Feed the hungry, clothe the naked, welcome the stranger — and encourage budgeting?
The works of mercy have been at the heart of Catholic Charities’ outreach in western Oregon, as the agency tends to the acute needs of people who are poor and also advocates for social justice.
To fulfill its mission even more effectively, however, the...
“We need to be in solidarity with them, to stand with them, no matter what their status, because they are all sons and daughters of a merciful and loving God,” said Portland Archbishop Alexander Sample.
ROME — The path toward Christian unity can't be found isolated in a laboratory hashing out theological differences, but rather by walking together on a common journey, Pope Francis said.
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
The Rice Bowl program, a longstanding Lenten donation effort, is set again for western Oregon Catholics. For decades, youngsters have saved and slipped coins into a small paper bowl, symbolic of the way many people in the world survive. Moms and dads tend to add bills, perhaps linking the donations to simple meals during Lent.
We are heartened that the nominee to head the U.S. Department of Education is open to expanding access to private schools. Sadly, many who are zealous for “choice” when it comes to abortion are decidedly against it when it comes to where children can be educated.
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.
NEW YORK (CNS) — We have to inquire: What kinds of audience laughter are the makers of the misbegotten "Fist Fight" (Warner Bros.) going for? Broad guffaws at human frailties? Nope, none of that. Expansive hoots at outrageous physical comedy? Again, not here. That leaves bitter, humorless sneering at various forms of human degradation. If there's a sweet spot for that, this film has found it.
NEW YORK (CNS) — Those seeking nothing more from a movie than sheer spectacle may be satisfied with director Zhang Yimou's visually interesting but thoroughly implausible action adventure "The Great Wall" (Universal).
Epic in scale, the film is shallow in emotion and characterization. On the upside though, its central romance is completely chaste and its dialogue mostly free of cursing.
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.
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.
SALEM — Queen of Peace Parish here welcomed an estimated 750 students from Salem schools for the Catholic Schools Week Mass Feb. 2. Blanchet, St. Joseph, St. Vincent and Sacred Heart students joined their peers from Queen of Peace to pray in gratitude for Catholic education. The principal celebrant was Father Tim Mockaitis, pastor of Queen of Peace.
For the seventh consecutive year, the University of Portland was the top Oregon school in Kiplinger’s “Personal Finance” annual ranking of best values in its private universities category for 2017. The university was ranked 58th nationwide among all private universities.
“Our faculty, staff and students are proud to be recognized as one of Kiplinger’s top 100 private colleges,” said Holy Cross Father Mark L. Poorman, U.P president. “To receive this honor for the seventh consecutive year is a tremendous endorsement of the University of Portland’s strong academics, great value and commitment to our students.”