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Monks welcome visitors for Saint Benedict Festival
Brothers Mariano Alva-Ramirez and Benjamin Tran show Mount Angel Abbey's beer.
Brothers Mariano Alva-Ramirez and Benjamin Tran show Mount Angel Abbey's beer.
SAINT BENEDICT – The monks of Mount Angel Abbey will share a farm-to-fork picnic and their own craft beer at the Saint Benedict Festival set for Saturday, July 9.

The event was created to share the heart of monastic life with first-time visitors as well as longtime Abbey friends.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

The BFG
NEW YORK (CNS) — Like its source material, Roald Dahl's eponymous1982 children's book, "The BFG" (Disney) comes packed with specialized terms for its own fantasy elements.
Friday, July 1, 2016
The Purge: Election Year
NEW YORK (CNS) — It's little cause for surprise that "The Purge: Election Year" (Universal) sticks to the commercially tried-and-true formula of its franchise predecessors by appealing to the very impulses it pretends to condemn.
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Priest-calligrapher left a legacy of medical licenses
A recent issue of the Oregon Medical Board’s newsletter included a tribute to Father Robert Palladino. The priest, who died in February, was an expert calligrapher who during the 1980s and 1990s hand wrote certificates for medical licenses. Doctors all over Oregon have his work hanging on their walls.
Thursday, June 30, 2016
In Mulieribus welcomes new board president
Nancy Pole-Wilhite, longtime board president of In Mulieribus, recently stepped down from that position in order to assume a new role as special projects producer for the Portland women’s choir. Portland musician and neighborhood and social justice activist will take on that role.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Male spirituality rooted in covenant with God
Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers — a graduate of the University of Notre Dame who holds a graduate degree from the University of Dallas — is considered by many to be one of the best Catholic preachers from the pulpit. That includes radio and television, including EWTN. He’s written a highly readable and practical book for men seeking an authentically Catholic male spirituality. As a bonus, Archbishop Alexander Sample has contributed a long and excellent foreword.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
The Transformative Power of Faith
Drawing from Scripture and his own experience in ministry the past forty years, Grayson Warren Brown makes a compelling case in “The Transformative Power of Faith,” his third and latest book. Not content with a superficial reading of the Gospel stories, Brown breaks open the word and brings the characters to life, leading readers to a transformative encounter with Jesus. But the Bible isn’t his only source—he also references pop culture, historical events, and his own faith journey.
Monday, June 27, 2016
An Irish take on American quilting
When Philomena Durcan, 81, was a girl in County Sligo, in Ireland’s west country, her mother crocheted and made lace for sixpence a yard.
Sunday, June 26, 2016
Free performances Fridays at Marylhurst
LAKE OSWEGO — Marylhurst University’s Summer on the Green offers free performances Friday evenings on the university campus. Highlights for 2016 include the Shakespeare plays:

• Coriolanus at 6 p.m. July 8,

• the Tempest at 6 p.m. Aug. 5 and

• Love’s Labour’s Lost at 6 p.m. Aug. 26.

In music, top nights include

• Nu Shooz on July 15,

• Quarterflash on July 29,

•Three Leg Torso on Aug. 12 and

• Aaron Meyer on Aug. 19.

Audience members are encouraged to bring picnics and blankets for lawn seating.

Saturday, June 25, 2016
Granite and clay: Creativity, patience shape sculptor for priesthood
ROME (CNS) — In the small dormitory room that smelled of moist modelling clay, dozens of statues of a laughing Jesus lined wooden shelves against a wall.
Friday, June 24, 2016
Beyond rhetoric, book has useful material on ending capital punishment
Someone interested in understanding the fervent opposition by many Christians to capital punishment will find a starting point in this book. Author Shane Claiborne combines facts, storytelling and evangelical preaching to explain this push to abolish capital punishment.
Thursday, June 23, 2016
History a refreshing departure from overly pious views of St. Francis
St. Francis of Assisi had a few rough edges, according to Jon Sweeney, who rejects the common practice of making him too saintly. First, the strong, public and repeated disobedience to his father, so frequently romanticized by the saint's admirers, amounts to a "flaunting disregard for the fourth commandment," according to Sweeney. Readers might see parallels here with Martin Luther's paternal conflict, a relationship much maligned by Catholics over the centuries.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Slim volume can add to Catholics' understanding of new Mass responses
Any Catholic who attends Mass regularly is by now familiar with the new English translation of the Mass prayers published in 2011. This doesn't mean, however, that familiarity led to understanding or appreciation.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
NEW YORK (CNS) — Genetic engineering explained so that 13-year-old boys can easily comprehend it is one of the features of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows" (Paramount).
Monday, June 20, 2016
The Conjuring 2
NEW YORK (CNS) — There's not much magic in "The Conjuring 2" (Warner Bros.). What this possession-themed horror story does have are two principal spirits haunting folks throughout — one of them a demon nun.
Sunday, June 19, 2016
Warcraft
NEW YORK (CNS) — Anyone who has ever doubted the genius of Catholic novelist J.R.R. Tolkien need look no further than the heavy-handed video game adaptation "Warcraft" (Universal) for confirmation of his gifts.
Saturday, June 18, 2016
Now You See Me 2

NEW YORK (CNS) — There's a moral underlying the magic-themed thriller "Now You See Me 2" (Summit). It concerns being true to yourself while not always believing in what you see. Such, it seems, is the code magicians live by.

Friday, June 17, 2016
Gilbert & Sullivan's Ruddigore at U.P.
There’s still time to see Mock’s Crest Productions presentation of Gilbert and Sullivan’s operetta “Ruddigore” in the Mago Hunt Center Theater, June 17-19 and 23-26. This classic operetta has a zany plot that includes ghosts, witches, curses, disguises and a wicked villain who tries to make off with the fair maiden, Rose Maybud.
Friday, June 17, 2016
Finding Dory
NEW YORK (CNS) — Fans of the 2003 animated adventure "Finding Nemo" have reason to rejoice: The long wait for a sequel is over, and the follow-up, "Finding Dory" (Disney), once again turns vast expanses of salt water into tasty taffy. The result is a dandy treat for moviegoers of almost all ages.
Thursday, June 16, 2016
WATCH: CRS benefit concert set for June 14
St. Andrew Parish in Northeast Portland has agreed to host a team of musicians and international relief personnel for an evening of music and heartfelt prayer. The session is set for 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, at St. Andrew, 806 NE Alberta in Portland.
Sunday, June 12, 2016
Brian Doyle reads tonight at Broadway Books
Portland Catholic author Brian Doyle reads from his newest novel, Chicago, at 7 p.m. tonight, Tuesday, June 7 at Broadway Books in Portland. The event is free and open to the public.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016


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