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Tech-savvy missionary priest has Portland roots
Courtesy Fr. Huy Khanh Tran
Fr. Huy Khanh Tran as a seminarian taught computer skills and mentored students in Chad in Central Africa. 

Courtesy Fr. Huy Khanh Tran

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. 

Sunday, July 23, 2017
Oregon City priest scores with dance moves
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.

Thursday, July 27, 2017
Shoppers can aid service project
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. 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
WATCH: Portland Pickles reach out to churches and there is a Catholic flavor at the ballpark
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. 

Monday, July 24, 2017
Nation and World
Mexican bishops don't see explosion as attack on church

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.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
WATCH: Pope prays for dialogue, reconciliation in Jerusalem

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis called on Muslims and Jews in the Holy Land to "moderation and dialogue" as tensions continued around a key site in Jerusalem that is sacred to members of both faiths.

Monday, July 24, 2017
Colombian martyrs: witnesses to the point of death

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.

Sunday, July 23, 2017
Pope Francis/Vatican
Vatican ambassador is unique in U.S. diplomatic corps

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.

Thursday, July 27, 2017
Vatican shuts down fountains as Rome deals with drought
VATICAN CITY — While Rome reels from one of its worst droughts in decades, the Vatican is doing its part to conserve water by shutting down the city-state's 100 fountains.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Laziness, vices prevent seeds of Gospel from taking root, pope says

VATICAN CITY — God proposes — not imposes — his Gospel and offer of salvation, putting the responsibility of being open to and moved by his message on the listener, Pope Francis said.

Monday, July 17, 2017

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