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  • Everything you need to know about the Advent wreath
    Everything you need to know about the Advent wreath
    The Advent wreath originated from a pagan European tradition, which consisted of lighting candles during the winter to ask the sun god to return with his light and warmth.
  • Challenges ahead: Culture wars, Nones and technology
    Challenges ahead: Culture wars, Nones and technology
    Paulist Father Ricky Manalo, a composer, author and educator now based at the Paulist Fathers Motherhouse in New York, offered a presentation Nov. 17 at St. Clare Church in Southwest Portland on challenges to parish ministry in the coming decades.
  • Helping them stay warm for winter
    Helping them stay warm for winter
    SPRINGFIELD — After more than a year of closure for the clothing room at Catholic Community Services of Lane County, the agency reopened the ministry Nov. 8 as winter approaches. One client at a time is allowed in as a measure against the spread of COVID-19.
  • Archbishop Sample hosts bishops
    Archbishop Sample hosts bishops
    Archbishop Alexander Sample hosted 13 bishops from around the country who are seeking to increase their evangelization efforts.
  • Church not as committed to economic pastoral 35 years later, say panelists
    Church not as committed to economic pastoral 35 years later, say panelists
    The U.S. bishops' pastoral letter "Economic Justice for All" turned 35 years old in November, but in the view of some panelists at a Nov. 22 forum on the pastoral's anniversary, its release seems like much longer ago.
    
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  • For nearly 100 years, St. Josephs-Blatt was a German American’s best friend
    In the 19th century, as emigrants were fleeing central Europe, a large group of Germans settled in Oregon. The community had its own church in Portland, St. Joseph. The now-defunct church was home to the area’s large German-speaking community for decades. In 1887, the parish’s pastor, Father Alois Sommer, started a monthly German Catholic newspaper, St. Josephs-Blattchen, or “St. Josephs Leaflets.” READ MORE>>
  • Helping them stay warm for winter
    SPRINGFIELD — After more than a year of closure for the clothing room at Catholic Community Services of Lane County, the agency reopened the ministry Nov. 8 as winter approaches. One client at a time is allowed in as a measure against the spread of COVID-19. READ MORE>>
  • Subtle formation
    The spiritual leader of the Archdiocese of Portland appreciates CYO sports and Camp Howard because they offer youths a subtle but powerful formation in virtue.
Filipinos accept challenge to evangelize
On 500th anniversary of Christianity in their homeland and 25th anniversary of their steps to organize in Oregon, the community is prepared to share a sparkling faith
Synodality
In a major address Oct. 24, Portland Archbishop Alexander Sample announced that western Oregon Catholics are beginning a process of listening to one another better. The end goal? Hearing the Holy Spirit and discerning the best way to bring the Gospel to the modern world.
Centennial in Sherwood
A centennial calls for retrospection and celebration but also serves as a “springboard for moving forward,” Archbishop Alexander Sample told St. Francis parishioners Sept. 5.
Stations in the city
Worshippers bear a large cross and pray in the heart of Portland, including busy Saturday Market
'One of the go-to places’
Since1937, Wichita Feed and Hardware has been operated by three generations of Cassinellis, an Italian Catholic family with a proclivity for hard work, fix-it hacks and down-to-earth friendliness.
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