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In 1931, 5-year-old Robert Hughley stayed with friends while his mother joined a mournful caravan. A half dozen automobiles clanked 500 miles from Birmingham, Alabama, to central Louisiana to bury Robert’s uncle — at least the detached head. The uncle had been lynched and the body never found.  Hughley, a member of St. Andrew Parish in...




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Pope on Trump: 'Wait and see'

VATICAN CITY — As President Donald Trump was being sworn in, Pope Francis told an interviewer it would be "reckless" to pass judgment on the new president before he had a chance to do anything.



Sunday, January 22, 2017
Ag company gives gift to youth center

MOUNT ANGEL — The Father Bernard Youth Center here has received a $5,000 grant from Wilbur-Ellis, a local agriculture supply wholesaler. Don Robison, executive director of the Catholic retreat center, says the money will go toward maintenance, repairs and upgrading outdoor spaces.

The center opened a decade ago and has hosted about 20,000 retreatants since then.



Sunday, January 22, 2017
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
Viewpoints
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Pray for them
If you understand or refuse to understand the perspective of sexual assault victims, do pray for them.

Sunday, January 22, 2017
Inexcusable
It is inexcusable that U.P could dismiss any action when it was pretty obvious that her state of mind due to excessive drinking could not allow her to think clearly.

Friday, January 20, 2017
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
Arts
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Despite flaws, book has much to offer parishes dealing with diversity
Much of the story of the Catholic Church in the United States can be told by focusing on how immigrant groups have been received by the church — whether well or poorly — and how these groups have changed the church. This story continues today with the continual influx of immigrants from Spanish-speaking countries, Africa, Asia and the Pacific Islands.

Monday, January 23, 2017
The Young Pope

NEW YORK (CNS) — Behind the opening credits of "The Young Pope," a naked baby boy crawls over a sea of infant mannequins, and a man dressed as the Roman pontiff emerges at the other end.

As bizarre as that may sound, the controversial, provocative new miniseries from pay-cable channel HBO only gets stranger from there.



Sunday, January 22, 2017
Fair TV fare for the week of Jan. 22
Programs and films this week of interest include that '80s flick, "Back to the Future," on AMC, the documentary on pro-life activists "The Sidewalk Chronicles" on EWTN, documentaries on Rachel Carson and Donald Trump on PBS, and the 2015 award-winning film, "Bridge of Spies," on Showtime.

Sunday, January 22, 2017
Faith/Spirituality
Living Faith | Archbishop Sample's Column | Columns
Prayers for our priests: February
“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.

Sunday, January 22, 2017
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
Parish/School Life
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Catholic schools offer apprenticeship for sainthood
Catholic schools are a gift to the church. The Third Plenary Council of Baltimore in 1884 mandated that every parish in the United States should have a Catholic school. The bishops of the United States made this decision essentially because they recognized the importance of a mission-driven school system in partnership with parents, the first educators of their children, in protecting, preserving and passing on the faith.

Monday, January 23, 2017
Secure but hospitable
EUGENE — What began at O’Hara’s 2016 annual auction as a successful appeal has put O’Hara Catholic School at the cutting edge of school security. When donors were asked to raise their paddles to create a fund dedicated to enhancing and maintaining building and campus security, the more than 500 attendees responded by committing more than $90,000 to the school. 

Monday, January 23, 2017
Untold history: Blacks in Oregon Catholic schools

First in a series on race in the Catholic schools. This story is one of two focused on African-Americans

If he missed the bus home from public school, Jerry Peterson could find himself running from a group of white students as they shouted the N-word. 

It was the late 1960s and African-American children like the fifth-grade Peterson were being bussed from their predominately black neighborhoods in North and Northeast Portland to all-white schools as part of a much-criticized approach to the desegregation of public schools. 



Monday, January 23, 2017
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