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VATICAN CITY — The Christmas tree and Nativity scene are symbols of God's love and hope, reminding us to contemplate the beauty of creation and welcome the marginalized, Pope Francis said.


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Their goal: Fraternal fun
ST. BENEDICT — The first St. Benedict’s Cup was held at Mount Angel Seminary Oct. 30, which also happened to be Priesthood Sunday. It was the first of what may become an annual soccer competition, initiated to promote priestly fraternity between the priests of the Archdiocese of Portland and the seminarians of Mount Angel Seminary.

Friday, December 9, 2016
Mini hoopsters
Catholic Youth Organization just completed another season of Fall Hot Shots Nov. 12 with an end-of-season tournament for first- and second-grade basketball players. Each child was given an individual medal and each of the 20 teams was awarded a trophy for participation.

Thursday, December 8, 2016
Priest-historian: 75 years later, Pearl Harbor 'such a powerful event'

WASHINGTON — A Catholic military chaplain and historian says the attack on Pearl Harbor, even 75 years later, continues to rivet the attention of Americans because it is "such a powerful event."



Wednesday, December 7, 2016
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A new perspective at Christmas

For a brief moment when we're born, we're the youngest person on the planet. Then, we grow older.



Saturday, December 10, 2016
Archdiocese a gem in the crown of the church
At first glance (and perhaps even at further glances), Oregon may not seem the most hospitable place for the flourishing of religion. Often considered one of the most “unchurched” states in the union, many might think it downright hostile to religious sentiment and practice.

Friday, December 9, 2016
They showed us mercy

Basking in the glow of the Year of Mercy, we recall how often we learned about mercy from the men and women of religious communities.



Thursday, December 8, 2016
Arts
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Loving
NEW YORK (CNS) — “Loving” (Focus), the fact-based story behind a landmark 1967 Supreme Court decision, is so restrained that it nearly obscures the historical significance of the events it recounts. The Lovings, who lived in Virginia, married in Washington in 1958, thereby evading, temporarily at least, their home state's law forbidding interracial unions. Such “anti-miscegenation” statutes had their origins in the days of slavery but were reinforced in Southern states after the Civil War; Virginia's was enacted in 1924.

Friday, December 9, 2016
Incarnate
NEW YORK (CNS) -- Somewhere in the planning stages of "Incarnate" (BH Tilt), someone must have thought it would be a good idea to combine elements of Christopher Nolan's 2010 tour de force "Inception" with tropes that have been familiar to moviegoers at least since Linda Blair's head went spinning round in "The Exorcist" way back in 1973.

Thursday, December 8, 2016
Book provides readable review of month that changed U.S. forever
January of 1973 was a month, as Lady Bracknell says in "The Importance of Being Earnest," "crowded with incident." For Catholic readers, the chapters on the progress through the Supreme Court of the decision that ended with Roe v. Wade may be the most disturbing, but Robenalt gives us a lucid and unbiased account of how the decision was developed. It serves to remind us of what the decision really says and not what people have made it say to further their agendas.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Faith/Spirituality
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Clergy educated on labor rights
WILSONVILLE — Archdiocese of Portland priests active in labor issues have joined lay leaders to form a committee to help equip clergy to respond to labor problems — all in the context of Catholic social teaching. Called the Church and Social Justice Committee, the group focuses on issues they say affect parishioners, such as minimum wage laws, wage theft and the right of workers to organize. 

Thursday, December 8, 2016
Couples are missionaries of marriage

Some Catholic couples from Oregon have traveled the globe to promote healthy marriage. 

Ron and Hillary Tesch of Tualatin, Cheryl and Mel Evers of Hillsboro and John and La Vonne Doherty of North Portland, leaders in Worldwide Marriage Encounter, in September went to the Vatican where their organization was recognized by Pope Francis.  



Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Advent retreat in Beaverton
With the rush of the Christmas season tapping at the door, the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon are offering an Advent Retreat to help remind the faithful of the blessings that come as we wait with Mary for the birth of our greatest blessing.

Friday, December 2, 2016
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Fall sports titles add up for Catholic schools
There were two Holy War football games in Oregon this fall, with a major turnabout from the first to the second. Early in the season, Jesuit pounded Central Catholic 56-19 in the annual game between crosstown Catholic high school rivals. But in the quarterfinals of the 6A playoffs Nov. 18, the Rams won 21-9 when it counted most, with a few bursts from running back Amari Hale and stingy defense in the second half. Central Catholic went on to defeat Tigard in a thrilling double overtime semifinal game. The 6A final was set for noon Saturday, Dec. 3, at Providence Park against West Linn.

Friday, December 9, 2016
De La Salle raises funds for flood-damaged Cristo Rey sister school in Louisiana
When catastrophic floods devastated Louisiana last summer, Cristo Rey Baton Rouge Franciscan High School was forced to close its doors just four days after opening.

Cristo Rey schools around the country, including De La Salle North High School in Portland, responded with fundraising efforts and support.
De La Salle came up with a creative fundraising campaign and accompanying video, posted on Facebook.


Friday, December 9, 2016
Creatures of all sorts blessed
OREGON CITY — Some hopped, others slithered or trotted, but all animals were welcome at this year’s blessing of the animals at St. John the Apostle School. Even stuffed animals could line up, with a little help, for a blessing from Father Maxy D’Costa, pastor of St. John the Apostle Parish. As students, staff and guests sang, dogs, cats, bunnies and caterpillars gathered on the school playground with their humans to be prayed over.

Friday, December 9, 2016
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