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  • Why was Spider-Man at Pope Francis’ general audience?
    Why was Spider-Man at Pope Francis’ general audience?
    People attending Pope Francis’ weekly audience on Wednesday, and those following via livestream, were surprised to see sitting among the crowd a man dressed head-to-toe in tight red and blue garb decorated with a silver web. Why was Spider-Man at the Vatican?
  • Grants mean more sports for more kids
    Grants mean more sports for more kids
    This spring, St. Andrew Nativity School, Catholic Youth Organization and a not-for-profit called Every Kid Sports teamed up to help more students glide, soar, leap and toss after a year of isolation and confusion. 
  • 25 YEARS A PRIEST: Holy Cross Fr. Ed Obermiller
    25 YEARS A PRIEST: Holy Cross Fr. Ed Obermiller
    Holy Cross Father Ed Obermiller, who long has served at the University of Portland, is celebrating 25 years as a priest.
  • St. Alice opens doors on new parish kitchen
    St. Alice opens doors on new parish kitchen
    SPRINGFIELD — PeaceHealth joined with St. Alice recently to celebrate the opening of a new commercial-grade kitchen that will serve the parish’s diverse congregation and build community as they prepare and share food and practice works of mercy.
  • Pope to grandparents, all elderly people: 'You are needed'
    Pope to grandparents, all elderly people: 'You are needed'
    Writing to his peers, Catholics who have reached a venerable age like he has, Pope Francis told older Catholics that God is close to them and still has plans for their lives.
    
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  • 25 YEARS A PRIEST: Holy Cross Fr. Ed Obermiller
    Holy Cross Father Ed Obermiller, who long has served at the University of Portland, is celebrating 25 years as a priest. READ MORE>>
  • Eucharistic revival coming
    An excited Archbishop Alexander Sample on June 18 announced an upcoming period of eucharistic revival in the U.S. Catholic Church. While secular media reported mostly on politicians and Communion, the U.S. Catholic bishops took a broader perspective as they planned a document on the Eucharist and slated celebrations for the next three and a half years. READ MORE>>
  • Eucharistic revival coming
    Ed Langlois
    An excited Archbishop Alexander Sample on June 18 announced an upcoming period of eucharistic revival in the U.S. Catholic Church. While secular media reported mostly on politicians and Communion, the U.S. Catholic bishops took a broader perspective as they planned a document on the Eucharist and slated celebrations for the next three and a half years.
Keep knowing, growing, going
Guided by mission, one Oregon parish kept experimenting amid the pandemic to keep ministry going.
Chapel Chats
Oregon Catholics have faced a year of unprecedented challenges since the coronavirus pandemic took hold in spring 2020. But on most Friday evenings since then, hundreds and often thousands of people find a source of solace in the home of their spiritual leader, Archbishop Alexander Sample.
Tenebrae returns
St. Mary Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Northwest Portland on March 31 held an ancient Holy Week rite with chanted psalms, readings from Scripture, words of the saints and even a brief simulated earthquake.
Chrism Mass 2021
It was an unusual sight. About 100 priests sat in the pews of Portland’s St. Mary Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception March 29 — vested, distanced and masked, but clearly together.
Solemnity of St. Joseph
“He is a strong, silent, gracious, chaste husband and father,” Archbishop Alexander Sample said of St. Joseph. “Boy do we need his example today.”
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