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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
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Tech-savvy missionary priest has Portland roots

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
Catholic prison ministers convene to strengthen work

MOUNT ANGEL — Curtis Gibson was jailed for almost four years for a white-collar crime. In the end, the Portland man says, it was a good thing, because that is where his faith was forged. 

During a prison ministry workshop June 10 at Mount Angel Abbey, Gibson told 60 participants that prisons and jails are frightening places because inmates seek to grab territory and secure influence.  



Thursday, July 20, 2017
Priest and his father hit the road for vocations
Father Jeff Eirvin, director of vocations for the Archdiocese of Portland, and his father, Jeff Eirvin Sr., walked nearly 150 miles in Portugal and Spain. The 10-day walk, which ended in early July, was a prayerful journey to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, one of the world’s foremost Christian pilgrimage sites. The father and son team prayed for an increase in vocations to priesthood and religious life.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Nation and World
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
Chinese official indicates Beijing to retain tight grip on church

HONG KONG — The Chinese Communist Party's top leader in charge of religion has made it clear that Beijing intends to retain a tight grip on the Catholic Church.



Saturday, July 22, 2017
Health bill must protect poor, unborn and conscience rights, bishop says

WASHINGTON — U.S. senators must reject any bill that would replace the Affordable Care Act unless such a measure "protects poor and vulnerable people, including immigrants, safeguards the unborn and supports conscience rights," said the chairman of the U.S. bishops' domestic policy committee.



Friday, July 21, 2017
Pope Francis/Vatican
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
Vatican journal: Strip fundamentalist tones from U.S. political power

VATICAN CITY — U.S. politics have become increasingly colored by an apocalyptic world view, promoted by certain fundamentalist Christians, that fosters hatred, fear and intolerance, said an influential Jesuit magazine.



Thursday, July 13, 2017
Salvadoran cardinal: Pope sending him to Korea to work for peace

VATICAN CITY — Celebrating a Mass in his native El Salvador, newly created Cardinal Gregorio Rosa Chavez said his first major assignment will be to travel to South Korea for a meeting on how to achieve peace with North Korea.



Monday, July 10, 2017

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