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WATCH: In Old Town: New name, same mission
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Elma Burke, Sid Bambi and activities assistant Miles Brandon play a game at Maybelle Center for Community in Portland. 

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Elma Burke, Sid Bambi and activities assistant Miles Brandon play a game at Maybelle Center for Community in Portland. 

An agency that has worked to prevent isolation among residents of Portland’s Old Town has hit its silver anniversary.  

The Maybelle Center for Community — once known as the Macdonald Center — was established by Holy Cross Father Richard Berg. In the late 1980s, Father Berg was assigned as pastor of the Catholic parish in Old Town, home to a large part of Portland’s homeless population. Father Berg, a trained psychologist, told staff and parishioners that loneliness and isolation intensify the problems of homelessness and that community might be the way out. 


Sunday, January 15, 2017
Local
MLK Mass message for faithful
Portland’s snow-packed roads were no match for the warm spirit inside St. Mary Cathedral for the 29th annual Martin Luther King Mass Saturday, Jan. 14. The Mass honored the life and legacy of the great American civil rights and spiritual leader.

Monday, January 16, 2017
WATCH: In Old Town: New name, same mission

An agency that has worked to prevent isolation among residents of Portland’s Old Town has hit its silver anniversary.  

The Maybelle Center for Community — once known as the Macdonald Center — was established by Holy Cross Father Richard Berg. In the late 1980s, Father Berg was assigned as pastor of the Catholic parish in Old Town, home to a large part of Portland’s homeless population. Father Berg, a trained psychologist, told staff and parishioners that loneliness and isolation intensify the problems of homelessness and that community might be the way out. 



Sunday, January 15, 2017
Expert to speak on ADHD
In his private practice, Greg Crosby hosts workshops about adult attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and regularly works with adults diagnosed with the disorder. The therapist has taken his lengthy experience working with adult ADHD and co-authored a book, “Transforming ADHD,” which provides insight on the disorder and practical tools and motivation. 

Thursday, January 12, 2017
Nation and World
Finding common ground

WASHINGTON — Catholic panelists gathered to discuss "Faithful Priorities in a Time of Trump" said it is difficult to get over some of the words the president-elect said during the campaign -- and even before he was a candidate. But as his presidency nears, many of them said it's important to find ways to work with him for the common good.



Sunday, January 15, 2017
Bishops still have hope Congress will pass immigration reform

WASHINGTON — Despite the apprehension over policies that could be enacted by a Republican-led Congress acting in accord with a Republican president in Donald Trump, the U.S. Catholic bishops remain hopeful that Congress will pass an immigration reform bill.



Friday, January 13, 2017
Bishop opposes death sentence for man convicted of killing churchgoers

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Jurors unanimously agreed to sentence Dylann Roof to death for killing nine black churchgoers. Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone said in a statement that the Catholic Church opposes capital punishment and reminded people that all life is sacred.



Thursday, January 12, 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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