- Jun 4, 2020
Opened in 2001, De La Salle is a founding member of the Cristo Rey Network, the only association of high schools in the country that integrate college preparatory academics with four years of professional work experience. The first Cristo Rey school began in Chicago in 1996; there are now 37 such schools nationwide; all serve low-income populations.
Following the death of Cardinal Bernard Law, further scrutiny into clerical sexual abuses ensues.
Former Republican President George H.W. Bush is giving a pair of socks he wore to the Super Bowl to a Catholic Diocese in Maine so they can be auctioned off. Bush wore the red, white and blue socks while performing the ceremonial coin toss with his wife Barbara Bush at Super Bowl LI in Houston, Texas, on February 5, 2017.
“People don’t appreciate how much courage it takes to be an immigrant,” says Portland Auxiliary Bishop Peter L. Smith, a native of South Africa. He survived a laborious 13-year process to become a naturalized citizen of the United States and understands from personal experience some of the difficulties.
About 800 worshippers turned out in a unified show of support for Ricky Best, who was killed by a man while trying to defend two women from a racist verbal attack on the commuter train. Christians, Muslims, Jews, peace activists and even members of a motorcycle club that backs President Donald Trump were present.
Lizabeth Norton of Portland, a nurse educator for a drug company and a member of the Madeleine Catholic Parish, said the church felt like a safe environment “to come and be hurt and angry and try to understand. For me, the real takeaway is: Where can we have compassion and understanding? And it’s really through a faith-based understanding of forgiveness and mercy and understanding and love.”