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New leadership for Benedictine Sisters
Sr. Dorothy Pulkka is new assistant prioress for the Benedictines in Mount Angel.
Sr. Dorothy Pulkka is new assistant prioress for the Benedictines in Mount Angel.
MOUNT ANGEL — For the past year, Benedictine Sister Sandra Meek came from her community in South Dakota to serve as administrator of Queen of Angels Monastery here. In July, she returned to South Dakota. 
Friday, August 26, 2016

Conference set to explore liturgy
The Oregon Sacred Liturgy Conference is set for Mount Angel Abbey Sept. 2-4. Theme is “Mystical Body-Mystical Voice in the Liturgy.” The three days of prayer, study and celebration will focus on what the fathers of the Second Vatican Council called “the source and summit” of faith — the liturgy.


Thursday, August 25, 2016
Portland's homelessness crisis
A lack of funding for police, mental health services and affordable housing has left Portland with its crisis of homelessness, says Valerie Chapman, longtime pastoral administrator of St. Francis Parish in inner Southeast Portland.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Death penalty foes preparing for right moment
A minister whose sister was murdered in 1997 made a plea for Oregonians to nix their death penalty law.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Rupp wins bronze - and shows value of friendship
On the final day of the 2016 Rio Olympics Aug. 21, Galen Rupp became the first American-born athlete to medal in the marathon in 40 years as he earned the bronze. The defining moment of Rupp’s career, however, may have occurred Aug. 13 during the finals of the men’s 10,000 meter race at the Olympics in Rio.
Monday, August 22, 2016
Rosary novena leading up to election
Mater Dei Radio has invited listeners to pray a 54-day rosary novena through Oct. 7 in preparation for voting. The novena will include special intentions for marriage and family, religious freedom and the culture of life.
Monday, August 22, 2016
'Love for the church' motivated her
Mary Jo Tully, the first lay woman to become chancellor of a U.S. Catholic diocese, stepped down this month from the post she held for 27 years at the Archdiocese of Portland.
Monday, August 22, 2016
Fired teacher awaiting word on trial
A Catholic dismissed in 2013 from his teaching job at Portland’s Benson High School is still awaiting word from a judge on whether his religious freedom lawsuit will go before a jury.  
Sunday, August 21, 2016
Helping couples communicate
Bridging the gap between men and women in communicating is the goal of a workshop set for 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Northwest Catholic Counseling Center, 8383 NE Sandy Blvd., Suite 205, in Portland.
Saturday, August 20, 2016
Rosary Bowl set for Oct. 1
The Jubilee of Mercy will be the theme at the annual Rosary Bowl Northwest, set for 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Oregon State Fairgrounds in Salem. 
Friday, August 19, 2016
Recycling hope for the future
James Goldman and his mother, Kathi Goldman, had an audacious scheme: to start a recycling business in the Goldman garage.
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Demonstration for life set for Oct. 30
The Knights of Columbus are organizing pro-life advocates to form a human chain for the cause in Northeast Portland on Oct. 30. The Portland Life Chain is a peaceful, prayerful public witness. It’s set for 2:30 p.m.-4 p.m. in front of the Planned Parenthood abortion facility at 3727 NE MLK Jr. Blvd.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
WATCH:Drama camp helps city kids emerge
The stage once frightened Phoebe Hamburger, 11. But since she attended an early August workshop at Holy Cross Parish in North Portland, Phoebe is hooked.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Hear them online
The Archdiocese of Portland is making recordings of homilies and other podcasts available on its website.
Monday, August 15, 2016
Year of Mercy - visit the imprisoned
During the Jubilee Year of Mercy, the work of mercy being focused on for August in the Archdiocese of Portland is visiting the imprisoned.
Sunday, August 14, 2016
'I will remember'
My jaw dropped and I looked at the entrance of the condos and saw a family — two adults and two primary school children — coming down the front steps. I said another prayer of thanksgiving for that and looked up to flames shooting six feet through the smoke.
Saturday, August 13, 2016
Prayer planned for victim
A blessing rite will take place at 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 21, at St. Rita Parish, where a man’s body was found Aug. 4, his blood pooled around him.
Friday, August 12, 2016
Bringing Communion to vets
Perri Pitman Parker, a parishioner at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Aloha, travels the roads that wind up “pill hill” in southwest Portland to get to the city’s Veterans Hospital on Wednesdays. Once there, she serves patients as an extraordinary Eucharistic minister. She spends from less than an hour to almost three hours each visit.
Thursday, August 11, 2016
Camp for vocations
It was a sight uncommon in Oregon. A group of 100 young men ages 15-18 gathered in June at Camp Howard to pray, have fun, form community and learn about the possibility of priesthood and religious life.
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Terry Ianora fund update
You can now donate for pro-life leader's recovery.
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Portland native to lead missionary order
A Portland woman has been chosen to lead her religious community.
Monday, August 8, 2016
Walking for memory
At Mary’s Woods — a retirement community on the campus of the Holy Names Sisters near Lake Oswego — the morning of June 20 included an atypical parade on the grounds.
Friday, August 5, 2016
Body discovered at St. Rita's
Parish staff at St. Rita were horrified to learn that a man’s body was discovered at the Northeast Portland parish’s parking lot Thursday morning.
Thursday, August 4, 2016
Lecture: Never again the bomb
On Aug. 6, 1945, Ed Kawasaki was in a hospital recuperating from appendicitis a couple miles away from the city center when the United States dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima.
Thursday, August 4, 2016
WATCH: Grants a sign of solidarity with poor
It was a night when a community activist in kilt and massive earrings could mingle with an archbishop, and a deacon could clear dishes for a collective of farmworkers.
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
WATCH: 'Remembering how to be human'
Blanchet Farm — 40 acres southwest of Portland — is where men come to work with animals and gain sobriety.
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
WATCH: A priest's mother becomes Catholic
Ruth Schoepflin was raised a staunch Evangelical Christian, taught that Catholics had it all wrong. Over the past decade, she started to think twice. Then, last year, her son was ordained a Catholic priest.
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Festa Italiana begins with Mass

Archbishop Alexander Sample, who studied in Rome, will celebrate Mass in Italian at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20, at The Grotto. Italian desserts will be served after the Mass.


Monday, August 1, 2016
Into the woods to help Carmelites
EUGENE — Occupied by the Carmelite Sisters since the 1950s, a forested 40 acres on the west edge of Eugene provide solitude for prayer and work. These days, the forest is also creating income for the small, cloistered religious community.
Sunday, July 31, 2016
Catholic women's group recalls honorees
Since 1964, 43 women have received the Woman of Achievement Award from the Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women, a charitable and education group in the Archdiocese of Portland. 
Saturday, July 30, 2016
Huerto de la Familia: Mercy at work in Oregon
Barbara Aldave grew up in the small town of Puyallup, Wash., during World War II. Japanese Americans were being sent to Puyallup to live in an internment camp. This first contact with people in need marked the rest of the future lawyer’s life.
Friday, July 29, 2016
Correction
Here is what she really said.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Spread message of divine mercy, Krakow cardinal says at WYD opening
KRAKOW, Poland (CNS) — St. John Paul II's former secretary urged young Catholics to share their faith, experiences and hopes and spread a "message of divine mercy" worldwide during World Youth Day.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon to celebrate 2016 Jubilarians
BEAVERTON — The Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon will honor six Sisters who are celebrating significant anniversaries in their service and ministry during the annual SSMO Jubilee Mass and reception.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Rupp in for distance duo
To the casual fan, it may have appeared ominous to see Oregon native Galen Rupp lose the lead in the men’s 5000 meter race at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials July 9 in Eugene. It’s a sight that Rupp fans are not used to seeing.
Monday, July 25, 2016
Challenges change in AIDS fight, but churches asked to continue help
DURBAN, South Africa (CNS) — As the world moves into the fourth decade of the fight against AIDS, new challenges confront those struggling against the epidemic, and faith communities must continue to assure that those affected by the virus have both treatment and hope, a top U.N. official told religious leaders attending the International AIDS Conference here.
Monday, July 25, 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
Jubilee Year of Mercy Pilgrimage to the Grotto
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
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


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