Latest Poverty Statistics in Oregon

Every September, the Census Bureau releases its updated statistics on income and poverty. How did Oregon fare? What does it look like in your Congressional District? State of Oregon Statistics Oregon Congressional District 1 Statistics Oregon Congressional District 2 Statistics Oregon Congressional District 3 Statistics Oregon Congressional District 4 Statistics Oregon Congressional District 5 Statistics  

Catholic Charities and Partners Open Kenton Women’s Village

From the Catholic Sentinel: Thanks to Catholic Charities, new tiny houses development opens by Ed Lanlgois  With Catholic Charities of Oregon guiding the project, 14 formerly homeless women moved into a village of tiny houses June 10 in North Portland.  “It makes a difference to be able to say, ‘This is my place,’” said Desiree…

Statement by Archbishop Alexander Sample in regards to the recent MAX attack in Portland

May 28, 2017 Dear faithful  of the Archdiocese of Portland and all persons of good will,  I was shocked and deeply saddened to hear of the violent tragedy that took place in Portland on Friday.  My heart goes out to all those affected by what happened, and I ask the faithful in western Oregon and…

How to Stand Up Against a Bigoted Attack

For full article from City Lab published on November 15, 2016, click here.  Black university students added to a “N—er lynching” text message group at the University of Pennsylvania. Elementary schoolers chanting “build the wall” in Michigan. Latino high school students in California handed fake deportation letters. Muslim women having their head scarves forcefully removed…

Purchase Tickets for Brunch Event to Support Immigration & Refugee Initiatives

  A Brunch Event Supporting Catholic Charities Initiatives to Support Immigrants & Refugees Sunday, May 21, 2017 Pure Space |  1315 NW Overton | Portland OR 97209 12:00 PM:  Doors Open | Reception | Silent Auction  1:00 PM:  Brunch | Program For decades, Catholic Charities has provided life-changing services to immigrant and refugee communities in Oregon….

Interested in Advocating on Issues Important to Our Community?

“The individual who is animated by true charity labors skilfully to discover the causes of misery, to find the means to combat it, to overcome it resolutely.” – Blessed Paul VI The Archdiocese Office of Life, Justice & Peace provides  resources to help you examine and mobilize your advocacy efforts. Advocacy Made Simple: A Toolkit: A…

Discerning How to Welcome Your Neighbor: A Resource from Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC)

The Lord calls on us to create a welcoming community for everyone, but how? Use this tool to guide your discernment of what your community most needs and how you might help. Have you ever stopped to think how welcoming your community is? Use this quiz to find out! How Welcoming is My Community? – A…

One in Charity by Most. Rev. Archbishop Alexander Sample, Archbishop of Portland

Back in November, I told you how excited I was to be a part of the Archdiocesan Pastoral Assembly, a gathering of 110 parishes and more than 300 people. It was truly a wonderful experience of what it means to be the Body of Christ in mission for the sake of the Gospel. The assembly…