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Despite the freezing temperatures and snow-packed Portland roads, hundreds of locals turned up at the Oregon Convention Center Jan. 15 to mark the anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision. People from around the state gathered to hear leaders of Oregon’s pro-life movement speak about their hopes for a reversal of the 1973...

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Congress urged to keep health care gains, protect life, conscience rights

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the U.S. bishops' domestic policy committee said Jan. 18 that a repeal of the federal health care law should not take place without immediate passage of a plan that preserves people's access to adequate health care and also protects human life, conscience rights and the poor.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Europe's Catholic, Orthodox leaders say they'll stand against terrorism
OXFORD, England — Catholic and Orthodox leaders have pledged to stand together against fundamentalism and terrorism, as well as resisting forces working to erode and destroy religious belief in Europe.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
CYO volleyball: Strong play ends strong season
Catholic Youth Organization completed the volleyball season Nov. 19. Fans were treated to games that revealed hard work, athleticism and sportsmanship.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
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'Before Overs'
The idea here is to aim for “before overs” before there might not be any more time. The relative dies, the spouse is alienated and our child graduates and moves away.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Listen closely
Several of my new friends and I consecrated our lives to Jesus through the Immaculate Heart of Mary and it changed my life. I am forever indebted to Father Michael Gaitley for being the humble steward of a message that is so necessary for our time. 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Accepting help from others

By accepting help, we recognize that we cannot do it alone. That we need God to guide us, to help us when we most need it. We open ourselves to receiving mercy.

Monday, January 16, 2017
Arts and Entertainment News
Venetian Vespers
Tickets are still available to hear Venetian treasures for The Ensemble's voices and instruments.  Large poly-choral psalms written by the nun Chiara Margarita Cozzolani are interspersed with small ensemble and solo pieces by Claudio Monteverdi, Alessandro Grandi, Giovanni Arrigoni and Dario Castello.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Broadway songs pack musical revue
NEWBERG — Portland Musical Theater Company and Chehalem Players Repertory partner to present a world premiere, “The Sensational Sixties,” on Jan. 14 at the Chehalem Cultural Center Black Box Theatre.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Local authors offer up good reads
The Archdiocese of Portland is a rich environment for Catholic writers. Here are reviews of several of the best books — by Deacon Chris Anderson, Holy Cross Father Richard Berg, Deacon Owen Cummings, Brian Doyle, Terry Ianora, Randy Traeger and Lillian Whitlow.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Living Faith | Archbishop Sample's Column | Columns
A Marian Year - of sorts
The date was May 13, 1981.  It was an otherwise beautiful spring day in Rome as Pope St. John Paul II made his way by “pope mobile” through the enthusiastic crowd of faithful and well-wishers.  Suddenly, shots rang out and the Holy Father slumped into the arms of aids, seriously wounded by the would-be assassin’s bullets.  I personally remember that day all too well.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
'Awakening Faith' returns to Our Lady of the Lake
LAKE OSWEGO — Our Lady of the Lake Parish is returning with the ministry program Awakening Faith in the new year. The six-week program runs until March 15 with four additional sessions that stretch out until April 12. 

Sunday, January 15, 2017
Holy Redeemer hosts Advent Camp
A manger filled with yarn to hold the infant Jesus sits in Holy Redeemer Church in North Portland. The strands of yellow yarn were made to look like hay and were given to children for acts of goodness performed during the parish’s Advent Camp in December. Deeds like helping younger children and picking up lost items were rewarded with these pieces of yarn to be placed in the manger at the end of the day.

Thursday, January 12, 2017
Parish/School Life
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But how 'bout the corn dogs and ketchup?

Ah, chicken nuggets, cheeseburgers and pizza, foods at the pinnacle of hundreds of years (or at least 50) of the evolution of American cuisine.

Not to mention the apex of salt, trans-fats and refined carbohydrates, alluring ingredients that make for fast-food yumminess.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Experiencing faith in Tanzania
In the summer of 2015, Janice Richards joined other parishioners from St. Pius X Parish in Portland, witnessing the ordination of approximately 30 men in Tanzania. The trip had been organized by Father Peter Siamoo, who previously served at the Portland parish.

Richards called the trip eye- opening. She and the other participants were able to take part in the Thanksgiving Masses of many new priests, work on a mission project for local people and tour the nearby towns.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Active Fall at St. Peter
Students from the youth group at St. Peter Parish in Newberg join teens from the Archdiocese of Seattle at an annual Catholic youth conference in Puyallup, Washington, in November.

Monday, January 2, 2017
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