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Deacon to be ordained on way to priesthood
Zani Pacanza hopes to be ordained a priest next year.
Zani Pacanza hopes to be ordained a priest next year.

Zani Pacanza will be ordained a transitional deacon for the Archdiocese of Portland at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 21, at St. Mary Cathedral.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Arson destroys Idaho church
BONNERS FERRY, Idaho (CNS) — Federal investigators consider a blaze that destroyed a church near the Canadian border arson.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Dominican nuns keep hope alive among displaced in northern Iraq
IRBIL, Iraq (CNS) — When the Islamic State group rolled across Iraq's Ninevah Plain in 2014, tens of thousands of Christians fled for their lives to Kurdish-controlled areas of the country. They still wait in limbo in crowded camps, facing an undefined future. The only certainty they enjoy is knowing that whatever happens to them, a group of Dominican nuns will be at their side.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Giant things happening at Camp Howard
CORBETT — Workers at Camp Howard are in the process of installing a zip line and giant swing for this summer.
Sunday, April 24, 2016
Immigrants who have found safe refuge in U.S. long for peace in homeland
PHILADELPHIA (CNS) — As debate continues in Europe and the United States about admitting immigrants and refugees from the Middle East when terrorists attacks have occurred in both countries, it's worth remembering that most newcomers to the U.S. are not terrorists.
Sunday, April 24, 2016
Education, trauma counseling key to helping Syrian refugees in Lebanon
Saturday, April 23, 2016
Focus of mercy in April: shelter and welcome
The work of mercy being focused on during April in the Archdiocese of Portland is sheltering the homeless and welcoming the stranger.
Saturday, April 23, 2016
Counseling center celebrates 30 years
The mustard seed.  Those who know the Northwest Catholic Counseling Center say that image best describes its 1986 foundation.
Friday, April 22, 2016
Sisters of Reparation spring calendar
The Sisters of Reparation invite everyone to their healing Mass at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 24, at Rose Hall Reparation and Prayer Center, 2120 SE 24th Ave., Portland. The Mass is preceded by an adoration that begins at 3 p.m.
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Mercy event set for Grotto
A major event for the Jubilee Year of Mercy is set for 5 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, at the Grotto in Northeast Portland. Called “An Evening of Mercy,” it’s meant to welcome anyone who wants to embrace God’s lavish forgiveness and blessings.
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Physician-assisted suicides up once more in Oregon
The latest “Death with Dignity” report shows a sharp spike in the number of Oregonians both requesting and using lethal medications. The number of those requesting the drugs increased from 155 to 218, and the number actually using the medications jumped from 105 to 132. The numbers this past year are nearly a ten-fold increase since 1998, when the law was enacted. That year, 24 individuals requested the drugs and 16 people actually used them.
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Prayer is most important
Speaking from the pulpit at St. Mary’s Cathedral on Monday night, Father Benedict Kiely told those in the pews horrifying stories of modern Christian martyrdom that equal the barbarism of the ancient world. “Christ is being persecuted on a level not seen since the first three centuries of Christian history,” he said.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Mercy beyond understanding
Even in this Jubilee Year of Mercy, some mercy is hard to comprehend.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Mariachi Mass set for May 8
Portland’s 32nd annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta is set for May 5-8 at Tom McCall Waterfront Park in Portland. A spiritual highlight is the annual mariachi Mass, which is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 8, in the main tent.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Youths to make pilgrimage across city

On Saturday, April 23, Portlanders about town might run across hundreds of Catholic youths walking through the city singing about faith and carrying signs saying things like “Jesus is my BFF.” (That’s “Best Friend Forever,” in case you haven’t been paying attention.)

Monday, April 18, 2016
Community dialogue to help stem child abuse and neglect

SALEM — As part of Child Abuse Prevention Month, Fostering Hope Initiative’s Safe Families for Children will host a community forum in partnership with Salem Leadership Foundation about how to take action to prevent child abuse and neglect.

Monday, April 18, 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.”
Sunday, April 17, 2016
Marist students to help test water
EUGENE — Marist High School’s Water Well Screening Program offers free water testing for rural Lane County residents who draw their drinking water from private wells.
Saturday, April 16, 2016
Youth Day pilgrimage spots open
Registrations are welcome through April for this summer’s World Youth Day pilgrimage to Krakow, Poland. Archbishop Alexander Sample will take part in the sacred journey, which culminates with a Mass presided over by Pope Francis. The pilgrimage is open to those age 18 to 35.
Friday, April 15, 2016
Abbot Jeremy: You don't need to be a theologian to get this
ST. BENEDICT — Abbot Jeremy Driscoll, new leader of Mount Angel Abbey, has written scholarly theological works, but he favors books he penned for a wider readership.
Friday, April 15, 2016
Earthquake, tsunami: Double threat to the Archdiocese of Portland
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.”
Friday, April 15, 2016
Executions don't bring closure, say advocates for life
Oregonians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, OADP, sponsored an evening event which focused on the death penalty and its impacts. The night marked the tenth anniversary of a local family’s tragedy.
Thursday, April 14, 2016
The celebration of the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord is transferred to Sunday, May 8, 2016.
Thursday, April 14, 2016
As a student, he admired monks as 'great men' and 'mind-expanding teachers'
“Obedience should be a sweet word,” says Abbot Jeremy Driscoll. “It should be joyful listening to God. It sets me free to be what I was made to be.”

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
WATCH: 'They join it deeply'
The new leader of Oregon’s Mount Angel Abbey says monasteries highlight the ingredients of Christian life.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
100 Years Later
Portlanders may be surprised to learn that a century ago, prominent local city leaders played an important role in Ireland's Easter Rebellion, occurring nearly 5,000 miles away.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Archbishop welcomes Pope Francis' teaching on family life
While “Amoris Laetitia” does not contain any change in the Catholic Church’s teaching or discipline regarding marriage and family life, Pope Francis does seek to orient the Church toward a new and invigorated pastoral approach, especially toward those in difficult and wounded situations.
Monday, April 11, 2016
Did Jesus really rise?
EUGENE — Did Jesus really rise from the dead? That's the question to be asked at an upcoming "Knight of Theology," sponsored by the Knights of Columbus here.
Monday, April 11, 2016
New program for homeless families with children in Springfield
Starting April 4, homeless Springfield families with children began getting services through the new G Street Oasis Program.  The program is being launched by a group of organizations on G Street.
Friday, April 8, 2016
House Speaker to speak up for homeless shelter
The Speaker of the Oregon House will rally support for a grassroots North Portland shelter for homeless women and children supported by many Catholic volunteers and donors. Community of Hope is an ecumenical project in St. Johns, the district served by House Speaker Tina Kotek. Kotek will give her talk at an event set for 7 p.m. Friday April 8, at the North Star Ballroom, 635 N Killingsworth Ct.
Thursday, April 7, 2016
Seminarians learn journalism
ST. BENEDICT — A journalism class at Mount Angel Seminary spreads good news about the school and the church and learns skills that will be useful in future ministry.
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Environmental legislation progressing
In the wake of Laudato Si’, Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment, sustainability has emerged as important in lawmaking in Oregon and the nation.
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Priest makes sports page
Oregonian sportswriter John Canzano focused on a Catholic priest for a recent column on basketball. He spoke with Father John Amsberry, a hoopster-turned-clergyman.
Monday, April 4, 2016
Addressing depression: saving faith and family
Faith can help with situational depression. Normal grief, however, can become depression.
Sunday, April 3, 2016
CYO basketball season ends with good sportsmanship and smiles
The Catholic Youth Organization 3rd-8th grade basketball program has almost 3,000 youth and about 800 volunteer coaches.
Saturday, April 2, 2016
Dacey McCrae: Learning will continue
MEDFORD — At Sacred Heart Church in Medford, 19-year-old Dacey McCrae was baptized after four years of comparing various Christian congregations.
Friday, April 1, 2016
Court's order in contraceptive case could be way to avoid tie decision
WASHINGTON (CNS) — Immediately after the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Zubik v. Burwell March 23 challenging the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive requirement, the second-guessing began about how the court will rule.
Friday, April 1, 2016
Mater Dei Radio director to give keynote at Catholic women's conference
Archbishop Alexander Sample will enter through the Holy Doors of the chapel at the Grotto, where the Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women will hold its 2016 convention Friday-Saturday, April 15-16. Patrick Ryan, new director of Mater Dei Radio, will give the keynote address. All are welcome.
Friday, April 1, 2016
Activists say wage bill weak
The Oregon Legislature in its brief session almost unanimously strengthened protections against wage theft — workers who are not paid or are underpaid. Meanwhile, a local workers’ coalition says the legislation is not strong enough.

Friday, April 1, 2016
Pro-life advocates oppose new FDA guidelines for RU-486 use
Friday, April 1, 2016
Dennis Arnold: Compassion's appeal
Dennis Arnold had never been to a Catholic Mass when he joined the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults class at St. Ignatius Church last autumn. “But I knew in my gut it was right,” says Arnold. Still, he admits, “it was a little like being blindfolded and stepping into a void. I had to surrender to God — that was the hardest part.”
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Push against death penalty continued
Even though Oregon doesn’t use the death penalty it keeps on the books, outlawing executions in the state would help topple the practice nationwide. That’s one message a lay Catholic death row chaplain from Florida delivered last month on an Oregon tour.
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Samantha Presley: Fascinated by Catholicism
EUGENE — Samantha Presley says she once had the status of “Protestant Princess” in her small Oregon hometown. During the Easter Vigil at St. Mary Parish in Eugene, she joined the Catholic Church.
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
House Speaker to speak up for homeless shelter
The Speaker of the Oregon House will rally support for a grassroots North Portland shelter for homeless women and children supported by many Catholic volunteers and donors.
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Eric Hamner: Opening up to God
COOS BAY — Eric Hamner, 55, baptized into the church at St. Monica in Coos Bay on Easter, has lived in southern Oregon most of his life. During that time, he says, his attraction to faith was at war with what he found in churches.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
New Census Bureau Estimates Pinpoint Fastest-Growing Counties
The U.S. Census Bureau reported on where population growth in Oregon was concentrated last year.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Two parishes get temporary administrators
The Archdiocese of Portland's Office of Communications has issued a statement saying that two parishes will have temporary administrators.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Help for communicating with teens
Come learn practical ways to better reach today’s young people as you seek to hand on the faith. A workshop is set for April in Tualatin, Eugene and Ashland.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
The invitation of the Risen Christ
On Easter morning at Portland’s St. Mary Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Archbishop Alexander Sample and Bishop Peter Smith concelebrated a joyful Mass. 
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Diversity and religious life presentation draws 134 sisters and a bishop
No one quite knew what to expect when sisters across the Northwest were invited to a one-day presentation by the co-author of “New Generations of Catholic Sisters: The Challenge of Diversity.”
Monday, March 28, 2016
Mother Angelica dies on Easter Day
IRONDALE, Ala. — Mother Mary Angelica of the Annunciation, 92, the Poor Clare nun who founded the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN), died today, March 27, after a lengthy illness. She had suffered a stroke several months ago.
Sunday, March 27, 2016

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