Cappella Romana, the Northwest’s unique musical group presenting sacred music of both the East and West, presents The Rose Ensemble from Minneapolis, Minn., for one performance only in Portland, at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 22. The Rose Ensemble performs the program Il Poverello. Thursday, November 19, 2015
"Father Augustus Tolton: The First Recognized Black Catholic Priest in America." Born into slavery, he fled with his mom and siblings through the woods of northern Missouri and across the Mississippi while being pursued by soldiers.
NEW YORK (CNS) — Among the many hundreds of canonized saints recognized by the Catholic Church, few if any enjoy the popularity of Giovanni di Pietro di Bernardone, the man better known as St. Francis of Assisi. His intriguing life and enduring fame won him the attention of Hollywood.
In the film "Brooklyn" (Fox Searchlight), set during the early 1950s, Eilis Lacey has relatively little to complain about. Her journey out of Ireland and reception in America go about as smoothly as can be imagined. In part because of the time period — decades after the main waves of European immigration and catalysts such as the Great Famine — her material circumstances on either side of the Atlantic are far from dire.