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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.

Suspect sought in murders of nuns who worked at Mississippi clinic
Sister Margaret Held, 68, a member of the School Sisters of St. Francis in Milwaukee, and Sister Paula Merrill, 68, were found murdered in Mississippi. Police are seeking a suspect.
Sister Margaret Held, 68, a member of the School Sisters of St. Francis in Milwaukee, and Sister Paula Merrill, 68, were found murdered in Mississippi. Police are seeking a suspect.
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Police continued to search for the killer of two women religious who spent years caring for poor people as nurse practitioners in central Mississippi.

Friday, August 26, 2016

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New leadership for Benedictine Sisters
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. 

Friday, August 26, 2016
Conference set to explore liturgy
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.

Thursday, August 25, 2016
Portland's homelessness crisis
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.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Editorials | Letters | Submit a Letter
A note on the Beatitudes
Blessed are those who get it that religions work best as verbs, not nouns.

Friday, August 26, 2016
From the Archives
Four Sisters of St. Mary of Ore­gon left yesterday for a jungle outpost on the Amazon river in Peru, to be their order’s first for­eign missionary workers.

Thursday, August 25, 2016
Encountering God's Presence at World Youth Day
“Well, we played mafia a lot.” I responded, when my parents asked me what I did on World Youth Day.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Arts and Entertainment News | Crossword and Sudoku
Pete's Dragon
NEW YORK (CNS) — The classic boy-and-his-dog story assumes outsized proportions in "Pete's Dragon" (Disney), a warmhearted fantasy adventure suitable for teens and their elders.

Thursday, August 25, 2016
Sausage Party

NEW YORK (CNS) — If everyone in the world would just abandon belief in God, peace would prevail and life would be one long, joyous, pansexual, narcotics-fueled love-in.

That's the moronic message of "Sausage Party" (Columbia), a disgusting spitball of an animated comedy from directors Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Florence Foster Jenkins
NEW YORK (CNS) — Like the World War II-era New York socialite it profiles, "Florence Foster Jenkins" (Paramount), a charmingly eccentric blend of comedy and drama, has its heart in the right place.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Living Faith | Archbishop Sample's Column | Columns
Franciscan sisters celebrate their jubilees
On June 12 Our Lady of Angels Convent in Aston, Pennsylvania, hosted the annual Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia jubilee celebration.

Friday, August 26, 2016
Mystics bring riches to the church
Private revelation does not have the foundational importance of public revelation, but it often serves to bring to the fore or to greater public recognition particular aspects of public revelation.

Thursday, August 25, 2016
Religion rightly central to 'Vikings' TV
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

Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Parish/School Life
Parish and School News | Here's What's Happening Calendar | Churches and Schools Directory
Two longtime Portland companies get you ready for school
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.

Friday, August 26, 2016
New Catholic school teachers graduate
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.

Thursday, August 25, 2016
Coastal parish celebrates
ROCKAWAY — St. Mary by the Sea Parish will celebrate the completion of its new entryway from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
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