Double earthquakes, magnitude 6.0 and 5.9, hit Klamath Falls on Monday, Sept. 20, 1993, when Steve Eberlein was a high school sophomore in the southern Oregon city. “That was a wake-up experience,” he says. “My geography teacher had said the day before that we didn’t have earthquakes in Oregon.”
Catholics and other Christians not only must apologize to the gay community, they must ask forgiveness of God for ways they have discriminated against homosexual persons or fostered hostility toward them, Pope Francis said.
When Philomena Durcan, 81, was a girl in County Sligo, in Ireland’s west country, her mother crocheted and made lace for sixpence a yard.
In April, Northwest planners of Encuentro (Spanish for “encounter”) gathered at the Archdiocese of Seattle pastoral center. The team is made up of Hispanic leaders from Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington.
Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers — a graduate of the University of Notre Dame who holds a graduate degree from the University of Dallas — is considered by many to be one of the best Catholic preachers from the pulpit. That includes radio and television, including EWTN. He’s written a highly readable and practical book for men seeking an authentically Catholic male spirituality. As a bonus, Archbishop Alexander Sample has contributed a long and excellent foreword.
EUGENE — Lauren Burke, Marist Catholic High School junior shortstop, has been awarded the 2015-16 Gatorade Oregon Softball Payer of the Year for athletic and academic achievement and exemplary character.
MILWAUKIE — Emily McCoy, a La Salle Prep junior, has been named to participate in the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps International Exchange Program. One of only nine cadets selected, she will be heading to Vancouver, British Columbia, to work alongside cadets from around the world. Cadets will be trained in small boat operations, sailing, firearms, shipboard and military drills. They will also travel around British Columbia for social and cultural activities.