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VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The morning after screening his film, "Silence," for about 300 Jesuits, the U.S. director Martin Scorsese had a private audience with Pope Francis. During the 15-minute audience Nov. 30, Pope Francis told Scorsese that he had read Japanese author Shusaku Endo's historical novel, "Silence," which inspired the film. The book and film are...

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Calm called for amid protests

In the days after the presidential election, many Americans felt disillusioned and took to the streets in protest. Most demonstrators were peaceful, including in Oregon. But some Portland protesters turned chaotic, and police made more than 100 arrests. 

Archbishop Alexander Sample, at a U.S. bishops’ meeting in the nation’s capital, sent a statement back to Oregon seeking calm.

“While peaceful protest and standing up for our own views have been hallmarks of the American experience and our First Amendment rights, some of these demonstrations have turned destructive and violent,” the archbishop wrote. 

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
New offices for Catholic Sentinel, El Centinela

The Catholic Sentinel, official newspaper for the Archdiocese of Portland, returned to the archdiocesan offices in September after 30 years away.

The move is meant to consolidate communications efforts for the local church. The Sentinel — along with its sister publication, El Centinela — is now a few steps from the archdiocese’s communications office, with capacity for recording audio and video.

Monday, November 28, 2016
Preplanning a funeral a gift to loved ones

It’s a final act of love. 

Those who plan their own funerals give survivors a major gift, allowing them to grieve instead of agonizing over caskets, liturgical music and cost. 

Sunday, November 27, 2016
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The single issue
I am a single issue voter: pro-life. All life comes from God and all life has a purpose given to it by God. An individual life is not repeatable.

Friday, December 2, 2016
His chalice
But it didn’t vanish at all, did it? You can see it again at any and every Mass, and marvel that some stories, like that thin mysterious Arab Jew himself, do not die.

Thursday, December 1, 2016
Why feature him?

To see Father Michael Pfleger of Chicago wearing a Black Lives Matter T-shirt came as no surprise — other than why the Sentinel chose to print it.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Arts and Entertainment News
Bleed for This

As its title suggests, "Bleed for This" (Open Road) doesn't try to gloss over boxing's inherent brutality and violence. Fortunately, it doesn't wallow in it either, and is not excessively graphic. In telling the story of real-life pugilist Vinny Pazienza, nicknamed "The Pazmanian Devil," it strikes a balance between truthfully depicting the physical suffering and making inflated claims about what it might signify.

Thursday, December 1, 2016
Author sees 500th anniversary of Lutheranism as a Catholic one, too
It has been 500 years since Augustinian monk and theology professor Martin Luther set off the Protestant Reformation with his call for a debate on indulgences and other burning issues in the Catholic Church at the time. Prolific Lutheran writer Martin Marty centers his reflections on Luther's 95 theses on Christ's call to repentance, arguing that repentance formed the heart of Luther's spiritual crisis.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Memoir of Notre Dame priest has insights but not definitive biography
From the 1950s through the 1980s, Father Theodore Hesburgh was one of the most famous priests in the United States and, probably, the busiest. Robert Schmuhl, the author of “Fifty Years With Father Hesburgh,” was a student of Father Hesburgh's as an undergraduate at Notre Dame and they continued to be friends until the priest's death in 2014.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016
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New director for Franciscan Spiritual Center

MILWAUKIE — Larry Peacock has been named the new director of the Franciscan Spiritual Center, a ministry of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia, committed to the spirit of Sts. Francis and Clare.


Thursday, December 1, 2016
Where do we go from here?

We have just been through what is arguably the most contentious and even bitter presidential elections ever. The level of discourse and the allegations flying back and forth were supremely disappointing to many of us. But the election is over, and a new president has been elected. We must accept that and move forward as best we can.


Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Contemplative Masses draw worshippers
On Sunday night, Mike Buck walks into a darkened nave filled with candles at St. Ignatius Church. The room is quiet but crowded with people. Gentle instrumental music plays in the background. As the evening’s Mass begins at 7:30 p.m., the procession makes its way to the lighted altar.

Saturday, November 26, 2016
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20 years collecting necessities for homeless
At St. Clare Parish in Portland, “Father Jim’s Toiletry Drive for the Homeless” marks its 20th anniversary this year. The drive is supported by St. Clare students, neighbors and parishioners.

Launched in 1996 by Father Jim Galluzzo and parishioners Kathy Kowash, Mary Sue Richen and Marty Matcovich, the drive has helped thousands, according to organizers.

Friday, December 2, 2016
Skateboarders on parish grounds
They can be annoying and even dangerous, but they offer an opportunity for engagement.

Skateboarders — never a core churchgoing demographic — prize church grounds for open space, ramps and rails. One adventurous Milwaukie skateboarder tried to ride on the iconic sloping roof of St. John the Baptist Church. Not surprising, that ended in injury.

Thursday, December 1, 2016
Couple's steadfast ticket service recognized
A Catholic couple who have shown up to sell and take tickets for every Jesuit High School football game for the last 20 years got a surprise this season.

The school in Southwest Portland built a new booth for security guards and ticket sales and named it after Bruce and Diann Bruno, members of Holy Trinity Parish in Beaverton.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
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