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VATICAN CITY — When it comes to Marian apparitions, the Catholic Church takes a prudent approach that focuses more on the message than the miracle.




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Sisters honored for ecumenical gusto

Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon will honor the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary as “Ecumenist of the Year” during an annual dinner set for May 11.

The Holy Names Sisters, founded in Canada, have served in the Northwest since Oregon became a state in 1859. They founded St. Mary’s Academy, a school for girls that is still in operation. 



Tuesday, April 25, 2017
WATCH: Former fashion model with indulgent past wants others with same-sex attraction to know joy of faith, chastity

TIGARD — Twenty-five years ago, Paul Darrow would march in New York’s gay pride parade. He’d pause with peers outside St. Patrick Cathedral to shout obscenities, hoping to interrupt Mass. Catholicism was the enemy.  

Now, Darrow counts nothing more thrilling than bowing his head and receiving Jesus in the Eucharist. 

“It was sex, drugs and disco — did I mention rock and roll?” said Darrow, a former fashion model who spoke April 4 at St. Anthony Parish here. He discussed Courage, the spiritual support group that led him to rejoin the church and embrace chastity.  



Monday, April 24, 2017
Major consultation on Latino Catholicism begins

The Catholic Church of the United States, including the Archdiocese of Portland, is getting closer to the start of Encuentro, an initiative of the U.S. bishops to hear the needs, challenges and aspirations of millions of Hispanic Catholics.   

In this, the fifth Encuentro (encounter), the bishops are ready to support Latino church leaders as they seek to transform Catholic ministry and guide Latino faith as a means of evangelizing the wider world. 



Friday, April 21, 2017
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Monday, April 24, 2017
"The Shack" opens hearts
We are in “field hospital” times, and have to first stop the bleeding. The movie opens our hearts to God’s love.

Friday, April 21, 2017
Sanctuary might mean asylum
Accompaniment as described in the document is an essential part of our responsibility to undocumented persons, especially those who are members of our congregations. However, offering asylum may become necessary to protect families and individuals from forced deportation.

Thursday, April 20, 2017
Arts
Arts and Entertainment News
One novel captivates reader, but other fails in telling timely tale
At the end of the first chapter of "The Fool of New York City," readers might be wondering, "What exactly am I reading?" because they have met a homeless man who on a cold night is rescued from an abandoned building in Hell's Kitchen by a giant — nearly 8 feet tall, a former college basketball player who wears size 18 Nike facsimiles and whose "job" is helping people.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Meet your Doom - a new one - in 'Infamous Iron Man'
NEW YORK (CNS) — Comics giant Marvel has made a lot of changes over the past few years. The Mighty Thor is now a woman, the Hulk is Asian, and Iron Man a female African-American teenager. It's an effort to reach a new audience in an increasingly diverse America.

Monday, April 24, 2017
TV program notes
NEW YORK (CNS) — Here are some television program and film notes for the week of April 23 with their TV Parental Guidelines ratings if available. Please note that televised versions of films may or may not be edited for language, nudity, violence and sexual situations. They have not been reviewed and therefore are not necessarily recommended by Catholic News Service.

Sunday, April 23, 2017
Faith/Spirituality
Living Faith | Archbishop Sample's Column | Columns
Confirmation schedules

Archbishop Alexander Sample, Archbishop John Vlazny, Bishop Peter Smith and Bishop Kenneth Steiner will travel the length of the archdiocese in coming months to give the sacrament of confirmation in the parishes. 

Here are their confirmation schedules for the next two weeks.



Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Ministries given on path to priesthood

MOUNT ANGEL — At a Mass March 16 in Mount Angel Abbey church, 32 seminarians were instituted into the ministries of acolyte and lector. This was a move closer to priesthood for the Mount Angel Seminary students, who are from 18 dioceses and religious communities.

The men were called to make a heartfelt response to their calling to the priesthood through ministries of helping at the altar and proclaiming Scripture. This is a traditional step for Catholic seminarians. 



Monday, April 24, 2017
Catholic men called to step up spiritually

SALEM — A Catholic men’s faith movement is continuing in western Oregon, with St. Joseph Parish here as headquarters. 

“Men need to be called out from their spiritual sleep and wake up to see what is going on around them,” says James Thurman, a 40-year-old army veteran who leads adult faith formation at St. Joseph. He began a monthly men’s Holy Hour and an annual men’s conference.  



Friday, April 21, 2017
Parish/School Life
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St. Mary's Academy wins state mock trial competition
The 31st annual Oregon Mock Trial state competition brought 16 high school teams from as far as Baker City to hold trials at the Mark O. Hatfield Courthouse in downtown Portland. Two days and three rounds winnowed the competition to two finalists: St. Mary’s Academy from Portland and Lakeridge High School from Lake Oswego. Village Home Education Resource Center came in third, and the fourth place saw a rare tie between Portland’s Grant High School and Catlin Gabel School.

Monday, April 24, 2017
Newest priest felt called to Oregon
Father Michael Jeeva Antony, administrator of St. Peter Parish in Eugene, is the Archdiocese of Portland’s newest priest, incardinated March 1.

He actually first came to the archdiocese from India in 2011, serving as parochial vicar at St. Mark Parish in Eugene until October 2012.



Monday, April 24, 2017
A geography bee family dynasty

For the fourth time in five years, the Duda family from St. Clare School in Southwest Portland competed in the Oregon Geographic Bee, sponsored by the National Geographic Society. Eighth-grader Dominic Duda placed in the top 25 percent at the March 31 bee.

Earlier this year, Dominic won the St. Clare School competition — his third win. Prior to Dominic’s three-peat, his older sister Clare won the school bee, but her hopes at a longer winning streak were cut short when Dominic beat her in an epic tie-breaker three years ago, when he was a sixth-grader and she was in eighth grade.



Friday, April 21, 2017
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