Where the Spice Road and the King’s Highway intersected, linking Rome to India, the Nabataeans built their capital. At its height, 100,000 people lived in the grand but hidden city, now in southern Jordan.
Once he wore a white habit and was called Brother Aquinas Mary. Now he dons a blue uniform and a kevlar vest. Portland Police Officer Tommy Stoffel, 37, also carries a sidearm, baton and taser. But this former Dominican friar employs philosophy, wit and charm far more often than his weapons.
VATICAN CITY — Arms flailing, the exuberant and perhaps hyperactive Italian actor and comedian Roberto Benigni described Pope Francis as a masterful minister of God's mercy, which is always active and always on the move.
For the past six months, Portland’s Catholic radio station has sustained a new set of local shows, including a weekly conversation with Archbishop Alexander Sample. Mater Dei radio is in the air at 88.3 FM in the Portland area and Salem and at 94.9 and 100.5 in the Eugene area.
A British Columbia couple has been scouring the region for information about a German-born priest who edited the Catholic Sentinel and later was named head of the Diocese of Vancouver Island, a post he held from 1900-1908.
Many people think that this generation of high school students are obnoxious, selfish and not good for much. I am writing to tell you that I have discovered two groups of high school students who don’t fit that description.
The Irish Jesuit Michael Hurley, amid the Troubles in Northern Ireland in the 1960s and 70s, insisted that we build our relationship with God through relationship with neighbor — including Protestants. Father Hurley’s archbishop opposed his efforts at healing sectarian violence.
Prayer for our Priests is a ministry of the Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women. The Catholic Sentinel shares the joy of this devotion with all Oregon Catholics. A day each month is set aside to pray for the names of priests serving in the Archdiocese of Portland. Please remember them and all priests, deacons and religious in your daily prayers. O, Jesus I pray for Your faithful and fervent priests, especially (name here). Keep them all close to Your heart and bless them abundantly in time and eternity. Amen.
The mission of a Catholic school is the same as the mission of the Church, that is, to pass on the faith. Catholic schools are about partnering with parents to form, inform, and transform each student into a faith-filled, well-rounded, and virtuous human being who will help make the world a better place.
LAKE OSWEGO — Mel Munch put off joining the choir at Our Lady of the Lake Parish until he was 94, in 2007. His wife had objected to the Wednesday night rehearsals and the getting to church an hour early on Sundays.