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Ag company gives gift to youth center

MOUNT ANGEL — The Father Bernard Youth Center here has received a $5,000 grant from Wilbur-Ellis, a local agriculture supply wholesaler. Don Robison, executive director of the Catholic retreat center, says the money will go toward maintenance, repairs and upgrading outdoor spaces.

The center opened a decade ago and has hosted about 20,000 retreatants since then.



Sunday, January 22, 2017
WATCH: A grandson of slaves ascends to leadership

In 1931, 5-year-old Robert Hughley stayed with friends while his mother joined a mournful caravan. A half dozen automobiles clanked 500 miles from Birmingham, Alabama, to central Louisiana to bury Robert’s uncle — at least the detached head. The uncle had been lynched and the body never found. 

Hughley, a member of St. Andrew Parish in Portland who turns 91 in February, did not hear the gruesome details until he was in his 50s with a wife and six children. Even then, he’d had to badger his mother to explain why everyone spoke of the funeral in whispers. 



Sunday, January 22, 2017
Walking to Bethlehem

The life of Jesuit Father John “Jack” Morris reads like an adventure novel — the good kind, where there’s an inspiring hero rather than a cynical antihero.

It’s also a life, as his biographer Barbara Underwood Scharff says, that is punctuated by “major movements of the Holy Spirit.”



Saturday, January 21, 2017
Nation and World
Pope on Trump: 'Wait and see'

VATICAN CITY — As President Donald Trump was being sworn in, Pope Francis told an interviewer it would be "reckless" to pass judgment on the new president before he had a chance to do anything.



Sunday, January 22, 2017
WATCH:'We will be protected by God'

WASHINGTON — President Donald J. Trump told the nation in his inaugural address that it need not fear in the days ahead. "There should not be fear," Trump said Jan. 20. "We are protected and we will always be protected. We will be protected by the great men and women of our military and law enforcement, and, most important, we will be protected by God."



Saturday, January 21, 2017
Pope offers prayers for new president

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis sent best wishes and prayers to incoming President Donald J. Trump shortly after he took the oath of office. "I offer you my cordial good wishes and the assurance of my prayers that almighty God will grant you wisdom and strength in the exercise of your high office," the pope's message said.



Friday, January 20, 2017
Pope Francis/Vatican
Pope on Trump: 'Wait and see'

VATICAN CITY — As President Donald Trump was being sworn in, Pope Francis told an interviewer it would be "reckless" to pass judgment on the new president before he had a chance to do anything.



Sunday, January 22, 2017
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

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