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  • Student starts business in Kenya
    Elle Hoxworth, a senior majoring in sociology and political science at the University of Portland, is the first recipient of the Molly Hightower Endowed Scholarship, given annually to a junior or senior with a strong devotion to faith and commitment to service. Hoxworth, of Pasadena, Calif., recently returned from Kakamega, Kenya, where she started a business as a volunteer with the Western Education Advocacy and Empowerment Program. The program works with women and their families in western Kenya.
  • Letter from Archbishop John Vlazny
    When the United States was a young and growing church, just a little more than a century ago, we were dependent on the generosity of the Catholics of Europe for our pastoral and evangelizing needs.   Today, the young churches of Asia, Africa, the Pacific Islands and remote regions of Latin America count on our help.
  • Parish minister gets close-up look at church work in Bolivia and Peru
    This summer, I traveled with six ministers and two Catholic aid workers to Bolivia and Peru, through the Called to Witness Program.  It was a close look at what the church does in these lands. The trip allows people to experience the developing world through the eyes of Catholic social teaching.
  • In Ghana, college student experiences joy and trials of missionary life
    CORVALLIS — A 20-year-old Oregon State University junior got a taste of mission life this autumn. She’ll never be the same.
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