Fr. Huy Khanh Tran as a seminarian taught computer skills and mentored students in Chad in Central Africa.
A Portland man has been ordained as a Divine Word Missionary and will leave for Central Africa in the fall.
Father Huy Khanh Tran, 34, was ordained May 20 in Northbrook, Illinois. He is the eldest son of Tran Su and Nguyen thi Tuan-Khoi and the first grandson of Tran Thua, all of Our Lady of Lavang Parish in Northeast Portland. Father Tran offered Masses this summer at his home church.
St. John the Apostle fourth-grader Owen Smith and Fr. Maxy D’Costa, pastor of St. John the Apostle Parish in Oregon City, celebrated one of Smith’s goals this spring by “dabbing” — a playful trendy dance reminiscent of the Macarena.
SPRINGFIELD — Springfield Grocery Outlet has designated Catholic Community Services’ Springfield Community Service Center as its recipient of groceries donated during July’s Independence from Hunger Campaign. The effort gives shoppers an opportunity to purchase food or give cash to the cause.
On a fragrant Saturday evening in Southeast Portland, Adam Richards, Corrine Montana and Rosie Berg are making their way out of Walker Stadium. The Portland Pickles baseball team has lost, but the trio from Portland’s L’Arche community are beaming anyway. They were able to secure a foul ball, a memento that will go back to the Catholic-inspired house where people with disabilities and their assistants live together.
MEXICO CITY — The Mexican bishops' conference does not believe an explosive device detonated outside its offices -- adjacent to the country's most visited religious site, the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe -- is an attack on the Catholic Church.
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis' decree to beatify two Colombian martyrs from two troubled eras in the South American country's history underscores his call for courageous witness amid violence and persecution.
VATICAN CITY — As the U.S. president's personal envoy to the Vatican, the U.S. ambassador to the Holy See has a unique role in building a bridge between the political center of the United States and the religious-spiritual center of the universal Catholic Church in Rome.