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Jubilee Year of Mercy Pilgrimage to the Grotto
Amanda Vernon will offer a concert at the Grotto for pilgrims.
Amanda Vernon will offer a concert at the Grotto for pilgrims.
Parishioners from the Northeast Vicariate and elsewhere in the archdiocese will set off on a pilgrimage to enter the Holy Doors at the Grotto on Sunday, Aug. 7. Parishioners from St. Rose Church will walk with Fr. Matt Libra, and welcome others to join them.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Marijuana: Legal doesn't mean right
A couple years ago, Dr. Ben Hoffman, professor of pediatrics at Oregon Health and Science University, was amazed at the number of microbreweries near his Northwest Portland home.
Sunday, July 24, 2016
Poland visit will be inspired by mercy, pope says
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis said he looks forward to his upcoming visit to Poland for World Youth Day and that his visit will be inspired by mercy during this Jubilee Year.

The "blessed memory of St. John Paul II, who instituted the World Youth Days and was the guide of the Polish people in its recent historic journey toward freedom," will also serve as an inspiration, the pope said in a July 19 video message to the people of Poland.

Saturday, July 23, 2016
New pro-life director: 'Preserve what is holy and true'
Father Matt Libra, administrator of St. Rose of Lima Parish in Northeast Portland, has been appointed new director of pro-life activities in the Archdiocese of Portland. He replaces Father Tim Mockaitis, who has held the post for seven years. 
Saturday, July 23, 2016
Criminal charges against Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis dropped
ST. PAUL, Minn. (CNS) — Standing before reporters and cameras July 20, Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda said the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis failed in its handling of the case of Curtis Wehmeyer, a former priest who pleaded guilty in two courts of abusing three brothers while pastor of Blessed Sacrament in St. Paul.
Friday, July 22, 2016
Catholics show care about hunger
Sen. Jeff Merkley has heard from Catholics, 1,089 letters worth.
Friday, July 22, 2016
CYO a hub of youth lacrosse
As lacrosse continues to flourish in the Portland metropolitan area, many youth players are experiencing it for the first time by playing for a Catholic Youth Organization team.
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Sisters' 'lemonade ministry' in Cleveland opens dialogue on country's needs

CLEVELAND (CNS) — Sister Julie Ann Krahl knew that a cup of lemonade on a hot summer day can go a long way toward making friends. So she offered a refreshing drink from a cooler pulled along in a child-size wagon and talked with people on the streets of downtown Cleveland who were in town for the Republican National Convention.

Thursday, July 21, 2016
In Springfield, neighbors help neighbors through local grocery

SPRINGFIELD — There’s still time to support Catholic Community Services through the “Neighbors helping neighbors” program at the Springfield Grocery Outlet.

For the second year in a row, the Springfield Grocery Outlet has made Catholic Community Services’ Springfield Community Service Center its recipient of groceries donated during July’s “Independence from Hunger Campaign.”

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Churches among those swept up in Pokemon Go craze

ST. LOUIS (CNS) — Since its release in the United States July 6, Pokemon Go has quickly become a cultural phenomenon.

In the first week, the mobile game attracted nearly 21 million users, according to data from Survey Monkey, making it the most popular app in U.S. history.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Sacred music of Renaissance revived
English organist and conductor Mark Williams returns to Portland this summer to direct the Portland choir Cantores in Ecclesia in a 16-day festival featuring choral masterpieces by Renaissance composer William Byrd (1540-1623) and his contemporaries.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Men on retreat help heal wounds at Our Lady of Peace
BEAVERTON — Norbertine Father Gregory Dick was going to follow in his father’s footsteps as a contractor, until he discerned a higher calling. The Franciscan Sisters at Our Lady of Peace Retreat here must be thankful he answered that call.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Buglers needed
The Catholic War Veterans of Oregon are requesting local trumpeters and buglers to consider serving at military funerals.
Monday, July 18, 2016
Lay ministry pioneer: 'I hope we increased the life of the church'
FOREST GROVE — One of the first lay people to administer a parish in the Archdiocese of Portland retired this spring after more than 25 years of service in the church.
Sunday, July 17, 2016
Mercy for July: "Bear patiently those who do us ill"
The work of mercy being focused on in July is: “Bear patiently those who do us ill.”
Saturday, July 16, 2016
WATCH: Walk is both witness and spiritual exercise
MILWAUKIE — More than 100 college students — with priests and religious sisters in the crowd — took their Catholic faith blatantly public last month on the roads of western Oregon.
Friday, July 15, 2016
Catholic funeral home planned for cemetery
The Archdiocese of Portland is in the final planning stages for building a new funeral home on the grounds of Gethsemani Cemetery in Happy Valley.

Thursday, July 14, 2016
Faith and healing linked
Though many Catholics don’t know it, their tradition recognizes the relationship between faith and healing. It’s not just the stuff of Pentecostal tent revivals.
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Nurse: 'The patients make me feel alive'
She always planned to be a nurse. Now, 48 years later, Maggie Baudendistel still adores the demanding profession.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Longtime chancellor moving on
Mary Jo Tully, chancellor of the Archdiocese of Portland for 27 years, will be relocating to pursue other pastoral opportunities.
Monday, July 11, 2016
At retreat with L'Arche, it was a day of belonging
Retreat with L’Arche drew many long-standing members and volunteers of L’Arche Portland as well as people from the greater Portland community. More than 50 people gathered for reflection, dialogue and community, including 12 people with disabilities.
Saturday, July 9, 2016
A mother kept faith
After the tears, when Lizz and Ryan Lovett learned that Lizz had inoperable kidney cancer, the doctors telling her she could expect to live two more years, the couple decided to move to Oregon.
Saturday, July 9, 2016
WATCH: Freedom Sunday
Catholic refugees from Vietnam began Freedom Sunday in Portland 40 years ago because they took neither faith nor freedom for granted. Many risked their lives to escape the communist regime. Now, their children and grandchildren are sustaining Freedom Sunday.
Friday, July 8, 2016
New Franciscan a former New Ager
Falling away from the faith, she took a position with a New Age education corporation in Austin, Texas, and moved to Ft. Lauderdale, Fl., where she spent the next 10 years absorbed in the New Age movement. Now she's a nun.
Friday, July 8, 2016
'Look deeply into your soul'
Shonne Farrell, a member of St. Pius X Parish in Portland, was professed into the Order of Secular Franciscans at a Mass May 21.  With family and members of the St. Clare Fraternity present, Farrell renewed her baptismal commitment and consecrated her life to the service of God’s kingdom.
Thursday, July 7, 2016
Rupp may qualify for three distance events
Galen Rupp, a Central Catholic graduate who has made it to the top of the running world, won the 10k at the U.S. Track and Field Olympic Trials in Eugene Friday, which gives him the option to compete in the 10k during the Rio Olympics in August.
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Hard transitions: Seniors leaving home
Moving from home into a senior community is one of life’s major stress points. “It’s just like when you are a kid in a new school,” says one elder.
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Ancient order of knights to hold Oregon retreat
A Catholic order of Knights and Ladies founded in 1099 is still practicing chivalry and this summer is hosting a day of reflection in Mount Angel for members — and those who might want to accept invitations to join.
Monday, July 4, 2016
Tax help boosts families' income
During tax season, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Portland helped more than a thousand low-income Oregonians fill out scads of complex forms. The result was almost $2.3 million in refunds, mostly for Spanish-speakers who now can use the money for things like housing, tuition and food.
Monday, July 4, 2016
New Carmelite
Trang Pham was clothed in the Carmelite Habit on June 12 in a private ceremony at the Carmel of Maria Regina, Eugene, Oregon. 
Sunday, July 3, 2016
'Immensely grateful'
Stalwart that he was, Mario Monti lived just long enough so he and wife Josephine could be honored as the longest-wed couple in Oregon.
Sunday, July 3, 2016
Engaged Encounter to be offered in Spanish
Engaged Encounter, the Catholic weekend retreat to prepare couples for the sacrament of marriage, will be offered in Spanish in the Archdiocese of Portland for the first time.
Saturday, July 2, 2016
They are at Christ the King in Milwaukie.
Friday, July 1, 2016
Disability and mercy linked
Disability and mercy were the topics at a colloquium in Rome June 5-6. Andy Noethe, executive director of L’Arche Portland, was on hand to sit on a panel and explain how his group combines the two realities.
Friday, July 1, 2016
After a lifetime of helping, she needs help
EUGENE — A self-described ordinary housewife, she spent six decades helping others, including unborn babies. Now Terry Ianora is a quadriplegic and she’s the one who needs aid.

Friday, July 1, 2016
Three priests get new assignments
The Archdiocese of Portland has announced three more priest reassignments.
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Pet blessing and concert - all in one day
Get your pet the blessing of a lifetime and then hear a wind symphony play in one of Portland’s most beautiful sacred settings — in one afternoon and at no cost.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
In fact, the tea helps pay expenses for Archdiocese of Portland seminarians who are attending Mount Angel Seminary.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Major Hispanic consultation approaching
In April, Northwest planners of Encuentro (Spanish for “encounter”) gathered at the Archdiocese of Seattle pastoral center. The team is made up of Hispanic leaders from Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington.
Tuesday, June 28, 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.”
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
WATCH: Deacons can be signs of mercy
A local permanent deacon spoke to his peers at a Vatican conference last month about how the deacon is an image of mercy for promoting the New Evangelization in the family.
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Archdiocesan Pilgrimage to Rome
Archbishop Vlazny will lead a special Year ofMercy pilgrimage to Rome and Assisi Oct. 1-9.
Friday, June 24, 2016
Auto dealer contributes to Providence
Providence Health and Services’ most fragile patients received love from Carr Subaru Beaverton and Subaru of America — $105,822 worth of it.
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Vigil for peace were held after Belgium attacks
Those at the vigil carried signs and candles, and cars passing by offered a steady stream of honking and thumbs up in response.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Archdiocesan pilgrimage to Rome
Archbishop Vlazny will lead a special Year of Mercy pilgrimage to Rome and Assisi Oct. 1-9, and there's still time to sign up.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Agency aims to offer 'conscientious marketing'
A new marketing communications agency devoted to socially conscious work began operation late last year in Oregon. Harmer Collaborative works only with nonprofits and organizations driven by good causes.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Filipino Catholics' singular May tradition
A colorful procession with girls dressed as queens, angels and biblical characters wound around the Grotto grounds at the end of May, with hundreds of Filipino Catholics taking part.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Celebrating lives of service
Ten priests in the Archdiocese of Portland, four diocesan priests and six from religious communities, are celebrating their golden jubilees this year. They share the stories of their lives here — rich in faith, service and love.
Monday, June 20, 2016
Seminary Tea raises more than $32,000
Organizers of the Seminary Tea, which assists Archdiocese of Portland seminarians with the costs of priestly formation, have announced proceeds from the April 27 event.  
Sunday, June 19, 2016
Scout project honors veterans
Dawson Durig, who is a member of Wilsonville Boy Scout Troup 194, took on a massive project to honor veterans at the historic pioneer Pleasant View Cemetery in Sherwood.
Saturday, June 18, 2016
Fatherhood helped convert them
As Father’s Day approaches, we focused on a neighborhood and spoke with three Southeast Portland Catholic dads. They explained what fatherhood has meant to them, how they have become better because of their wives and children, and how fatherhood was part of a conversion experience.
Friday, June 17, 2016

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