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WASHINGTON — The U.S. bishops will discuss ways to promote peace in U.S. communities torn apart by violence, vote on ways to implement priority areas for their conference approved last year and elect new leaders during their Nov. 14-16 fall general assembly in Baltimore.

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Seminarian student leaders help peers thrive
ST. BENEDICT — On top of everything else students experience at Mount Angel Seminary, many seminarians get opportunities to lead. They’ll be pastors, after all. Some may even become bishops.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
WATCH: Rosary held up as aid for hurting world
SALEM — A thousand Catholics gathered at the state fairgrounds here Oct. 1 were sent out as missionaries to spread devotion to the rosary in a hurting world. 

Archbishop Alexander Sample told the crowd at the 10th annual Rosary Bowl that many Catholics have written off the prayer as superstition.  

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Hope amid fear: Ministries reach out to faithful divorced

Fear and loneliness. These are emotions commonly felt by Catholics going through a divorce.

There’s fear of judgement. There’s fear of the change that the death of a marriage brings. There’s the accompanying loneliness. And, there’s the assumption that the change has to be endured without support from a church community.

Monday, October 24, 2016
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Problem widespread
Homeless is not just a Portland issue. It extends across the state and throughout the nation and the same problems that the city leadership are facing all other municipalities are facing.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Both flawed
Donald Trump has criticized Mexicans,  Muslims and women but especially the Khan family who lost their son in the 2004 Iraq war.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Aquinas likely influenced Declaration of Independence
Since the Sentinel’s editorial (July 1, page 19) mentioned the wisdom of St. Thomas Aquinas, and I happened to be reading a summary of his most famous writings, I think Catholics should know how he affected the writing of the Declaration of Independence 500 years later.

Monday, October 24, 2016
Arts and Entertainment News | Crossword and Sudoku

NEW YORK (CNS) — It seems obvious that bank robbery, especially in real life, makes a better subject for drama than for comedy.

And nothing in the Zach Galifianakis vehicle "Masterminds" (Relativity) — a comic recounting of the 1997 "hillbilly heist" from an armored-car firm in North Carolina — does anything to undermine that easily-arrived-at conclusion.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Deepwater Horizon
NEW YORK (CNS) — Audiences of the 1970s were fed a steady diet of fictional disaster movies. Ocean liners capsized, skyscrapers burned and planes were imperiled.

Whatever the nature of the threat, endangered characters, whether plucky or pusillanimous, tried to see it through in the conviction that (to quote the popular theme song of 1972's "The Poseidon Adventure"), "There's got to be a morning after."

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
The Accountant
NEW YORK (CNS) — In effect, the action-drama "The Accountant" (Warner Bros.) argues that those with autism have a license to kill as well as to abet a litany of other criminal activities.

If this summation makes the movie sound preposterous and morally bankrupt, then so be it. After doing the math, it's the only deduction one can draw.

Monday, October 24, 2016
Living Faith | Archbishop Sample's Column | Columns
A True and Living Icon
The Church must be ready and willing, as Pope Francis has exhorted us, to accompany people on their spiritual journey. But the Church must always remain faithful to her mission and to her Savior in proposing the path that leads to true happiness, holiness, peace and joy.

Sunday, October 23, 2016
Going into the quiet: Pilgrimage sites off the beaten track

If possible, every Catholic should see Israel, Rome and well-trodden places like Lourdes and Compostela. But here are three hidden gems for Catholic who may want a quieter day while traveling in the Holy Land or Europe.


Thursday, October 13, 2016
WATCH: 'Now I am sure'

ST. BENEDICT — Brother John Vianney Le’s path to life as a Benedictine monk has been anything but smooth. But despite missteps and obstacles, someone or something always has been present to guide him. 

His journey reached an apex Aug. 30 when he made his solemn profession at Mount Angel Abbey.

Monday, October 10, 2016
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Liturgy the African way
OREGON CITY — It’s not every day in rural Oregon that seven nuns dance and sing their way up a church aisle.

For a parish on the fringe of the Portland metropolitan area, St. Philip Benizi here is an international hub. There are major Hispanic and Filipino communities.

Thursday, October 27, 2016
Unlikely marriage shows eternal nature of love

SALEM — Recently, Queen of Peace Parish witnessed new meaning for the marriage blessing: “As long as you both shall live.”

Mary Standefer and Joseph Martinez, both residents of a local retirement home, joined in marriage at the age of 87 and 96 respectively.

Friday, October 21, 2016
Students raise prayers, funds for children with cancer

It was a fitting weather combination for a day that acknowledged both heartbreak and joy. After raining all morning, the drops let up as soggy but smiley students wound their way down a muddy incline and gathered with an estimated 400 peers for Mass.

“Today is about amazing kids who get out of bed on a rainy day … to make the world just a little bit better for the kids who can’t get out of bed,” Regina Ellis told the teens. Ellis founded the Children’s Cancer Association more than 20 years ago after losing her 5-year-old daughter, Alexandra, to the disease.

Thursday, October 20, 2016
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