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WASHINGTON — The U.S. bishops in a pastoral reflection released March 22 called all Catholics to do what each of them can "to accompany migrants and refugees who seek a better life in the United States."

Local | Nation and World | Pope Francis/Vatican
One of first refugee families helped by Catholic Charities program a testament to the nonprofit's ongoing mission, efforts

Rosalia Redelsperger doesn’t remember a lot about living in Yugoslavia. Mostly she remembers leaving it in 1944.

The then-8-year-old Rosi Plechl and her family were awoken in the middle of the night and told to prepare their things. The German army would be escorting them out of the country at 9 a.m. It was October and the Yugoslav Partisans were taking back German-occupied territory. Germans who had settled in the country for hundreds of years were told to get out. More than 7,000 ethnic Germans were shot by Partisans, more than 48,000 died in Yugoslav concentration camps, and nearly 2,000 were abducted and sent to Soviet labor camps.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Portland supports disabled children in Tanzania

A school for disabled youngsters in East Africa is working to sustain and improve its singular services. Huruma School for Children with Disabilities in Mwanza, Tanzania, has garnered support from Catholics in Portland since its founding in 2004. 

Bertha Haas, a retired educator and member of St. Alexander Parish in Cornelius, traveled to Tanzania in 2003 as part of her work as a Maryknoll lay missioner. She observed that local children who had disabilities or serious health problems did not do well in public schools. Haas, 75, collaborated with parents to establish an alternative providing intensive support for such children. The name, “Huruma,” is Swahili for “compassion.”  

Sunday, March 19, 2017
No general dispensation granted for St. Patrick's Day
St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Friday in Lent this year.  Archbishop Sample has confirmed that local pastors can dispense in individual cases from the obligation to abstain from meat on Friday, March 17, 2017.

Thursday, March 16, 2017
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Live Lent fully
It is easy enough to say that Lent is a season of preparation for Easter. Most of us recognize that Lent is a sacrificial time, a penitential period during which we unite ourselves with Jesus Christ in the desert, with Moses on the mountain, with Noah on the waves, with the Israelites wandering the desert, for 40 days.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Trust one another

We’re not suggesting that you stop watching Fox or MSNBC, or that you stop supporting or opposing President Trump’s policies. We are saying that self-expression should be from a place of love.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Lean in to Lent
Hello. My name is Heather. And I have a problem with Lent.
Before you sharpen your pencils to compose a blistering letter to our esteemed editor recounting my heresies, I humbly implore you to please hear me out.

Monday, March 20, 2017
Arts and Entertainment News
Pope Francis, Day would have been 'good friends,' says granddaughter

DE PERE, Wis. (CNS) — Kate Hennessy was at Maryhouse, the Catholic Worker house in New York City founded by her grandmother, Dorothy Day, when Pope Francis gave his address to Congress Sept. 24, 2015. "I was a little bit late, so I came down to the dining room where they set up a TV," Hennessy told The Compass, newspaper of the Diocese of Green Bay. "I sat down and then suddenly he mentions Dorothy Day and I practically fell out of my chair. I was so shocked and surprised."

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Saint Martin's fest: For a weekend up north

LACEY, Washington — Saint Martin’s Capital Food & Wine Festival showcases regional wine, beer, cider and food offerings noon to 9 p.m. on Saturday, March 25. The event is an annual fundraiser for the college featuring more than a hundred regional wines, dozens of beers and hard ciders, local restaurant fare and three stages of live music.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Late exorcist's words lift the veil on the demonic, Satan
The world-renowned exorcist, Pauline Father Gabriele Amorth, who died this past September, has left his wisdom and experience in dealing with evil forces through this lucid and insightful compendium gleaned from interviews published in Credere magazine over the past few years.

Monday, March 20, 2017
Living Faith | Archbishop Sample's Column | Columns
Liturgical readings
Liturgical readings March 19-April 9.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Archbishop Sample's schedule
Archbishop Alexander Sample's schedule March 17-April 9.

Friday, March 17, 2017
The message of Our Lady of Fatima: Perfect for Lent

During this year in which we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima, as promised I would like to reflect with all of you on the message that Our Lady left us. St. John Paul II stated that her message is even more relevant and urgent today than when it was first given.

Before diving into the essential message that our Blessed Mother gave to the children of Fatima (Lucia, Blessed Jacinta and Blessed Francisco), it is important to recall that these apparitions officially have been approved by the Church. 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Parish/School Life
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Notre Dame professor to talk jokes at UP
Mark Roche, professor of German and philosophy at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, will present “What’s So Funny About a Joke?” as the annual Hesburgh Lecture at the University of Portland. The lecture will be March 23 in Franz Hall, Room 120, on the U.P. campus at 7:15 p.m.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
The life and origins of a super-parishioner

EUGENE — Caitlin Breitenstein is all in.

At 28, she’s a member of St. Paul Parish here, where she grew up. She has led vacation Bible school, confirmation class, youth group sessions and a cooking camp. She’s a eucharistic minister. She and husband Eric host a faith-sharing group for Lent and she coordinates weddings.  

Breitenstein teaches at the parish school, where she and Eric graduated 14 years ago. They intend to have their toddler, Ian, enroll there — “of course.” In addition to many duties as a learning specialist, Caitlin teaches an elective class on Thai cooking, plus some math and American Sign Language.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Archbishop Sample visits St. Matthew

HILLSBORO — To help the students, staff and families of St. Matthew Catholic School here honor Catholic Schools Week, Archbishop Alexander Sample celebrated the school Mass Feb. 2 — the high point of St. Matthew’s weeklong celebration. 

The week included several student-spirit days, a schoolwide service project, a staff-versus-eighth-grade volleyball game and Special Friends’ Day — when students were invited to bring a friend or relative to join them. Thursday morning, guests were invited to enjoy coffee and breakfast, a musical performance from the third-grade class, and readings from St. Matthew middle schoolers about what attending a Catholic school means to them.

Monday, March 20, 2017
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