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Original work set for St. Rose Sept. 24
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St. Rose Church in Northeast Portland hosts a premier of sacred music at Saturday evening's Mass.
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St. Rose Church in Northeast Portland hosts a premier of sacred music at Saturday evening's Mass.
St. Rose of Lima Church in Northeast Portland is the location of a world musical premier Saturday, Sept. 24. During offertory at the 5:30 p.m. Mass, organist John Vergin will play “Eucharistia,” a modern classical sacred piece by Portland composer Garry George Wilkes.
Thursday, September 22, 2016

NEW YORK (CNS) -- Few figures on the contemporary scene are as controversial as Edward Snowden, the former intelligence officer who, in 2013, revealed to the press the existence of a secret National Security Agency program for the collection of mass data that he considered abusive.
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Cappella Romana launches 25th season
For this weekend’s opening of Cappella Romana’s 25th anniversary season, the professional vocal ensemble performs a reprise of its debut performance in 1991.
Friday, September 23, 2016
Guitar tapper to come to Portland

Christie Lenée performs at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 23 at Mississippi Studios. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Sept. 23.

Lenée’s guitar work is often compared to Michael Hedges, Joni Mitchell and Dave Matthews, fusing folky playfulness with pop/rock inspired songs and guitar compositions.

Friday, September 23, 2016
'Catholic writer' a familiar shorthand for author Ron Hansen

TORONTO (CNS) — The website of St. Joseph of Cupertino Parish in California displays "Deacon Ron Hansen" as the last name on its clergy staff list.

Deacon Hansen's parish duties include the usual liturgical functions, occasional preaching, creating the Mass schedule for the parish's three priests, and facilitating discussions of films with Christian themes.

Thursday, September 22, 2016
The Wild Life

NEW YORK (CNS) — Daniel Defoe is spinning in his grave.

The English author's celebrated 1719 novel "Robinson Crusoe," which set the standard for thrilling, realistic adventure fiction, has morphed into a 3-D animated kiddie comedy called "The Wild Life" (Summit).

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Blair Witch
NEW YORK (CNS) — Turning the 1999 ultra-low-budget "The Blair Witch Project" into a franchise has meant turning the saga into a conventional slasher film with little suspense and predictable setups.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Bridget Jones's Baby

NEW YORK (CNS) — Typically, romantic comedies do not revolve around characters our youth-crazed culture tends to dismiss as middle-aged. "Bridget Jones's Baby" (Universal) is a charming exception.

An over-40 heroine and her two mature suitors prove more than capable of combining love and laughter to life-affirming effect.

Monday, September 19, 2016
The Disappointments Room
NEW YORK (CNS) -- Mixing a psychological drama with the dependable haunted-house formula must have sounded appealing to the makers of "The Disappointments Room" (Rogue).
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Author of 'All the Light We Cannot See' to speak at UP
Students, faculty and staff are reading Anthony Doerr’s “All the Light We Cannot See” as a way to unify the academic year.
Monday, September 12, 2016
Fly in to see 'Sully'
NEW YORK (CNS) -- Putting Tom Hanks in the cockpit as everybody's favorite aviator, US Airways Capt. Chesley Sullenberger, and bringing Clint Eastwood on board to direct him certainly sounds like a formula for high-flying success. And so it proves with "Sully" (Warner Bros.), Eastwood's satisfying adaptation of Sullenberger's memoir (co-written with Jeffrey Zaslow) "Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters."
Saturday, September 10, 2016
Keeping kids Catholic
Authors offer tips for improving relations, strengthening faith in kid.
Friday, September 9, 2016
'Hell or High Water' a moral investigation
NEW YORK (CNS) -- The age-old question whether good ends can ever justify moral or criminal wrongdoing gets an intricate examination in director David Mackenzie's sober drama "Hell or High Water" (CBS).
Thursday, September 8, 2016
'Morgan' lacks idea of moral sense
NEW YORK (CNS) -- In the "humanoid made from synthetic DNA" genre, "Morgan" (Fox) is both unoriginal and omits even an occasional reflection on what it means to have a human moral sense.
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
'Bad Moms' offensive
NEW YORK (CNS) -- As jointly written and directed by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, the suburban-set comedy "Bad Moms" (STX) has some valid points to make about the challenges of modern parenting.
Monday, September 5, 2016
Film: The Light Between Oceans

NEW YORK — Beginning with 1979's "The Europeans," the producer-director team of Ismail Merchant and James Ivory, whose partnership was already of 15 years standing, churned out a succession of high-quality period films. The duo's pictures were famous for their lush cinematography, all-star casts and compelling story lines, usually based on a deep, dark secret.

Saturday, September 3, 2016
He's tired of 'false masculinity'
The singing Texan with a movie star name and movie star looks is mostly a man of deep Catholic faith who doesn’t mind talking about God as his guide.
Friday, September 2, 2016
Documentary on Divine Mercy painting to show in Oregon
Versions of the Divine Mercy image are prominent in many parishes — a kindly Christ with rays light emerging from his heart. But few Catholics know that there is an original image, somewhat different from what we see on parish easels.
Monday, August 29, 2016
Nine Lives
NEW YORK (CNS) — It must have been a slow day in Hollywood when the proposal for the vapid comedy "Nine Lives" (EuropaCorp) got the green light.
Saturday, August 27, 2016
Cafe Society
NEW YORK (CNS) — "Love is an emotion, and emotions aren't rational," a character muses midway through writer-director Woody Allen's seriocomic "Cafe Society" (Lionsgate).
Friday, August 26, 2016
Pete's Dragon
NEW YORK (CNS) — The classic boy-and-his-dog story assumes outsized proportions in "Pete's Dragon" (Disney), a warmhearted fantasy adventure suitable for teens and their elders.
Thursday, August 25, 2016

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