July 7, 2017: Rolando Moreno, Convocation of Catholic Leaders

July 7, 2017

May 30, 2017: Meet Mark MacKenzie of Holy Redeemer

May 30, 2017

Learn more about Holy Redeemer Vancouver 

May 11, 2017: Todd Cooper on 100th Anniversary Celebration

May 11, 2017

Learn more about the 100th Anniversary Events in the Archdiocese of Portland

Live Stream of Memorial Mass for Fr Alvin at The Grotto

February 8, 2017

Dear Friends, The live stream of the Memorial Mass may be found at: It can also be reached by going to the homepage of our website ( and clicking “Read More” by the NEWS item regarding Fr. Alvin....

SCHOOL CLOSURES ALERT – Emergency Information

December 7, 2016

For the latest updates in school closures and more For the latest updates in school closures and other emergency information in Lane County  

Mercy Moments by Hannah Ballo

October 5, 2016

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Official Statement from Archbishop Alexander K. Sample, Archbishop of Portland in Oregon, on Pope Francis’ Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation: Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love)

April 11, 2016

Coming to Mater Dei Radio this Easter Monday – Relevant Radio and a New Programming Schedule

April 4, 2016

Join Dina Marie and Executive Director Pat Ryan on the Morning Show Monday March 28th at 7:40 am to hear about the newest editions to the Mater Dei Radio family.

Community of Mount Angel Abbey elects new abbot

March 14, 2016

The monks of Mount Angel Abbey elected the Rev. Jeremy Driscoll as abbot on Saturday, March 12, 2016. Jeremy Driscoll, OSB, is the 12th abbot to lead the Benedictine community, founded at Mount Angel in 1882. He succeeds Abbot...


February 25, 2016

Incorporating the pillars of prayer, fasting and alms giving, Catholics have created a Lenten ‘Rice Bowl Effect’ that changes lives around the world…read more below 2016 CRS-Rice-Bowl-Effect-Lives-On_2016_FINAL-bam  Meet Jesus Huerta & Thomas Awiapo of CRS Rice Bowl

Pray the Year of Mercy Rosary by St Luke Productions

February 5, 2016

Learn more about this rosary online at

Pray with us the Rosary to Unborn Children – recorded at Holy Cross Parish, Portland Oregon

February 3, 2016

Join Padre Fr. Mark Bachmeier & Grupo provida “Una Luz de Esperanza”   

Pray the Stations of the Cross

February 3, 2016


February 1, 2016

The Portland Council of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul has announced the appointment of Brian Ferschweiler as executive director. Press Release Brian Ferschweiler St Vincent DePaul 2016

Portland/Salem/Vancouver Emergency Reports school closures and more

January 4, 2016

For the latest updates on School Closures, traffic and more click here for Flash Portland Alerts


December 14, 2015

As you travel during the Christmas and New Year Season take Mater Dei Radio with you on your smart phone, your laptop or home computer.  Just go to and click on the LISTEN NOW to have Catholic Radio...

Join Archbishop Alexander Sample in prayer:

December 9, 2015

The Archdiocese of Portland Prayer for the Jubilee Year of Mercy

Thank you for your generosity and support

December 7, 2015

Thank you all for joining us during our recent OPEN HOUSE.  We will still accept your donations for the Blanchet House – of NEW Men’s Winter items such as hats, gloves, socks and scarves – -bring them to the station WEEKDAYS...


November 9, 2015

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Archdiocese hires new director for the Office of Catechesis and Faith Formation

October 26, 2015

The Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon is pleased to announce the hiring of a new director for the Office of Catechesis and Faith Formation. Rolando Moreno has accepted the position and will start in December. Rolando served as Pastoral...

Mater Dei Radio welcomes new Executive Director

October 12, 2015

Pat Ryan Press Release 10-1-15

“Simply Wrong”: Archbishop Alexander Sample Responds to Decision by Supreme Court Legalizing Same-Sex “Marriage”

June 30, 2015

Below is a copy of Archbishop Alexander Sample’s response to the recent Supreme Court ruling on same-sex ‘marriage’ I am deeply saddened by the narrow majority decision of the Supreme Court requiring all states to license and recognize same-sex...

Pope Francis: Family a Place of Consolation

June 18, 2015

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis held his weekly General Audience on Wednesday in St. Peter’s Square. In remarks to the pilgrims and tourists gathered for the occasion, the Holy Father continued his series of catechetical reflections on the family. Specifically,...

Knights of Columbus See Fifteenth Consecutive Year of Increased Charitable Giving

June 11, 2015

Bridgeport, Conn., Jun 9, 2015  (CNA/EWTN News).- The Knights of Columbus have been preparing to welcome Pope Francis to the U.S. this autumn with record-setting charity, having raised more than $173 million in 2014. The world’s largest Catholic fraternity...

Remembering Fatima – A History

May 8, 2015

On May 13, 1917, three children were pasturing their little flock in the Cova da Iria, parish of Fatima, town of Vila Nova de Ourém. today the diocese of Leiria-Fatima. They were called: Lucia de Jesus, aged 10, and...

Mater Dei Radio Launches New Website and Facebook Page

April 27, 2015

The new Mater Dei Radio is pleased to announce its all-new website and Facebook Page. Designed by Dogwood Productions in Mobile, AL, is a slick, functional and easily navigated site containing all the information that KBVM and KMME...