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JERUSALEM — Christians have a responsibility to oppose the construction of Israeli settlements in Palestinian territories, said bishops from the U.S., Canada and Europe.

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Priest-author to lead retreat

BEAVERTON — Father Michael Gaitley, bestselling author, comes to St. Cecilia Parish to lead a Feb. 10-12 retreat called Mercy and Mary.

The weekend begins Friday and includes five presentations by Father Gaitley, part of the Marian Missionaries of Divine Mercy, an outreach of the Marians of the Immaculate Conception, Gaitley’s Stockbridge, Massachusetts-based religious order

Thursday, January 19, 2017
Congress urged to keep health care gains, protect life, conscience rights

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the U.S. bishops' domestic policy committee said Jan. 18 that a repeal of the federal health care law should not take place without immediate passage of a plan that preserves people's access to adequate health care and also protects human life, conscience rights and the poor.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Europe's Catholic, Orthodox leaders say they'll stand against terrorism
OXFORD, England — Catholic and Orthodox leaders have pledged to stand together against fundamentalism and terrorism, as well as resisting forces working to erode and destroy religious belief in Europe.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
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Meeting the needs of many

Public schools aren’t bad. Plenty of American children graduate from public schools and go on to live successful lives. But are these schools really meeting the needs of all kids and their parents today?

Thursday, January 19, 2017
'Before Overs'
The idea here is to aim for “before overs” before there might not be any more time. The relative dies, the spouse is alienated and our child graduates and moves away.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Listen closely
Several of my new friends and I consecrated our lives to Jesus through the Immaculate Heart of Mary and it changed my life. I am forever indebted to Father Michael Gaitley for being the humble steward of a message that is so necessary for our time. 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Arts and Entertainment News
'Faustina' play on stages in Oregon
The live drama “Faustina:  Messenger of Divine Mercy” will be touring the Portland area Jan. 29-Feb. 3.

Thursday, January 19, 2017
Venetian Vespers
Tickets are still available to hear Venetian treasures for The Ensemble's voices and instruments.  Large poly-choral psalms written by the nun Chiara Margarita Cozzolani are interspersed with small ensemble and solo pieces by Claudio Monteverdi, Alessandro Grandi, Giovanni Arrigoni and Dario Castello.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Broadway songs pack musical revue
NEWBERG — Portland Musical Theater Company and Chehalem Players Repertory partner to present a world premiere, “The Sensational Sixties,” on Jan. 14 at the Chehalem Cultural Center Black Box Theatre.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Living Faith | Archbishop Sample's Column | Columns
A Marian Year - of sorts
The date was May 13, 1981.  It was an otherwise beautiful spring day in Rome as Pope St. John Paul II made his way by “pope mobile” through the enthusiastic crowd of faithful and well-wishers.  Suddenly, shots rang out and the Holy Father slumped into the arms of aids, seriously wounded by the would-be assassin’s bullets.  I personally remember that day all too well.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
'Awakening Faith' returns to Our Lady of the Lake
LAKE OSWEGO — Our Lady of the Lake Parish is returning with the ministry program Awakening Faith in the new year. The six-week program runs until March 15 with four additional sessions that stretch out until April 12. 

Sunday, January 15, 2017
Holy Redeemer hosts Advent Camp
A manger filled with yarn to hold the infant Jesus sits in Holy Redeemer Church in North Portland. The strands of yellow yarn were made to look like hay and were given to children for acts of goodness performed during the parish’s Advent Camp in December. Deeds like helping younger children and picking up lost items were rewarded with these pieces of yarn to be placed in the manger at the end of the day.

Thursday, January 12, 2017
Parish/School Life
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But how 'bout the corn dogs and ketchup?

Ah, chicken nuggets, cheeseburgers and pizza, foods at the pinnacle of hundreds of years (or at least 50) of the evolution of American cuisine.

Not to mention the apex of salt, trans-fats and refined carbohydrates, alluring ingredients that make for fast-food yumminess.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
St. Mary and Regis to merge

STAYTON — St. Mary School and Regis High School recently announced they will merge into one preschool-12 school system. The change was approved by Archbishop Alexander Sample and is effective July 1.

“Students’ experiences will be better because the schools will work more effectively and efficiently together,” said Rick Schindler, principal of both schools.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Experiencing faith in Tanzania
In the summer of 2015, Janice Richards joined other parishioners from St. Pius X Parish in Portland, witnessing the ordination of approximately 30 men in Tanzania. The trip had been organized by Father Peter Siamoo, who previously served at the Portland parish.

Richards called the trip eye- opening. She and the other participants were able to take part in the Thanksgiving Masses of many new priests, work on a mission project for local people and tour the nearby towns.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017
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