Pope to Make First Visit to US in 2015

(CNN) — Pope Francis is planning his first trip to the United States. According to the Catholic News Service, the pontiff will attend the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia next year. Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput confirmed Thursday that the pope accepted his invitation saying, “Pope Francis has told me that he is coming.” … Continue reading »

OSU Students Take Pilgrimage

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Some Oregon State University students embarked on a four-day pilgrimage Friday. They began their 100-mile journey from Corvallis to Portland. The group is part of the Newman Center Catholic Community on campus. Members say the walk is a time for deep personal reflection. “Three reasons of doing this one of them is … Continue reading »

Local Catholics React to New Pope

EUGENE, Ore. — The news of the white smoke traveled fast. Faithful followers watched intently to hear the announcement of the new pope. Earlier Wednesday, employees at St. Mary’s Catholic Church gathered in their offices, patiently waiting for the name of the new pope to be called. Everyone filed into any room with a screen … Continue reading »

Catholics React to Pope’s Resignation

EUGENE, Ore. — Local parishioners and even the priests in the Catholic community were taken aback by Monday’s big announcement that the pope is resigning at the end of the month. While surprised, they didn’t let the shock shake their faith. As parishioners made their way through the doors at St. Mary Catholic Church in … Continue reading »