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MEXICO CITY — The Mexican bishops' conference does not believe an explosive device detonated outside its offices -- adjacent to the country's most visited religious site, the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe -- is an attack on the Catholic Church.




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Colombian martyrs: witnesses to the point of death

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis' decree to beatify two Colombian martyrs from two troubled eras in the South American country's history underscores his call for courageous witness amid violence and persecution.



Sunday, July 23, 2017
Catholic prison ministers convene to strengthen work

MOUNT ANGEL — Curtis Gibson was jailed for almost four years for a white-collar crime. In the end, the Portland man says, it was a good thing, because that is where his faith was forged. 

During a prison ministry workshop June 10 at Mount Angel Abbey, Gibson told 60 participants that prisons and jails are frightening places because inmates seek to grab territory and secure influence.  



Thursday, July 20, 2017
Priest and his father hit the road for vocations
Father Jeff Eirvin, director of vocations for the Archdiocese of Portland, and his father, Jeff Eirvin Sr., walked nearly 150 miles in Portugal and Spain. The 10-day walk, which ended in early July, was a prayerful journey to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, one of the world’s foremost Christian pilgrimage sites. The father and son team prayed for an increase in vocations to priesthood and religious life.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Viewpoints
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Care for creation an aspect of reverence for Word
Christianity is special because of its revelation that God is love — that he gave away his Word not only to create creation but also to save it.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Not solid science

This editorial errs, as does ‘Laudato Si’, by presuming the claim that climate change is caused by man-made gases is based on solid science. It is not. None of the alarmist predictions based on this premise have happened. The earth has been warming irregularly since the last ice age.



Tuesday, July 25, 2017
They helped me
Not only did I get paid. A lawyer in my church represented me in a lawsuit for 25 percent and I got $2,000 in back pay.


Monday, July 24, 2017
Arts
Arts and Entertainment News
The Exception
NEW YORK (CNS) — Historical kitsch applied to World War II espionage doesn't get more gloriously over the top than in "The Exception" (A24).

Based on Alan Judd's 2003 novel "The Kaiser's Last Kiss," it has, as billed, Kaiser Wilhelm II (Christopher Plummer) living out the last year of his exile in the Netherlands before his 1941 death.



Thursday, July 20, 2017
Descendants 2
NEW YORK (CNS) — The soundtrack of Disney's new television movie "Descendants 2" features overproduced and elaborately choreographed pop/hip-hop dance numbers and oversung, power pop-country anthems.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Wish Upon
NEW YORK (CNS) — The low-budget Faustian fable that is "Wish Upon" (Broad Green) has a bullied teen girl fulfilling her earthly desires for vengeance, money, popularity and a surprisingly chaste romance in exchange for maybe her mortal soul.

Saturday, July 15, 2017
Faith/Spirituality
Living Faith | Archbishop Sample's Column | Columns
Grotto retreat to celebrate grandparents
An outdoor Mass and reflection honoring the special role of grandparents will be held at the Grotto plaza July 26 at 7 p.m. The Summer Twilight Retreat is an invitation to reflect on the lives of Sts. Anne and Joachim, the parents of Mary and grandparents of Jesus, pray for their intercession and celebrate the Eucharist with the Servite community.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Learn more about being an oblate
The Benedictine Sisters of Queen of Angels Monastery in Mount Angel are hosting an opportunity for the community to learn more about being an oblate. They’ll address what oblates are, what the word means, and what oblates do, among other questions.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
A Year of Prayer for our Priests
“A Year of Prayer for our Priests” is a ministry of the Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women. We share the joy of this devotion with all Oregon Catholics. A day each month is set aside to pray for the names of priests serving in the Archdiocese of Portland. Please remember them and all priests, deacons and religious in your daily prayers.

Monday, July 24, 2017
Parish/School Life
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Record amount of mac and cheese donated
Seven schools in the Portland area recently competed to see who could bring in the most macaroni and cheese to help feed local children in need.

The seventh annual Mac Attack, which ran May 15-26, collected 5,946 pounds of macaroni and cheese to be distributed by the Portland Police Sunshine Division, the area’s only 24/7 food bank. The participating schools were: St. John Fisher in Portland, St. Cecilia in Beaverton, Cathedral, Valley Catholic in Beaverton, St. John the Apostle in Oregon City, St. Joseph in Vancouver and St. John the Baptist in Milwaukie.


Wednesday, July 26, 2017
St. Pius X students fight malaria
According to the World Health Organization, more than 400,000 people die of malaria each year, but with advanced efforts in prevention and treatment, more than 3 million lives have been saved in the past decade. This was the message Father Freddy Ocun, director of pastoral services at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland and founder and advocate for the Showers Medical Center in Uganda, gave fourth-graders of St. Pius X School in Portland earlier this spring.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
A parish son's first Mass
Father Hans Mueller celebrated his first Mass June 4 at St. Joseph Parish here. The priest was ordained by Archbishop Alexander Sample in Portland June 3.

Friday, July 21, 2017
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