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  • De La Salle to relocate within three years
    De La Salle North Catholic High School, for the past decade housed in the former Kenton Elementary School building, will change locations within the next three years. A lease between Portland Public Schools and the college preparatory serving low-income students is set to expire in 2021. De La Salle leaders are looking for alternate locations for the high school, founded in 2000 and sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers. READ MORE>>
  • Catechesis not just for children

    Catechesis isn’t just for youngsters. St. John Paul II, in the 1979 apostolic exhortation “On Catechesis in Our Time,” called the formation of adults “the principal form of catechesis,” since it addresses the people who have the greatest responsibilities.

  • Parish rejoices in holiday
    NORTH BEND — “All the ends of the earth will behold the salvation of our God,” said Isaiah, the prophet. And so began the annual Christmas Eve pageant at Holy Redeemer Parish here.
  • He saw church’s sense and power, then returned
    EUGENE — Like many in his generation, Keith Messer left the Catholic Church and explored other spiritual paths. He tried Buddhism while living in Hawaii in his 20s, then was Methodist, Mormon and Foursquare Evangelical in succession.
  • Jo Jo Wagner and the Christmas clown
    Unbeknown to the members, Jo Jo had already got on the blower and hired another clown for the children's bash. It was another Eagle acquaintance of Jo Jo's, a man who was also a clown.
Roe v. Wade Memorial Rally
Supporters of Oregon Right to Life gathered today at Pioneer Courthouse Square in Portland to mark the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision. Among those who spoke was Archbishop Alexander K. Sample.
Clatskanie centennial
CLATSKANIE — The prayer of Father Mark Gikenyi and Catholics in this Columbia River town is that a century from now, St. John the Baptist Mission still will be here.
Festival of Lights
Portland's Grotto is the place where families get into the Christmas spirit. See these stunning images of the Festival of Lights.
St. Anthony severe weather shelter
On this night, Graham Pezold gets a break from his damp hell. St. Anthony Parish in Tigard, Oregon, opened its severe weather shelter. Located in a cozy basement meeting room, it welcomes guests every Saturday during the winter and on other days if the temperature or wind chill drop or rain gets torrential.
Celebrating Our Lady of Guadalupe
It was a morning of joy, faith, tradition and community. Catholics gathered Dec. 9 at St. Mary Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Portland for a bilingual Mass in anticipation of the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
  • The Greatest Christmas Gift
    I have always been struck by a very simple dialog that takes place at the beginning of the Church’s liturgy for admitting a person to the Order of the Catechumens in preparation for adult baptism.
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