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The cobblestone streets of Rome are rough on bicycles. That includes two-wheelers ridden by Catholic seminarians at the Pontifical North American College. One outdoorsy priest-in-training from the Archdiocese of Portland decided his 250 peers in the Eternal City needed an expert when it comes to bike fixes. Peter Julia, a former bicycle mechanic, proposed...




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Green Rain for medically fragile children at Kells on Tuesday
For the past 22 years, Kells’ patrons have taken part in the annual tradition of throwing cash to the ceiling of the pub. With a little bit of luck, the bills and coins donated stick to the ceiling until the annual green rain ceiling sweep event.

Monday, February 20, 2017
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
Viewpoints
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Facing the challenges of our own age
As a nation, our communities are stronger and more vibrant when we embrace and honor a robust pluralism. It's not about conservative or liberal, moderate or independent; it's not whether you worship at a church, mosque, synagogue, temple, shrine or none of the above.

Monday, February 20, 2017
Be intentional
I commend Father Sean Weeks for giving great example for making time to stay fit for God.

Sunday, February 19, 2017
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
Arts
Arts and Entertainment News
Pulitzer Prize-winning author to speak at Chiles Center
Anthony Doerr will be awarded his doctorate of humane letters from the University of Portland when he speaks as a guest of the university at the annual Schoenfeldt Distinguished Writers Series on Feb. 27.

Monday, February 20, 2017
'Superior Donuts,'
NEW YORK (CNS) — The outstanding chemistry between lead actors Judd Hirsch and Jermaine Fowler sustains "Superior Donuts," CBS' promising — if uneven — new comedy.The series premiered Feb. 2, presumably in the hope that following immediately after the long-running "Big Bang Theory" would help its kickoff. All subsequent episodes of the show, which is based on Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tracy Letts' eponymous play, will air Mondays, 9-9:30 p.m. PST.

Monday, February 20, 2017
TV program and film notes
NEW YORK (CNS) — The following are capsule reviews of programs and movies on network and cable television the week of Feb. 19. Please note that televised versions may or may not be edited for language, nudity, violence and sexual situations.

Sunday, February 19, 2017
Faith/Spirituality
Living Faith | Archbishop Sample's Column | Columns
Archbishop Sample's schedule

Archbishop Alexander Sample's schedule Feb. 17-March 5



Monday, February 20, 2017
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
Parish/School Life
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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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