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Catholic Sentinel | Portland, OR Tuesday, April 25, 2017
NCC Block Party 2017

Since Portland’s Rose Festival began more than 100 years ago, the city’s Catholic archbishop has never been granted the honor of blessing the festival. That is, until this past weekend. “I want you to know how humbled I am by the honor that you have extended to me,” said Archbishop Alexander Sample during his message to the crowd...




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WATCH: Former fashion model with indulgent past wants others with same-sex attraction to know joy of faith, chastity

TIGARD — Twenty-five years ago, Paul Darrow would march in New York’s gay pride parade. He’d pause with peers outside St. Patrick Cathedral to shout obscenities, hoping to interrupt Mass. Catholicism was the enemy.  

Now, Darrow counts nothing more thrilling than bowing his head and receiving Jesus in the Eucharist. 

“It was sex, drugs and disco — did I mention rock and roll?” said Darrow, a former fashion model who spoke April 4 at St. Anthony Parish here. He discussed Courage, the spiritual support group that led him to rejoin the church and embrace chastity.  



Monday, April 24, 2017
Abortion coverage bill moves to budget committee
SALEM — For Providence Health Plans, mandatory abortion coverage would determine whether the large company could provide health insurance in Oregon.

That’s what Michael Cotton, chief executive officer for Providence Health Plans, told the House Committee on Health Care in the Oregon State Legislature last month.

The statement came during a public hearing on House Bill 3391, which would require health insurers to cover abortion as a direct benefit.


Friday, April 21, 2017
April 22 ACCW conference offers fellowship, witness
The Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women’s annual conference takes place April 22 at St. Therese Parish in Northeast Portland. Topic is “Building fellowship and witness,” and participants will learn and share how to be strong advocates for the faith.

Thursday, April 20, 2017
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Monday, April 24, 2017
"The Shack" opens hearts
We are in “field hospital” times, and have to first stop the bleeding. The movie opens our hearts to God’s love.

Friday, April 21, 2017
Sanctuary might mean asylum
Accompaniment as described in the document is an essential part of our responsibility to undocumented persons, especially those who are members of our congregations. However, offering asylum may become necessary to protect families and individuals from forced deportation.

Thursday, April 20, 2017
Arts
Arts and Entertainment News
Meet your Doom - a new one - in 'Infamous Iron Man'
NEW YORK (CNS) — Comics giant Marvel has made a lot of changes over the past few years. The Mighty Thor is now a woman, the Hulk is Asian, and Iron Man a female African-American teenager. It's an effort to reach a new audience in an increasingly diverse America.

Monday, April 24, 2017
TV program notes
NEW YORK (CNS) — Here are some television program and film notes for the week of April 23 with their TV Parental Guidelines ratings if available. Please note that televised versions of films may or may not be edited for language, nudity, violence and sexual situations. They have not been reviewed and therefore are not necessarily recommended by Catholic News Service.

Sunday, April 23, 2017
Smurfs: The Lost Village
NEW YORK (CNS) — If you've always wondered, "Just what is a Smurfette?" then "Smurfs: The Lost Village" (Columbia) may be the film for you.

Moviegoers not consumed by curiosity about that question, on the other hand, are likely to find this children's cartoon colorful but less than engaging.



Saturday, April 22, 2017
Faith/Spirituality
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Ministries given on path to priesthood

MOUNT ANGEL — At a Mass March 16 in Mount Angel Abbey church, 32 seminarians were instituted into the ministries of acolyte and lector. This was a move closer to priesthood for the Mount Angel Seminary students, who are from 18 dioceses and religious communities.

The men were called to make a heartfelt response to their calling to the priesthood through ministries of helping at the altar and proclaiming Scripture. This is a traditional step for Catholic seminarians. 



Monday, April 24, 2017
Catholic men called to step up spiritually

SALEM — A Catholic men’s faith movement is continuing in western Oregon, with St. Joseph Parish here as headquarters. 

“Men need to be called out from their spiritual sleep and wake up to see what is going on around them,” says James Thurman, a 40-year-old army veteran who leads adult faith formation at St. Joseph. He began a monthly men’s Holy Hour and an annual men’s conference.  



Friday, April 21, 2017
Welcome, new Catholics!
Here are people who entered the Catholic Church in western Oregon this Easter. They include those who were baptized and those already baptized who entered full communion. Parishes were invited to send the lists; if a parish or names are missing, please contact the parish for information.  

Thursday, April 20, 2017
Parish/School Life
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St. Mary's Academy wins state mock trial competition
The 31st annual Oregon Mock Trial state competition brought 16 high school teams from as far as Baker City to hold trials at the Mark O. Hatfield Courthouse in downtown Portland. Two days and three rounds winnowed the competition to two finalists: St. Mary’s Academy from Portland and Lakeridge High School from Lake Oswego. Village Home Education Resource Center came in third, and the fourth place saw a rare tie between Portland’s Grant High School and Catlin Gabel School.

Monday, April 24, 2017
Newest priest felt called to Oregon
Father Michael Jeeva Antony, administrator of St. Peter Parish in Eugene, is the Archdiocese of Portland’s newest priest, incardinated March 1.

He actually first came to the archdiocese from India in 2011, serving as parochial vicar at St. Mark Parish in Eugene until October 2012.



Monday, April 24, 2017
A geography bee family dynasty

For the fourth time in five years, the Duda family from St. Clare School in Southwest Portland competed in the Oregon Geographic Bee, sponsored by the National Geographic Society. Eighth-grader Dominic Duda placed in the top 25 percent at the March 31 bee.

Earlier this year, Dominic won the St. Clare School competition — his third win. Prior to Dominic’s three-peat, his older sister Clare won the school bee, but her hopes at a longer winning streak were cut short when Dominic beat her in an epic tie-breaker three years ago, when he was a sixth-grader and she was in eighth grade.



Friday, April 21, 2017
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