Home | About Us | Subscriptions | Advertising | El Centinela
Catholic Sentinel | Portland, OR Thursday, February 11, 2016
CYO Football 2015 2015 Priest Reassignments, Archdiocese of Portland Cardinal Francis George dies Mothering with faith Sisters of the Holy Names, 2015 Live Nativity at St. John the Baptist 2014 Fall CYO results Catholic Charities Donor Lunch 2014 Year of Consecrated Life opening Mass Holy Spirit Sisters Jubilee 2014 Seaside youth conference Mount Angel 125th Northwest Hub Furlow at papal Mass 2014 Rosary Bowl NW Brother André 2014 Fall 40 Days for Life 2014 Inauguration of Fr. Mark Poorman Coffee shop at abbey First day of school, 2014 Regis High School 50th anniversary 2014 Crooked Finger Pilgrimage Mass with migrant farm workers Maronite Ordination Consecration to "Immaculate Heart of Our Lady of Fatima" CYO track Southern Oregon Evangelization 2014 Priest Ordination Christ the King youth 2014 priest reassignments Our Lady of Lavang Confirmation, 2014 Memorial Day 2014 2014 Transitional deacon ordination Padre Foster Granados visits Albany Bishop Smith ordination Canonization of Pope John Paul II, Pope John XXIII Bishop Peter Smith 2014 Easter Vigil 2014 Walk of Cross 2014 Chrism Mass CYO basketball 2014 St. Patrick of the Forest 150th Catholic Charities Celebration of Hope, 2014 Boys2Men Archbishop visits Oregon State Penitentiary 40 Day Vigil for Life, 2014 Pope Francis creates new cardinals St. Henry shelter 2014 CYO swimming Funeral of Fr. George Wolf Travel on a budget Lunar New Year, 2014 Tech in Catholic schools 2014 Right to Life Rally Archbishop visits Santiam Prison First Mass in Oregon Milwaukie Posada St. Francis, Sherwood, Toy Drive Central Catholic football Typhoon Haiyan Deacon Ordination/ Kresbach, Schmitt A Catholic fisherman St. Cecilia Centennial Southern Oregon Welcome Mass Shepherd of the Valley, Central Point, dedication Grotto Anniversary 2013 Champions of Faith Dinner Gardenripe farms Coleman hop farm Corvallis Year of Faith Archbishop Howard at St. Rose Hitchhiking priests Franciscan Spiritual Center Sacred Heart, Medford Migrant Mass Tanzanians' jubilee World Youth Day 2013 2013 Blessing of the Animals 2013 Freedom Mass Albany school closure Fabric art Megan graduates from Catholic school St. Vincent de Paul Hillsboro 2013 Deacon ordination Sister Theresa Lamkin St. Helen Mission, Brownsville Marist Brainiacs St. Mary, Eugene St. Francis eighth graders Ascension confirmation 2013 Pastoral Ministry Conference St. Joseph Salem — Year of Faith Archbishop Sample's Installation Mass 2013 Archbishop Sample Chrism Mass 2013 2013 Young Catholics Pope Francis inauguration Celebration of Hope Vlazny Farewell Mass Archbishop Vlazny Farewell St. Paul Church in St. Paul Valley Catholic Green Building Rite of Election 2013 Water summit 2013 Lunar New Year Alveda King in Eugene New Monsignors, 2013 2013 Right to Life Rally MLK Mass, 2013 St. Henry, Gresham, Centennial Jesuit High drama School uniforms Friar in the mall Holy Trinity food ministry January Book Covers St. Andre Bessette food Year of Faith Mass Nestucca Sanctuary Hillsboro Choirs Father Betschart installation Salem Religious Freedom Rally Year of Faith Vespers, Awards Roy's Catholic School Adelante Mujeres 10th anniversary New Blanchet House Missionaries of Holy Spirit Priest, religious photos Providence Nursing Schools Pioneros Fortnight for Freedom Mark Bentz Deacon Ordination OLL School Walk Through Gaga over science St. Philip Neri Centennial Ordination of Bishop Cary SVDP, Grants Pass Holy Cross School centennial Confirmation - Mount Angel Holy Land Pilgrimage Blanchet Watershed Chrism Mass, 2012 Bishop-designate Cary Pope in Cuba, 2012 SSMO 125th Jubilee Mass Pope Benedict in Mexico 2012 Catholic Charities Celebration 2012 Madeleine Mardi Gras Centennial Rally for Life, 2012 Martin Luther King Jr. Mass 2012 Day Laborers-Guadalupe Guadalupe 2011 Christ the King, Milwaukie, 50th Sesame Doughnuts Central Catholic Volleyball St. Peter Centennial Deacon Ordination, October 2011 St. Agatha Centennial Rosary Bowl 2011 St. Wenceslaus, Scappoose, Centennial Filipino celebration Polish Festival 2011 Holy War Football 2011 World Youth Day 2011 Sun Gold Farm Our Lady of Victory's New Church Freedom Mass 2011 St. Mary Church Steeple Removal Priest reassignments, 2011 Old Catholic Buildings Paige Rice, St. Mary's runner Graduation 2011 Easter vigils 2011 Pastoral Ministry Conference Basketball Holy War 2011 Search for Peace 2011

Pacifica Senior Living - Calaroga Terrace

Home : News : Local
9/20/2013 9:32:00 AM
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas speaks at UP
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas visited the University of Portland yesterday, speaking before its annual Red Mass in recognition of the nation's lawyers. Archbishop Alexander Sample, leader of the church in Western Oregon, celebrated the Mass.

Thomas' attendance was the fulfillment of a promise to university President Father William Beauchamp, who helped student and friend of Thomas', Dakota Garza, now a junior at the university work toward her nursing degree.

In 2011, Thomas called Father Beauchamp, telling him of a young woman he had met who had worked her way out of homelessness and was showing academic promise at Medford High School. Garza's dream was to attend the University of Portland’s nursing program, Thomas told him. She'd won a handful of scholarships, but not enough to cover $37,000 a year in tuition plus room and board.

Thomas asked Father Beauchamp if the university and the Horatio Alger Association could help make her dream a reality. They did.Garza was in the audience Thursday.

Thomas told stories about his youth, the court and his life.

He was raised in Pin Point, Ga., where he shared a one bedroom with his grandfather and brother, and ended up being appointed to the highest court in the United States.

“This job has an amazing way of humbling you,” Thomas said. “You realize how small you are when you’re sitting in your office alone, when you have read through all the briefs and you must vote. You don’t get to hem and haw. You must vote. You must decide.”

He also recalled drawing inspiration from the Irish nuns who taught him school, that African-Americans were inherently equal to white people.  

Archbishop Alexander Sample celebrated the Mass, asking attendees in the legal profession to make decisions and take actions that are formed in truth.

"There is an objective truth that holds for all people, whether they be persons of faith, or whether they have not yet come to a knowledge and acceptance of the God who created them and loves them," said Archbishop Sample. "We must then embrace that truth and form our conscience in conformity with that truth."

One of the most serious and damaging errors of all time, the archbishop said, is "to fail to see the reality of objective truth and instead to simply dismiss it as the imposition of religious belief."

"In the realm of moral objective truth, when Catholic public officials are tempted to say, 'Well, these are my personal beliefs as taught by the Church, but I cannot impose them on the rest of society,' they have completely missed the point," said Archbishop Sample.

"We are talking about the most fundamental truths of our human nature which we need for the promotion of the true dignity of the human person, the good of marriage and family life, and the good and order of society itself. They are binding on all of us, simply because we are human beings created in the image and likeness of God," he said. "The truth is what we seek. The truth is what we need. The truth, in the words of Jesus, will set us free."





Advanced Search






Mary Jo Tully ~ The Path to Resurrection

News | Viewpoints | Faith & Spirituality | Parish and School Life | Entertainment | Obituaries | Find Churches and Schools | About Us | Subscriptions | Advertising
E-Newsletter | RSS Feeds

© 2016 Catholic Sentinel, a service of Oregon Catholic Press

Software © 1998-2016 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved