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Healthcare for elder called 'fragmented and dangerous'
A man awaits a meal in a nursing home. A new book says healthcare is failing seniors.
A man awaits a meal in a nursing home. A new book says healthcare is failing seniors.
"So much of this suffering is preventable," says Marcy Cottrell Houle.
Friday, May 20, 2016
Christ the King parishioner named Woman of Achievement

Barbara Francescon received the 2016 Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women’s “Woman of Achievement Award” during the ACCW Convention held at The Grotto.

Monday, May 23, 2016
Active hope countering climate change
Author and workshop facilitator Pam Wood knows that people turn the page, literally and figuratively, when they’re asked to read about or think about environmental crises, from climate change to oceans filled with plastic trash.

Monday, May 23, 2016
ACCW considers 'Mercy in the City'
The Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women convened April 15-16 at the Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother, the Grotto. The ACCW theme “Mercy in the City” promised to inform and invite women to live out corporal works of mercy in the Portland vicinity. According to the immediate feedback by attendees, the ACCW delivered.

Sunday, May 22, 2016
Nation and World
Abuse prevention
WASHINGTON (CNS) — The annual report on the implementation of the U.S. bishops' "Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People" warns against complacency in dioceses, and the firm contracted to conduct audits of dioceses and parishes said there was "plenty of room for improvement" in implementing two of the charter's articles.

Friday, May 20, 2016
House OKs bill allowing more ways to protect religious freedom worldwide
WASHINGTON — The U.S. House May 16 unanimously passed the Frank Wolf International Religious Freedom Act, giving the Obama administration and the U.S. State Department new resources to combat what the bill's bipartisan supporters say is "a worldwide escalation" of Christian persecution and anti-Semitism.

Thursday, May 19, 2016
Rome conference looks at how jobs, development, ecology are connected
ROME (CNS) — Paying workers a just wage has been "one of the most consistent and central themes of Catholic social teaching" for more than a century, said Cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace.

Sunday, May 8, 2016
Pope Francis/Vatican
Pope will set up study of deaconesses
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis told the heads of women's religious orders from around the world that he would set up a commission to study the New Testament deaconesses and he also insisted more can and should be done to involve lay and consecrated women in church decision-making at every level.

Friday, May 13, 2016
Pope: Straying from Jesus turns Christians into 'spiritual mummies'
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Christians distracted from the path set out by Jesus can turn into decrepit "spiritual mummies," Pope Francis said at a morning Mass yesterday.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Pope promises wine, not beer, to fulfill military challenge
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis receives countless gifts, but most do not require anything in return. However, at his audience with members of the military April 30, the pope received a small gift with a tradition — and obligation — attached.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

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