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Principal & teacher Openings 2017

Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon will honor the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary as “Ecumenist of the Year” during an annual dinner set for May 11.




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75 years in the monastery: Benedictine Sr. Alberta Dieker, teacher and historian, feels thankful

MOUNT ANGEL — Benedictine Sister Alberta Dieker was surrounded by family and her religious community Feb. 12 as she renewed her monastic profession. It was a rite she first performed in 1942.  

“Sister Alberta is a walking encyclopedia and an amazing conversationalist,” says a tribute from her religious sisters. “If you want an interesting, informative visit with someone who has seen almost a century of history and loves life, our community would name Sister Alberta as the one to visit.”



Friday, March 24, 2017
Providence offers digital house calls

On a camping trip to northeast Washington, an Oregon man had a wound that was starting to look troublesome. Twenty miles from any clinic, he could have phoned an advice nurse to talk about the oozing injury. 

Better yet, he connected via video with his smart phone and showed his laceration to a medical pro to ask what he should do.  

 



Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Portland supports disabled children in Tanzania

A school for disabled youngsters in East Africa is working to sustain and improve its singular services. Huruma School for Children with Disabilities in Mwanza, Tanzania, has garnered support from Catholics in Portland since its founding in 2004. 

Bertha Haas, a retired educator and member of St. Alexander Parish in Cornelius, traveled to Tanzania in 2003 as part of her work as a Maryknoll lay missioner. She observed that local children who had disabilities or serious health problems did not do well in public schools. Haas, 75, collaborated with parents to establish an alternative providing intensive support for such children. The name, “Huruma,” is Swahili for “compassion.”  



Sunday, March 19, 2017
Viewpoints
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Enough 'me first'

We can argue that being a good Christian is all about getting to the next life and attaining salvation. Yet, Jesus clearly focused on how we treat each other in this life.



Saturday, March 25, 2017
We miss him
He was so welcoming, never too busy to give us a welcome hug.

Friday, March 24, 2017
Use some sense
The abandonment of common sense is not an American value in seeking justice and liberty for the citizens of both America and of Mexico.

Thursday, March 23, 2017
Arts
Arts and Entertainment News
Kong: Skull Island
NEW YORK (CNS) — With a thematic agenda that takes it beyond the usual confines of its genre, and a story driven forward by sustained, nervous dread — an emotion skillfully conveyed from the characters to the audience — "Kong: Skull Island" (Warner Bros.) is an impressive monster movie.

Friday, March 24, 2017
A United Kingdom
NEW YORK (CNS) — The historical drama "A United Kingdom" (Fox Searchlight) tells the story of Seretse Khama (David Oyelowo), an African royal who faced down mid-20th-century racial prejudice to marry Ruth Williams (Rosamund Pike), a white office worker he met in post-World War II London.

Thursday, March 23, 2017
Pope Francis, Day would have been 'good friends,' says granddaughter

DE PERE, Wis. (CNS) — Kate Hennessy was at Maryhouse, the Catholic Worker house in New York City founded by her grandmother, Dorothy Day, when Pope Francis gave his address to Congress Sept. 24, 2015. "I was a little bit late, so I came down to the dining room where they set up a TV," Hennessy told The Compass, newspaper of the Diocese of Green Bay. "I sat down and then suddenly he mentions Dorothy Day and I practically fell out of my chair. I was so shocked and surprised."



Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Faith/Spirituality
Living Faith | Archbishop Sample's Column | Columns
Archbishop Sample lauded for teaching on marriage

A not-for-profit working to thwart family breakdown sent a letter of commendation and 24 white roses to Archbishop Alexander Sample thanking him for his defense of Catholic teaching on marriage.

The California-based Ruth Institute accumulates research to support individuals and families harmed by divorce and a culture of casual sex. 



Saturday, March 25, 2017
Prayer for our priests
“A Year of Prayer for our Priests” is a ministry of the Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women. 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.

Friday, March 24, 2017
Liturgical readings
Liturgical readings March 19-April 9.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Parish/School Life
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Students from Lasallian schools visit Milwaukie's La Salle Prep 
MILWAUKIE — They hail from different schools and three different communities in the Northwest. Despite their differences, students from three Lasallian schools all speak the same words when they bow their heads to pray, “Let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.”

Friday, March 24, 2017
Notre Dame professor to talk jokes at UP
Mark Roche, professor of German and philosophy at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, will present “What’s So Funny About a Joke?” as the annual Hesburgh Lecture at the University of Portland. The lecture will be March 23 in Franz Hall, Room 120, on the U.P. campus at 7:15 p.m.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
The life and origins of a super-parishioner

EUGENE — Caitlin Breitenstein is all in.

At 28, she’s a member of St. Paul Parish here, where she grew up. She has led vacation Bible school, confirmation class, youth group sessions and a cooking camp. She’s a eucharistic minister. She and husband Eric host a faith-sharing group for Lent and she coordinates weddings.  

Breitenstein teaches at the parish school, where she and Eric graduated 14 years ago. They intend to have their toddler, Ian, enroll there — “of course.” In addition to many duties as a learning specialist, Caitlin teaches an elective class on Thai cooking, plus some math and American Sign Language.



Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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