Ed Langlois/Catholic Sentinel Pilgrims who started at Holy Rosary Parish prepare to cross over Interstate 5 on their way to St. Mary Cathedral. They were one of five groups who processed May 13 in honor of the feast of Our Lady of Fatima. The apparitions occurred 100 years ago.
Hundreds of Catholics walked along Portland streets and prayed in broad daylight May 13. Others drove from towns and farms farther afield. The result was a holy convergence on St. Mary Cathedral, where more than 1,000 pilgrims showed their devotion publicly by observing the feast of Our Lady of Fatima. Saturday, May 13, 2017
Attendees at this year’s Seminary Tea sipped tea and nibbled on cucumber sandwiches (with the crust trimmed off, of course) with archbishops, bishops, priests and, most importantly, the seminarians who are benefited by the fundraiser.
“These guys are the future,” Archbishop Alexander Sample told the crowd at the Portland Golf Club May 3 as he thanked them for their support. “They’re your future shepherds.”
Catholic Charities initiatives for immigrants and refugees will be celebrated and receive support at a brunch set for noon-1 p.m. Sunday, May 21, at Pure Space, 1315 NW Overton in Portland. There will be a silent auction. About 300 people are expected.
JERUSALEM — Following his official welcome to Jerusalem by Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, U.S. President Donald Trump began his two-day visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories with a private visit to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and Western Wall.
WASHINGTON — Decrease military spending and help the poor, said the U.S. bishops in a May 19 letter addressed to Congress, before lawmakers prepare to work on the federal budget for the upcoming 2018 fiscal year.
WASHINGTON — As he prepared to meet Pope Francis for the first time, President Donald Trump formally nominated Callista Gingrich, wife of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, to be the new U.S. ambassador to the Holy See.
VATICAN CITY — Despite a few pointed comments in the past and fundamental differences on issues such as immigration, economic policy, military spending and climate change, sparks are not expected to fly May 24 when Pope Francis welcomes U.S. President Donald Trump to the Vatican.
VATICAN CITY — If the Catholic Church recognizes as "worthy of belief" only the initial alleged apparitions of Mary at Medjugorje, it would be the first time the church distinguished between phases of a single event, but it also would acknowledge that human beings and a host of complicating factors are involved, said a theological expert in Mariology.