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At Mariachi Mass on Portland waterfront, worshippers called to serve selflessly
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Laura Cázares of Mount Angel prays during the annual Mariachi Mass May 7 on Portland’s waterfront. 

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Laura Cázares of Mount Angel prays during the annual Mariachi Mass May 7 on Portland’s waterfront. 

Oregon may be home to both English- and Spanish-speakers, but now it’s time for everyone to speak a common language of selfless love and service.  

That was the message May 7 as Archbishop John Vlazny presided at the annual Mariachi Mass on Portland’s waterfront during the Cinco de Mayo festival. The retired leader of the Archdiocese of Portland is a fluent Spanish speaker and a well-known face at Portland’s Cinco de Mayo, which for 33 years has celebrated Mexican culture and Latino life — including the Catholic faith. 


Friday, May 26, 2017
Local
At Mariachi Mass on Portland waterfront, worshippers called to serve selflessly

Oregon may be home to both English- and Spanish-speakers, but now it’s time for everyone to speak a common language of selfless love and service.  

That was the message May 7 as Archbishop John Vlazny presided at the annual Mariachi Mass on Portland’s waterfront during the Cinco de Mayo festival. The retired leader of the Archdiocese of Portland is a fluent Spanish speaker and a well-known face at Portland’s Cinco de Mayo, which for 33 years has celebrated Mexican culture and Latino life — including the Catholic faith. 



Friday, May 26, 2017
Abortion-fund ban supported

The Archdiocese of Portland is encouraging Catholics to sign the Stop Taxpayer Funding for Abortion petition to qualify a measure for the next general election in Oregon.

The proposed law would block the use of state funds on elective abortions.



Friday, May 26, 2017
Catholic inmate no longer on death row
SALEM — A Catholic inmate on Oregon’s death row was transferred to the general prison population in January. A lay Catholic minister at Oregon State Penitentiary says Greg Bowen has been joining other inmates for Mass, something he could not do while he was isolated as a candidate for execution. 

Thursday, May 25, 2017
Nation and World
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, English church leaders offer prayers after Manchester Arena attack

MANCHESTER, England — Pope Francis decried the "barbaric attack" on concertgoers in Manchester, adding his voice to Catholic leaders dismayed at what British officials said was the deadliest case of terrorism since 2005.



Tuesday, May 23, 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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