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Monk explores faith and science with seminarians
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Brother Louis de Montfort Nguyen, a Benedictine at Mount Angel Abbey, is a trained medical doctor who now teaches seminarians that faith and science enliven one another and are both true. 

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Brother Louis de Montfort Nguyen, a Benedictine at Mount Angel Abbey, is a trained medical doctor who now teaches seminarians that faith and science enliven one another and are both true. 

ST. BENEDICT — With the regrettable exception of the Galileo case, the Catholic Church has accepted and supported scientific research and discovery for centuries.

Modern science emerged and was sustained in a Catholic culture. Some of the great scientists of the Renaissance and Enlightenment were clerics and religious, including the Franciscan friar Roger Bacon. A priest invented genetics.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Interfaith gathering hopes to build 'beloved community' in an era of division
The interfaith community of the greater Portland area will gather for an evening of shared stories and food Oct. 30.
Friday, October 21, 2016
Catholic Community Services holds fundraising breakfast
EUGENE — Catholic Community Services of Lane County’s “Great Hour of Caring” breakfast was held Sept. 21.
Friday, October 21, 2016
Faith on pointe: Dancer stays grounded in God

A burst of power from her legs carries Katherine Monogue across the dance floor while her arms become a blur of precise movements. Under a black leotard worn during the early fall rehearsal, the ballerina’s stomach muscles flex, keeping the center of her body relatively still as her limbs rapidly extend and retract with control.

Monogue, the youngest professional dancer and only Catholic dancer in the Oregon Ballet Theatre, has a faith that similarly stabilizes the core of her life amid a rewarding but intense career.  

Thursday, October 20, 2016
CYO and UP collaborate to help Catholic education
CYO/Camp Howard works with local Catholic high schools and University of Portland to keep students in Catholic education.
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Social Action Summer Institute: 'Who is my neighbor?'

Along with the political conventions, the 30th annual Social Action Summer Institute took place in July.

With the theme “Who is My Neighbor:  Discipleship in the Year of Mercy,” the social justice event was held in Chicago at St. Xavier University.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
'A man among boys'

On Oct. 9, 1947, the Catholic Sentinel reported on a parochial school gridiron clash, with St. Rose “hatching touchdowns in clusters” to defeat cross-town rival Cathedral 26-0. 

Among the list of boys who were “impressive for the victors” was a lanky Bobby Altenhofen, who at 6-foot-3 stood above most fellow eighth graders.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Eugene parish celebrates Year of Mercy with numerous events
EUGENE — As it celebrates the Jubilee Year of Mercy, St. Jude Parish here will be hosting Deacon Owen Cummings at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Nun-administrator: Priests, laity can cooperate for higher good

A good partnership between priests and lay ecclesial ministers can help both thrive in their proper roles, says an Oregon nun retiring after decades in parish leadership. 

Holy Names Sister Phyllis Jaszkowiak, 72, served at St. Charles Parish in Northeast Portland as pastoral administrator, meaning she oversaw administrative tasks at the church while a priest led sacramental ministry. 

Saturday, October 15, 2016
Serra Club shows appreciation for women religious

In 1987, Serra International was a club open only to men in the laity. But that was the year that Portland’s local Serra Club created its Sisters Appreciation Luncheon.

Peggy Van Hoomissen’s husband, Kevin Van Hoomissen, was one of the luncheon’s primary initiators. He has since died, but the couple’s family made a strong showing at this year’s luncheon.

Saturday, October 15, 2016
NFL great to CYO backers: Remember, sports are fun

To live a good life, you should see yourself as a member of a team. That’s just what Catholic Youth Organization/Camp Howard does. 

That was the main message in a rambling but endearing address from Stan Brock, a former NFL lineman and football coach who now is a television sports analyst in Portland. 

Saturday, October 15, 2016
Oregon's Catholic leaders gathering for inspiration
Oregon’s Mater Dei Radio is convening Catholic business professionals, hoping to provide inspiration for evangelization in everyday life. “The goal is to make us more effective as Catholics in the workplace,” Mater Dei Executive Director Pat Ryan said Sept. 13 during an inaugural breakfast at the University of Portland. 
Friday, October 14, 2016
Archdiocese, pregnancy centers reach agreement

The Archdiocese of Portland and First Image, a set of five Evangelical-run pregnancy resource centers, have bracketed off some doctrinal differences so the two faith groups can cooperate more fully in preventing abortion and helping pregnant women.


Thursday, October 13, 2016
9-11 commemoration convenes faiths
On Sept. 11, more than 200 Catholics, other Christians, Jews, Muslims, Sikhs, Unitarians and people of other faiths united in remembrance, sorrow and hope at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Portland.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
The Seattle-Portland CYO connection
Monday, October 10, 2016
Judge Diarmuid O'Scannlain to slow down

SAN FRANCISCO — Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit notified President Obama Sept. 26 that he will assume senior status by year’s end. 

A member of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish in Portland, Judge O’Scannlain long has served as a conservative voice on a court where he is in the minority.

Sunday, October 9, 2016
WATCH: Providence Nursing School graduates gather officially for the last time
They were in their late teens and 20s, learning the art of nursing, attending 6 a.m. Mass daily and working 12-hour days. The nuns in charge expected them to be in bed with lights off by 10 p.m. It was the time of their lives.
Saturday, October 8, 2016
Dean of diversity helped Lewis and Clark College tackle race crisis

Almost a year ago, Lewis and Clark College in Southwest Portland had a race crisis on its hands. Using social media, some students had launched racial threats against black peers, mentioning slavery and lynching. A few white thugs on campus — it’s not clear they were students — used their fists, beating up Rwandan student Tanguy Muvuna. 


Friday, October 7, 2016
Archbishop seeks to correct what some have done with pope's teaching on family
Archbishop Alexander Sample has written a pastoral letter seeking to correct what he called “troublesome” misuse of Pope Francis’ recent apostolic exhortation on marriage and family life.

Friday, October 7, 2016
WATCH: Mass opens annual autumn pro-life vigil
Two times per year — during autumn and Lent — pro-life Portlanders hold 40-day vigils outside sites where abortions are performed. It’s part of the international 40 Days for Life campaign.
Thursday, October 6, 2016
Gun violence protested
BEAVERTON — Two dozen people gathered across from the Beaverton Public Library Sept. 20 to participate in a vigil calling for an end to gun violence. The gathering, organized by the Social Justice Committee at Holy Trinity Parish, was one of more than 700 demonstrations held around the country. 
Thursday, October 6, 2016
WATCH: Filipino Catholics build unity

One Filipino Catholic leader in Portland says her community is “broad and thriving.”

Two decades ago, Pia de Leon and others began an annual local Mass to celebrate St. Lorenzo Ruiz, the first Filipino saint. The celebration marked the start of a new visibility for Oregon’s Filipino Catholics, who had integrated well into so many parishes that few people knew how large the group was. 


Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Voters should consider economic justice

The man with a limp and a shopping cart piled high not with groceries but with everything he owns. A baby with a soiled diaper whose mother is rationing Pampers to make ends meet. 

Some kinds of poverty are visible, others are hidden. All of it demands our attention

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
She's 99 and parish life is heart of her old-school faith

“Yes, there have been changes,” Fernande “Faye” Beliveau says of what she’s seen over nearly a century, shrugging them off and turning instead to what matters: “At St. Anthony, we’re like a big family. I know so many people.”

Beliveau, 99, shares her birth year with her parish, St. Anthony in Southeast Portland. 

Monday, October 3, 2016
Camp of thrills

CYO announced it at the 2015 Champions of Faith benefit dinner.  

“We will install a zip line at Camp Howard and have it in place for the 2016 camping season,” staff said. “And it will be a darn good one.”  

CYO followed through with the promise and about 200 teen campers had a thrill.

Monday, October 3, 2016
Every penny used for programs
Each year, auditors congratulate CYO/Camp Howard, recognizing that 100 percent of grants and contributions are invested in programs and endowment. Many contributors say donating to CYO/Camp Howard is a smart choice.

Monday, October 3, 2016
'Don't quit until the whistle blows'

Sports matter.

As a kid, Robert Burtchaell played football for All Saints. He was small, just 5-foot-2, but he was the top scorer in Portland in a year when All Saints was champion. In a memorable game with Holy Redeemer, the ball bounced around after a kickoff. Everyone thought it was a dead ball but something clicked in Bob’s head. His coach, Wally Shepard, always said, “Don’t quit ’til the whistle blows.” 

Monday, October 3, 2016
CYO/Camp Howard scholarship helped mother with cancer send girls to camp

Celeste Doneen coached her way through cancer.

“I barely had hair,” she says, “but it was such a distraction and so much fun.”

That wouldn’t have happened without the CYO/Camp Howard scholarship program, funded by the annual Champions of Faith benefit dinner.

Sunday, October 2, 2016
Community gathers to remember the fallen in Roseburg
ROSEBURG ­­­— “You have not been forgotten.” That was a message from Archbishop Alexander Sample at St. Joseph Parish in Roseburg on Sep. 30.
Sunday, October 2, 2016
Set for fun: CYO to offer volleyball league for girls
Parents, schools and students have all been asking Portland’s Catholic Youth Organization the same question: How about a volleyball league for high-school-age girls?
Saturday, October 1, 2016
Catholic agencies seek to expand notion of pro-life, focusing on first 1,000 days of life
The Archdiocese of Portland, Catholic Charities and the Mother & Child Education Center are approaching the halfway mark in a project meant to spread the Catholic culture of life in western Oregon.
Friday, September 30, 2016
Longtime executive director of Camp Howard is 'lovely force of nature'
No one would argue that St. Mary of Oregon Sister Krista von Borstel, executive director of CYO/Camp Howard for 20 years, has formed and grown the organization. She says it’s formed and grown her as well.
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Knights' priest appreciation dinner set for Springfield
The annual Knights of Columbus priest appreciation dinner is set for Friday, Oct. 14, at the Holiday Inn in Springfield.
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Catholic scientist who grew up in Oregon wins top international prize
Mike Merzenich, a retired brain scientist who has received a top international prize for his work, grew up Catholic in Lebanon, Oregon, and attended Catholic-run University of Portland.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Lane County welcomes first refugee family
EUGENE — Catholic Community Services and the Refugee Resettlement Coalition of Lane County have welcomed the first refugee family coming to Lane County as part of a recently announced resettlement program.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Laicization case for local priest now at the Vatican
The case for the laicization of Father Ysrael Bien has gone to the Vatican. Father Bien apparently fled to his native Philippines last year while police were investigating a spy camera found in a restroom at St. Francis Parish in Sherwood.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Oregon Benedictine to lead college institute
LACEY, Wash. – Benedictine Sister Gertrude Feick of Queen of Angels Abbey in Mount Angel has been chosen to lead the Benedictine Institute at Saint Martin’s University here.
Monday, September 26, 2016
Mass to honor health care workers set for Oct. 8
Health care workers and their families are invited to a Mass in their honor at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at St. Mary Cathedral. Archbishop Alexander Sample will be celebrant.
Sunday, September 25, 2016
Catholic architect creates sacred, intentional spaces

As creation bears the fingerprints of the Creator, Catholic architecture in western Oregon reflects the humble genius of Henry Fitzgibbon. 


Saturday, September 24, 2016
Tasks for religion classes set out by the U.S. Catholic bishops
Excerpts of tasks for religion classes set out by the bishops. The Archdiocese of Portland has just published the tasks, which fill 38 pages.
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Catechesis that's more organized, more personal
In the near future, curriculum for parish faith formation and religion classes in Catholic schools will be more organized and comprehensive, have an end goal in view, emphasize personal relationship with Jesus and draw parents into the learning.
Friday, September 23, 2016
A new centerpiece for Camp Howard

At summer camp, shakiness is understandable when it comes to canoes, or to a kid’s legs as he’s about to soar down the zip line for the first time. 

But not for a lodge. 

Thursday, September 22, 2016
Cosmology and catholicity lecture Sept. 22
Taking her cue from Pope Francis’ Laudato Si’, Franciscan Sister Ilia Delio is exploring a new understanding of catholicity
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Parents invited to annual catechetical conference
This year, Catholic parents are invited to the Archdiocese of Portland’s catechetical conference, set for 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at the University of Portland. The annual gathering convenes directors of religious education, youth ministers and Sunday religious education teachers to help enliven and inform their ministry.
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Archdiocesan schools are fixing lead-pipe problem

Over the summer, crews tested all archdiocesan schools in the Archdiocese of Portland for lead in water. 

Schools were notified of their results and those with test results above the EPA action level are fixing the problems. 

Thursday, September 22, 2016
Soup for a good cause
BEAVERTON — Portland area food vendors will compete for affection from celebrity judges at the Soup’s On 2016 fundraiser Oct. 1. The event is co-sponsored by the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon and the City of Beaverton. Proceeds benefit Sunshine Pantry.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Catching life
Stan Brock got his start playing basketball for CYO at St. Cecilia Parish in Beaverton. On Sept. 27, he will be returning to CYO as a keynote speaker for the organization’s Champions of Faith benefit dinner.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Archbishop confirms youths in lockup
WOODBURN — Songs and prayer filled MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility Sept. 1 as two youths celebrated their baptism and confirmation into the Catholic Church with Archbishop Alexander Sample.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Two priests kidnapped, killed in Mexico
MEXICO CITY (CNS) — Two priests were kidnapped and killed in the Mexican state of Veracruz, raising the death toll of prelates murdered in Mexico to 14 in less than four years.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Vigil to seek end to gun violence

BEAVERTON — An ecumenical candlelight Vigil to oppose violence, highlighting gun use, is set for 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, starting across from the Beaverton Library and ending at the peace pole at Bethel Congregational Church.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
WATCH: Keeping "Laudato Si'" alive
Now that “Laudato Si’,” Pope Francis’ encyclical on care for creation, is a year old, some Oregon Catholic leaders want to make sure it’s remembered, since the stakes are so high.
Monday, September 19, 2016

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