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  • Feeling blessed amid devastation
    Feeling blessed amid devastation
    Asked in what way this all qualifies as a blessing, Yesenia puts her hand to her heart: “We have to look forward now,” she said. “What else can we do?” Leaning on her is her 18-year-old sister, Nayeli, who responded, “Well, at least we have nothing to lose anymore.”
  • WATCH: Archbishop to fire victims: ‘You are not alone’
    WATCH: Archbishop to fire victims: ‘You are not alone’
    Archbishop Alexander Sample visited Southern Oregon Sept. 19-20 to meet some of the hundreds of people who lost homes earlier in the month to powerful wind-driven fires.
  • Black Catholic leader calls for 'a new era of authentic love and justice'
    Black Catholic leader calls for 'a new era of authentic love and justice'
    A Black Catholic leader said Friday that the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation is the wrong organization to lead an important movement against racism in the U.S., because, he said, it asserts a relativistic agenda that will cause harm to Black families.

  • Vatican reaffirms, clarifies church teachings on end-of-life care
    Vatican reaffirms, clarifies church teachings on end-of-life care
    With the legalization of assisted suicide and euthanasia in many countries, and questions concerning what is morally permissible regarding end-of-life care, the Vatican's doctrinal office released a 25-page letter offering "a moral and practical clarification" on the care of vulnerable patients.
  • Family loses home, has no insurance
    Family loses home, has no insurance
    “Everything I had is just ashes now,” said Priscilla Rodriguez. 
    
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  • Feeling blessed amid devastation
    Asked in what way this all qualifies as a blessing, Yesenia puts her hand to her heart: “We have to look forward now,” she said. “What else can we do?” Leaning on her is her 18-year-old sister, Nayeli, who responded, “Well, at least we have nothing to lose anymore.” READ MORE>>
  • WATCH: Archbishop to fire victims: ‘You are not alone’
    Archbishop Alexander Sample visited Southern Oregon Sept. 19-20 to meet some of the hundreds of people who lost homes earlier in the month to powerful wind-driven fires. READ MORE>>
Archbishop visits fire victims
Archbishop Alexander Sample visited Southern Oregon Sept. 19-20 to meet some of the hundreds of people who lost homes earlier in the month to powerful wind-driven fires.
Despite hard times, parish will build a welcome center
GRESHAM — Despite a pandemic and recession, St. Henry Parish has broken ground on a $4 million welcome center to enhance community life and outreach.
Rite of Election 2020
Six months ago, before the coronavirus had in some way altered every life in Oregon, 800 Catholics-to-be participated in one of the six Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion liturgies around the Archdiocese of Portland. Archbishop Alexander K. Sample's words in this video are a reminder that while these men and women have had to wait until this summer and fall to enter the Catholic Church, the church is where God is calling them to be — it is home.
Fr. Jim Kolb retires
He spent almost 20 years as pastor of one parish, not to mention staying resolutely on call at several nearby hospitals six days per week.
Knights hold drive-through collections
They’d hoped for more, but the Oregon Knights of Columbus took in $200 during a June 6 drive-through donation campaign for parishes in the western part of the state.
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