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Archdiocese of Portland to stay in conversation with school
St. Mary's Academy photo
The class of 2015 from St. Mary's Academy poses. Students protested in front of their school Aug. 26 after learning that officials had withdrawn a job offer from a counselor who announced plans to enter a same-sex marriage. Late that night, the school’s board reversed course and said the school would welcome people in same gender marriages for employment. The Archdiocese of Portland says it will stay in conversation with St. Mary’s officials.
St. Mary's Academy photo
The class of 2015 from St. Mary's Academy poses. Students protested in front of their school Aug. 26 after learning that officials had withdrawn a job offer from a counselor who announced plans to enter a same-sex marriage. Late that night, the school’s board reversed course and said the school would welcome people in same gender marriages for employment. The Archdiocese of Portland says it will stay in conversation with St. Mary’s officials.
The Archdiocese of Portland plans to stay in talks with an all-girls school that now says it will welcome employees who enter same-sex unions recognized as marriages by civil authorities in Oregon.
Thursday, August 27, 2015

St. Mary's expands hiring policy
St. Mary’s Academy has expanded its hiring policies apparently to welcome employees who enter same-sex unions, recognized as marriages by civil authorities in Oregon.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
St. Mary's may face lawsuit over Catholic values
St. Mary’s Academy in Portland may face a lawsuit filed by a woman whose job offer was withdrawn after she told school officials she planned to marry another woman.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Church hosts anti-coal rally
Portland Mayor Charlie Hales got a roar of approval Monday evening when he told a packed Catholic Church that he opposes new fossil fuel projects that would affect Portland.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
WATCH: 'I grieve the loss of that child'
Outraged by videos showing that Planned Parenthood has profited by selling body parts of aborted children, hundreds of protesters took to the streets Aug. 22 in Oregon.
Monday, August 24, 2015
African school and hospital get Oregon shipment

A charitable organization founded by an Archdiocese of Portland permanent deacon has sent another 40-foot container loaded with supplies and a four wheel drive pickup to a school in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Monday, August 24, 2015
Generations of families gather for the weekend at Camp Howard
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Wanted priest still in Philippines
In the letter to parishes and schools, Archbishop Alexander Sample says the Archdiocese of Portland and St. Francis Parish in Sherwood owe “a debt of gratitude” to a teen boy who discovered a spy camera in a bathroom used by altar servers, and to the boy’s family, who diligently made sure police knew about the incident.
Friday, August 21, 2015
Conference for Catholic women set

The conference called Catholic Women Rejoice was founded in 2012 by an exhausted Catholic wife and mother hungry for a community of peers.

Friday, August 21, 2015
Should we monitor teens' phones?
This is history’s first generation of parents who must deal with kids carrying all the world’s glory, wisdom, gore and smut in their pockets.
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Faith, family, fun

More than 130 participants gathered for the 33rd Summer Conference July 29-Aug. 2 on the University of Portland campus. The annual event, a retreat for all ages, included activities for the young and not-so-young. It was a time of reflection and renewal, deepening of faith, and experience of the Church.

Thursday, August 20, 2015
Arrest warrant issued for priest
SHERWOOD — Police now say Father Ysrael Bien, on administrative leave from his role as pastor of St. Francis Parish in Sherwood, purchased a spy camera later found in a church bathroom.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Portland Mercado a concrete example of Catholic teaching
A new Portland market meant to be an incubator for Latino business genius is funded in part by the Catholic Campaign for Human Development.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
At 86, he rode to help several causes
MILWAUKIE — John Brockamp hadn’t ridden a bicycle in 70 years. But on Aug. 9, the 86-year-old Parkinson’s patient pedaled over seven Portland bridges in a benefit ride sponsored by Providence Health System. He was one of more than 20,000 riders in the Providence Bridge Pedal.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Rupp, Salazar navigating accusations with faith
Galen Rupp pushes the limits of mind and body in unimaginable ways. His latest challenge, though, isn’t a test of mind or body as much as it is a test of his spirit.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Digital discernment

If the Archdiocese of Portland has its way, you’ll use your mobile phone to answer more than one kind of call.

Monday, August 17, 2015
Abbey Bach Festival - Hot classical
ST. BENEDICT — The 44th annual Abbey Bach Festival was a barnburner. With temperatures at the picnic hovering in the nineties, guests sought out shady spots under the cedar trees at hilltop Mount Angel Abbey.
Friday, August 14, 2015
Family retreat and golf tourney on slate for center
MOUNT ANGEL — In a lean summer when staffing levels made it difficult to fulfill even necessary fundraisers, the business community stepped it up to assist the Father Bernard Youth Center in hosting its 9th annual golf fundraiser.
Thursday, August 13, 2015
The Jesuits
Call the Oregon Province of Jesuits and ask who can explain how the community ticks. You’ll receive the names of a few priests. But you also get referred to lay people who are part of the mission. That’s the Jesuit way: Do what it takes to further God’s glory.
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Salem foundation notes long timers
Some members of the board of directors of the Salem Catholic Schools Foundation have a long history with the organization. John Daczewitz was elected in 1984. Kevin Mannix and Jackie Carey were chosen in 1985. Jim Fahlstrom served from 1982 until 1983, then returned to the board in 1993 and has stayed ever since.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
WATCH: Parish group evangelizes shoppers
About 70 members of St. Joseph the Worker Parish in Portland came to Lloyd Center shopping mall the afternoon of Aug. 8 not to find deals but to be plain dealers. Before mall security shut down the project, the Catholic crew made the rounds letting shoppers know that God loves them.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Pro-life rally in Beaverton
More than 350 hundred pro-life supporters rallied in front of the Planned Parenthood building in Beaverton on July 28. The rally was part of the “Women Betrayed” nationwide rallies organized by Students for Life for America calling for state governments and the federal government to investigate and defund Planned Parenthood.
Monday, August 10, 2015
New Catholic organization launches
Divino Salvado (Be merciful as your father is merciful) will celebrate the inauguration dinner for the organization from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 30, at St. James Parish, 301 Frances St., Molalla. The cost is $30 per person.
Monday, August 10, 2015
Oregon's Bosco ministries inspired by saint

August 16 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of St. John Bosco, the charismatic Italian priest, juggler, musician and educator known for his joyful work among youths.

Monday, August 10, 2015
Saint Benedict Festival draws a crowd
ST. BENEDICT — More than 500 guests attended the first annual St. Benedict Festival, held July 11 at Mount Angel Abbey. In true Benedictine tradition, the monks welcomed all guests as Christ.
Sunday, August 9, 2015
Volunteer spotlight: 1st Way - Eugene
1st Way provides aid and emotional support to women who have unanticipated pregnancies. Registered nurses are in special need and work three hour shifts.
Saturday, August 8, 2015
Getting ready to ROLL at OLL
Who's that archbishop on the bike? It's Archbishop Alexander Sample, leading Our Lady of the Lake's "Ride with OLL" - or ROLL - set for August 30. Riders can participate in a 15-mile, 6-mile or 1-mile ride, and there's plenty of fun for non-riders as well.
Friday, August 7, 2015
SSMO PR chief honored

BEAVERTON – Barbara Kerr, chief communications officer for the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon Ministries Corporation, is one of 15 members of the Public Relations Society of America to enter the organization’s College of Fellows.

Friday, August 7, 2015
L'Arche celebrates 28 years in Portland

L’Arche Portland celebrated 28 years of support for individuals with and without intellectual disabilities sharing life together at a community picnic July 11.

Thursday, August 6, 2015
Pilgrimage FAQ
Pilgrimages are surging. Medieval inns on the roads to Santiago de Compostela in Spain, closed for centuries, are reopening for streams of visitors. In 1985, 2,491 people received the path’s certificate of completion; more than 270,000 received one in 2010.
Thursday, August 6, 2015
Catholics and Vikings together
St. Helen Parish in Junction City and St. Paul's in Eugene are participating in Junction City’s Scandinavian Festival, running 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (to 8 p.m. on Sunday), Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 6-9.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Blessed be the Chiweenie
Servite Father Jack Topper, rector of The Grotto, blessed cats, dogs and even a boa constrictor last month at the Grotto’s annual blessing of the animals.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Blanchet hires new baseball coach
SALEM — Blanchet Catholic School has named Dan Campbell as head varsity baseball coach. Campbell has coached for 28 years, including positions at Corvallis High School, La Grande High School, and most recently Newberg High School, where he helped the team ascend and eventually win a state title.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
CYO baseball counts first year back a success
No one was quite sure what to expect when Catholic Youth Organization brought baseball back into the fold this spring after a decades-long absence.
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
On campus, religion can be a tricky topic
On Oregon public college campuses, students report that if religion comes up as a topic of informal conversation, it’s sometimes ridiculed, often ignored.
Monday, August 3, 2015
Jesuit freshman brings library to homeless
Sofia Deatherage, 14, took her faith and applied it to earn a rare Silver Award from the Girl Scouts. Deatherage remodeled a living area and created a library at Tigard’s Good Neighbor Center earlier this year. Deatherage, who graduated from Valley Catholic Middle School this spring, earned a Girl Scout Silver Award for the project.
Sunday, August 2, 2015
Providence Bridge Pedal's 20th annual ride

This year’s Providence Bridge Pedal on Sunday, Aug. 9, offers cyclists a way to “pedal their way into history” because it includes the first public crossing of Tilikum Crossing, “Bridge of the People,” the region’s new bridge over the Willamette River. The unique car-free bridge will then close until its Sept. 12 grand opening.    

Saturday, August 1, 2015
U.P. alumnus gives $100,000
University of Portland has received a $100,000 gift from John Becic, who graduated in 1952 with a degree in accounting. With his gift, the university has established the John Becic Distinguished Professorship in Accounting within the Pamplin School of Business. A portion of his gift will provide support for recent and future upgrades of Joe Etzel Field and the university’s baseball program.
Friday, July 31, 2015
Msgr. Frank Campbell dies
Msgr. Frank Campbell, 89, died Sunday, July 26. A funeral Mass will be held at St Mary’s Cathedral in Portland at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 7. Msgr. Campbell had served as principal of Central Catholic; pastor of St. Mary Magdalene, St. Mary Cathedral, and St. Edward, North Plains; and chaplain to St. Mary of the Valley, Beaverton.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Providence Bridge Pedal's 20th ride
This year’s Providence Bridge Pedal on Sunday, Aug. 9, offers cyclists a way to “pedal their way into history” because it includes the first public crossing of Tilikum Crossing, “Bridge of the People,” the region’s new bridge over the Willamette River. Online registration will remain open for all events where space is still available until 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 8 at the website: providencebridgepedal.org
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
New Gallup poll shows pope's favorability drops among Americans
WASHINGTON — Is the honeymoon with Pope Francis over for Americans? A new Gallup poll shows that the favorability rating for the pontiff among U.S. respondents is now about 59 percent, down from 76 percent in early 2014 and close to the 58 percent rating Americans gave him when he was elected pope in March 2013.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Major U.P. donor dies
University of Portland is mourning the death of Mary Garaventa, whose family members have been major university benefactors and supporters for decades. Garaventa died at 91 in Concord, Calif., on June 29.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Five Ways To Make A Difference This Summer
Here are five easy ways to find your volunteering niche this summer.
Monday, July 27, 2015
Italy trip fuels mission
Two Archdiocese of Portland priests traveled to northern Italy this summer to view the famous Shroud of Turin, mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of St. John Bosco, celebrate Mass with Pope Francis and be deeply moved by the worldwide Catholic communion.
Sunday, July 26, 2015
Modern day 'St. Paul' marks 50 years as a priest
ST. PAUL — In the course of 50 years, he’s been a teacher, principal, pastor, chancellor and history buff. What Msgr. Gregory Moys most cherishes is how his jobs brought him into human lives.
Saturday, July 25, 2015
U.P. plans public-facing dorm
University of Portland has announced plans to construct a new residence hall with room for 270 students. The hall will be one of the most publicly visible buildings on campus, facing busy North Willamette Boulevard and Portsmouth Ave.
Friday, July 24, 2015
Runners with Catholic connections compete at nationals
Galen Rupp met his goal at the 2015 USATF Outdoor National Championships in Eugene in June. The former Central Catholic High School runner qualified for both the 5,000 and 10,000 meter races at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing in August.
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Hales: "a reason to hope"
Portland Mayor Charlie Hales was one of a select group of mayors from around the world who met with Pope Francis on Tuesday, July 21, as part of the Pontifical Academy of Science’s conference on climate change and human rights at the Vatican.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Deacons and wives to be honored
Permanent Deacons and their wives are invited as guests of the Serra Club, which fosters and promotes vocations.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
What sustainability looks like
Mazyck in 2013 visited a remote village in central Mali. There, CRS had built a water tower, a faucet in the village square and a hand-washing station that drained onto a garden where local mothers grew food for schoolchildren. The story summed up one of the messages of the National Social Action Institute: When we sustain the environment, we end up sustaining human dignity.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
WATCH: Helping defeat poverty
For 12 local non-profits who help with everything from ensuring low-income people have healthy food to assisting inmates during their transition from prison, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development last week held a dinner to recognize and award money to a dozen anti-poverty projects in western Oregon. The total of all grants, which comes from money collected in Catholic parishes, was $283,000. This includes local and national grants.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015

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