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Tech-savvy missionary priest has Portland roots
Courtesy Fr. Huy Khanh Tran
Fr. Huy Khanh Tran as a seminarian taught computer skills and mentored students in Chad in Central Africa. 

Courtesy Fr. Huy Khanh Tran

Fr. Huy Khanh Tran as a seminarian taught computer skills and mentored students in Chad in Central Africa. 

A Portland man has been ordained as a Divine Word Missionary and will leave for Central Africa in the fall. 

Father Huy Khanh Tran, 34, was ordained May 20 in Northbrook, Illinois. He is the eldest son of Tran Su and Nguyen thi Tuan-Khoi and the first grandson of Tran Thua, all of Our Lady of Lavang Parish in Northeast Portland. Father Tran offered Masses this summer at his home church. 


Sunday, July 23, 2017
Local
WATCH: Portland Pickles reach out to churches and there is a Catholic flavor at the ballpark
On a fragrant Saturday evening in Southeast Portland, Adam Richards, Corrine Montana and Rosie Berg are making their way out of Walker Stadium. The Portland Pickles baseball team has lost, but the trio from Portland’s L’Arche community are beaming anyway. They were able to secure a foul ball, a memento that will go back to the Catholic-inspired house where people with disabilities and their assistants live together. 

Monday, July 24, 2017
Tech-savvy missionary priest has Portland roots

A Portland man has been ordained as a Divine Word Missionary and will leave for Central Africa in the fall. 

Father Huy Khanh Tran, 34, was ordained May 20 in Northbrook, Illinois. He is the eldest son of Tran Su and Nguyen thi Tuan-Khoi and the first grandson of Tran Thua, all of Our Lady of Lavang Parish in Northeast Portland. Father Tran offered Masses this summer at his home church. 



Sunday, July 23, 2017
Catholic prison ministers convene to strengthen work

MOUNT ANGEL — Curtis Gibson was jailed for almost four years for a white-collar crime. In the end, the Portland man says, it was a good thing, because that is where his faith was forged. 

During a prison ministry workshop June 10 at Mount Angel Abbey, Gibson told 60 participants that prisons and jails are frightening places because inmates seek to grab territory and secure influence.  



Thursday, July 20, 2017
Nation and World
WATCH: Pope prays for dialogue, reconciliation in Jerusalem

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis called on Muslims and Jews in the Holy Land to "moderation and dialogue" as tensions continued around a key site in Jerusalem that is sacred to members of both faiths.



Monday, July 24, 2017
Colombian martyrs: witnesses to the point of death

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis' decree to beatify two Colombian martyrs from two troubled eras in the South American country's history underscores his call for courageous witness amid violence and persecution.



Sunday, July 23, 2017
Chinese official indicates Beijing to retain tight grip on church

HONG KONG — The Chinese Communist Party's top leader in charge of religion has made it clear that Beijing intends to retain a tight grip on the Catholic Church.



Saturday, July 22, 2017
Pope Francis/Vatican
Vatican shuts down fountains as Rome deals with drought
VATICAN CITY — While Rome reels from one of its worst droughts in decades, the Vatican is doing its part to conserve water by shutting down the city-state's 100 fountains.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Laziness, vices prevent seeds of Gospel from taking root, pope says

VATICAN CITY — God proposes — not imposes — his Gospel and offer of salvation, putting the responsibility of being open to and moved by his message on the listener, Pope Francis said.



Monday, July 17, 2017
Vatican journal: Strip fundamentalist tones from U.S. political power

VATICAN CITY — U.S. politics have become increasingly colored by an apocalyptic world view, promoted by certain fundamentalist Christians, that fosters hatred, fear and intolerance, said an influential Jesuit magazine.



Thursday, July 13, 2017

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