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Don't mess with Mother Nature
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A mouse embryo formed with cells created through a process called stimulus-triggered acquisition of pluripotency, or STAP, is seen in this image released by RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology
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A mouse embryo formed with cells created through a process called stimulus-triggered acquisition of pluripotency, or STAP, is seen in this image released by RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology
Catholic children learn the corporal and spiritual works of mercy (seven each) about the same time they learn the seven sacraments. Most of them come directly from the Gospel, especially from the description of the last judgment. They include feeding the hungry and visiting the sick, for example, as well as admonishing sinners and bearing wrongs patiently.
Thursday, September 29, 2016

Little choices make a big difference

Car manuals say the dashboard's oil light may stay on for a few seconds after you start the engine. But mine had been lit up for longer than that as I sat in the driveway.


Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Shedding labels and moving forward
A speaker at a conference a few years back shared how he overcame adversity and reached success through hard work. He also shared how his life could have been much different.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Reverence for the name of Jesus
Given the fact that the holy name is so often and so casually abused in today's world, perhaps all of us have a duty to ask the Lord's forgiveness and seek to make reparation.
Monday, September 26, 2016
Reading, a social good

A recent study reported in The New York Times (Aug. 3) determined that people who read books live an average of almost two years longer than nonreaders. Indeed, the lives of readers are likely to be not only longer but deeper.


Sunday, September 25, 2016
They want to overturn life-saving policy

The Hyde Amendment is 40 years old this year. It undoubtedly has saved many lives. But the Democratic Party officially wants to repeal it, against the wishes of pro-life Democrats and almost everyone else.


Saturday, September 24, 2016
Can't hear it enough
Our newspaper offers exploration of issues, event coverage, analysis, opinions, photos and video. We tell you what Catholics do and what they say. This is all important.  


Thursday, September 15, 2016
Unfounded critique
That’s what the schools really are about. Too bad our local secular newspaper is blind to that kind of truth and instead is ensconced in an unsubstantiated anti-Catholic conspiracy theory.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
To those who coached CYO teams in every conceivable sport
The hubbub of picking jersey numbers is one of the funniest things in this wild world.
Monday, September 12, 2016
Is it cowardice?
Is the West's tepid response to the religious cleansing of Syrian and Iraqi Christians a sign of naivety, greed or maybe cowardice? Or is there a Machiavellian strategy to ease religious tension in the region by silently watching a 2,000-year-old Christian presence simply fade away?
Saturday, September 10, 2016
Form your conscience

Amid all this churning of information, perhaps a more thoughtful investigation of the parties and their "religion" platforms, especially regarding voters who bring their faith with them into the voting booth, may be helpful.


Friday, September 9, 2016
Exploring the final frontier, Star Trek offered peace, Vatican paper says
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Honoring Star Trek's 50th anniversary, the Vatican newspaper said the overwhelmingly popular series gave the world a model of peace, tolerance and cooperation at a time of global tensions.
Thursday, September 8, 2016
Helping neighbors
Following the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, children's television icon Fred Rogers shared this insight from his mother: "Always look for the helpers."
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
From the Archives
Francis Cop, who was accidental­ly shot five weeks ago, is improv­ing at a Portland hospital.
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
A smart combination at Vatican
Combining these three concerns into one dicastery is perfectly in line with the focus and priorities of the papacy of Pope Francis, as well as those of his immediate predecessors, St. John Paul II and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI
Friday, September 2, 2016
Replace fear
Many times, Christians have lifted up the cry of the poor and become their brothers' keepers.  
Thursday, September 1, 2016
A good patron for Oregon

St. Teresa of Kolkata woke us up to the duty and beauty of radical love. For a lot of reasons, she’d be a fine patron for Oregon.


Monday, August 29, 2016
A note on the Beatitudes
Blessed are those who get it that religions work best as verbs, not nouns.
Friday, August 26, 2016
From the Archives
Four Sisters of St. Mary of Ore­gon left yesterday for a jungle outpost on the Amazon river in Peru, to be their order’s first for­eign missionary workers.
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Encountering God's Presence at World Youth Day
“Well, we played mafia a lot.” I responded, when my parents asked me what I did on World Youth Day.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
A pilgrimage of mercy
This is what we are all called to do, not just during this Jubilee Year of Mercy, but for the rest of our lives afterward.  Our time in Krakow helped me understand that, and I pray that I can continue Pope Francis’ call to battle with every step I take.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016


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