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MODESTO, Calif. — Pope Francis congratulated more than 600 representatives of grass-roots organizations for responding with mercy to society's hurting people during the opening of the four-day U.S. regional World Meeting of Popular Movements.




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Police chief calms Latinos' fears

Portland Police Chief Mike Marshman has made an effort to reach out to the city’s Latinos as pressure intensifies on immigrants. 

Shortly after the election of President Donald Trump, who promised tough policy on immigration, Marshman sent out a letter to Latino leaders. 

“We remain committed to helping keep you safe,” the police chief wrote. “With the election over and the fear of changes that are to come, we, the Portland Police Bureau, recognize that these feelings are real and uncertainty is spreading among members of the community.”



Friday, February 17, 2017
New minister: We can evangelize

The new director of Hispanic ministry for the Archdiocese of Portland sees himself not only as serving Latino Catholics, but as energizing them to evangelize western Oregon.  

Deacon  Félix García, who has served at Shepherd of the Valley Parish in Central Point for nine years, says Hispanics are well suited to bring the Gospel to all kinds of cultures.  



Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Communication and joy

NEWBERG — Aboard a U.S. Navy ship during World War II, Claude Arrington received a regular ration of cigarettes. But the slim sailor didn’t smoke. Instead, he sold the packs, sending the profit to his wife, Yvette. 

“We bought furniture for our first house with that,” Yvette says, smiling at her sweetheart more than seven decades later. 

A common faith, thinking as a team, being flexible and arguing candidly but respectfully are among the keys for this pair, named Oregon’s longest married couple after a search by Worldwide Marriage Encounter. 



Tuesday, February 14, 2017
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The Johnson Amendment
At the National Prayer Breakfast this month, President Donald Trump promised to "totally destroy" the Johnson Amendment "and allow our representatives of faith to speak freely and without fear of retribution." I must confess that, on the list of things I hope the new administration will accomplish this year, this one is fairly far down.

Saturday, February 18, 2017
Poor metaphor
Rather than regard the rosary as a “sword,” we might indeed look to Mary rather as a model to ponder these things in our hearts, and in praying the rosary, as our catechism suggests, “meditate on the mysteries of Christ.”

Friday, February 17, 2017
A great witness
In the 1970s, Immaculate Heart Catholic School on North Williams Avenue was more than 90 percent African-American. Many were non-Catholic but nonetheless it served as a great witness to the Catholic commitment to racial equality.

Thursday, February 16, 2017
Arts
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The Lego Batman Movie
NEW YORK (CNS) — In 2014's "The Lego Movie," Will Arnett voiced an amusingly self-absorbed version of Gotham City's Dark Knight. With the entertaining spinoff "The Lego Batman Movie" (Warner Bros.), Arnett's character, together with his inflated ego, takes center stage.

Saturday, February 18, 2017
John Wick: Chapter 2
NEW YORK (CNS) — The stylized, nearly cartoonish nihilism and resulting high body count in "John Wick: Chapter 2" (Lionsgate) create most of the apparent appeal of this second drama about a professional assassin. The rest, as directed by Chad Stahelski from Derek Kolstad's script, consists of small moments — quite small, since there's nearly no dialogue — of mordant and questionable humor.

Friday, February 17, 2017
A Cure for Wellness

NEW YORK (CNS) — The Swiss spa that serves as the primary setting for the creepy, but otherwise pointless horror exercise "A Cure for Wellness" (Fox) operates, it seems, on the Hotel California plan.

As fans of the Eagles' 1977 hit will recall, that means, "you can check out anytime you like; but you can never leave."



Thursday, February 16, 2017
Faith/Spirituality
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WATCH: Faith leaders: Welcoming strangers is what we do

If there is a registry of Muslims in the United States, Rabbi Michael Cahana will register himself as a Muslim. 

Rabbi Cahana, of Temple Beth Israel in Northwest Portland, made the declaration Feb. 7 during an annual talk given jointly with neighboring Catholic and Episcopalian pastors. 

Msgr. Patrick Brennan of St. Mary Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and Rev. Nathan LeRud of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral joined the rabbi in discussing the religious tradition of welcoming the stranger. 



Thursday, February 16, 2017
United we stand

By now most of you have heard what happened during a Mass celebrated at St. Peter Catholic Church in Southeast Portland.  If you have not, I will tell you about it, and the beautiful response that it elicited from people of good will in our community.

On Sunday Jan. 29, eight men walked to the front door of St. Peter Church and began bellowing during the Spanish Mass. They accused worshipers of not being true Christians, questioned the sexual morals of the women and harangued the congregation for being made up of immigrants. 



Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Series examines prayer as a means of communion
Our Lady of Sorrows Parish in Southeast Portland will welcome Cynthia Wong, graduate student studying pastoral ministry at the University of Portland, to present a four-week series of presentations on the topic “Prayer as a Means of Communion.”

Monday, February 13, 2017
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Parishes reach out to their neighbors without homes
Across the street from St. Patrick Parish in Northwest Portland, the sidewalk is lined with tents and shelters belonging to people without homes. Twice a month, a group of parishioners from the church prepares either coffee and hot chocolate or lemonade to take to these homeless neighbors.

Friday, February 17, 2017
First steps to help with mental illness

Alejandro Bautista, volunteer leader for St. Andrew Parish’s Latino youth group, realized that several of the 14 kids in the group were struggling with depression, including his own daughter.

“She was hiding it very well,” he says. “I hadn’t realized that depression is a huge issue among our teenagers.”



Thursday, February 16, 2017
St. Anne completes fundraising for new church
GRANTS PASS — For three and a half years, St. Anne Parish in Grants Pass has been in talks with contractors about potentially rebuilding the church. Parish leaders discovered that remodeling their current church would cost about as much as building a new one.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
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