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  • The buzz around Central Catholic
    Last spring, thousands of newcomers joined the Central Catholic campus. Thanks to a Parent Association grant and the passion and knowledge of a dedicated teacher, hives of honey bees were installed on the roof of the school. READ MORE>>
  • The show must go on
    Saint Luke Productions touring staff awoke to an ugly surprise this morning. Their Penske truck, parked in their hotel’s lot, had been broken into and their equipment stolen. The hotel’s surveillance camera showed the thieves in the act. READ MORE>>
  • 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.
  • Hostiles
    NEW YORK (CNS) — “Hostiles” (Entertainment Studios) works from the premise that not only were white soldiers in the 1890s aware of their complicity in the decades-long genocide of Native Americans, they could feel immense, paralyzing guilt about their actions.
  • Aid or eject those who put partisanship over faith

    Unfortunately, these descriptors have been hijacked by a significant number of people who believe the end justifies the means and have clearly demonstrated they will accept sinful behavior by people willing to advance their agenda.

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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