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Novena of Grace 2017

VATICAN CITY — Like the people of Israel freed from the bondage of slavery, Christians are called to experience the path toward hope and new life during the Lenten season, Pope Francis said.

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Quality and aesthetics weren't sacrificed in Catholic Charities low-income housing project
Neighbors are optimistic about the new St. Francis Park Apartments in Southeast Portland. “The mission is great, basing it around low-income housing and transitional shelter for those who need it,” says Matthew Kirkpatrick, a former member of the Buckman Neighborhood Board. 

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Local business helps Father Bernard Youth Center
MOUNT ANGEL — The Father Bernard Youth Center kitchen got a shiny upgrade with the help of GEM Equipment. The company, based in Mount Angel and Woodburn, donated a commercial-grade stainless steel countertop unit

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Pope appeals for aid as famine grips South Sudan

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis appealed for humanitarian assistance to South Sudan where famine threatens the lives of millions of people already suffering due to a three-year civil war.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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Novena for world peace
In this time of trouble, perhaps all Catholics can do is pray. And as the formation of the church can attest, prayer is a powerful tool.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Flaunts safety

Without a witness, there is a possibility of euthanasia. This omission in the Oregon law eviscerates the flaunted safeguards, putting the entire population at risk of exploitation by the medical-industrial-complex, organ traffickers and predatory heirs. 

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Low wages and lack of jobs exacerbate homelessness
If every Catholic parish recruited and organized volunteers to work on the effort and provide outreach, much more progress could be made.

Monday, February 27, 2017
Arts and Entertainment News
Review of faith, culture, politics of past 50 years essential reading
In the introduction to "Getting Religion," Kenneth L. Woodward states two goals for writing it: to "provide an account of American religion, culture and politics over the past 50 years by someone who was fortunate enough to be in the right place at the right time to witness events and people in ways that others never could or did; and to challenge some competing narratives through my personal reflections on what happened and why."

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Spanish poet's words come to life for In Mulieribus
In Mulieribus’ anniversary celebration continues with a concert of impassioned Renaissance madrigals by Monteverdi, Barbara Strozzi, Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, Thomas Morley, Palestrina, Orazio Vecchi and Luca Marenzio, alongside the world premiere of a new work by composer Craig Kingsbury, Canción de las siete doncellas (Song of the seven maidens), commissioned for In Mulieribus' tenth anniversary.

Monday, February 27, 2017
TV program and film notes
NEW YORK (CNS) — Here are some television program and film notes for the week of Feb. 26 with their TV Parental Guidelines ratings if available. They have not been reviewed and therefore are not necessarily recommended.

Sunday, February 26, 2017
Living Faith | Archbishop Sample's Column | Columns
Shining brighter than stars: Our children's good character

One of the most difficult but most important tasks of parenthood is developing integrity in children. Here are some tips from three Catholic parents. 

Monday, February 27, 2017
WATCH: The Dexter icons

DEXTER — In a small town in the hill country southeast of Eugene, a group gathers regularly to make Jesus incarnate in wood and paint. 

On a recent night, with rain pounding on the roof of the parish hall, 18 students pray before picking up paintbrushes. They lean tenderly over partly-done icons of Christ and get to work, monastic music playing softly. 

“We want a little more interior quiet as we do this,” says Father Ken Olsen, administrator of St. Michael Church in Oakridge and St. Henry Mission here.

Friday, February 24, 2017
Holy ground in the East

The Catholic Sentinel has reported steadily on West Coast pilgrimage sites — the California missions and the many monasteries and retreat houses in Oregon. But what about the Northeast?

Heavy with Catholic influence, the Northeast offers many shrines and holy sites that westerners may want to explore. Below, we catalogue some we found interesting. 

Thursday, February 23, 2017
Parish/School Life
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Our Lady of Lavang Parish celebrates Lunar New Year in a way focused on God
In a decades-long tradition of celebrating the Vietnamese Lunar New Year, Tet, Our Lady of Lavang Parish in Northeast Portland marked the beginning of the Year of the Rooster with a celebration Jan. 27.

“This celebration of the Lunar New Year is a marvelous thing,” said Archbishop Alexander Sample who celebrated at the parish’s Tet Mass. “For you good people, the new year celebration is all about God,” said the archbishop, contrasting it to secular New Year revelry.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Archbishop blesses new parish center

MILWAUKIE — Christ the King Parish rejoiced at the opening of the new parish center Jan. 15.

The nearly 10,000 square foot space cost more than $3 million. At the event, Archbishop Alexander Sample celebrated Mass for the community before blessing the new center.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Exhibit and presentation on sacred relics and images

St. Thomas More Parish in Southwest Portland is hosting an exhibit and presentation on sacred relics of the Passion Feb. 25 and Feb. 26.

Attendees will have the opportunity to venerate a relic of the True Cross and a relic of Saint Longinus, as well as view displays of images of the Shroud of Turin, the Sudarium of Oviedo and the Tunic of Argenteuil.

Friday, February 24, 2017
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