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WATCH: Ordained to serve
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Zani Pacanza stands with his family before his ordination as a deacon May 21 at St. Mary Cathedral.
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Zani Pacanza stands with his family before his ordination as a deacon May 21 at St. Mary Cathedral.
Shortly after he was ordained a deacon for the Archdiocese of Portland May 21, Rev. Mr. Zani Pacanza dabbed a tear from his eye.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Christ the King parishioner named Woman of Achievement

Barbara Francescon received the 2016 Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women’s “Woman of Achievement Award” during the ACCW Convention held at The Grotto.

Monday, May 23, 2016
Active hope countering climate change
Author and workshop facilitator Pam Wood knows that people turn the page, literally and figuratively, when they’re asked to read about or think about environmental crises, from climate change to oceans filled with plastic trash.
Monday, May 23, 2016
ACCW considers 'Mercy in the City'
The Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women convened April 15-16 at the Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother, the Grotto. The ACCW theme “Mercy in the City” promised to inform and invite women to live out corporal works of mercy in the Portland vicinity. According to the immediate feedback by attendees, the ACCW delivered.
Sunday, May 22, 2016
St. Francis Park Apartments receives KeyBank investment
KeyBank has invested $9.5 million in the St. Francis Park Apartments in inner Southeast Portland, at Southeast Stark Street and 11th Avenue.
Sunday, May 22, 2016
Physician-assisted suicides up once more in Oregon
The latest “Death with Dignity” report shows a sharp spike in the number of Oregonians both requesting and using lethal medications.
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Healthcare for elder called 'fragmented and dangerous'
"So much of this suffering is preventable," says Marcy Cottrell Houle.
Friday, May 20, 2016
Communicate your way to better health care
Nurse practitioner James Sims and patient advocate Lorelei McLeod are on opposite sides of the examining table, but both agree that communication, including plenty of questions, are key for good medical care.
Friday, May 20, 2016
New camp director for CYO/Camp Howard
Nora Gravengaard is new camp director for Camp Howard’s summer program. She was named to the post in the fall. 
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Prior visits Filipino vocations
AMITY — Brother Bernard Suguitan, prior of Oregon’s Brigittine monks, spent February in his native Philippines meeting with men and women interested in Brigittine monastic life.
Thursday, May 19, 2016
My brother's teammate
Four years apart, the brothers have remained in each other’s lives. Both attended Holy Redeemer in North Portland and then Central Catholic.
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Retreat with L'Arche
A day-long community retreat on belonging for people with and without intellectual disabilities is set for Saturday, June 4, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Catholic moms: Where would we be without them?
During this month when we honor Mary the Mother of Jesus and motherhood in general, here are reflections about six great Catholic moms in western Oregon.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Ghana celebration set
A not-for-profit that links students in Ghana with students in the Pacific Northwest, many at Catholic schools, is holding a celebration 3 p.m.-5 p.m. at Africa House, 10301 NE Glisan in Portland.
Friday, May 13, 2016
Beloved children and parents: inevitably part of God's plan
Sometimes life gives glimpses of destiny. Especially when fate trips us up, but then brings joy. That’s what happened, anyway, for Jeff and Sue Adams. The couple  hit it off from their first date. “He wasn’t going to mess around,” says Sue. “He wanted someone who wanted the same thing he did. So he asked me if I wanted children.”
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Summer Conference will take up 'Pilgrim Way'
An annual summer faith formation gathering for people of all ages is set for July 27-31 on the University of Portland campus. Summer Conference, begun in 1983 by lay Catholics and Benedictine monks, will take up the theme: “A Pilgrim’s Way: Wisdom for the Journey.”
Monday, May 9, 2016
Trevi Fountain illuminated for Christian martyrs

ROME (CNS) — The Trevi Fountain, a Rome landmark, was lit up in red April 29 in a graphic commemoration of the thousands of modern Christians martyred for their faith.

The event was sponsored by the Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need, which wanted to "draw attention to the dramatic issue of anti-Christian persecution."

Monday, May 9, 2016
Guadalupe shrine nearing completion
Volunteers will convene 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 7, to lay a concrete path and floor at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine at The Grotto. More than 30 workers, many from the Knights of Columbus, are expected to push wheelbarrows full of concrete about 100 yards from a truck to the shrine.
Saturday, May 7, 2016
Hispanic youths challenged to be disciples
TURNER — “Powered by Mercy: Do you trust him?”

This was the theme of a Jubilee Year of Mercy gathering that brought 365 Hispanic Catholic youths to Aldersgate Retreat Center here after Easter. 

Friday, May 6, 2016
Strategies for anxiety
The Northwest Catholic Counseling Center is inviting the public to be part of an interactive anxiety management workshop. At the workshop, participants try out various methods of managing anxiety using body actions and soulful relaxation techniques.
Friday, May 6, 2016
WATCH: Tea time to help seminary
Oregon’s first Seminary Tea, in 1935, was held aboard a steamship. It’s been a tradition ever since, raising money for Mount Angel Seminary, even on dry land.
Friday, May 6, 2016
Catholic students join walk for water
St. Mary's Academy, the Madeleine, St Rose (AHS), Jesuit, All Saints and St Andrews Nativity are among the Catholic schools participating in a walk for water at 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 22, at Laurelhurst Park in Southeast Portland.
Thursday, May 5, 2016
From Abbot Jeremy
Every moment of the Mass, every word and every moment, big and small, combine together to accomplish this proclamation that becomes sacrificial offering.
Thursday, May 5, 2016
WATCH: 'Seek what is above'
ST. BENEDICT — The new leader of Mount Angel Abbey wants his monastery to show that humans really can take the high road.
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Funding sought for housing young mothers
SALEM — Catholic Community Services of the Mid-Willamette Valley has launched a $1.4 million campaign to provide affordable housing and social support for young, single, pregnant and parenting women.
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Catholic youths trek in faith across city
About 500 Catholic youths walked and prayed their way across Portland April 23, carrying a large wooden cross and signs declaring their faith.

It was the biennial youth pilgrimage, greeted by some citizens with cheers and honks of support and by others with jeers and sneers.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Masses set for cemeteries
Masses are set for Memorial Day in Portland.
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Providence cancer researcher gets funding
Just a year into her career as a Providence Cancer Center radiation oncologist and scientist, Dr. Kristina Young has been recognized as one of 15 most promising young researchers in the nation by the Sidney Kimmel Foundation for Cancer Research.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
United for Ireland
A century ago, after the British quashed an Easter Monday rebellion in Dublin, Portland’s Irish immigrants put aside strategic differences. To validate unified support for a republic in their beloved homeland, Portland’s Irish often invited bishops and priests to speak at their conventions and rallies.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Archbishop John Vlazny will preside at the May 8 Mariachi Mass. 
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Communicate your way to better health care

Nurse practitioner James Sims and patient advocate Lorelei McLeod are on opposite sides of the examining table, but both agree that communication, including plenty of questions, are key for good medical care.

Monday, May 2, 2016
Deacon to be ordained on way to priesthood

Zani Pacanza will be ordained a transitional deacon for the Archdiocese of Portland at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 21, at St. Mary Cathedral.

Thursday, April 28, 2016
Arson destroys Idaho church
BONNERS FERRY, Idaho (CNS) — Federal investigators consider a blaze that destroyed a church near the Canadian border arson.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Dominican nuns keep hope alive among displaced in northern Iraq
IRBIL, Iraq (CNS) — When the Islamic State group rolled across Iraq's Ninevah Plain in 2014, tens of thousands of Christians fled for their lives to Kurdish-controlled areas of the country. They still wait in limbo in crowded camps, facing an undefined future. The only certainty they enjoy is knowing that whatever happens to them, a group of Dominican nuns will be at their side.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Giant things happening at Camp Howard
CORBETT — Workers at Camp Howard are in the process of installing a zip line and giant swing for this summer.
Sunday, April 24, 2016
Immigrants who have found safe refuge in U.S. long for peace in homeland
PHILADELPHIA (CNS) — As debate continues in Europe and the United States about admitting immigrants and refugees from the Middle East when terrorists attacks have occurred in both countries, it's worth remembering that most newcomers to the U.S. are not terrorists.
Sunday, April 24, 2016
Education, trauma counseling key to helping Syrian refugees in Lebanon
Saturday, April 23, 2016
Focus of mercy in April: shelter and welcome
The work of mercy being focused on during April in the Archdiocese of Portland is sheltering the homeless and welcoming the stranger.
Saturday, April 23, 2016
Counseling center celebrates 30 years
The mustard seed.  Those who know the Northwest Catholic Counseling Center say that image best describes its 1986 foundation.
Friday, April 22, 2016
Sisters of Reparation spring calendar
The Sisters of Reparation invite everyone to their healing Mass at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 24, at Rose Hall Reparation and Prayer Center, 2120 SE 24th Ave., Portland. The Mass is preceded by an adoration that begins at 3 p.m.
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Mercy event set for Grotto
A major event for the Jubilee Year of Mercy is set for 5 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, at the Grotto in Northeast Portland. Called “An Evening of Mercy,” it’s meant to welcome anyone who wants to embrace God’s lavish forgiveness and blessings.
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Physician-assisted suicides up once more in Oregon
The latest “Death with Dignity” report shows a sharp spike in the number of Oregonians both requesting and using lethal medications. The number of those requesting the drugs increased from 155 to 218, and the number actually using the medications jumped from 105 to 132. The numbers this past year are nearly a ten-fold increase since 1998, when the law was enacted. That year, 24 individuals requested the drugs and 16 people actually used them.
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Prayer is most important
Speaking from the pulpit at St. Mary’s Cathedral on Monday night, Father Benedict Kiely told those in the pews horrifying stories of modern Christian martyrdom that equal the barbarism of the ancient world. “Christ is being persecuted on a level not seen since the first three centuries of Christian history,” he said.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Mercy beyond understanding
Even in this Jubilee Year of Mercy, some mercy is hard to comprehend.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Mariachi Mass set for May 8
Portland’s 32nd annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta is set for May 5-8 at Tom McCall Waterfront Park in Portland. A spiritual highlight is the annual mariachi Mass, which is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 8, in the main tent.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Youths to make pilgrimage across city

On Saturday, April 23, Portlanders about town might run across hundreds of Catholic youths walking through the city singing about faith and carrying signs saying things like “Jesus is my BFF.” (That’s “Best Friend Forever,” in case you haven’t been paying attention.)

Monday, April 18, 2016
Community dialogue to help stem child abuse and neglect

SALEM — As part of Child Abuse Prevention Month, Fostering Hope Initiative’s Safe Families for Children will host a community forum in partnership with Salem Leadership Foundation about how to take action to prevent child abuse and neglect.

Monday, April 18, 2016
Earthquake, tsunami: Double threat
Double earthquakes, magnitude 6.0 and 5.9, hit Klamath Falls on Monday, Sept. 20, 1993, when Steve Eberlein was a high school sophomore in the southern Oregon city. “That was a wake-up experience,” he says. “My geography teacher had said the day before that we didn’t have earthquakes in Oregon.”
Sunday, April 17, 2016
Marist students to help test water
EUGENE — Marist High School’s Water Well Screening Program offers free water testing for rural Lane County residents who draw their drinking water from private wells.
Saturday, April 16, 2016
Youth Day pilgrimage spots open
Registrations are welcome through April for this summer’s World Youth Day pilgrimage to Krakow, Poland. Archbishop Alexander Sample will take part in the sacred journey, which culminates with a Mass presided over by Pope Francis. The pilgrimage is open to those age 18 to 35.
Friday, April 15, 2016
Abbot Jeremy: You don't need to be a theologian to get this
ST. BENEDICT — Abbot Jeremy Driscoll, new leader of Mount Angel Abbey, has written scholarly theological works, but he favors books he penned for a wider readership.
Friday, April 15, 2016

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