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  • Fr. Edward Altstock dies
    Father Edward Altstock died Dec. 2. He was ordained May 23, 1959, for the Archdiocese of Portland. He began his ministry teaching at Central Catholic High School and served in many parishes throughout the archdiocese. After retirement he was removed from public ministry according to the norms of the Dallas Charter. READ MORE>>
  • Priests hear about immigration

    WOODBURN — The Pope Francis Center for Justice and Charity — an initiative of Catholic Charities and the Archdiocese of Portland Department of Pastoral Ministries — offered priests a workshop on immigration and refugees Nov. 16.

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  • Winter breakfast in St. Paul
    ST. PAUL — St. Paul Parish here is hosting a winter breakfast at the St. Paul Community Hall located at 20239 Main St. on Sunday, Jan. 10 from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m..
  • The Rosary Priest’s sainthood cause
    Q — A friend told me recently that the cause of Father Patrick Peyton had been sent to the Vatican for sainthood. Do you know how it stands and when he might be declared a saint?
  • Cappella Romana celebrates Christmas at St. Mary’s Cathedral
    Cappella Romana, Portland’s vocal ensemble that performs early and contemporary sacred classical music, will give audiences at taste of Orthodox Christmas at St. Mary’s Cathedral the weekend of Dec. 16–17. The show, directed by the group’s associate music director, John Michael Boyer, consists of Byzantine chants for Christmastide in Greek, Arabic, and English. The show features Lebanon-born guest soloist, Rev’d Deacon John (Rassem) El Massih, and the release of a new CD of the program.
  • Richard Wilbur died in October. He was, Dana Gioia said, the finest poet of his generation and the greatest American Christian poet since Eliot.

The Archdiocese of Portland and Young Life
Continuing a trend of cooperation between Catholics and Evangelicals in Oregon, the Archdiocese of Portland and a prominent youth ministry will team up to reach young people who are alienated from their church.
Abbey timber raising
MOUNT ANGEL — The Benedictine Brewery and Taproom took a giant step closer to becoming a reality here on Nov. 10, as more than 50 Benedictine monks, seminarians and community volunteers joined a construction crew in an old-fashioned timber-raising party.
Medieval board game offers realistic moral choices
Loyalty — invented by La Salle Prep religion teacher Edward Kendrick — has been compared to Risk. But unlike that fight-spawning classic, Loyalty can reward those who are patient and able to form relationships.
Seminary benefit dinner 2017
A dark wall isn’t usually encouraging. But when 140 black-clad students from Mount Angel Seminary stood shoulder-to-shoulder to sing on Nov. 5, the crowd at the Oregon Convention Center was thrilled.
A century of All those Saints
All Saints Parish in Laurelhurst ended its centennial celebration with Mass and a brunch in honor of the communion of saints
  • O death, where is thy victory?
    Most Rev. Alexander Sample
    “Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy victory? O death, where is thy sting? The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who has given us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Corinthians 15: 54-57)
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