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Marylhurst grad program May-August

ROY — The day St. Francis of Assisi fifth-grader Joseph Crowell first heard about Camp Howard at school, he came home begging his mom to send him. “I’m so sorry, buddy, but we can’t afford it,” his mother, Ursula Crowell, responded. “We have six kids, and we just couldn’t,” she explained recently...




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CYO helps the youngest begin lacrosse
As lacrosse flourishes in the Portland area, many youth players are experiencing the sport for the first time in the Catholic Youth Organization league. Since 2011, CYO coaches have guided youths through fundamental skills to advanced techniques. St. Pius X and St. John Fisher parishes provide fields for practice. Home games are played at Valley Catholic and Jesuit high schools.

Friday, July 28, 2017
After repeal fails, 'task remains' to reform health care, says bishop
WASHINGTON — After the Senate Republicans failed to get enough votes to pass a "skinny" repeal to remove parts of the Affordable Care Act in the early hours of July 28, a U.S. bishop said the "task of reforming the health care system still remains."

Friday, July 28, 2017
Oregon City priest scores with dance moves
St. John the Apostle fourth-grader Owen Smith and Fr. Maxy D’Costa, pastor of St. John the Apostle Parish in Oregon City, celebrated one of Smith’s goals this spring by “dabbing” — a playful trendy dance reminiscent of the Macarena.

Thursday, July 27, 2017
Viewpoints
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We must fight for our children

I am, like many French citizens, an admirer of Pope Francis and I support the editorial on why America should rejoin the Paris Accord on climate change.



Friday, July 28, 2017
President acted within principles
President Trump acted in concert with established U.S. law and within the bounds of Catholic social justice principles.


Thursday, July 27, 2017
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
Arts
Arts and Entertainment News
Atomic Blonde
NEW YORK (CNS) — Aspiring to be edgy and stylish, the espionage thriller "Atomic Blonde" (Focus), matches sometimes sadistic brawling with exploitative scenes of aberrant sex. The result is not only degraded but tedious as well.

Friday, July 28, 2017
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
NEW YORK (CNS) — Despite its ponderous title, "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets" (STX) turns out to be a flashy but lightweight sci-fi adventure likely to divert those grown viewers content to munch their popcorn and enjoy a break from the heat of summer.

Thursday, July 27, 2017
The Last Tycoon
NEW YORK (CNS) — A few significantly objectionable moments, reflecting the worst excesses of contemporary TV and film production, mar the otherwise appealingly old–fashioned storytelling of "The Last Tycoon."

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Faith/Spirituality
Living Faith | Archbishop Sample's Column | Columns
Archbishop Sample's schedule
Archbishop Alexander Sample's schedule through Aug. 8.

Thursday, July 27, 2017
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
Parish/School Life
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St. Vincent Parish in need of archival material
SALEM — St. Vincent de Paul Parish here is trying to rebuild its archives and parishioners are reaching out for help. They are looking for pieces from the past from all years but especially prior to 1990. Do you have any St. Vincent de Paul School pictures, including class photos or those capturing student activities; memorabilia; or items from Troop 16? If so, the parish would appreciate a copy or donation.

Friday, July 28, 2017
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
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