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  • Real Presence: What do Catholics believe and how the church can respond

    Do Catholics believe that the Eucharist is truly the body and blood of Christ? A Pew Research Center survey released Aug. 5 found that nearly 70% of Catholics believe that the bread and wine used for Communion during Mass are "symbols of the body and blood of Jesus Christ," while about 30% believe that the bread and wine "actually become" Christ's body and blood.

  • In archdiocese, Eastern churches live on
    For a Roman Catholic at an Eastern-rite liturgy, there can be some confusion. At its core, the Divine Liturgy is just like its Roman counterpart, the Mass. There are prayers, hymns, psalms, readings, a homily and Communion. But none of these parts look or sound much like a Roman Mass.
  • Families find hope with Catholic Charities
    When a family walks into Catholic Charities for help, they’re given hope. Maybe a single mother needs help getting through her pregnancy. Maybe a family with toddlers needs to find more permanent housing.
  • 'ABCs' of Christian charity require helping those in need, official says
    VATICAN CITY — A patriotic love for one's country and culture does not mean closing off oneself to others, particularly those in need, said the Vatican foreign minister.
  • St. Benedict celebrated with hospitality
    ST. BENEDICT — Feast. Pray. Meet the monks. That was the guiding theme for the fifth annual St. Benedict Festival at Mount Angel Abbey July 13.
    
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  • In archdiocese, Eastern churches live on
    For a Roman Catholic at an Eastern-rite liturgy, there can be some confusion. At its core, the Divine Liturgy is just like its Roman counterpart, the Mass. There are prayers, hymns, psalms, readings, a homily and Communion. But none of these parts look or sound much like a Roman Mass.
  • Found a dollar?
    Have you ever stumbled upon a quarter lying on the ground? What about a dollar? What about $500? One can’t help but feel a sense of good fortune when discovering this money, but the reality is that the money didn’t just appear. It came from another person. So the question is: is it right to pick it up and take it?
  • Real Presence: What do Catholics believe and how the church can respond

    Do Catholics believe that the Eucharist is truly the body and blood of Christ? A Pew Research Center survey released Aug. 5 found that nearly 70% of Catholics believe that the bread and wine used for Communion during Mass are "symbols of the body and blood of Jesus Christ," while about 30% believe that the bread and wine "actually become" Christ's body and blood.

  • 'Hitsville: The Making of Motown,' Aug. 24, Showtime
    NEW YORK (CNS) — Although he's approaching 90, storied music executive Berry Gordy doesn't appear to be slowing down in "Hitsville: The Making of Motown," the first documentary on the subject made with his participation.
  • The irony involves the moral outrage that surfaced regarding Michelle’s text messages. Similar indignation about encouraging someone to commit suicide is, paradoxically, almost entirely absent when it comes to “physician-assisted” suicide.
Filipino youths called to help the world encounter God
A Filipino celebration held at The Grotto in Northeast Portland July 28 began with a rosary led by children.
Singles for Christ conference fortifies faith
The national gathering encourages young adults to feel God’s love, find strength in community and share their gifts
Getting at poverty's roots
Catholic Campaign for Human Development funds western Oregon projects that go even beyond charity
Deacon subdues attacker to protect abbey
The gentle churchman is troubled by his reaction, but thinks it was part of his duty
Grotto to host pilgrimage day
On the first Saturday of each month, The Grotto hosts a healing Mass and a memorial of St. Peregrine. On Aug. 3, the event gets expanded to a pilgrimage day.
  • The USCCB and the sex abuse crisis
    Most Rev. Alexander Sample
    Perhaps some of you are getting tired of hearing about the sexual abuse crisis plaguing the Church, but my sense is that most of you want to be kept informed about how the leadership of the Church is addressing this current scandalous situation. As a follow-up to my last column, I want to explain to you the actions taken by the United States bishops at our June meeting.
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