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VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis urges families to discover God's love and be generous, forgiving, patient, helpful and respectful.

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More than 50 teams compete in CYO high school hoops

CYO’s high school basketball season had to deal with some snow and ice, with two weekends canceled for safety. 

When the weather cooperated, more than 50 teams competed — 40 for the boys and 12 for the girls. CYO officials laud the level of play and the sportsmanship. 

Thursday, March 30, 2017
Archdiocese encourages solidarity but not asylum

In a policy statement on sanctuaries released by the Archdiocese of Portland March 28, the archdiocese encourages parish and community support for undocumented immigrants through various means but cautions against the illegal act of shielding these people from policy and law enforcement agencies.

While the term “sanctuary” was once a religious one, the term is not one used in either church law or American law today the statement said. The act of providing what was once called “sanctuary,” or asylum for those who have broken government laws, is illegal.

Thursday, March 30, 2017
Housing Transitions Drop-In Center provides shelter for homeless women along with practical support, compassion
By 7:30 a.m., there usually are four or five women already in line waiting for the staff to open the doors of Catholic Charities’ Housing Transitions Drop-In Center. For women living on the streets, isolation and anxiety are constant. Finding a place where they are welcomed and supported, regularly, is a sanctuary. Program manager Margi Dechenne understands that and takes it to heart.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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From the Archives
The Irish race is an organized, dis­ciplined, compact army and an Irish Moses has arisen to lead them out of their bondage.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Door is not shut
I think we should give President Trump’s administration the benefit of the doubt regarding a pause on immigration from countries producing the most unbalanced individuals wielding knives — and bombs.

Monday, March 27, 2017
Fix schools, don't abandon them
I have a child enrolled in Catholic school. It was a choice my wife and I made based on our experience as children and our desire to have our child surrounded by the Catholic faith. However, I in no way want to take public funds away from public schools.

Sunday, March 26, 2017
Arts and Entertainment News
Beauty and the Beast
NEW YORK (CNS) — Disney's live-action adaptation of its beloved 1991 animated film "Beauty and the Beast" arrives in theaters amid a swirl of controversy over the updating of one of its characters into an openly gay man.

Thursday, March 30, 2017
Marylhurst talks on gender, race and immigration
Marylhurst University’s series of free talks on issues of social justice continues Thursday, April 6, with Leader of the Free World? The Future of American Women in Politics presented by Melody Rose, president of Marylhurst.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Author offers guidance for those on journeys of spiritual renewal
A five-month sabbatical after experiencing several key losses in life "was salvific" for Francis, a Jesuit whose story is one of the many told in Dolores Leckey's "Interior Journey: A Spirituality for Contemporary Seekers."

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Living Faith | Archbishop Sample's Column | Columns
Clergy changes
• Father Michael Jeeva Antony was incardinated into the Archdiocese of Portland March 1. He initially was incardinated, or linked to, the Missionaries of St. Francis Xavier in Vadasery, India, in 1999.

Thursday, March 30, 2017
Marian Prayer Center sells Lenten prayer kits
After suffering flood damage in January, the Marian Prayer Center in Southeast Portland has been closed until repairs can be completed. The Catholic bookstore and prayer center is meanwhile selling Lenten Prayer Kits for $25 donations.

Monday, March 27, 2017
Archbishop Sample lauded for teaching on marriage

A not-for-profit working to thwart family breakdown sent a letter of commendation and 24 white roses to Archbishop Alexander Sample thanking him for his defense of Catholic teaching on marriage.

The California-based Ruth Institute accumulates research to support individuals and families harmed by divorce and a culture of casual sex. 

Saturday, March 25, 2017
Parish/School Life
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Bringing Catholicism to vacation Bible school
When Molly Teeter started with the Vacation Bible School program at St. Matthew Parish in Hillsboro, the curriculums used were non-denominational Christian.  But Teeter, the parish coordinator for children’s faith formation, and her team wanted a “100 percent Catholic” program.

“We had these kids for a week in the mornings,” she thought at the time. “What a great opportunity to get them excited about their faith with all of the music and activities that happen during a normal [vacation Bible school].”

Thursday, March 30, 2017
Got small campers? Some top spots to pitch your tent
With its sand dunes to climb, cascading falls to contemplate, mountains to trek and sparkling waters to paddle, Oregon is a nature-lover’s paradise. And it’s not just for the young adventurist or avid hiker: The state offers abundant spots for families to pitch a tent — or rent a yurt (a circular tent with a design used by nomadic Central Asian peoples) — and explore these wonders together.

From among the many gems, we’ve selected five places to consider camping with your kids this summer. We included a nearby parish where your family could attend Sunday Mass and some tips for keeping your small campers happy.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
New at camp: Flying drones, solving crimes
The summer camp that brought your kids paintball is about to teach them about flying drones and solving crimes.

Catholic-run Camp Howard provides the splat and gee-whiz that kids want, but always with a dose of values and morals.

Monday, March 27, 2017
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