CENTRAL POINT — Shepherd of the Valley Parish here has taken Pope Francis seriously. The pope has challenged Catholics to bring the joy and message of the Gospel to those outside the church walls. When Catholics think of evangelizing, they often think of reaching adults. But in many neighborhoods, there are children who don’t know who Jesus is...
ROME (CNS) -- Blessed Teresa of Kolkata was a woman who truly felt wed to Jesus, and the freedom she experienced in loving him led her to radical poverty, a courageous outreach and an immense love for the poor, said the superior general of the order Mother Teresa founded.
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- After a strong earthquake struck central Italy and with the early news reporting many deaths and serious damage, Pope Francis turned his weekly general audience Aug. 24 into a prayer service.
MOUNT ANGEL — For the past year, Benedictine Sister Sandra Meek came from her community in South Dakota to serve as administrator of Queen of Angels Monastery here. In July, she returned to South Dakota.
The Oregon Sacred Liturgy Conference is set for Mount Angel Abbey Sept. 2-4. Theme is “Mystical Body-Mystical Voice in the Liturgy.” The three days of prayer, study and celebration will focus on what the fathers of the Second Vatican Council called “the source and summit” of faith — the liturgy.
A lack of funding for police, mental health services and affordable housing has left Portland with its crisis of homelessness, says Valerie Chapman, longtime pastoral administrator of St. Francis Parish in inner Southeast Portland.
I spent time during a recent vacation getting caught up on the History Channel show “Vikings.” Friends had told me that “Vikings,” curiously, is the most religious show on television. They were right. Don’t get me wrong, there is enough violence, pillaging, plundering, sword-fighting and political intrigue to satisfy the most macho viewers; but “Vikings” is also drenched with religion
Whether they go to Central Catholic or Sacred Heart in Medford, the kids don’t want to hear it. But it’s high time for back to school shopping. Two venerable family-owned companies in Portland are here to help.
Sixteen teachers graduated from the Pacific Alliance for Catholic Education program during a Mass at the University of Portland Aug. 5. Holy Cross Father Mark Poorman, president of the university, presided.