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  • Pope adds teen to list of saints to be declared during synod on youth

    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis added an Italian teenager to the list of people he will formally recognize as saints Oct. 14 during the monthlong meeting of the world Synod of Bishops on young people.

    During an "ordinary public consistory" July 19, Pope Francis announced he would declare Blessed Nunzio Sulprizio a saint the same day he will canonize Blesseds Oscar Romero, Paul VI and four others. An ordinary public consistory is a meeting of the pope, cardinals and promoters of sainthood causes that formally ends the sainthood process.

  • Seniors liberated by downsizing
    A decade ago, Bob and Marge Finch moved from a 2,400-square-foot family home to an 1,800-square-foot one-level house. Recently they relocated into a 1,500-square-foot senior apartment.
  • Dark to light: Buried under scaffolding, Holy Stairs set for resurrection
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) — With large sheets of plain plywood blocking public access to the Holy Stairs, one woman lovingly touched a large color photograph of the stairs, made the sign of the cross, lowered her head and prayed.
  • Pulled from the sea, migrant's rescue puts spotlight on Italian policy

    ROME (CNS) -- Tweeting with hashtags that translate as "Closed ports" and "Open hearts," Italy's interior minister disputed claims that the Italian government was complicit in leaving a migrant to die in the Mediterranean Sea as she clung to a board from a destroyed fishing boat.

  • Hidden ministry: Crew quietly makes sure parish kitchen is well stocked, creating space for hospitality

    ASHLAND — The church hall at Our Lady of the Mountain Parish here gets steady use: Sunday coffee and rolls, Knights of Columbus breakfasts, RCIA, adult faith formation, committee meetings, first Communion receptions, dinners, luncheons.

    
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  • LINCOLN CITY — Food, games, entertainment, a garden and plant market, arts and crafts, home-baked pastries and breads, and a country store with collectables will be featured during the fourth annual Raise the Roof Fun Festival at St. Augustine Parish here.
  • VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis added an Italian teenager to the list of people he will formally recognize as saints Oct. 14 during the monthlong meeting of the world Synod of Bishops on young people.

    During an "ordinary public consistory" July 19, Pope Francis announced he would declare Blessed Nunzio Sulprizio a saint the same day he will canonize Blesseds Oscar Romero, Paul VI and four others. An ordinary public consistory is a meeting of the pope, cardinals and promoters of sainthood causes that formally ends the sainthood process.

  • We must keep our eyes focused on this purpose, not lose sight of it. We must embrace it and seek to live it with an abiding joy. We must have intense gratitude for the gift that is the hope of eternal life.
  • ROME (CNS) -- Tweeting with hashtags that translate as "Closed ports" and "Open hearts," Italy's interior minister disputed claims that the Italian government was complicit in leaving a migrant to die in the Mediterranean Sea as she clung to a board from a destroyed fishing boat.

  • American society has suffered an exploration slump. The July 20 anniversary of the 1969 moon landing makes it painfully clear.
Benedictine women’s spiritual work alive and well
Benedictine women’s spiritual work alive and well
Corpus Christi 2018
During Mass and procession in downtown Portland June 3, Catholics make their eucharistic faith public.
Priesthood ordination 2018
Two are ordained Catholic priests as men who offer sacrifice on behalf of the people and are servants.
Peace and Pentecost
Amid multicolored spring flowers May 19, Christ the King Parish here offered a big bouquet of languages, dances, songs and prayers for peace. It was a show of unity that only a Catholic parish could offer.
Memorial Day Mass
“This is hallowed ground upon which we stand and upon which we celebrate the holy sacrifice of the Mass,” Archbishop Alexander Sample told the crowd. “It is our duty, truly our duty, to honor those who made that supreme sacrifice, to honor those who served our country in the armed forces, and to commend to the mercy of God all of our beloved dead.”
  • Most Rev. Alexander Sample

    Many people, including myself, have come to a point where we are seriously limiting our viewing of cable news television. The divisive rhetoric, the vitriol and the lack of respect and kindness people are showing to one another these days is sad and depressing. Where has civility gone?

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