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Oregon seminarian uses expertise to fix classmates' bikes, spread love of two-wheel transport
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Peter Julia, a seminarian for the Archdiocese of Portland, is a former bicycle mechanic who has opened a free repair service for fellow students at the Pontifical North American College in Rome. 

Leo Song/Diocese of Rockville Center

Peter Julia, a seminarian for the Archdiocese of Portland, is a former bicycle mechanic who has opened a free repair service for fellow students at the Pontifical North American College in Rome. 

The cobblestone streets of Rome are rough on bicycles. That includes two-wheelers ridden by Catholic seminarians at the Pontifical North American College.

One outdoorsy priest-in-training from the Archdiocese of Portland decided his 250 peers in the Eternal City needed an expert when it comes to bike fixes. Peter Julia, a former bicycle mechanic, proposed that the school open an on-campus repair shop. A student committee consented and put Julia in charge. 


Monday, February 20, 2017
Local
Green Rain for medically fragile children at Kells on Tuesday
For the past 22 years, Kells’ patrons have taken part in the annual tradition of throwing cash to the ceiling of the pub. With a little bit of luck, the bills and coins donated stick to the ceiling until the annual green rain ceiling sweep event.

Monday, February 20, 2017
Oregon seminarian uses expertise to fix classmates' bikes, spread love of two-wheel transport

The cobblestone streets of Rome are rough on bicycles. That includes two-wheelers ridden by Catholic seminarians at the Pontifical North American College.

One outdoorsy priest-in-training from the Archdiocese of Portland decided his 250 peers in the Eternal City needed an expert when it comes to bike fixes. Peter Julia, a former bicycle mechanic, proposed that the school open an on-campus repair shop. A student committee consented and put Julia in charge. 



Monday, February 20, 2017
Police chief calms Latinos' fears

Portland Police Chief Mike Marshman has made an effort to reach out to the city’s Latinos as pressure intensifies on immigrants. 

Shortly after the election of President Donald Trump, who promised tough policy on immigration, Marshman sent out a letter to Latino leaders. 

“We remain committed to helping keep you safe,” the police chief wrote. “With the election over and the fear of changes that are to come, we, the Portland Police Bureau, recognize that these feelings are real and uncertainty is spreading among members of the community.”



Friday, February 17, 2017
Nation and World
Creation care urged

WASHINGTON — Quoting Pope Francis' encyclical "Laudato Si'," three Catholic leaders wrote to U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Feb. 17 urging the Trump administration to do all it can to care for creation both domestically and globally.



Monday, February 20, 2017
Raids, detentions opposed
WASHINGTON — People had been on edge for a while. You could feel the tension rise in immigrant neighborhoods in the U.S. as news of the first immigration raids under the Trump administration began in early February.

Sunday, February 19, 2017
Pope greets U.S. grass-roots groups, saying they help 'communities thrive'
MODESTO, Calif. — Pope Francis congratulated more than 600 representatives of grass-roots organizations for responding with mercy to society's hurting people during the opening of the four-day U.S. regional World Meeting of Popular Movements.

Saturday, February 18, 2017
Pope Francis/Vatican
Pope: Counteract vitriol
ROME — Addressing the fear of immigrants, dissatisfaction with a "fluid economy" and the impatience and vitriol seen in politics and society, Pope Francis told Rome university students to practice a kind of "intellectual charity" that promotes dialogue and sees value in diversity.

Friday, February 17, 2017
Pope names envoy to study pastoral care of faithful in Medjugorje
VATICAN CITY — Without commenting on the authenticity of alleged Marian apparitions in Medjugorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Pope Francis has appointed a Polish archbishop to study the pastoral needs of the townspeople and the thousands of pilgrims who flock to the town each year.

Monday, February 13, 2017
Prayers for migrants, trafficking victims

VATICAN CITY — Marking the feast of St. Josephine Bakhita, a former slave, Pope Francis urged Christians to help victims of human trafficking and migrants, especially the Rohingya people being chased from Myanmar.



Thursday, February 9, 2017

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