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The McDonaldization of Society
Rene Sanchez
Rene Sanchez
A University of Portland theologian looks at the scourge of numbness and inauthenticity in modern culture.
Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Local composer writes song for pope

A local Catholic musician was chosen to write a welcome song for Pope Francis' visit to the United States.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Bookmark the Benedictine Sisters book sale

The Benedictine Sisters of Mt. Angel will have a used book sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 16, and Saturday, Oct. 17, at Queen of Angels Monastery. Hundreds of volumes will be offered to the public, most at $1 each. There will be a variety of hardback and paperback books for sale, including novels, coffee table volumes, and books on spirituality, psychology, gardening and many other topics.

Monday, October 5, 2015
'For the generations to come'
St. Francis Catholic Church in Southeast Portland and Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon saw the pope’s U.S. visit as a chance to convene people of different faiths to pray for creation, a task Pope Francis urged in his recent encyclical, “Laudato Si’.”
Monday, October 5, 2015
Theology meets the people
Theology and everyday Catholics met Sept. 18 at St. Pius X Parish in Portland, and the result was real workout for the theologians.
Sunday, October 4, 2015
Central Catholic hires diversity leader, basketball coach
David Blue will join Central Catholic High School to serve a dual role — director of diversity and varsity boys’ basketball coach.
Saturday, October 3, 2015
Roseburg shootings: 'Unite suffering' with those who grieve, archbishop says
St. Joseph Parish in Roseburg hosted an emotional Mass the evening of Oct. 1 for 10 people who died in a shooting that morning at Umpqua Community College. Auxiliary Bishop Peter Smith traveled from Portland for the liturgy.

Friday, October 2, 2015
Archbishop sends letter to people of Roseburg
"Along with you, I cannot begin to make sense of the tragic loss of life of our fellow community members and the many wounded in this terrible and violent attack."
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Archbishop's statement on Roseburg shootings
My prayers are with the victims of the shooting and their families.
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Iran agreement supported
A Beaverton group that organizes regular peace demonstrations near the town’s library held a demonstration this summer focused on gaining support for the Obama administration’s agreement with Iran on nuclear capability.
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Mercy is conference theme

The Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women will welcome Father Jon Buffington as retreat master, on Wednesday, Oct. 14, at Our Lady of Peace Retreat House in Beaverton. Theme of the retreat will be "Mercy, Available To All."

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
The Most Reverend Alexander K. Sample, Archbishop of Portland in Oregon, is pleased to announce the following:
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Pro-lifers open vigil as pope arrives
The night before Pope Francis spoke to a joint session of Congress, about 60 people gathered at twilight in front of Lovejoy Surgicenter in Northwest Portland, where more than half of Oregon abortions are performed.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Papal brainteasers
Pope Francis (born with birth name Jorge Mario Bergoglio, on 17 December 1936, in Buenos Aires, Argentina) visited the United States last week. As a gift for him, I constructed the following dozen numerical brainteasers and I hope that he will have fun reading them.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Pope Francis: Memory and motion
PHILADELPHIA  — Pope Francis speaks often about memory and motion, the importance of remembering where you came from and setting off without fear to share the Gospel.
Monday, September 28, 2015
Gentleness of pope stood out before Congress

When the pope was entering the House, Father Conroy asked if he could bless the Holy Father, “from one Jesuit to another.” The pope assented and bowed his head for a blessing. 

Friday, September 25, 2015
Breakfasting with the pope at St. Andrew's

A giant puppet Pope Francis welcomed more than 150 people into St. Andrew Parish’s community center in Northeast Portland on Thursday morning for “breakfast with the pope.” The crowd filled the room, with some people standing and sitting in chairs against the walls rather than at the tables. “It’s a historic day,” said Father Dave Zegar, pastor. “We have to take the time to celebrate it.”

Thursday, September 24, 2015
Witnessing peace in Beaverton
People from a number of Beaverton congregations came together Wednesday night in solidarity with Pope Francis’ visit to the United States — joining the longtime Wednesday night peace witnesses there. As dozens of cars and SUVs rumbled by the group, some of them honking in support, Eileen Sleva of Holy Trinity, Beaverton, emphasized that the event not only supported Pope Francis but was in conjunction with the Campaign for Nonviolence.
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Preventive care adds quality and quantity to life
Most people would agree that quality is better than quantity — but what if quality led to quantity? That’s exactly how preventive healthcare works.
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Project Aurora's workshops a success
Project Aurora, which sponsors educational events on Natural Moral Law and assists with the healing of grief and guilt from abortion loss, held two two-day “Breath of Hope” conferences with Theresa Burke on abortion last month, one in Eugene and the other in Grants Pass. Burke is the founder of Rachel’s Vineyard, the largest post-abortion ministry in the world. She is a psychologist who, in addition to her private practice, provides clinical trainings worldwide on numerous topics dealing with the impact of trauma.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Pilgrimage guides should make history come alive
Most people love their hometowns and love when people come and visit their beloved town. But imagine Jerusalem being your backyard, with your family’s history there stretching back, perhaps, millennia.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Ministry to the dying to shut doors

Martha and Mary Ministries, which cares for terminally ill patients in a home setting in Southeast Portland, has made the painful decision to close its doors due to lack of funding.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015
'May God bless your new home'

Father Mike Biewend led a blessing last month for seven families moving into homes of their own in Southwest Portland. Catholic parishes and volunteers were a key part of those homes being built. An anonymous donor gave $50,000 to Habitat for Humanity to build a home in honor of Pope Francis. That donor challenged other donors to mobilize the Catholic community to fundraise and volunteer on the build.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Rural Catholic kids
GERVAIS — Turner Lear, 14, is a slim freshman at St. Paul High School. At 5 a.m., well before class, he is feeding pigs, goats, rabbits and chickens on the family acreage near Woodburn. He arranges their vaccines and health needs. “I think I have learned responsibility,” Turner says, walking past a statue of the Virgin Mary in his yard. 
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Lecture on national parks in spirit of 'Laudato Si'

In the spirit of Pope Francis’s new encyclical "Laudato Si'," John Nagle, professor of law at the University of Notre Dame, will explore the challenges involved in the preservation and development of U.S. national parks when he delivers the 2015 Hesburgh Lecture on Tuesday, Sept. 22, at 7:15 p.m. The free lecture will be in Franz Hall, room 120, on the University of Portland campus, 5000 North Willamette Blvd., and is open to the public.

Monday, September 21, 2015
Jewish-Catholic relationship to be celebrated
The Catholic-Jewish relationship will be celebrated during an event set for 3 p.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 25, at Congregation Beth Israel, 1972 NW Flanders in Portland with a reception to follow at St. Mary Cathedral. The afternoon, planned by both the Jewish and Catholic communities, will include commemoration and reflection.

Sunday, September 20, 2015
Guadalupe shrine project to start
Groundbreaking is set Sept. 20 for a shrine at Portland’s Grotto to honor Our Lady of Guadalupe. The Knights of Columbus are leading the project, which is slated for completion by fall 2016.
Friday, September 18, 2015
WATCH: 50th Oktoberfest opens with prayer

MOUNT ANGEL — Before sausages, dancing, beer and German chocolate cake, there came prayer.

Friday, September 18, 2015
Pro-life vigil set to begin Sept. 23
A vigil to pray and fast for an end to abortion is set for Sept. 23-Nov. 1 outside Lovejoy Surgicenter, which performs more than half the abortions in the Portland area. Marie Barzen, one of the organizers and a member of St. Cecilia Parish in Beaverton, has measured increased interest in the pro-life cause since reports that Planned Parenthood sells baby body parts.  
Thursday, September 17, 2015
CYO dances convene youth from Metro Area
Not only is it the beginning of a new school year, but so begins another year of CYO dances. As seventh and eighth grade students start the school year with excitement, they are also anticipating the first CYO dance. For those seventh graders, this will be the first back-to-school CYO dance. For the eighth graders, they're now the group that gets to set a good example and show the seventh graders how to have a good time.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Vigils to focus on caring for common home

At 6 p.m. Wednesday Sept. 23, St. Francis Parish, 1131 SE Oak St. in Portland, will host an interfaith vigil for creation. The gathering comes in solidarity with Pope Francis, who will be addressing Congress on the environment the next day. On the same evening at the same time, parishes and congregations around Beaverton will gather at the corner of SW 5th and Hall for a candlelight vigil focusing on care for the environment.

Sunday, September 13, 2015
Off to Philly to see Pope Francis
The World Meeting of Families in 2015 will occur in Philadelphia next week with a special guest in attendance: the Holy Father, Pope Francis. Archbishop Alexander Sample is leading an Archdiocese of Portland pilgrimage to Philadelphia and Jesuit High School is sending a delegation of six students and three adult chaperones to attend the papal visit and concluding Mass.
Saturday, September 12, 2015
Alliance seeks funds boost for housing
On Sept. 1, the conference room of the Portland Building was filled by citizens who ordinarily aren’t aware of the workings of agencies like the Portland Housing Bureau  and the Portland Development Commission. But the sizable venue was needed to accommodate large crowds marshaled by the Metropolitan Alliance for Common Good, a group of 24 civic organizations that includes Catholic parishes.
Saturday, September 12, 2015
Clarifying the pope's abortion confession announcement
Father John Boyle explains it’s the ability to free a penitent from automatic excommunication that the pope is granting to all priests for the duration of the Year of Mercy.
Friday, September 11, 2015
Silverton youths feel enthusiasm, moved to service
SILVERTON — After several bake sales, a plant sale, a car wash, and donations from their parish, youth from St. Paul in Silverton had raised enough money to send 15 youths and five adults to the Steubenville NW Conference.  The group gathered bright and early to embark on their journey to Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash., where they joined almost 1,400 Catholics from around the Northwest and Canada.
Friday, September 11, 2015
Sisters of Providence announce stand on immigration
The Sisters of Providence in the Pacific Northwest say that as a group, they favor comprehensive immigration reform.
Thursday, September 10, 2015
An Oregon hermit: The life is 'not for the faint-hearted'
The registered nurse who would one day become the one-woman prayer engine known as Sister Mariam Sharbel Vianney sat down in her quiet Salem house and said to God, “Wow, you have really stripped me. What do you want?”
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Aging in Place: Finding the Balance
Mary Jo Saavedra offers a workshop titled Mother Knows Best for people with grown children who want to learn more about how to make their golden years less stressful for their families. “One size does not fit all,” she says, “when it comes to senior living environments.”
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Encuentro: Listen, then act for the good
In the next two years, the U.S. Catholic Church will carry out a major parish consultation, followed by a 2018 meeting to set a course for Hispanic ministry in the nation. Oregon is one location where Encuentro V is being organized.
Friday, September 4, 2015
Seeking safety and dignity

Refugees start over. But even before they arrive in Portland, Catholic Charities has been finding them housing, furniture, bedding, utensils and food. Many refugees can’t fathom all the space and supplies. Some have never before lived indoors.

Friday, September 4, 2015
It was a summer of fun and dreams at Camp Howard

In following it’s 62-year-long mission to “Make Great Memories for Kids,” Camp Howard offered a fun summer interlude for 1,417 campers. Some were the third or fourth generation of their families to take part since Camp Howard opened in 1953.

Thursday, September 3, 2015
New vocations club formed for Tualatin Valley

The newest group that fosters and supports vocations to priesthood and consecrated life will be based in the Tualatin Valley with Father John Henderson, pastor of St. Anthony in Tigard, as chaplain.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Blood supplier to Catholic hospitals hopes for equal access to donors
Catholic hospitals in Oregon get almost all of their transfusion blood from Bloodworks Northwest, a local supplier few Oregonians have heard of. But the majority of the state’s donors, including Catholic parishes and schools, roll up their sleeves for the better-known Red Cross.
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
WATCH: St. Mary Cathedral bells journey out
St. Mary Cathedral bells, cast in 1885, began ringing in the current cathedral tower in 1926. In recent decades, however, they've been mostly silent. Now they're traveling east to Ohio to be refurbished.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Archdiocese of Portland to stay in conversation with school
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

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