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  • Health care law: uncertain outcome after multiple diagnoses

    WASHINGTON — The Affordable Care Act -- on the examination table since President Donald Trump came into office -- has been poked, prodded and even pronounced dead while the fight to keep it alive keeps going.

  • Priests are called to share the light of faith
    As Abbot of Mount Angel Abbey, chancellor of the seminary, and still as a seminary professor, I encounter the seminarians at key moments in their lives as they prepare for ordination. My most important time with them is when I preside at the eucharistic celebration on feast days and for significant events during the school year.
  • Schools report shows more Catholics can be reached
    HILLSBORO — The population within the Archdiocese of Portland is growing and of those enrolled in first Communion preparation, only 16 percent are enrolled in Catholic schools archdiocese-wide. This comes from a recent archdiocesan schools strategy report.
  • Al Smith dinner features House Speaker as keynoter, actress as emcee

    NEW YORK — "Everyone looks great tonight," House Speaker Paul Ryan told the crowd of women in ballgowns and men in white tie and tails at the 72nd Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner in New York Oct. 19.

  • Vetoed bill on reproductive health called 'massive overreach by NARAL'

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Religious freedom advocates and pro-life leaders praised California Gov. Jerry Brown for vetoing a bill called the Reproductive Health Nondiscrimination Act that targeted religious employers and their faith-based codes of conduct for employees.

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  • Providence honors early advocate of immunotherapy
    More than 150 people gathered for the ceremony that honored the late Robert W. Franz, his decades-long support for the work at Providence Cancer Institute and lifetime gifts totaling $40 million. READ MORE>>
  • Learning the language of science

    BENEDICT — Science is not a topic often associated with seminary studies. Yet, it’s taken as Gospel-truth in the secular world. And some say it’s a topic essential for pastors to understand in order to minister in modern times.

WATCH: Brother André Love
Lips quivering, nose running and tears flowing, Bobby Love read through his notebook. The priest listened. The pages contained 25 years’ worth of drug abuse, sexual excess, heavy drinking and divorces. Now Love is a monk.
WATCH: St. Stephen aims to attract through truth, goodness and beauty
A Southeast Portland parish stands as a witness to tradition in a trendy neighborhood
WATCH: Archdiocese announces grants that tackle poverty at roots
The Catholic Church's anti-poverty arm, Catholic Campaign for Human Development, funds programs that get at the roots of unfair social systems. See scenes from a grants banquet in Portland, Oregon.
WATCH: Portland Pickles reach out to churches and there is a Catholic flavor at the ballpark
At a humble Portland ballpark, there are Catholics all over. The Portland Pickles have a wonderfully whacky name, but deep ideas come into play.
WATCH: A century of faith and fun
St. Anthony Parish in Southeast Portland has adapted over the century to better serve the people, and joy has always been part of the plan
  • The miracle of the sun
    I recently had the incredible experience of leading a pilgrimage, made up of people mainly from the Archdiocese of Portland, to Fatima in Portugal. We also visited other pilgrimage sites, including Santiago de Compostela in Spain. I must say that, for me, it was one of those pivotal moments in my own life of faith and in my personal spiritual journey.
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