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CCUSA leader to speak at UP graduation

In addition, former head of the church’s social service arm will receive the university’s highest degree The University of Portland class of 2024 will hear from the leader of Catholic Charities USA May 5 during commencement. In August 2023, Kerry Alys Robinson began her service as president and CEO of the network of 168 agencies…

One parish’s effort to address homelessness

Ascension Catholic Parish in Southeast Portland has long offered shelter for the most vulnerable, starting in the 1980s. Now, the parish is part of the church-based Family Promise network. The old Ascension school cafeteria holds 15 people, large enough to make a real difference yet small enough for the interaction to be meaningful.

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

We highlight not only Amanda Gorman as a Catholic woman of note, but our own villagers at Kenton Women’s Village and the ladies who are part of our Housing Transitions Program. They are seeking to make the move from homelessness to stability and are climbing hills with great zeal.

A blessing for Catholic Charities

Father Hans Mueller, a member of the Catholic Charities of Oregon board of directors, visited Feb. 13 to give the nonprofit’s offices a pre-Lenten blessing. Staff read from Psalm 90: “Lord, give success to the work of our hands.” Father Mueller, pastor of St. Juan Diego Parish in Portland, walked throughout the Catholic Charities offices…

BLACK HISTORY MONTH: In thanks for Portland’s Black churches

In the history of Portland’s struggle for civil rights, the church communities of Black citizens wielded the Gospels powerfully and skillfully. They worked peacefully to provide a great promise, hope and future for their communities.

Anchored in community

Bobbie, 75, wouldn’t dream of leaving Catholic Charities senior housing Bobbie is a human anchor at one Catholic Charities of Oregon senior housing site.

Two models of justice

At a time when we honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. for his extraordinary work in bending our nation toward justice, we want to hold up a lesser-known person who embodied the same tradition decades before King. Introducing St. Josephine Bakhita.

Our social justice statement

Over the past seven weeks, Catholic Charities of Oregon highlighted the seven principles of Catholic social teaching.

Catholic social teaching: Care for God's creation

The Catholic Church’s social teaching is a rich treasure of wisdom about building a just society and living lives of holiness amid the challenges of modern society. Here is the seventh of the seven principles of the tradition.

DIY weatherization: Empowering residents with cost effective and practical solutions

On Dec. 12, a DIY Weatherization Workshop took place at Catholic Charities of Oregon’s Sacred Heart Villa, thanks to a collaborative effort between the Community Energy Project and the Energy Trust of Oregon, with support from Catholic Charities. The event aimed to equip attendees with practical knowledge on energy efficiency, weatherization, and cost-effective strategies to…

Catholic Charities again among Oregon’s most admired companies

For the 6th year in a row, Catholic Charities of Oregon has been named one of the most admired non-profits in Oregon.

Christmas Card Contest

This year, Catholic Charities of Oregon reinstated the annual Christmas Card Contest. The tradition invites participants from local Catholic schools to submit art to be used in a special Christmas greeting card for Catholic Charities’ communications. We are thrilled to be hosting this again and are so grateful to all the incredible students who participated…