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Zach Strole, a tutor at De La Salle North Catholic High School, helps a student in the Academic Resource Center. It’s one approach to supporting students with special needs.
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Zach Strole, a tutor at De La Salle North Catholic High School, helps a student in the Academic Resource Center. It’s one approach to supporting students with special needs.
While many Catholic schools are not yet ready to provide learning support for students with serious needs or disabilities, others are well along the path and are serving as models.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Churchwomen slain in El Salvador remembered
Two Oregon Franciscans were among a delegation of 117 from North America who went to El Salvador in December to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the murder of four churchwomen.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
What's in a name?
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center is continuing its tradition of wrapping up the year with a look at the most popular baby names of 2015 at that Catholic hospital.
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
WATCH: School officer draws on theological past
Once he wore a white habit and was called Brother Aquinas Mary. Now he dons a blue uniform and a kevlar vest. Portland Police Officer Tommy Stoffel, 37, also carries a sidearm, baton and taser. But this former Dominican friar employs philosophy, wit and charm far more often than his weapons.
Monday, February 8, 2016
Local shows added to Catholic radio mix
For the past six months, Portland’s Catholic radio station has sustained a new set of local shows, including a weekly conversation with Archbishop Alexander Sample. Mater Dei radio is in the air at 88.3 FM in the Portland area and Salem and at 94.9 and 100.5 in the Eugene area.
Sunday, February 7, 2016
Archbishop's found walking stick opens path of history
A British Columbia couple has been scouring the region for information about a German-born priest who edited the Catholic Sentinel and later was named head of the Diocese of Vancouver Island, a post he held from 1900-1908.
Saturday, February 6, 2016
Catholic women name priorities
The Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women, a group in the Archdiocese of Portland, will continue to focus on human trafficking, immigration and respite care for the next few years.
Friday, February 5, 2016
Charitable donations strong in Oregon
Oregon Catholics are in good shape health-wise if a New York economics professor is right. University of Albany Professor Baris Yörük found that every increase in charitable giving was associated an increase in the study’s health index.
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Sisters' billboards bring pope's message to Iowa
DUBUQUE, Iowa (CNS) -- As the eyes of the nation focused on the Iowa caucuses Feb. 1, the 13 congregations of Catholic Sisters of the Upper Mississippi River Valley wanted to capture the attention of participants to call for an end to environmentally destructive policies and practices.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Days of big church dinners fading
Though Visitation Parish in Verboort and its massive sausage feed count as an exception, the era of the big church dinner is waning. Today’s Catholic households, often with both parents working and a full schedule of sports, don’t have the time for all the organizing, buying, cooking, setting up and cleaning up.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Show world God's closeness and care, Pope tells religious
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- An encounter with Jesus changes people's lives, and that should be especially noticeable in those who are consecrated completely to serving God, the church and others, Pope Francis said.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
WATCH: 'You show forth the love of God'
Local observance of the Year for Consecrated life closed Jan. 31 with a Mass at St. Mary Cathedral. In the crowd with regular Sunday night worshipers were pods of religious sisters, brothers and priests, plus monks and several consecrated virgins.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Our long history of U.S. Catholic missions
Though the original 13 British colonies in what is now the U.S. largely had Protestant populations, Catholic missionaries helped shape the economic, political and religious values as other parts of the territory were settled.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Working to reach all learners
One boy’s brain works differently. He can’t help but continue thinking about the custodian. Where is he headed? What will he clean next? What kind of shoes sound like that? In just a few minutes, the youngster has missed some important arithmetic. Catholic schools are enrolling more students like that boy, children whose brains for now aren’t wired to focus or follow along — skills baked in to our education system.
Monday, February 1, 2016
Laudato Si and Renewing Creation at the Earth Summit
Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon and Oregon Interfaith Power & Light presented its seventh Earth Summit on Jan. 31, attracting nearly 300 people. “We’re all called to participate,” said Jan Elfers, EMO’s new executive director. “We all need to be awakened to the miracle of creation, and to see our relationship to the earth and to each other with new eyes.”
Sunday, January 31, 2016
WATCH: 'You see Christ in every one of them'
EUGENE — With morning rush hour overhead, Eric Curran has found a dry concrete ledge to eat a warm breakfast. Eggs, pancakes and oatmeal served under the Oregon 126 overpass come courtesy of the Eugene Catholic Worker Community, backed by local Secular Franciscans.
Sunday, January 31, 2016
Haitian nun honored in Portland
Last fall, a Haitian nun was flown to Portland to receive an international award for midwives.

Sister Denise Desil, of the Little Sisters of St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus, not only received the honor, but addressed the international conference on how to make prenatal care fit the culture in which women live.

Friday, January 29, 2016
St. Mary's Academy's sophomore's credo: Just say 'yes'
At the Martin Luther King Jr. Awards at St. Andrew Parish last month, 15-year-old Angela Sivers stood beside Dr. Robert Hughley, a veteran of the civil rights movement in Birmingham, Alabama, and in Portland, and a distinguished retiree from a career in education.
Thursday, January 28, 2016
UP sued for $13 M after worker takes fatal fall
The family of a man who died while setting up for the inauguration of University of Portland’s new president is suing the North Portland school for $13 million.


Thursday, January 28, 2016
Rose Hall Events for February
Sister Mary Immaculate, of the Sisters of Reparation, is offering a class on the saints. The two February classes are from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Mondays, Feb. 1 and Feb. 8, at Rose Hall, 2120 SE 24 th Ave. Other February events include:
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
WATCH: 50 years in juvenile detention
WOODBURN — Three decades ago, a serious riot broke out at MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility here. After the violence tapered off, the unit’s director, Klaus Liebe, asked a group of  regular volunteers from St. Thomas More Parish in Portland if they would start visiting the area where the trouble started.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Mount Angel's abbot steps down
ST. BENEDICT — Abbot Gregory Duerr, spiritual leader of Mount Angel Abbey, has announced his resignation, effective Ash Wednesday.
Monday, January 25, 2016
Archdiocese serving fair trade coffee
The Archdiocese of Portland will serve only fair trade coffee at the Pastoral Center in Northeast Portland. The move is meant to help the archdiocese live consistently with Catholic social teaching, since fair trade coffee benefits the poor and vulnerable instead of large corporations.
Monday, January 25, 2016
Kaiser, Providence give grants
Kaiser Permanente and Providence Health & Services have given grants to 10 clinics in Oregon and southwest Washington that are offering health care to low income and underserved people, including those who lack health insurance.
Friday, January 22, 2016
A rabbi, a msgr. and an Episcopalian priest....
Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan, pastor of St. Mary’s Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Rabbi Michael Cahana, senior rabbi, Congregation Beth Israel, and the Very Rev. Nathan LeRud, dean, Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, will take on a discussion of "The Illusion of Inclusion: Welcomed, Welcoming and Sometimes, Not" at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 9, at Congregation Beth Israel, 1972 NW Flanders St.
Friday, January 22, 2016
WATCH:'Science is on our side'
In a rally that featured mostly young women as speakers, Oregon’s pro-life advocates on Jan. 17 claimed science and political momentum.
Sunday, January 17, 2016
Music and faith recall Rev. King at Cathedral Mass
At the Martin Luther King Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral tonight, Bishop Peter Smith reminded the crowd that the miracle of turning water into wine at the wedding in Cana was like most of Jesus’ miracles: it happened in ordinary life. There was transformation because of the presence of Jesus.
Saturday, January 16, 2016
Summit explores renewing creation from the ground up
The largest interfaith environmental gathering in Oregon, the annual Earth Care Summit, is set for the University of Portland Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 30-31. The focus? Dirt, the foundation of the planet. 
Friday, January 15, 2016
Burns parishioners threatened, leave town
BURNS — Some Bureau of Land Management employees and their families who are parishioners at Holy Family Parish have been threatened and left town, says Heather Schultz, parish secretary. “We’re praying for them, that everything works out,” she says.
Thursday, January 14, 2016
ACCW backs charity site
At an Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women meeting held at St. Therese Parish in outer Northeast Portland, attendees brought donations for the Francis Center, a Southeast Portland ministry that aids people in need. Franciscan Father Pat Evard, director of the Center, is 87 and recovered from a stroke two years ago.
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Does obesity in moms affect mental health?
University of Portland biology professor Elinor Sullivan has been awarded a $3.7 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
UP grads join Jesuit Volunteer Corps
Five recent University of Portland graduates have signed on for one-year service positions with Jesuit Volunteer Corps.
Monday, January 11, 2016
Group seeks gun law reform
BEAVERTON — After the terrorist attack in San Bernardino, Calif., a Catholic group convened a vigil across from the Beaverton Library to see reform of gun laws. Protestors cited shootings in Colorado Springs and Savannah, Ga. in the previous five days.
Penny Okamoto, executive director of Ceasefire, spoke to candle-holding protesters.

Sunday, January 10, 2016
U.P. German professor wins state honor
Laura McLary, professor of German at the University of Portland, has been named Oregon Professor of the Year by the national Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the international Council for the Advancement and Support of Education.


Saturday, January 9, 2016
Art, poetry and prose contest for kids
EASTON, Mass. – It’s time to submit entries for the 2016 “Try Prayer! It Works!” contest.  The deadline is Feb. 1.
Friday, January 8, 2016
Positions for justice seekers
The deadline to apply for NETWORK's 2016-2017 Associate Program is approaching. Applications for this opportunity to work for social justice in the context of faith and politics are due at the end of this month. Apply by Jan. 31.
Friday, January 8, 2016
UP receives three sustainability grants
University of Portland Shiley School of Engineering has received three separate grants totaling $45,000 for undergraduate student research projects dealing with environmental and sustainability issues.
Friday, January 8, 2016
Star Wars: The Gavel Strikes Back at Gonzaga
SPOKANE, Wash. – Luke Skywalker will be held accountable by the Galactic Empire for blowing up the Death Star when students in the Gonzaga University School of Law’s Air and Space Law Society and the Intellectual Property Law Association present the mock trial “Star Wars: The Gavel Strikes Back” at 5:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 22 in the Law School’s Barbieri Courtroom.
Thursday, January 7, 2016
University of Portland receives money from river-view house
University of Portland has received a gift from the estate of the late Lawrence “Rocky” Rockwood, including proceeds from the sale of his home overlooking the Columbia River.
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Indulgences: 'Tapping into the flow' of God's mercy
During the Jubilee Year of Mercy, which continues through most of 2016, faithful Christians can take actions that will cancel  punishment due for specific sins on Earth and in purgatory. Think of indulgences as extensions of God’s mercy.
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Runner helps Portlanders start fitness work
Mirna Valerio, the ultramarathon runner and writer of the “Fat Girl Running” blog, visited Providence Health and Services in Portland at the start of November to spread her message about being active at any size.
Monday, January 4, 2016
Organized crime murdered mayor says bishop
MEXICO CITY (CNS) -- The assassination of a Mexican mayor the day after she assumed office was a message from organized crime and evidence of its influence in the area around the city of Cuernavaca, said the bishop who celebrated her funeral Mass.
Monday, January 4, 2016
Winning record: Regis's athletic director inducted into hall of fame
STAYTON — Regis High School baseball coach Don Heuberger was inducted into the Oregon High School Baseball Coaches’ Association Hall of Fame this fall in Wilsonville. 
Sunday, January 3, 2016
Bishops ask us to welcome migrants

WASHINGTON— The U.S. Catholic bishops have declared National Migration Week 2016 will take place January 3-9 with the theme, "A Stranger and You Welcomed Me.” The celebration provides an opportunity to raise awareness about the hardships faced by migrants, including children, refugees, and victims of human trafficking.


Sunday, January 3, 2016
Marist dedicates multi-use turf field
EUGENE — Marist High School in October dedicated a new turf field in honor of an alumnus nicknamed “Mr. Marist.”
Saturday, January 2, 2016
Popular local stories of 2015
We checked statistics on the Catholic Sentinel Facebook page to gauge the most popular stories of 2015.
Friday, January 1, 2016
Hillsboro school accentuates learning via projects
HILLSBORO — Teachers at St. Matthew School here are pushing students to do research, collaborate and develop skills in presentation. In education lingo, it’s called project-based learning. 
Thursday, December 31, 2015
Four VC seniors are semifinalists

BEAVERTON — Four Valley Catholic seniors were selected as semifinalists in the 61st annual National Merit Scholarship Program. For the students, winning would mean scholarship funds, a merit scholar title, and access to a distinguished alumni group.
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
UP documents drinking violations more
UP issues annual crime report.
Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Popular or not: What's in an Oregon baby's name?
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center is continuing its tradition of wrapping up the year with a look at the most popular baby names of 2015 there.
Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Want a healthier winter?

“Criss-cross applesauce, criss-cross applesauce,” the seniors call out in Verlie Michelle Nelson’s exercise class at Laurelhurst Village in Portland. It’s a chant that frequently breaks down into laughter, which is, of course, the point.


Monday, December 28, 2015


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