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Digging ancient Christianity
Photos by Ronda Bard
Ray Bard, a chemist from the University of Portland, analyzes artifacts at ancient Christian burial ground on the island of Mallorca.
Photos by Ronda Bard
Ray Bard, a chemist from the University of Portland, analyzes artifacts at ancient Christian burial ground on the island of Mallorca.
On an abandoned Mallorcan farm, crews dug a trench two meters wide by five meters long. On that morning, scientists, theologians and workers were thrilled to find just what they were looking for — an ancient Christian grave.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Two cross-country titles for Catholic schools
It was a battle of the Sams as Central Catholic claimed the 6A boys cross-country title. Valley Catholic ran to victory in their first year after moving up to 4A.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Organization appreciates church help on unpaid wages
Participation by church leaders in workers’ rights causes is “enormously helpful,” says the director of Portland-based Northwest Workers’ Project.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Priest's trial for luring set for February
A priest charged with trying to lure a 14-year-old girl into his car will face trial Feb. 9.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
UP Veterans ceremony set
Colonel Doug Edwards, an Air Force ROTC and 1967 University of Portland alumnus, will be the featured speaker at the annual Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 11 on campus at 5000 N. Willamette Blvd. The ceremony, sponsored by the University’s Air Force and Army ROTC programs, will recognize campus members who have served during times of war, including WWII and Vietnam veterans.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Devotion to St. Rafael
Rain did not stop the celebration organized by the Maya parishioners at St. Andrew Church in Northeast Portland. Archbishop Alexander Sample presided over a procession and solemn Mayan Mass. Every year, the community joins to mark its most important holiday – the feast of its patron, San Rafael.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
From the barre to the barracks
Ballet and boot camp aren’t dissimilar: Both require immense self-control, discipline and physical strength. That may be why Madeline Parra, a Portland Catholic, graduated in October at the top of her Marine Corps training program among the 200 females in her company.
Monday, November 10, 2014
KBVM anniversary set
A special Mass to celebrate Catholic Broadcasting Northwest’s 25 year anniversary will take place at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Northwest Portland on Wednesday, Nov. 19.
Sunday, November 9, 2014
Anti-poverty collection slated
The national Catholic Campaign for Human Development  Collection is Nov. 22-23, the weekend before Thanksgiving. The collection is taken up in parishes and dioceses nationwide. The theme of this year's collection is: "Defend Human Dignity. Take Poverty Off the Map."
Saturday, November 8, 2014
Church marks 25 years since murder of Salvadoran Jesuits
The date: November 16, 1989: Jesuits don’t forget it. That day we learned of the murder of six of our brothers from the University of Central America and two women housekeepers who believed in them and the work of the university. We were frozen for days.
Friday, November 7, 2014
Couple abstained for 19 months for love of Eucharist
TIGARD — Steve and Shaina Purves don’t consider themselves heroic. They say they simply lived out what the church teaches — and it was fantastic.
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Men admitted to candidacy at Mount Angel Seminary

In October, 13 seminarians at Mount Angel Seminary were admitted as candidates for Holy Orders. Archbishop Alexander K. Sample, Archbishop of Portland, celebrated the Candidacy Mass in the Abbey Church.
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Seminary benefit draws hundreds for lively evening
More than 800 guests celebrated the 125th anniversary of Mount Angel Seminary at the 11th annual Seminary Benefit Dinner.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Vatican says Maynard's act, not the person, 'reprehensible'
"Dignity is something other than putting an end to one's own life," said Monsignor Ignacio Carrasco de Paula, the head of the Pontifical Academy for Life. "Brittany Maynard's act is in itself reprehensible, but what happened in the consciousness we do not know."
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Lecture on Dante's Divine Comedy set for Nov. 6
Dante’s Divine Comedy will be the subject of a lecture at 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6 on the University of Portland campus, 5000 N. Willamette Blvd. Free and open to the public, the lecture will be in the Holy Cross Lounge on the Third Floor of Franz Hall.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Despite passage of Measure 91, marijuana to remain illegal on college campuses
Catholics concerned about the impact that marijuana legalization might have on youth can at least rest assured that the win for Measure 91 will not change policies at either Catholic or public colleges in Oregon.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
'Be citizens of God's Kingdom,' health workers told
Archbishop Alexander Sample last month issued a call to health workers and other lay people to allow the teachings of Jesus to guide their workaday lives. “We make the best citizens of our own country when we are first and foremost citizens of God’s Kingdom,” the archbishop told health professionals during a Mass at St. Mary Cathedral meant to bless them and their work.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Woman uses lethal prescription to die
Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old woman with brain cancer who has come into the national spotlight, died Sunday after taking one of Oregon’s legal, lethal prescriptions.
Monday, November 3, 2014
Statement issued on assisted suicide

As a young California woman gains national attention for her plan to use Oregon’s assisted suicide law, Archbishop Alexander Sample has issued a statement saying the Oregon law puts forward illusion and confusion.


Monday, October 27, 2014
Retreat offered for priests
The healing of families is the topic of a retreat and seminar for priests set for Nov. 3-6 at Mount Angel. Sessions are led by Father Yozefu Ssemakula, born in Uganda and now based in Florida’s Pensacola-Tallahassee Diocese.
Monday, October 27, 2014
A VA doctor stays on the job
Dr. Tom Carr runs a support group for veterans suffering chronic pain. There are plenty of such men and women. On the day he told the gnarled former soldiers his sister had died of cancer, they showered him in salty compassion. One by one, they explained how they felt years ago when a bullet or a mortar took out a buddy next to them.
Friday, October 24, 2014
Seminary begins graduate philosophy program
Mount Angel is one of only a few seminaries in the United States to offer a master of arts in philosophy degree to pre-theology students. The program consists of two years of philosophical studies. Before a seminarian begins theology, he must first have a philosophical foundation on which to build, seminary officials say. 
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Seminary timeline
1882: Benedictine monks from Engelberg Abbey in Switzerland, led by Fr. Adelhelm Odermatt, OSB, establish a monastery at the foot of a hilltop in Oregon’s Willamette River Valley. The monks name the hill "Mount Angel" after their monastery in Switzerland. Within 15 days of their arrival, they begin to chant the Divine Office, which has been offered in unbroken succession for 132 years.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
School of the Lord's Service
An hour before midnight on a rainy October night, four Portland priests stood on a wharf peering into the dark, waiting to welcome the first Benedictine monks to the West Coast of America.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Principal gives context for exchange student decision
Jesuit High School earlier this month canceled a visit from nine African student leaders, citing Ebola concern and a lack of time to communicate with families. "This was a challenging decision, and we made the best decision we could under the circumstances that existed at the time, when information and reports about Ebola were changing (as they continue to evolve) on an almost hourly basis," says Paul Hogan, Jesuit principal. "As committed as we are to global engagement, our students’ and teachers’ safety and preventing disruptions to the school environment are our top priorities."


Monday, October 20, 2014
Home to be built via 'Pope Francis challenge'
An anonymous donor gave $50,000 to Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East to build a home in honor of Pope Francis. The donor’s challenge to Portland: raise the additional funds needed to complete the home, and mobilize students from Catholic schools to volunteer and help build it.
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Foryourmarriage.org offers couples abundant resources
Whether you’re engaged, married or dating, fouryourmarriage.org provides articles and information about living a happy and holy married life.
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Bikes and resurrections
SALEM — From a small rectory basement, waist deep with bicycles, two-wheeled salvation comes forth. 
Friday, October 17, 2014
Author to speak
Essayist and novelist Brian Doyle will speak at the University of Portland as part of the Schoenfeldt Distinguished Writers Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30 in Buckley Center Auditorium on campus.
Friday, October 17, 2014
UPDATED: Mass with Pope Francis
Rev. Mr. Tim Furlow, a transitional deacon who is on track to be ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Portland, helped Pope Francis celebrate an Oct. 12 Mass in thanksgiving for two new Canadian saints.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Doctors, law enforcement troubled by marijuana push
The Catholic bishops of Oregon want people to understand the dangers and harmful effects of marijuana and other drugs. Drug treatment professionals, doctors and law enforcement officials offer similar messages.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Portland's Life Chain set for Oct. 26
Pro-lifers will gather in the area of Northeast Portland’s Planned Parenthood 2:30 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26.


Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Dinner of champions
CYO/Camp Howard backers this week raised $270,000 to support the athletic programs of area Catholic schools and the youth organization’s summer mountain camp.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Lecture on history and meaning of Sistine Chapel
The history and meaning of the Sistine Chapel is the topic of a lecture set for 7:15 p.m.Thursday, Oct. 28 in Holy Cross Lounge on the 3rd floor of Franz Hall on the University of Portland campus.


Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Vatican II liturgical document celebrated
The Second Vatican Council’s seminal document on liturgy is turning 50 and the Catholic parishes on the Portland area’s west side are holding a session to mark the anniversary. Holy Cross Father Richard Rutherford, a theologian and liturgist, will lead a half-day session on Sacrosanctum Concilium at St. Pius X Church on Saturday, Oct. 25.    


Monday, October 13, 2014
Faithful citizenship: Catholics called to consider common good in voting
Starting soon, Oregonians will be choosing candidates and voting on issues like legal marijuana and driver’s privileges for immigrants who crossed into the U.S. illegally. The Catholic Church teaches that the faithful should not only participate in the political process, but must bring their faith with them to the ballot, keeping the common good in mind.
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Catechists gather at archdiocesan conference
Ministry leaders gathered today at the University of Portland for the annual Archdiocese of Portland Catechetical Conference.
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Pope Francis, Christian spirituality to be explored
MOUNT ANGEL — Pope Francis and spirituality for everyday living are the topics of a retreat workshop set for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at Shalom Prayer Center here.
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Rosary Rallies set for Saturday
Rosary rallies are set for Saturday in Beaverton, Salem and Milwaukie.
Friday, October 10, 2014
Preventing heart disease
Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death in the United States, killing 600,000 people a year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In Oregon, Providence is the top provider of cardiovascular services, serving more than 13,000 people a year.
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Topic - the Petrine Office in early church
Mount Angel Abbey's Fall lecture series continues on Saturday, Oct. 18 in the Abbey Library. The topic will be the Petrine Office in the early church.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Help after divorce
As Pope Francis and other church leaders discern help for Catholics who are divorced, a small, quiet group is celebrating 40 years of outreach to the same growing population.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Two new novices consider monastic life at Mount Angel Abbey
SAINT BENEDICT — Two monks entered the Mount Angel Abbey novitiate in September. They were invested with a scapular, part of a monastic habit, and received the book of the Holy Rule. They will spend a year of study, prayer, living in community, and deepening their relationship with God, while discerning their vocation to the Benedictine monastic life. The novitiate is a time for creating a new way of being in the world.


Monday, October 6, 2014
PeaceHealth center to specialize in back problems
SPRINGFIELD — Patients with neck and back pain will now have an all-in-one destination with the opening of the new spine center at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center.
Sunday, October 5, 2014
WATCH:'Rosary is the glue'
Held in the roomy pavilion on the Oregon State Fairgrounds here, Rosary Bowl is a Mass, rosary and festival of the spiritual life.
Saturday, October 4, 2014
Conference to teach coaching for character
Three prominent Catholic educational institutions are teaming up to create a conference for professional development geared toward helping coaches build character in their athletes. Jesuit High School, Central Catholic High School and the University of Portland have collaborated to offer the conference titled "Coaching for Character." 
Saturday, October 4, 2014
Old-fashioned work ethic steers youth
SUBLIMITY — Oregon is home to 10 Catholic high schools, but Regis in nearby Stayton is the state’s only rural Catholic high school. With almost 170 students, Regis has shown for more than 50 years that Catholic education can have a place in small towns, too.
Saturday, October 4, 2014
Pot use hard on youth, hell on families
“Some people can handle it and some cannot,” says Roger Martin. “We are losing track of the kids who can’t. I am worried about the one out of four who can’t get over it and goes on to something else.”
Friday, October 3, 2014
Rally supports 'Yes on 88' campaign
Archbishop Alexander Sample spoke at a Safe Roads Assembly tonight at St. Andrew Church in support of Measure 88, which would allow immigrants without documents to drive.
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Mount Angel monk professes vows
SAINT BENEDICT — The monastic community at Mount Angel Abbey has welcomed Brother Benjamin Tran, who professed vows of fidelity to the monastic way of life, obedience according to the Rule of St. Benedict and stability in the monastery of Mount Angel Abbey.
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Mongolia: The world's newest Church
ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia — Gantulga, a husband and father in remote Mongolia, became Catholic in 2013, one of 850 in the Asian nation. He saw the faith transforming him and his people for the better.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014


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