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Marylhurst grad program May-August

EUGENE — It seemed only natural to create a program where two generations could share in reading and also enjoy the social interactions that a reading program could offer. That was the initial thought Sharon Dunham had when she created the Generations in Reading program in 2007.Dunham is a teacher and catechist for children’s liturgy at St. Mary...




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July conference at UP to focus on joy
The 35th annual Summer Conference, this year called “Where There is Darkness, Light: The Everyday Practice of Joy,” will be held at the University of Portland July 26-30. The conference aims to provide clergy, religious and lay people of all ages the chance to grow in faith through study, prayer, art and play in a group setting. 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Pope, English church leaders offer prayers after Manchester Arena attack

MANCHESTER, England — Pope Francis decried the "barbaric attack" on concertgoers in Manchester, adding his voice to Catholic leaders dismayed at what British officials said was the deadliest case of terrorism since 2005.



Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Trump nominates Callista Gingrich ambassador to Vatican

WASHINGTON — As he prepared to meet Pope Francis for the first time, President Donald Trump formally nominated Callista Gingrich, wife of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, to be the new U.S. ambassador to the Holy See.



Saturday, May 20, 2017
Viewpoints
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Tips for parents

On the blog New Liturgical Movement, Peter Kwasniewski lamented what he termed “spiritual illiteracy” among many Catholics. Who can argue? I think most Catholics, myself included, feel they have an inadequate knowledge of the faith.



Tuesday, May 23, 2017
The archives!
Then it hit me: the Catholic Sentinel archives. This vast database of Oregon Catholic history, online and searchable, right at my fingertips.

Monday, May 22, 2017
Now it's up to us
The website is very well done with plenty of interesting articles and helpful resources. Now it is up to the rest of us to use the resources to carry out the mission of this center.

Sunday, May 21, 2017
Arts
Arts and Entertainment News
Alien: Covenant
NEW YORK (CNS) — Once you've seen one vicious extraterrestrial gnaw its way out of a human body from the inside, you've seen 'em all. Or so at least the jaded — or squeamish — moviegoer might be tempted to think.

And yet, the success of the durable "Alien" franchise, which dates all the way back to 1979, and was last added to by the 2012 reboot "Prometheus," would seem to argue otherwise.



Wednesday, May 24, 2017
'Blackwood Crossing' a top choice for a spiritually rich video game

NEW YORK (CNS) — When you hear that a video game is about death, certain awful images quickly come to mind: stolen "Grand Theft Auto" cars being wrecked; a first-person shooter dispatching the enemy; ultraviolent war-themed titles. "Blackwood Crossing" (PaperSeven) is about mortality, but it has none of the usual crunching tropes that subject matter might at first suggest. Rather, this immersive, strange yet beautiful game is about how two young orphans deal with the demise of their parents.



Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Examination of Mencken's writings on religion has lessons for today
Henry Louis (H.L.) Mencken was a popular American writer and critic during the first half of the 20th century. Born and raised in Baltimore in a prosperous German family, Mencken began his career as a journalist in the Baltimore newspaper but gained national prominence as an author, book reviewer, magazine editor, and as a critic of American life and democracy, amazingly so because he was largely self-educated.

Monday, May 22, 2017
Faith/Spirituality
Living Faith | Archbishop Sample's Column | Columns
Archbishop Sample to ordain two new priests
Archbishop Alexander Sample will ordain Deacons Zani Pacanza and Hans Mueller to the priesthood at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 3, at St. Mary Cathedral. 

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Bios of the two newly ordained deacons 

Two men were ordained deacons on the path to priesthood in a rite May 20 at St. Mary Cathedral in Portland. 

Archbishop Alexander Sample ordained Brent Crowe of the Archdiocese of Portland and Santiago Feu of the St. John Society to a life of service. Both hope to be ordained priests next year. 



Monday, May 22, 2017
Archbishop Sample's schedule

Archbishop Alexander Sample’s schedule through June 4. 



Friday, May 19, 2017
Parish/School Life
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Central Catholic graduates 203 June 2

Central Catholic High School bids farewell to 203 seniors at a graduation ceremony set for 7 p.m. Friday, June 2,  at the University of Portland sports dome.

Valedictorian is Gavin Macpherson and salutatorian is Eric Pence.



Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Farewell to 51 at Blanchet
SALEM — The class of 2017 from Blanchet Catholic School counts 51 members. A baccalaureate is set for 7 p.m. Friday, June 2, at the school. Graduation takes place at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 3, also at the school.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
De La Salle student organizes collection for Congo
Felix Songolo was supposed to be born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, yet because of ongoing violence in the central African nation, he was born in a Zambian refugee camp instead. This summer, the junior at De La Salle North Catholic High School will return to the country that’s a part of who he is but that he’s never seen. With him, he’ll not only carry the many stories his parents have told him about their native land but also items he hopes will make a small but meaningful difference in the lives of a few local Congolese students.

Monday, May 22, 2017
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