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Novena of Grace 2017

The cobblestone streets of Rome are rough on bicycles. That includes two-wheelers ridden by Catholic seminarians at the Pontifical North American College. One outdoorsy priest-in-training from the Archdiocese of Portland decided his 250 peers in the Eternal City needed an expert when it comes to bike fixes. Peter Julia, a former bicycle mechanic, proposed...




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Rice Bowl set
The Rice Bowl program, a longstanding Lenten donation effort, is set again for western Oregon Catholics. For decades, youngsters have saved and slipped coins into a small paper bowl, symbolic of the way many people in the world survive. Moms and dads tend to add bills, perhaps linking the donations to simple meals during Lent.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Pope: Populism fueling self-centeredness
VATICAN CITY — Indifference, fueled by populist rhetoric in today's world, fans the flames of rejection that threaten the rights and dignity of migrants, Pope Francis said.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Green Rain for medically fragile children at Kells on Tuesday
For the past 22 years, Kells’ patrons have taken part in the annual tradition of throwing cash to the ceiling of the pub. With a little bit of luck, the bills and coins donated stick to the ceiling until the annual green rain ceiling sweep event.

Monday, February 20, 2017
Viewpoints
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Only connect
We can always try to recognize Christ in others in the hope that others will see Christ in us.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Facing the challenges of our own age
As a nation, our communities are stronger and more vibrant when we embrace and honor a robust pluralism. It's not about conservative or liberal, moderate or independent; it's not whether you worship at a church, mosque, synagogue, temple, shrine or none of the above.

Monday, February 20, 2017
Be intentional
I commend Father Sean Weeks for giving great example for making time to stay fit for God.

Sunday, February 19, 2017
Arts
Arts and Entertainment News
Music that transports
For Irish tenor Emmet Cahill, the distance between Ireland and Oregon isn’t much further than the distance between his usual performances of Irish classics and liturgical music.

“Religious music has had a great impact on my life,” says Cahill, who is both a solo performer and a lead singer with Celtic Thunder. “No hymn is out of place in an Irish music concert in my book.”



Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Pulitzer Prize-winning author to speak at Chiles Center
Anthony Doerr will be awarded his doctorate of humane letters from the University of Portland when he speaks as a guest of the university at the annual Schoenfeldt Distinguished Writers Series on Feb. 27.

Monday, February 20, 2017
'Superior Donuts,'
NEW YORK (CNS) — The outstanding chemistry between lead actors Judd Hirsch and Jermaine Fowler sustains "Superior Donuts," CBS' promising — if uneven — new comedy.The series premiered Feb. 2, presumably in the hope that following immediately after the long-running "Big Bang Theory" would help its kickoff. All subsequent episodes of the show, which is based on Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tracy Letts' eponymous play, will air Mondays, 9-9:30 p.m. PST.

Monday, February 20, 2017
Faith/Spirituality
Living Faith | Archbishop Sample's Column | Columns
Sacred Liturgy Conference will feature Cardinal Burke, Archbishop Sample

Registration is now open for the fifth-annual Sacred Liturgy Conference, scheduled for July 12 –15 in Medford.

Cardinal Raymond Burke, Archbishop Alexander Sample and Bishop Robert Vasa will be part of the three-day discussion of the church’s sacred liturgy and its living musical heritage. 



Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Archbishop Sample's schedule

Archbishop Alexander Sample's schedule Feb. 17-March 5



Monday, February 20, 2017
WATCH: Faith leaders: Welcoming strangers is what we do

If there is a registry of Muslims in the United States, Rabbi Michael Cahana will register himself as a Muslim. 

Rabbi Cahana, of Temple Beth Israel in Northwest Portland, made the declaration Feb. 7 during an annual talk given jointly with neighboring Catholic and Episcopalian pastors. 

Msgr. Patrick Brennan of St. Mary Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and Rev. Nathan LeRud of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral joined the rabbi in discussing the religious tradition of welcoming the stranger. 



Thursday, February 16, 2017
Parish/School Life
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Parishes reach out to their neighbors without homes
Across the street from St. Patrick Parish in Northwest Portland, the sidewalk is lined with tents and shelters belonging to people without homes. Twice a month, a group of parishioners from the church prepares either coffee and hot chocolate or lemonade to take to these homeless neighbors.

Friday, February 17, 2017
First steps to help with mental illness

Alejandro Bautista, volunteer leader for St. Andrew Parish’s Latino youth group, realized that several of the 14 kids in the group were struggling with depression, including his own daughter.

“She was hiding it very well,” he says. “I hadn’t realized that depression is a huge issue among our teenagers.”



Thursday, February 16, 2017
St. Anne completes fundraising for new church
GRANTS PASS — For three and a half years, St. Anne Parish in Grants Pass has been in talks with contractors about potentially rebuilding the church. Parish leaders discovered that remodeling their current church would cost about as much as building a new one.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
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