Jose Salame/Catholic Sentinel Rosa Lidia Pascual accepts coins from Victor Cristobal during their wedding at St. Patrick Church in Portland. The U.S. church has begun preparation for a major Hispanic ministry initiative.
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
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.
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.
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.
MANCHESTER, England — Britain's most senior Catholic and Jewish leaders have expressed hope that their good relations may inspire greater tolerance of religious minorities facing harassment and persecution.
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Pope Francis' visit to Cuba is a sign of his closeness to the nation's people at a time they "breathe the air of hope" that relations with the U.S. will improve, said Bishop Wilfredo Pino Estevez of Guantanamo-Baracoa.
VATICAN CITY — As Catholics joined others in protesting Israel's extension of its security wall, further dividing Palestinians and Israelis, Pope Francis gave Israeli President Reuven Rivlin a tangible sign of his hopes for peace.