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Clara Ell has long felt sexual abuse and sexual assault needed more attention; one of the reasons the University of Portland freshman intends to major in social work and psychology is to help victims of such crimes.  But on the evening of Sept. 30, Ell says she became a victim herself. After drinking heavily at a party, Ell claims she was raped in her...

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Priest-historian: 75 years later, Pearl Harbor 'such a powerful event'

WASHINGTON — A Catholic military chaplain and historian says the attack on Pearl Harbor, even 75 years later, continues to rivet the attention of Americans because it is "such a powerful event."

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Rosary-making workshop

There will be a cord rosary-making workshop from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Marian Prayer Center. Cost is $20 for materials and instructional handouts. Call (503) 583-3723 to register (required) and for more information.

Sunday, December 4, 2016
Catholic CEOs band together for help in living out faith

Fifteen years ago, a group of Oregon Catholic CEOs decided they wanted to live out their faith more deeply at work and even apply Catholic principles to the way they run their businesses. 

With the help of then-Archbishop John Vlazny, they formed a chapter of Legatus, a national organization founded in 1987 by Tom Monaghan, a Catholic who started Domino’s Pizza. 

Saturday, December 3, 2016
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Reassure immigrants
We hope that every Catholic — of every political persuasion — will also take the time to reach out. Many of our neighbors and fellow parishioners are more vulnerable today than they were last month.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Is the Mother of God a Cubs rooter?
For one West Linn couple, a trip to Illinois for family events turned into a Chicago Cubs World Series pilgrimage that had spiritual implications, including a notion that the Virgin Mary fits the profile of a Cubs fan.

Sunday, December 4, 2016
Proud of Stan
Any high school kid with a foot that big was bound for greatness in some sport.

Saturday, December 3, 2016
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Book provides readable review of month that changed U.S. forever
January of 1973 was a month, as Lady Bracknell says in "The Importance of Being Earnest," "crowded with incident." For Catholic readers, the chapters on the progress through the Supreme Court of the decision that ended with Roe v. Wade may be the most disturbing, but Robenalt gives us a lucid and unbiased account of how the decision was developed. It serves to remind us of what the decision really says and not what people have made it say to further their agendas.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Two treatments of politics merit one thumbs-up, one thumbs-down
Stephen White is a fellow in Catholic studies at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington. In “Red, White, Blue and Catholic” he challenges American Catholics to understand and to live out Catholic social teaching in its fullness in their daily lives and more.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Monday, December 5, 2016
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Couples are missionaries of marriage

Some Catholic couples from Oregon have traveled the globe to promote healthy marriage. 

Ron and Hillary Tesch of Tualatin, Cheryl and Mel Evers of Hillsboro and John and La Vonne Doherty of North Portland, leaders in Worldwide Marriage Encounter, in September went to the Vatican where their organization was recognized by Pope Francis.  

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Advent retreat in Beaverton
With the rush of the Christmas season tapping at the door, the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon are offering an Advent Retreat to help remind the faithful of the blessings that come as we wait with Mary for the birth of our greatest blessing.

Friday, December 2, 2016
New director for Franciscan Spiritual Center

MILWAUKIE — Larry Peacock has been named the new director of the Franciscan Spiritual Center, a ministry of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia, committed to the spirit of Sts. Francis and Clare.


Thursday, December 1, 2016
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New assignment for priest
As of Nov. 26, Father John Arcidiacono was assigned to serve at St. Joseph Parish in Salem.
Father Arcidiacono has made the transition to St. Joseph after serving as parochial vicar at Immaculate Conception Parish in Stayton.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Parish begs for bloomers
The street corner outside of St. André Bessette Parish in Portland was lined with parishioners waving boxers, briefs and signs Nov. 23.

This event, the second annual “Pantaloons Rally,” was created to draw the attention of Portlanders — which it surely did. Signs asked commuters for help providing basic hygiene items like underwear for homeless and impoverished residents of the Old Town neighborhood.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Jubilee celebration for Fr. Amancio Rodrigues
Father Amancio Rodrigues is inviting relatives, friends and former parishioners for a celebration of his 50th anniversary of ordination with a Mass of thanksgiving at noon Saturday, Dec. 17, at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Southeast 52nd and Woodstock, Portland, followed by a luncheon in the parish gymnasium.

Monday, December 5, 2016
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