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Quality and aesthetics weren't sacrificed in Catholic Charities low-income housing project
Courtesy MWA Architects
St. Francis Park Apartments’ design allows sunlight to be maximized in the plaza and community garden, which will provide fresh vegetables for residents and neighboring St. Francis Dining Hall.

Courtesy MWA Architects

St. Francis Park Apartments’ design allows sunlight to be maximized in the plaza and community garden, which will provide fresh vegetables for residents and neighboring St. Francis Dining Hall.

Neighbors are optimistic about the new St. Francis Park Apartments in Southeast Portland. “The mission is great, basing it around low-income housing and transitional shelter for those who need it,” says Matthew Kirkpatrick, a former member of the Buckman Neighborhood Board. 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
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Quality and aesthetics weren't sacrificed in Catholic Charities low-income housing project
Neighbors are optimistic about the new St. Francis Park Apartments in Southeast Portland. “The mission is great, basing it around low-income housing and transitional shelter for those who need it,” says Matthew Kirkpatrick, a former member of the Buckman Neighborhood Board. 

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Family Success Center: A practical way out of poverty

Feed the hungry, clothe the naked, welcome the stranger — and encourage budgeting?

The works of mercy have been at the heart of Catholic Charities’ outreach in western Oregon, as the agency tends to the acute needs of people who are poor and also advocates for social justice. 

To fulfill its mission even more effectively, however, the nonprofit for the past several years has given clients practical skills to grow their financial literacy, their savings accounts and, ultimately, their dreams for the future.



Monday, February 27, 2017
WATCH: Migrant support proclaimed

“We need to be in solidarity with them, to stand with them, no matter what their status, because they are all sons and daughters of a merciful and loving God,” said Portland Archbishop Alexander Sample. 



Monday, February 27, 2017
Nation and World
Vandalism at Jewish cemeteries decried

PHILADELPHIA — Responding to the destruction of some 100 gravestones at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput Feb. 27 deplored the "senseless acts of mass vandalism."



Tuesday, February 28, 2017
USCCB committee chairmen applaud decision on transgender directive

WASHINGTON — The chairmen of two U.S. bishops' committees Feb. 24 praised President Donald Trump's repeal of the Obama administration's directive on transgender access to bathrooms.



Sunday, February 26, 2017
Chicago Catholic college's basketball chaplain? A 97-year-old nun

CHICAGO — Religious and clergy alike do their part to help the Ramblers' men's basketball team at Loyola University Chicago. The team's chaplain since 1994 has been Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt, a Sister of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, who is now 97 years old. She also is the newest member of Loyola's sports hall of fame. She was inducted Jan. 21.



Saturday, February 25, 2017
Pope Francis/Vatican
Pope: Lent is time to move from slavery to freedom

VATICAN CITY — Like the people of Israel freed from the bondage of slavery, Christians are called to experience the path toward hope and new life during the Lenten season, Pope Francis said.



Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Pope: Ecumenism a common journey

ROME — The path toward Christian unity can't be found isolated in a laboratory hashing out theological differences, but rather by walking together on a common journey, Pope Francis said.



Monday, February 27, 2017
Pope: Greed mars creation
VATICAN CITY — Humanity's greed and selfishness can turn creation into a sad and desolate world instead of the sign of God's love that it was meant to be, Pope Francis said.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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