
    Thousands upon thousands of Oregon Catholics have gone through it: After a big Mass at Portland’s St. Mary Cathedral, everyone slogs several blocks to the reception, held beneath hoops in the school gym. On rainy days, discouraged or frail worshippers simply go to their cars and drive. An $8 million capital campaign could change the picture.
  • WATCH: ‘God’s got plans for you’

    UPDATED WITH VIDEO: Lips quivering, nose running and tears flowing, Bobby Love read through his notebook. The priest listened. The pages contained 25 years’ worth of drug abuse, sexual excess, heavy drinking and divorces. Love had treated scores of people shabbily.

  • Faith brings hope even at moment of death, pope says
    VATICAN CITY — Christians can find hope even at the hour of death, which faith teaches is not a closed door but a wide-open passage to a new life with Christ, Pope Francis said.
  • Homecoming attracts more than 800 worshippers
    All Saints Parish hosted an outdoor Mass and homecoming to honor the parish’s 100th anniversary. The celebration drew 850 guests Sept. 10.
    
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  • Last chance for farmers markets
    The days of harvest are here. Farmers markets across Portland are ending the year in a flourish to feed the spirit and the body. READ MORE>>
  • WATCH: New life for ‘everyone’s church’
    Thousands upon thousands of Oregon Catholics have gone through it: After a big Mass at Portland’s St. Mary Cathedral, everyone slogs several blocks to the reception, held beneath hoops in the school gym. On rainy days, discouraged or frail worshippers simply go to their cars and drive. An $8 million capital campaign could change the picture. READ MORE>>
WATCH: Brother André Love
Lips quivering, nose running and tears flowing, Bobby Love read through his notebook. The priest listened. The pages contained 25 years’ worth of drug abuse, sexual excess, heavy drinking and divorces. Now Love is a monk.
WATCH: St. Stephen aims to attract through truth, goodness and beauty
A Southeast Portland parish stands as a witness to tradition in a trendy neighborhood
WATCH: Archdiocese announces grants that tackle poverty at roots
The Catholic Church's anti-poverty arm, Catholic Campaign for Human Development, funds programs that get at the roots of unfair social systems. See scenes from a grants banquet in Portland, Oregon.
WATCH: Portland Pickles reach out to churches and there is a Catholic flavor at the ballpark
At a humble Portland ballpark, there are Catholics all over. The Portland Pickles have a wonderfully whacky name, but deep ideas come into play.
WATCH: A century of faith and fun
St. Anthony Parish in Southeast Portland has adapted over the century to better serve the people, and joy has always been part of the plan
  • The miracle of the sun
    I recently had the incredible experience of leading a pilgrimage, made up of people mainly from the Archdiocese of Portland, to Fatima in Portugal. We also visited other pilgrimage sites, including Santiago de Compostela in Spain. I must say that, for me, it was one of those pivotal moments in my own life of faith and in my personal spiritual journey.
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