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Novena of Grace 2017

DEXTER — In a small town in the hill country southeast of Eugene, a group gathers regularly to make Jesus incarnate in wood and paint.  On a recent night, with rain pounding on the roof of the parish hall, 18 students pray before picking up paintbrushes. They lean tenderly over partly-done icons of Christ and get to work, monastic music...




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Local business helps Father Bernard Youth Center
MOUNT ANGEL — The Father Bernard Youth Center kitchen got a shiny upgrade with the help of GEM Equipment. The company, based in Mount Angel and Woodburn, donated a commercial-grade stainless steel countertop unit

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Pope appeals for aid as famine grips South Sudan

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis appealed for humanitarian assistance to South Sudan where famine threatens the lives of millions of people already suffering due to a three-year civil war.



Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Rice Bowl set
The Rice Bowl program, a longstanding Lenten donation effort, is set again for western Oregon Catholics. For decades, youngsters have saved and slipped coins into a small paper bowl, symbolic of the way many people in the world survive. Moms and dads tend to add bills, perhaps linking the donations to simple meals during Lent.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Viewpoints
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Give kids a fighting chance
Poverty makes a childhood anything but serene. When housing is in flux, nutritious, brain-fueling food scarce and their parents’ stress palpable, not only is a child’s joy often squelched, but their future is also dimmed.

Friday, February 24, 2017
From the Archives
That their profession is utterly dishonest and only a mask for anti-Catholic prejudices is seen from the fact that the bill still allows state aid to all private institutions except those conducted under church control. 

Thursday, February 23, 2017
Trip of conversion
It is everything one will ever dream to get in a trip, all at once.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Arts
Arts and Entertainment News
The Great Wall

NEW YORK (CNS) — Those seeking nothing more from a movie than sheer spectacle may be satisfied with director Zhang Yimou's visually interesting but thoroughly implausible action adventure "The Great Wall" (Universal).

Epic in scale, the film is shallow in emotion and characterization. On the upside though, its central romance is completely chaste and its dialogue mostly free of cursing.



Friday, February 24, 2017
Lion

NEW YORK (CNS) — The incredible true story of one orphan's 20-year odyssey to find his way back home roars to cinematic life in "Lion" (Weinstein). Taken from his native India as a boy, Saroo Brierley (Dev Patel) grew to manhood in a loving adoptive family in Australia. But he was haunted by his lost childhood and the beloved mother (Priyanka Bose) he left behind. His 2013 memoir (written with Larry Buttrose), "A Long Way Home," inspired this poignant and uplifting film, directed by Garth Davis.



Thursday, February 23, 2017
Album benefits church relief work
Some singer-songwriters from Oregon Catholic Press, publisher of this newspaper, have teamed up to produce an album of Scripture-based songs that focus on Christ-centered social justice.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Faith/Spirituality
Living Faith | Archbishop Sample's Column | Columns
Holy ground in the East

The Catholic Sentinel has reported steadily on West Coast pilgrimage sites — the California missions and the many monasteries and retreat houses in Oregon. But what about the Northeast?

Heavy with Catholic influence, the Northeast offers many shrines and holy sites that westerners may want to explore. Below, we catalogue some we found interesting. 



Thursday, February 23, 2017
Prayers for our priests
“A Year of Prayer for our Priests” is a ministry of the Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women. We share the joy of this devotion with all Oregon Catholics. A day each month is set aside to pray for the names of priests serving in the Archdiocese of Portland. Please remember them and all priests, deacons and religious in your daily prayers.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Sacred Liturgy Conference will feature Cardinal Burke, Archbishop Sample

Registration is now open for the fifth-annual Sacred Liturgy Conference, scheduled for July 12 –15 in Medford.

Cardinal Raymond Burke, Archbishop Alexander Sample and Bishop Robert Vasa will be part of the three-day discussion of the church’s sacred liturgy and its living musical heritage. 



Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Parish/School Life
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Exhibit and presentation on sacred relics and images

St. Thomas More Parish in Southwest Portland is hosting an exhibit and presentation on sacred relics of the Passion Feb. 25 and Feb. 26.

Attendees will have the opportunity to venerate a relic of the True Cross and a relic of Saint Longinus, as well as view displays of images of the Shroud of Turin, the Sudarium of Oviedo and the Tunic of Argenteuil.



Friday, February 24, 2017
Schools celebrate Catholic education with prayer, pizza
SALEM — Queen of Peace Parish here welcomed an estimated 750 students from Salem schools for the Catholic Schools Week Mass Feb. 2. Blanchet, St. Joseph, St. Vincent and Sacred Heart students joined their peers from Queen of Peace to pray in gratitude for Catholic education. The principal celebrant was Father Tim Mockaitis, pastor of Queen of Peace.

Friday, February 24, 2017
UP ranked top Oregon university by Kiplinger

For the seventh consecutive year, the University of Portland was the top Oregon school in Kiplinger’s “Personal Finance” annual ranking of best values in its private universities category for 2017. The university was ranked 58th nationwide among all private universities.

“Our faculty, staff and students are proud to be recognized as one of Kiplinger’s top 100 private colleges,” said Holy Cross Father Mark L. Poorman, U.P president. “To receive this honor for the seventh consecutive year is a tremendous endorsement of the University of Portland’s strong academics, great value and commitment to our students.”



Friday, February 24, 2017
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