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Rally draws hundreds of pro-life hopefuls

Despite the freezing temperatures and snow-packed Portland roads, hundreds of locals turned up at the Oregon Convention Center Jan. 15 to mark the anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision.

People from around the state gathered to hear leaders of Oregon’s pro-life movement speak about their hopes for a reversal of the 1973 decision that legalized abortion.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
The joyful composer
Students from Catholic schools around Oregon remember Holy Names Sister Marianne Misetich as the happy music teacher who brought them on stage for musicals. Catholics around the country know her simple, stirring and melodic worship music, including “The Whole World is Waiting for Love.” 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
CYO volleyball: Strong play ends strong season
Catholic Youth Organization completed the volleyball season Nov. 19. Fans were treated to games that revealed hard work, athleticism and sportsmanship.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Nation and World
Israeli settlements criticized

JERUSALEM — Christians have a responsibility to oppose the construction of Israeli settlements in Palestinian territories, said bishops from the U.S., Canada and Europe.

Thursday, January 19, 2017
Congress urged to keep health care gains, protect life, conscience rights

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the U.S. bishops' domestic policy committee said Jan. 18 that a repeal of the federal health care law should not take place without immediate passage of a plan that preserves people's access to adequate health care and also protects human life, conscience rights and the poor.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Europe's Catholic, Orthodox leaders say they'll stand against terrorism
OXFORD, England — Catholic and Orthodox leaders have pledged to stand together against fundamentalism and terrorism, as well as resisting forces working to erode and destroy religious belief in Europe.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Pope Francis/Vatican
Palestinian embassy opens at Vatican

VATICAN CITY — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas thanked Pope Francis for his support of the country's new embassy to the Holy See.

Monday, January 16, 2017
Upcoming synod needs young people's voices, pope says

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis asked young people to tell him, their bishops and pastors about their hopes and struggles and even their criticisms.

Saturday, January 14, 2017
Pope asks for warm hearts to help homeless deal with the cold

VATICAN CITY — Looking out over St. Peter's Square where icicles hung from usually bubbling fountains, Pope Francis prayed for the homeless. The freeze in Rome, subzero temperatures in large parts of Europe and heavy snowfalls in many areas in early January forced the closure of roads and schools and were blamed for at least a dozen deaths.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

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