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CAIRO — The only kind of fanaticism that is acceptable to God is being fanatical about loving and helping others, Pope Francis said on his final day in Egypt.




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Catholic counseling center workshop offers insights into grief, loss
Loss is universal, but identifying grief that results from loss often is difficult. Losses build up and lead to feelings of sadness, depression and grief. A workshop set for Saturday, May 6, at the Northwest Catholic Counseling Center aims to offer insight and hope.

Saturday, April 29, 2017
'Grandfamilies' on the rise

They neither planned for it nor asked for it. The responsibility sprung from heartbreak, and they knew the outcome would be messy. But when John and LaVonne Doherty’s daughter died from drug use, leaving two young children, they didn’t hesitate.

“There wasn’t any other answer but to say, ‘Yes,’” said LaVonne, 71. “We were always open to life; we just didn’t realize that would mean we would raise our grandchildren.”

The Dohertys, members of Holy Redeemer Parish in North Portland, are among nearly 25,000 grandparents in Oregon, and 2.7 million nationwide, who are raising grandchildren, according to census figures. 



Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Sisters honored for ecumenical gusto

Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon will honor the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary as “Ecumenist of the Year” during an annual dinner set for May 11.

The Holy Names Sisters, founded in Canada, have served in the Northwest since Oregon became a state in 1859. They founded St. Mary’s Academy, a school for girls that is still in operation. 



Tuesday, April 25, 2017
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Easter joy
Christ is risen! Death is conquered! As Christians, when Easter Sunday arrives, we finally understand just what makes Good Friday “good.” After a long Lent of self-denial, sacrifice, and hearing and reflecting on the sins of our fathers, we have come to the crux of the whole matter.

Sunday, April 30, 2017
Church could lead way on climate fix
The church is large enough to move markets and policy if it operates in solidarity.

Friday, April 28, 2017
Appreciating the moment
Our planners and phones are filled to the brim with lists, tasks and meetings, yet how many of us schedule regular time for prayer? Or time with our spouse? Children? Friends? When is our appointed time for meaningful communion with God and neighbor?

Thursday, April 27, 2017
Arts
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'An American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story,' various dates, PBS
NEW YORK (CNS) — Less than 50 years after Reinhold Niebuhr's 1971 death, at age 78, the high-profile theologian and Presidential Medal of Freedom honoree has largely been forgotten.The commendable, interesting — yet, in some respects, unsatisfying — documentary "An American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story," written, directed and narrated by Martin Doblmeier, aims to recover Niebuhr's relevance not only to his times but ours.

Sunday, April 30, 2017
The Fate of the Furious
NEW YORK (CNS) — Grown viewers willing to kick reality to the curb will have fun with the preposterous but lively auto-themed action adventure "The Fate of the Furious" (Universal).

Dicey moral values and a high mayhem quotient, however, mean this seventh sequel to 2001's "The Fast and the Furious" is not a film for impressionable youngsters.



Saturday, April 29, 2017
Free Fire
NEW YORK (CNS) — The premise of "Free Fire" (A24) is that a single extended gunfight can sustain an entire film, provided the participants in the showdown keep making incongruously funny and mordant remarks.

Friday, April 28, 2017
Faith/Spirituality
Living Faith | Archbishop Sample's Column | Columns
Archbishop Sample's schedule

Archbishop Alexander Sample's schedule through May 5.



Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Confirmation schedules

Archbishop Alexander Sample, Archbishop John Vlazny, Bishop Peter Smith and Bishop Kenneth Steiner will travel the length of the archdiocese in coming months to give the sacrament of confirmation in the parishes. 

Here are their confirmation schedules for the next two weeks.



Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Ministries given on path to priesthood

MOUNT ANGEL — At a Mass March 16 in Mount Angel Abbey church, 32 seminarians were instituted into the ministries of acolyte and lector. This was a move closer to priesthood for the Mount Angel Seminary students, who are from 18 dioceses and religious communities.

The men were called to make a heartfelt response to their calling to the priesthood through ministries of helping at the altar and proclaiming Scripture. This is a traditional step for Catholic seminarians. 



Monday, April 24, 2017
Parish/School Life
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University of Portland continues as top school for Fulbright awards among master's level institutions
The University of Portland continues to be one of the top producers of Fulbright awards in the nation among master’s-level institutions, according to a study released by the Chronicle of Higher Education. The university tied for third place in student Fulbright awards for the academic year 2016-17, with six students receiving the prestigious grant to study, conduct research and/or teach English abroad.

Friday, April 28, 2017
Student group helps sex trafficking victims
Seventh- and eighth-grade students at St. Andrew Nativity School in Portland have been hard at work raising funds for victims of sex trafficking in Oregon. The students are members of a group called Healthy Choices, led by school counselor Sonya Strickland.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
St. Mary's Academy wins state mock trial competition
The 31st annual Oregon Mock Trial state competition brought 16 high school teams from as far as Baker City to hold trials at the Mark O. Hatfield Courthouse in downtown Portland. Two days and three rounds winnowed the competition to two finalists: St. Mary’s Academy from Portland and Lakeridge High School from Lake Oswego. Village Home Education Resource Center came in third, and the fourth place saw a rare tie between Portland’s Grant High School and Catlin Gabel School.

Monday, April 24, 2017
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