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 »