The Catholic Church of the United States, including the Archdiocese of Portland, is getting closer to the start of Encuentro, an initiative of the U.S. bishops to hear the needs, challenges and aspirations of millions of Hispanic Catholics.
In this, the fifth Encuentro (encounter), the bishops are ready to support Latino church leaders as they seek to transform Catholic ministry and guide Latino faith as a means of evangelizing the wider world.
The Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women’s annual conference takes place April 22 at St. Therese Parish in Northeast Portland. Topic is “Building fellowship and witness,” and participants will learn and share how to be strong advocates for the faith.
KIGALI, Rwanda — The Benebikira Sisters, the oldest indigenous congregation in Rwanda, have sisters who are teachers, nurses, pharmacists, formators and administrators. But they also have religious with a unique title: Sister Listeners.
REGENSBURG, Germany — Amid rising social unrest and an influx of Mideast migrants, German authorities -- including Catholic Church officials -- are facing criticism from ordinary people who believe their concerns are being ignored.
WASHINGTON — A U.S. Catholic bishop said he joins Catholics in Arkansas and people of goodwill across the country and the world in urging the governor of Arkansas to reconsider the scheduled executions of seven men in 11 days.
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis will declare the sainthood of Blessed Jacinta Marto and Blessed Francisco Marto, two of the shepherd children who saw Mary in Fatima, Portugal, during his visit to the site of the apparitions May 13.