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  • Pope will create 14 new cardinals in June
    Pope Francis announced he would make 14 new cardinals June 29, giving the red cardinal's hat to the papal almoner, the Iraq-based patriarch of the Chaldean Catholic Church and the archbishop of Karachi, Pakistan, among others.
  • The two Stephens
    It was, said the archbishop, a diaconate ordination that would be known for ages to come as ‘the Stephen ordination.’
  • Catholics get chance to celebrate, think about Mary with new feast day

    WASHINGTON — The Catholic Church doesn't often add new celebrations to its pretty full liturgical calendar, but this year's new feast day, Mary, Mother of the Church on May 21, has Catholics gearing up to mark the day or at least think a little more about Mary.

  • Pope to canonize Blesseds Paul VI, Oscar Romero in Rome Oct. 14

    VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis will declare Blesseds Oscar Romero, Paul VI and four others saints Oct. 14 at the Vatican during the meeting of the world Synod of Bishops, an institution Blessed Paul revived.

  • Texas archdiocese, bishops offer healing, support after shooting

    HOUSTON — In response to the May 18 school shooting at a Houston-area high school, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston said the archdiocesan community would "unite to support and offer healing to those affected."

    
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  • Parishioners from St. Ignatius Parish in Southeast Portland formed a team for the Portland Carry5 Walk for Water. The event, a 5 kilometer walk, requires participants to carry water thoughout the walk to support those in the world without access to clean water.
  • Pope will create 14 new cardinals in June
    Pope Francis announced he would make 14 new cardinals June 29, giving the red cardinal's hat to the papal almoner, the Iraq-based patriarch of the Chaldean Catholic Church and the archbishop of Karachi, Pakistan, among others.
  • A CLOUD OF WITNESSES
    THE DALLES — We traveled from Benton, Clackamas, Lane, Marion, Multnomah and Washington counties and Central Oregon to St. Paul Episcopal Church for an interfaith service overlooking The Dalles and a facility that detains migrants.
The two Stephens
In it for the common good
Tom Markgraf, excited by advances at TriMet, has long been at work for regular folk
Steve and Barry Brophy, the 'Rosary Brothers,' have kept pro-life vigil for decades
Like Moses and Aaron, who prayed around the clock as the Israelites fought off attackers, the Brophy brothers help one another endure in a righteous cause.
Her goal is to help people pray
If she ever feels discouraged about her ministry, someone usually ventures up after Mass and says the music touched his or her heart.
Communications staff help world hear the most important stories
A small team of communications professionals at Portland’s Catholic headquarters is making sure the story of Jesus doesn’t get lost amid modern hubbub.
  • Reverence for our Eucharistic Lord
    Most Rev. Alexander Sample
    My sister who lives here in Portland watched on EWTN the Mass I celebrated at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on April 28. One of her comments (after she finished making fun of her younger brother!) was about how Holy Communion was received. She remembered with some real fondness how, when we were children, we always received Holy Communion at the Communion rail and on the tongue. No one dared touch the Holy Eucharist, except the priest.
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