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IRBIL, Iraq — Chaldean Catholic bishops, meeting for their annual synod, pleaded for peace in the Middle East and for the liberation of areas seized by the Islamic State group so that the displaced can return to their homes.

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Catholic scientist who grew up in Oregon wins top international prize
Mike Merzenich, a retired brain scientist who has received a top international prize for his work, grew up Catholic in Lebanon, Oregon, and attended Catholic-run University of Portland.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Lane County welcomes first refugee family
EUGENE — Catholic Community Services and the Refugee Resettlement Coalition of Lane County have welcomed the first refugee family coming to Lane County as part of a recently announced resettlement program.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Laicization case for local priest now at the Vatican
The case for the laicization of Father Ysrael Bien has gone to the Vatican. Father Bien apparently fled to his native Philippines last year while police were investigating a spy camera found in a restroom at St. Francis Parish in Sherwood.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
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Don't mess with Mother Nature
Catholic children learn the corporal and spiritual works of mercy (seven each) about the same time they learn the seven sacraments. Most of them come directly from the Gospel, especially from the description of the last judgment. They include feeding the hungry and visiting the sick, for example, as well as admonishing sinners and bearing wrongs patiently.

Thursday, September 29, 2016
Little choices make a big difference

Car manuals say the dashboard's oil light may stay on for a few seconds after you start the engine. But mine had been lit up for longer than that as I sat in the driveway.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Shedding labels and moving forward
A speaker at a conference a few years back shared how he overcame adversity and reached success through hard work. He also shared how his life could have been much different.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
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Cappella Romana launches 25th season
For this weekend’s opening of Cappella Romana’s 25th anniversary season, the professional vocal ensemble performs a reprise of its debut performance in 1991.

Friday, September 23, 2016
Guitar tapper to come to Portland

Christie Lenée performs at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 23 at Mississippi Studios. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Sept. 23.

Lenée’s guitar work is often compared to Michael Hedges, Joni Mitchell and Dave Matthews, fusing folky playfulness with pop/rock inspired songs and guitar compositions.

Friday, September 23, 2016
Original work set for St. Rose Sept. 24
St. Rose of Lima Church in Northeast Portland is the location of a world musical premier Saturday, Sept. 24. During offertory at the 5:30 p.m. Mass, organist John Vergin will play “Eucharistia,” a modern classical sacred piece by Portland composer Garry George Wilkes.

Thursday, September 22, 2016
Living Faith | Archbishop Sample's Column | Columns
Need to spiritually regroup? Cursillo retreats at Gold Hill
St. Rita Retreat Center in Gold Hill will be hosting three Cursillo retreats this fall.

Thursday, September 22, 2016
Year of Prayer for Priests

“A Year of Prayer for our Priests” is a ministry of the Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women. We now share the joy of this devotion with all Oregon Catholics.  Please remember all priests, deacons and religious in your daily prayers.  


Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Jubilee celebrated

Sister Dolores Doohan celebrated her diamond jubilee in Dubuque, Iowa. 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Parish/School Life
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Goal: Leadership that helps all
With books, seminars, TED Talks and all other manner of rumination on the subject, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the concept of “leadership” was little more than a cliché. But at St. Mary’s Academy, leadership is more important than ever.

Thursday, September 29, 2016
New science home, new leaders
BEAVERTON — The first day of the 2016-17 term marked a milestone at Valley Catholic School, as high school students became the first to take classes in Valley Catholic’s new science building.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Good sports at Valley Catholic
BEAVERTON – At Valley Catholic High School, the start of the new school year was a celebration – not only for students — but for the entire school community. Kelly Foster of the Oregon School Activities Association honored the school as the winner of OSAA’s 2015-16 Sportsmanship Award.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
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