Local black Catholics are living witnesses to the church’s mixed record on race
The proto-cathedral’s antique sacramentals connect us to our spiritual roots
PORTLAND, Ore. - On July 18, a team from the University of Portland labored in the heat with archaeologists on the island of Mallorca, in the Mediterranean off the coast of Spain.
Last year on Reformation Day (Oct. 31) one of my cousins mentioned the Protestant “holiday” on Facebook. It was a celebratory post. “Happy Reformation Day!”
JERUSALEM - For Salim Badawi, a Greek Orthodox Palestinian from the West Bank village of Beit Jalla, the opportunity to help a group of Franciscan priests harvest olives in the Garden of Gethsemane on the Mount of Olives offers a sense of hope amid the adversaries his family has faced in their own olive groves.
CHEHALIS - The twists and turns in the early history of Chehalis are intertwined with those of St. Joseph Parish, like the rivers that flow into this fertile bottom land.
When Pope Francis on Oct. 19 formally declared Pope Paul VI “Blessed,” the event recalled a painful period in church history together with the long-suffering servant-pope who stood at the helm when the storm was at its worst.