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Two St. Francis classes sent to Camp Howard thanks to scholarships
Courtesy Jacquie VanHoomison
St. Francis fifth-graders Noah VanHoomison, Roenin Egger and Joseph Crowell prepare to board a bus headed to Camp Howard July 9. The three boys, who shared a cabin at the camp, were able to attend thanks to scholarships and the initiative of Sister Krista von Borstel, Camp Howard executive director. 

Courtesy Jacquie VanHoomison

St. Francis fifth-graders Noah VanHoomison, Roenin Egger and Joseph Crowell prepare to board a bus headed to Camp Howard July 9. The three boys, who shared a cabin at the camp, were able to attend thanks to scholarships and the initiative of Sister Krista von Borstel, Camp Howard executive director. 

ROY — The day St. Francis of Assisi fifth-grader Joseph Crowell first heard about Camp Howard at school, he came home begging his mom to send him.

“I’m so sorry, buddy, but we can’t afford it,” his mother, Ursula Crowell, responded.

“We have six kids, and we just couldn’t,” she explained recently. Joseph’s persistent plea was repeated for several days, until one afternoon he bolted across the school field, wrapped his arms around his mother and exclaimed: “I’m going to Camp Howard, Mom, I’m going.”


Thursday, July 27, 2017
Local
Two St. Francis classes sent to Camp Howard thanks to scholarships

ROY — The day St. Francis of Assisi fifth-grader Joseph Crowell first heard about Camp Howard at school, he came home begging his mom to send him.

“I’m so sorry, buddy, but we can’t afford it,” his mother, Ursula Crowell, responded.

“We have six kids, and we just couldn’t,” she explained recently. Joseph’s persistent plea was repeated for several days, until one afternoon he bolted across the school field, wrapped his arms around his mother and exclaimed: “I’m going to Camp Howard, Mom, I’m going.”



Thursday, July 27, 2017
Oregon City priest scores with dance moves
St. John the Apostle fourth-grader Owen Smith and Fr. Maxy D’Costa, pastor of St. John the Apostle Parish in Oregon City, celebrated one of Smith’s goals this spring by “dabbing” — a playful trendy dance reminiscent of the Macarena.

Thursday, July 27, 2017
Shoppers can aid service project
SPRINGFIELD — Springfield Grocery Outlet has designated Catholic Community Services’ Springfield Community Service Center as its recipient of groceries donated during July’s Independence from Hunger Campaign. The effort gives shoppers an opportunity to purchase food or give cash to the cause. 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Nation and World
Mexican bishops don't see explosion as attack on church

MEXICO CITY — The Mexican bishops' conference does not believe an explosive device detonated outside its offices -- adjacent to the country's most visited religious site, the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe -- is an attack on the Catholic Church.



Wednesday, July 26, 2017
WATCH: Pope prays for dialogue, reconciliation in Jerusalem

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis called on Muslims and Jews in the Holy Land to "moderation and dialogue" as tensions continued around a key site in Jerusalem that is sacred to members of both faiths.



Monday, July 24, 2017
Colombian martyrs: witnesses to the point of death

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis' decree to beatify two Colombian martyrs from two troubled eras in the South American country's history underscores his call for courageous witness amid violence and persecution.



Sunday, July 23, 2017
Pope Francis/Vatican
Vatican ambassador is unique in U.S. diplomatic corps

VATICAN CITY — As the U.S. president's personal envoy to the Vatican, the U.S. ambassador to the Holy See has a unique role in building a bridge between the political center of the United States and the religious-spiritual center of the universal Catholic Church in Rome.



Thursday, July 27, 2017
Vatican shuts down fountains as Rome deals with drought
VATICAN CITY — While Rome reels from one of its worst droughts in decades, the Vatican is doing its part to conserve water by shutting down the city-state's 100 fountains.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Laziness, vices prevent seeds of Gospel from taking root, pope says

VATICAN CITY — God proposes — not imposes — his Gospel and offer of salvation, putting the responsibility of being open to and moved by his message on the listener, Pope Francis said.



Monday, July 17, 2017

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