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Commuter train defender a Catholic Army vet
Ed Langlois/Catholic SentinelA woman walks down a ramp at the Hollywood MAX station where Portlanders have been weeping and constructing a massive makeshift memorial for men who were killed when defending two women from a racist attacker.
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A woman walks down a ramp at the Hollywood MAX station where Portlanders have been weeping and constructing a massive makeshift memorial for men who were killed when defending two women from a racist attacker.
On a crowded Portland commuter train May 26, a selfless Catholic father of four stepped forward to calm the situation. Rick Best defended two women being accosted by a furious, imbalanced and racist passenger. Best, a 53-year-old member of Christ the King Parish in Milwaukie, would die for his noble deed.
Monday, May 29, 2017
Local
Remembering the hero of Soissons
It was Memorial Day in 1922 when Sgt. Walter Schaffer’s body was carried by his comrades into Northwest Portland’s St. Mary Pro-Cathedral for his funeral Mass.

“Through all the city a hush of reverence has descended, for the observance of this Memorial Day is in the presence of the body of Sergeant Walter Schaffer, hero of Soissons, the last of Oregon’s men to come home,” reported the Oregon Daily Journal.


Monday, May 29, 2017
Commuter train defender a Catholic Army vet
On a crowded Portland commuter train May 26, a selfless Catholic father of four stepped forward to calm the situation. Rick Best defended two women being accosted by a furious, imbalanced and racist passenger. Best, a 53-year-old member of Christ the King Parish in Milwaukie, would die for his noble deed.

Monday, May 29, 2017
Writer Doyle dies at 60
Brian Doyle, award-winning author and editor of Portland magazine for 25 years and columnist for the Catholic Sentinel, died May 27 from complications related to a brain tumor.

Sunday, May 28, 2017
Nation and World
WATCH: Priest says Egypt's Christians feel they could be martyrs at any time

CAIRO — Christians in Egypt "are getting to this idea that we could be a martyr at any moment," the spokesman for the nation's Catholic bishops told Catholic News Service.



Saturday, May 27, 2017
Attack on Christians in southern Egypt leaves at least 26 dead
CAIRO — Masked assailants attacked a bus carrying Coptic Orthodox Christians on the way to St. Samuel Monastery in southern Egypt, killing at least 26 people, many of them children, according to the country's Interior Ministry.

Friday, May 26, 2017
Gunmen take Catholic hostages; Philippines' Duterte imposes martial law

MANILA, Philippines — Gunmen claiming to have links with the Islamic State group threatened to kill hostages, including a Catholic priest, who were taken from the southern Philippine city of Marawi May 23.



Thursday, May 25, 2017
Pope Francis/Vatican
WATCH: Pope, President Trump speak of hopes for peace

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis and U.S. President Donald Trump spent 30 minutes speaking privately in the library of the Apostolic Palace May 24, and as the president left, he told the pope, "I won't forget what you said."



Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Trump nominates Callista Gingrich ambassador to Vatican

WASHINGTON — As he prepared to meet Pope Francis for the first time, President Donald Trump formally nominated Callista Gingrich, wife of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, to be the new U.S. ambassador to the Holy See.



Saturday, May 20, 2017
Search for common ground will be key to pope's meeting with Trump
VATICAN CITY — Despite a few pointed comments in the past and fundamental differences on issues such as immigration, economic policy, military spending and climate change, sparks are not expected to fly May 24 when Pope Francis welcomes U.S. President Donald Trump to the Vatican.

Friday, May 19, 2017

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