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  • RESPONSE TO PANDEMIC
    RESPONSE TO PANDEMIC
    With unemployment spiking during the coronavirus outbreak, three Portland-area Catholic organizations have teamed up with city and Multnomah County officials to thwart an expected surge in hunger.
  • Prayers for Holy Week
    Prayers for Holy Week
    There are two Catholic devotions that are particularly relevant to the faithful during Holy Week.
  • Training made a difference
    Training made a difference

    On Sept. 8, 2018, about 175 Catholic catechists gathered at St. Paul Parish in Eugene for a regional retreat and training. There, a mix of paid parish staff and volunteers heard that before they can help people develop a relationship with God, they themselves must allow God deeply into their lives. They were advised to introduce people to the person of Jesus, not facts about religion.

    Two parish leaders who attended reflected on the day a year and a half later.

  • Oregon Latinos face painful gap in care during pandemic
    Oregon Latinos face painful gap in care during pandemic
    Anxiety and fear are pervasive during the coronavirus pandemic. Yet some populations are undergoing even greater psychological trauma — and Hispanics are among them.
  • 'Troubadours' look to inject Chesterton’s joy, humor into a coronavirus-hit country
    'Troubadours' look to inject Chesterton’s joy, humor into a coronavirus-hit country
    WICHITA, Kan. — A group of five friends, and scholars of the Catholic writer G.K. Chesterton, are launching an online lecture series with the hopes of sparking interest in Chesterton’s work, and infusing joy and humor into a country reeling from the coronavirus pandemic.
    
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Once a homeless mother, she’s now a super-volunteer
Brittney Sparks believes in the small Catholic nonprofit that helped her onto a path of faith and stability
Archbishop tells Vincentians: ‘Be the face of Christ’
TIGARD — Earlier in the day, Cyndi Kelly of St. Henry Parish in Gresham had paid a hotel bill for a woman just out of surgery.
Oregon woman shares her journey from spiritual crisis to consecrated virginity
In one of the oldest rites of the church, Miriam Marston will be consecrated to God — “mystically espoused to Christ and dedicated to the service of the church,” according to the Code of Canon Law.
Friday night at the monastery
Monthly young adult evening retreats at Mount Angel Abbey include prayer, monastic hospitality, learning about faith and sips of Benedictine brew
Music on the hilltop
ST. BENEDICT — In Damian Hall at the seminary here, Myrna Keough leads Deacon Raymond Philip Napuli through a practice of a Gregorian chant, Ave Verum Corpus. Keough sits at her piano tapping out the notes and reassessing the key in which the chant should be sung at the upcoming Mass of candidacy. Napuli stands behind her, gripping the sides of his music stand, gently following along with the music. He will chant the music with the rest of the seminary choir in a few short weeks.
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