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....

Festival of Lights CLOSED Dec 8th

December 8, 2016

More News from THE GROTTO


December 7, 2016

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October 3, 2016: Dr John Bergsma

October 3, 2016

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Monks welcome visitors for Saint Benedict Festival

June 24, 2016

SAINT BENEDICT – The monks of Mount Angel Abbey will share a farm-to-fork picnic and their own craft beer at the Saint Benedict Festival Saturday, July 9. More news at the Catholic Sentinel

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

Presenting the Apostolic Exhortation harvesting the fruits of the two synods on the family in 2014 and 2015 – The Joy of Love

April 8, 2016

Text of the Apostolic Exhortation  

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.

Mother Angelica Dies at 92 Founded the EWTN Global Catholic Network

March 28, 2016

Irondale, AL (EWTN) Mother Mary Angelica of the Annunciation, P.C.P.A., known to millions around the world as Foundress of the EWTN Global Catholic Network, died peacefully at 5 p.m. CDT, Easter Sunday, March 27, surrounded by the Poor Clare...

Decade of Healing & Year of Mercy: A Murder Victim Family Member’s Reflection on the Death Penalty

March 18, 2016

Decade of Healing Year of Mercy OADP Flier 2016 Thursday, April 7, 2016 10th Anniversary of the O’Neil Family Tragedy 5:00—6:00 PM Meet-n-Greet, wine & beer 6:00—7:15 Speakers 7:15—8:00 Reception All Saints Catholic Church – Parish Hall 3847 NE...

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...

The Biblical Truth About America’s Death Penalty

March 9, 2016

The Biblical Truth of the Death Penalty March 14 UP Flyer presented by Br. Dale Recinella on Monday, March 14, 2016 at 7:15pm, Franz Hall 120 at the University of Portland. Free and open to the public. This event is co-sponsored by...

Beethoven 9th Symphony Presented by Bravo! Northwest

March 9, 2016

Bravo! Northwest presents two performances of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony featuring the 50-voice Bravo! Chorale, Washington Chamber Orchestra and soloists.  Conductor Michael Kissinger leads the Chorus and Orchestra.  Concert performances are Friday, March 11 @ 8 PM in Portland at...

New York Times Columnist David Brooks comes to UP March 16th

March 1, 2016

Date: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 7 p.m. Location: UP Chiles Center  —  Tickets: $20/$25 available via or 503.943.7525 David Brooks is a columnist for The New York Times, analyst on PBS’ Newshour and National Public Radio’s All Things Considered,...


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

Join Mater Dei Radio for Lenten Programs this year

February 11, 2016

This Lent Join Mater Dei radio & EWTN for these special programs  – Every Sunday morning at 10 am and Sunday Evening at 8:30 pm it’s a Lenten Journey with Father Richard Ho Lung. On the Sunday afternoons of...


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

Marylhurst Chamber Choir to travel to Ireland

January 28, 2016

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Abbot Gregory announces resignation

January 28, 2016

We wanted to let you know that our beloved Abbot Gregory Duerr, OSB, has announced his resignation, effective February 10, Ash Wednesday. The monks, Abbey staff and friends from the larger community are grateful for his deeply spiritual leadership....

March for Life 2016 LIVE Broadcast this January 22nd on EWTN and Mater Dei Radio

January 20, 2016

Click here for the LIVE STREAM of March for Life  Mater Dei will broadcast LIVE COVERAGE of the event starting at 8 am on Friday Jan 22nd. The March for Life will go on no matter the weather  

LIVE COVERAGE on Mater Dei this Saturday: Walk for Life West Coast speaker David Daleiden responds to Planned Parenthood lawsuit –

January 19, 2016

Find out more about the Walk for Life West Coast  – LISTEN LIVE to Coverage on Saturday January 23rd from 11 am – 2 pm.   WFL-2016-PR-daleiden-lawsuit

The relics of Saint Pio and Saint Leopold in Rome

January 18, 2016

On Ash Wednesday, the Holy Father will officially commission the Missionaries of Mercy (M.V. 18) with their mandate.  For this occasion the mortal remains of Saint Pio da Pietralcina and Saint Leopoldo Mandic will be brought to Rome.  These...

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...


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...

Environment Encyclical Takes Bold Stance on Controversial Issues

June 18, 2015

Vatican City, Jun 18, 2015 / 04:00 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his newly released encyclical on the environment, Pope Francis did not hesitate to wade into controversial topics, making statements on global warming, pollution, species extinction and global inequality’s...

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,...

The Pope Tells Families to Stand-Up to Ideological Attacks

June 15, 2015

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Sunday evening urged parents and families to stand up to “ideological colonizations that poison the soul.” He was speaking to some 25,000 faithful from the dioceses of Rome for the opening of the Diocese’s...

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...

Pope: Hidden Heroism of Families Caring for the Sick

June 11, 2015

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis continued his catechesis on the family on Wednesday at his weekly General Audience, focusing on the issue of sickness in the family. Illness is an issue that affects everyone, Pope Francis said, and when someone...

Pope Francis: Poverty Afflicts Too Many Families

June 4, 2015

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis says poverty today afflicts too many families. Speaking during the weekly General Audience, the Pope continued his catechesis on the family opening up his reflections to a new perspective: the difficulties and problems that put...

Pope Francis: Evangelize With a Language of Merciful Love

June 1, 2015

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Friday received members of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization at the end of their Plenary session. During the course of their Plenary session the Pontifical Council for the Promotion...

Pope Tells Fiancés to Prepare for Marriage With Deep Awareness

May 27, 2015

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Wednesday spoke to couples who are engaged to be married and told them not to be superficial as they prepare to enter into a life-long covenant of love. In yet another catechesis dedicated to...

Caritas Takes Its Hunger-Fighting Experience to Expo 2015

May 22, 2015

MILAN (CNS) — At a world’s fair highlighting national cuisines, nutrition and combating hunger, Caritas Internationalis issued a global plea for greater attention and assistance to those working the small farms that feed most of the world’s people. A...

‘Positio’ For Father Peyton’s Cause Now With Vatican Congregation

May 22, 2015

EASTON, Mass. (CNS) — Presentation of the “positio,” or official position paper, on the life and holiness of Father Patrick Peyton to a Vatican congregation is the latest step in the sainthood cause of the Holy Cross priest. A...

Faith is Expressed in Charity, Unity, Pope Says at Canonization Mass

May 19, 2015

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Declaring four 19th-century women religious saints, Pope Francis said they are models for all Christians of how faith, nourished in prayer, is expressed concretely in acts of charity and the promotion of unity. The new...

Pope Francis: God’s Voice Is In Tears of Children At Mass

May 18, 2015

During an evening Mass at San Giuseppe all’Aurelio parish in Rome on December 14th, Pope Francis told parents that children’s tears were “the best sermon,” as reported on  Addressing parents whose children had been baptized in the last year,...

Pope Francis: Family Life Focus of General Audience

May 14, 2015

ROME –  Pope Francis at his Wednesday General Audience continued his catechesis on the family, focusing on family life. “Today’s catechesis is like the gateway to a series of reflections on the life of the family, its real life,...

In Family Relations, Good Manners Are No Joke, Pope Says At Audience

May 13, 2015

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The closer two people are to each other, the more care is required in respecting the other’s freedom and feelings, Pope Francis said. Even Jesus knocks at the door of a person’s heart awaiting permission...

Pope Greets Participants in Italy’s March for Life

May 11, 2015

(May 10, 2015)  During his Regina Coeli address on Sunday, Pope Francis greeted participants in Italy’s fifth annual March for Life. “I greet all those participating in the initiative for life taking place this morning in Rome,” the Pope...

Pope Francis at Regina Coeli: God Bless Mothers, Everywhere.

May 11, 2015

(May 10, 2015)  Pope Francis offered Mother’s Day greetings to all mothers, everywhere, on Sunday. “Today in many countries celebrate Mother’s Day,” he said, addressing the great crowd of pilgrims and tourists gathered beneath the window of the Papal...

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...