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After 12 years, two Guatemalan siblings have been reunited with their mother in Portland. Lillian Perez wept quietly in Portland International Airport late March 28 as she enveloped her teenage children, who now soar over the tiny woman.

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Housing Transitions Drop-In Center provides shelter for homeless women along with practical support, compassion
By 7:30 a.m., there usually are four or five women already in line waiting for the staff to open the doors of Catholic Charities’ Housing Transitions Drop-In Center. For women living on the streets, isolation and anxiety are constant. Finding a place where they are welcomed and supported, regularly, is a sanctuary. Program manager Margi Dechenne understands that and takes it to heart.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Workshop aims to create confident Catholics
BEAVERTON — The Confident Catholics Workshop — set for 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday April 1 at Our Lady of Peace Retreat here —  is a one-day session coordinated with the Archdiocese of Portland and the Franciscan Sisters at Our Lady of Peace Retreat House.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
WATCH: Dinner raises almost $100,000 for seminary operations

EUGENE — Peter Laughlin looked around at 350 people who want to help him become a priest. 

A seminarian for the Archdiocese of Portland, Laughlin volunteered at the Eugene Hilton March 5 to guide diners to tables at an annual benefit dinner for Mount Angel Seminary. 

“It means a lot as a discerner of the priesthood that people would care enough about us to come and give us this foundation so we can continue to explore the will of God in our lives,” Laughlin said.

Monday, March 27, 2017
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From the Archives
The Irish race is an organized, dis­ciplined, compact army and an Irish Moses has arisen to lead them out of their bondage.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Door is not shut
I think we should give President Trump’s administration the benefit of the doubt regarding a pause on immigration from countries producing the most unbalanced individuals wielding knives — and bombs.

Monday, March 27, 2017
Fix schools, don't abandon them
I have a child enrolled in Catholic school. It was a choice my wife and I made based on our experience as children and our desire to have our child surrounded by the Catholic faith. However, I in no way want to take public funds away from public schools.

Sunday, March 26, 2017
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Marylhurst talks on gender, race and immigration
Marylhurst University’s series of free talks on issues of social justice continues Thursday, April 6, with Leader of the Free World? The Future of American Women in Politics presented by Melody Rose, president of Marylhurst.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Author offers guidance for those on journeys of spiritual renewal
A five-month sabbatical after experiencing several key losses in life "was salvific" for Francis, a Jesuit whose story is one of the many told in Dolores Leckey's "Interior Journey: A Spirituality for Contemporary Seekers."

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Go coconuts - Saint Martin's much-loved Lu'au is April 1!
LACEY, Wash. – For decades, Hawaiian students attending Saint Martin’s University have pooled their talents and culinary skills to bring the area community an authentic island tradition to enjoy. Lu’au 2017, presented by the University’s Hawai’i Club, will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at Saint Martin’s Marcus Pavilion, 5300 Pacific Ave. SE.

Monday, March 27, 2017
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Marian Prayer Center sells Lenten prayer kits
After suffering flood damage in January, the Marian Prayer Center in Southeast Portland has been closed until repairs can be completed. The Catholic bookstore and prayer center is meanwhile selling Lenten Prayer Kits for $25 donations.

Monday, March 27, 2017
Archbishop Sample lauded for teaching on marriage

A not-for-profit working to thwart family breakdown sent a letter of commendation and 24 white roses to Archbishop Alexander Sample thanking him for his defense of Catholic teaching on marriage.

The California-based Ruth Institute accumulates research to support individuals and families harmed by divorce and a culture of casual sex. 

Saturday, March 25, 2017
Prayer for our priests
“A Year of Prayer for our Priests” is a ministry of the Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women. 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.

Friday, March 24, 2017
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Got small campers? Some top spots to pitch your tent
With its sand dunes to climb, cascading falls to contemplate, mountains to trek and sparkling waters to paddle, Oregon is a nature-lover’s paradise. And it’s not just for the young adventurist or avid hiker: The state offers abundant spots for families to pitch a tent — or rent a yurt (a circular tent with a design used by nomadic Central Asian peoples) — and explore these wonders together.

From among the many gems, we’ve selected five places to consider camping with your kids this summer. We included a nearby parish where your family could attend Sunday Mass and some tips for keeping your small campers happy.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
New at camp: Flying drones, solving crimes
The summer camp that brought your kids paintball is about to teach them about flying drones and solving crimes.

Catholic-run Camp Howard provides the splat and gee-whiz that kids want, but always with a dose of values and morals.

Monday, March 27, 2017
Students from Lasallian schools visit Milwaukie's La Salle Prep 
MILWAUKIE — They hail from different schools and three different communities in the Northwest. Despite their differences, students from three Lasallian schools all speak the same words when they bow their heads to pray, “Let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.”

Friday, March 24, 2017
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