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Students paint mural at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
This summer, students from St. Stephen Academy, a Christian school in Lake Oswego, spent days at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center painting a mural on the wall near the inpatient pharmacy.

Saturday, October 22, 2016
Monk explores faith and science with seminarians

ST. BENEDICT — With the regrettable exception of the Galileo case, the Catholic Church has accepted and supported scientific research and discovery for centuries.

Modern science emerged and was sustained in a Catholic culture. Some of the great scientists of the Renaissance and Enlightenment were clerics and religious, including the Franciscan friar Roger Bacon. A priest invented genetics.

Friday, October 21, 2016
Fighting over liturgy distorts purpose of Mass, papal liturgist says

VATICAN CITY — When a choir director and parish priest differ over liturgical music, the choir should follow in good faith the wishes of the priest for the sake of unity, said the papal liturgist. When it comes to celebrating the liturgy, "we should never fight," Msgr. Guido Marini told choir members, directors and priests. "Otherwise, we distort the very nature" of what the people of God should be doing during the Mass, which is seeking to be "one body before the Lord."

Friday, October 21, 2016
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To Willamette Week: Dump Backpage
Surely having no classified advertising is better than buying services from a company that has embraced the slavery and exploitation of women and children.

Saturday, October 22, 2016
'A great sense of peace'
ROME —  Being here in Rome for the General Congregation of the Society of Jesus is something I never imagined I would experience in my lifetime. In the nearly 500 years since the founding of the Jesuits in 1540, we have only had this kind of meeting of all provincials and other elected delegates 35 times. Our main purpose at this 36th General Congregation was to elect a new superior general and also to discuss how the Society can address the signs of our times.

Thursday, October 20, 2016
Family takes priority
As a church, we recognize the sovereignty nations have over their borders. But we can’t remain silent when immigration enforcement tears families apart. Some things are more sacred than bureaucracy.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
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TV program notes - week of Oct. 23, 2016
NEW YORK (CNS) — Here are some television program notes for the week of Oct 23 with their TV Parental Guidelines ratings if available. They have not been reviewed and therefore are not necessarily recommended by Catholic News Service.

Saturday, October 22, 2016
Max Steel

NEW YORK (CNS) — Yet another action figure leaps off the toy store shelves and onto the big screen in "Max Steel" (Open Road), the coming-of-age chronicle of a Mattel-made superhero.

A human-alien hybrid (think G.I. Joe crossed with a Transformer), the eponymous creature fights for truth, justice and you-know-what in the spirit of Superman and all those Avengers.

Friday, October 21, 2016
TV film fare -
NEW YORK (CNS) — The following are capsule reviews of theatrical movies on network and cable television the week of Oct 23. Please note that televised versions may or may not be edited for language, nudity, violence and sexual situations.

Friday, October 21, 2016
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Going into the quiet: Pilgrimage sites off the beaten track

If possible, every Catholic should see Israel, Rome and well-trodden places like Lourdes and Compostela. But here are three hidden gems for Catholic who may want a quieter day while traveling in the Holy Land or Europe.


Thursday, October 13, 2016
WATCH: 'Now I am sure'

ST. BENEDICT — Brother John Vianney Le’s path to life as a Benedictine monk has been anything but smooth. But despite missteps and obstacles, someone or something always has been present to guide him. 

His journey reached an apex Aug. 30 when he made his solemn profession at Mount Angel Abbey.

Monday, October 10, 2016
Grotto makes national list
Portland’s Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother — known as the Grotto — ranked 18th in a recent listing of the top 25 destinations in the United States. 

Friday, October 7, 2016
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Unlikely marriage shows eternal nature of love

SALEM — Recently, Queen of Peace Parish witnessed new meaning for the marriage blessing: “As long as you both shall live.”

Mary Standefer and Joseph Martinez, both residents of a local retirement home, joined in marriage at the age of 87 and 96 respectively.

Friday, October 21, 2016
Students raise prayers, funds for children with cancer

It was a fitting weather combination for a day that acknowledged both heartbreak and joy. After raining all morning, the drops let up as soggy but smiley students wound their way down a muddy incline and gathered with an estimated 400 peers for Mass.

“Today is about amazing kids who get out of bed on a rainy day … to make the world just a little bit better for the kids who can’t get out of bed,” Regina Ellis told the teens. Ellis founded the Children’s Cancer Association more than 20 years ago after losing her 5-year-old daughter, Alexandra, to the disease.

Thursday, October 20, 2016
Czech inspired Mass planned for Salem

SALEM — Salem Catholic Schools Foundation will hold a special Mass celebration on Oct. 30 at the East Salem Community Center.

The Mass is inspired by the foundation’s “Inspire Tour to the Czech Republic” with Archbishop John Vlazny which took place last year. Archbishop Vlazny is the retired archbishop for the Portland archdiocese.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
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