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Sheridan Fruit Christmas

Next to her heart it dangles — an outline of the country she loves and fled. Printed within its gold boarders is the name of her husband, “Ahmed,” whose life was threatened for years.  Rasha Ali is sitting in an immaculate front room in her family’s ranch-style house in suburban Portland when she looks down at the necklace and...


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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
Viewpoints
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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
Arts and Entertainment News
Allied
NEW YORK (CNS) — Like time travelers from the Golden Age of Hollywood studio films, the characters played by Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard in "Allied" (Paramount) don't allow a little event like World War II to muss their elegant coifs. Whether taking out the German ambassador in Casablanca with their burp guns or having their daughter born outdoors in London during an air raid, this perpetually chic couple keeps matters neat and nice, laundered and pressed.

Friday, December 2, 2016
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
Faith/Spirituality
Living Faith | Archbishop Sample's Column | Columns
Advent retreat in Beaverton
With the rush of the Christmas season tapping at the door, the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon are offering an Advent Retreat to help remind the faithful of the blessings that come as we wait with Mary for the birth of our greatest blessing.

Friday, December 2, 2016
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
Parish/School Life
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Goaltender always pushing to improve
Jesuit High School senior Emma Hinson will join 42 of the nation’s elite women’s high school soccer players in the 2016 All-American game held in Raleigh, North Carolina, Dec. 3. Hinson was selected out of thousands of high school players to represent Team West as goalkeeper in the game.

Friday, December 2, 2016
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
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