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VATICAN CITY — The quest to find life on other planets got a boost when astronomers confirmed the existence of at least seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a red dwarf star just 40 light years away.




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Local business helps Father Bernard Youth Center
MOUNT ANGEL — The Father Bernard Youth Center kitchen got a shiny upgrade with the help of GEM Equipment. The company, based in Mount Angel and Woodburn, donated a commercial-grade stainless steel countertop unit

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Pope appeals for aid as famine grips South Sudan

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis appealed for humanitarian assistance to South Sudan where famine threatens the lives of millions of people already suffering due to a three-year civil war.



Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Rice Bowl set
The Rice Bowl program, a longstanding Lenten donation effort, is set again for western Oregon Catholics. For decades, youngsters have saved and slipped coins into a small paper bowl, symbolic of the way many people in the world survive. Moms and dads tend to add bills, perhaps linking the donations to simple meals during Lent.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Viewpoints
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Give kids a fighting chance
Poverty makes a childhood anything but serene. When housing is in flux, nutritious, brain-fueling food scarce and their parents’ stress palpable, not only is a child’s joy often squelched, but their future is also dimmed.

Friday, February 24, 2017
From the Archives
That their profession is utterly dishonest and only a mask for anti-Catholic prejudices is seen from the fact that the bill still allows state aid to all private institutions except those conducted under church control. 

Thursday, February 23, 2017
Trip of conversion
It is everything one will ever dream to get in a trip, all at once.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Arts
Arts and Entertainment News
Lion

NEW YORK (CNS) — The incredible true story of one orphan's 20-year odyssey to find his way back home roars to cinematic life in "Lion" (Weinstein). Taken from his native India as a boy, Saroo Brierley (Dev Patel) grew to manhood in a loving adoptive family in Australia. But he was haunted by his lost childhood and the beloved mother (Priyanka Bose) he left behind. His 2013 memoir (written with Larry Buttrose), "A Long Way Home," inspired this poignant and uplifting film, directed by Garth Davis.



Thursday, February 23, 2017
Album benefits church relief work
Some singer-songwriters from Oregon Catholic Press, publisher of this newspaper, have teamed up to produce an album of Scripture-based songs that focus on Christ-centered social justice.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Music that transports
For Irish tenor Emmet Cahill, the distance between Ireland and Oregon isn’t much further than the distance between his usual performances of Irish classics and liturgical music.

“Religious music has had a great impact on my life,” says Cahill, who is both a solo performer and a lead singer with Celtic Thunder. “No hymn is out of place in an Irish music concert in my book.”



Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Faith/Spirituality
Living Faith | Archbishop Sample's Column | Columns
Holy ground in the East

The Catholic Sentinel has reported steadily on West Coast pilgrimage sites — the California missions and the many monasteries and retreat houses in Oregon. But what about the Northeast?

Heavy with Catholic influence, the Northeast offers many shrines and holy sites that westerners may want to explore. Below, we catalogue some we found interesting. 



Thursday, February 23, 2017
Prayers for our priests
“A Year of Prayer for our Priests” is a ministry of the Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women. We share the joy of this devotion with all Oregon Catholics. A day each month is set aside to pray for the names of priests serving in the Archdiocese of Portland. Please remember them and all priests, deacons and religious in your daily prayers.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Sacred Liturgy Conference will feature Cardinal Burke, Archbishop Sample

Registration is now open for the fifth-annual Sacred Liturgy Conference, scheduled for July 12 –15 in Medford.

Cardinal Raymond Burke, Archbishop Alexander Sample and Bishop Robert Vasa will be part of the three-day discussion of the church’s sacred liturgy and its living musical heritage. 



Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Parish/School Life
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Schools strategic plan in motion
The Archdiocese of Portland has begun work on a long-range plan for Catholic schools. Topics to be explored in the next year include mission, academic quality, demographics, enrollment trends, financial viability and the condition of school facilities.

“If you don’t choose your future, your future will choose you,” Holy Cross Brother William Dygert, schools superintendent, told dozens of Catholic education leaders at a Feb. 8 session. “We are blessed because we are planning from strength, not weakness. It isn’t falling apart.”



Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Swim surges at CYO

Another CYO swim season has ended, and with it swimmers will carry memories of hard work, new friends, snow, ice, and keen competition.

There were four championship meets: The Polliwog, for kindergarteners to third graders; two division meets for 4th – 8th graders; and the most popular, the All Stars Meet for 4th – 8th graders competing against their own gender and grade.



Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Parishes reach out to their neighbors without homes
Across the street from St. Patrick Parish in Northwest Portland, the sidewalk is lined with tents and shelters belonging to people without homes. Twice a month, a group of parishioners from the church prepares either coffee and hot chocolate or lemonade to take to these homeless neighbors.

Friday, February 17, 2017
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