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Two St. Francis classes sent to Camp Howard thanks to scholarships
Courtesy Jacquie VanHoomison
St. Francis fifth-graders Noah VanHoomison, Roenin Egger and Joseph Crowell prepare to board a bus headed to Camp Howard July 9. The three boys, who shared a cabin at the camp, were able to attend thanks to scholarships and the initiative of Sister Krista von Borstel, Camp Howard executive director. 

Courtesy Jacquie VanHoomison

St. Francis fifth-graders Noah VanHoomison, Roenin Egger and Joseph Crowell prepare to board a bus headed to Camp Howard July 9. The three boys, who shared a cabin at the camp, were able to attend thanks to scholarships and the initiative of Sister Krista von Borstel, Camp Howard executive director. 

ROY — The day St. Francis of Assisi fifth-grader Joseph Crowell first heard about Camp Howard at school, he came home begging his mom to send him.

“I’m so sorry, buddy, but we can’t afford it,” his mother, Ursula Crowell, responded.

“We have six kids, and we just couldn’t,” she explained recently. Joseph’s persistent plea was repeated for several days, until one afternoon he bolted across the school field, wrapped his arms around his mother and exclaimed: “I’m going to Camp Howard, Mom, I’m going.”


Thursday, July 27, 2017
Local
De La Salle student's collection for Congo on hold due to instability, violence

Escalating violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo temporarily stalled the efforts and hopes of De La Salle student Felix Songolo. This spring, the then-junior organized a collection for Congolese youths — gathering enough clothes, shoes and backpacks to fill five large bags and receiving about $400 in donations. The plan was to distribute the items during his first-ever visit to his parents’ native country. The family fled the Congo to Zambia before Songolo was born.

An updated travel warning issued by the U.S. Department of State will keep the teen from returning to his roots this summer. 



Saturday, July 29, 2017
CYO helps the youngest begin lacrosse
As lacrosse flourishes in the Portland area, many youth players are experiencing the sport for the first time in the Catholic Youth Organization league. Since 2011, CYO coaches have guided youths through fundamental skills to advanced techniques. St. Pius X and St. John Fisher parishes provide fields for practice. Home games are played at Valley Catholic and Jesuit high schools.

Friday, July 28, 2017
Two St. Francis classes sent to Camp Howard thanks to scholarships

ROY — The day St. Francis of Assisi fifth-grader Joseph Crowell first heard about Camp Howard at school, he came home begging his mom to send him.

“I’m so sorry, buddy, but we can’t afford it,” his mother, Ursula Crowell, responded.

“We have six kids, and we just couldn’t,” she explained recently. Joseph’s persistent plea was repeated for several days, until one afternoon he bolted across the school field, wrapped his arms around his mother and exclaimed: “I’m going to Camp Howard, Mom, I’m going.”



Thursday, July 27, 2017
Nation and World
Discovery of Earth-sized planets boosts hope of finding alien life
VATICAN CITY — The quest to find life on other planets got a boost when astronomers confirmed the existence of at least seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a red dwarf star just 40 light years away.

Friday, February 24, 2017
Pope offers prayers for new president

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis sent best wishes and prayers to incoming President Donald J. Trump shortly after he took the oath of office. "I offer you my cordial good wishes and the assurance of my prayers that almighty God will grant you wisdom and strength in the exercise of your high office," the pope's message said.



Friday, January 20, 2017
WATCH: Paper's 1941 war edition expressed faith, patriotism of island Catholics


Sunday, December 4, 2016
Pope Francis/Vatican
She will always be 'Mother' Teresa
VATICAN CITY — With a large tapestry bearing the portrait of the woman known as the "Saint of the Gutters" suspended above him, Pope Francis proclaimed the sainthood of Mother Teresa of Kolkata, hailing her courage and love for the poor.

Sunday, September 4, 2016
See suffering and act

VATICAN CITY — Turning your head away from the suffering of others is a grave sin, and simply saying some prayers or going to Mass does not make a good Christian of someone who ignores those in need , Pope Francis said.



Saturday, September 3, 2016
'Defeat the selfishness'

VATICAN CITY — With psalms praising the marvels of God's creation and prayers begging God's help to end the selfishness that destroys the earth and harms the poor, Pope Francis led vespers for the Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation.



Thursday, September 1, 2016

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