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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 Regis School 50th 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

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Abortion funding ban lacks signatures
Backers of a proposed measure to end taxpayer funding of abortion in Oregon say not enough people signed the petition to put the question to voters in November.  
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Grotto announces new leadership
The new executive director of Portland’s nationally famous Catholic shrine is an experienced event manager who has been visiting Northeast Portland’s Grotto his entire life.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Parish hosts last Thursday concerts
St. Andrew Parish in Northeast Portland holds “Music in a Sacred Space” on Last Thursdays from 6 to 9:30 p.m.

Monday, July 7, 2014
Catholics celebrate Freedom Mass at The Grotto
For the 39th year, former refugees and their families gathered at The Grotto in Northeast Portland to give thanks for their freedom here in the United States and Canada.
Sunday, July 6, 2014
Camino pilgrims to gather for Mass
Anyone who has walked all or part of the Camino de Santiago, or who plans to do the pilgrimage in the future, is invited to receive a blessing at the third annual celebration of the Feast Day of St. James Mass at 5:30 p.m., Friday, July 25, at St. Mary's Cathedral.
Sunday, July 6, 2014
Coalition gathers for luncheon on immigration
The Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice’s Faith Leader Summer Luncheon is set for noon, Tuesday, July 15.
Saturday, July 5, 2014
Despite early hour, kids still come to youth ministry gatherings
NORTH BEND — Holy Redeemer Parish recently completed its fourth year of hosting Friday pancakes with parish youth. Former youth ministers Nathan Helland and David Johnson started the tradition, and chose a time that wouldn’t compete with sports and school.
Friday, July 4, 2014
Parish to host 'Our Lady' statue today
LAKE OSWEGO — Our Lady of the Lake Church here is among several parishes that will host the Pilgrim Virgin Statue of the Immaculate Heart of Our Lady of Fatima, which was blessed in October by Pope Francis.
Thursday, July 3, 2014
Get estate in order for loved ones
Illness and death liberate us from entanglement in earthly matters. But if we fail to plan for the future of our estates, those left behind face confusion, drudgery and perhaps enmity.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
'That old saw'
Merle Ehlinger did not invent the idea. About five years ago, his brother in Wisconsin went to an American Legion meeting and observed a cane with a saw handle. A report about the curiosity came to Oregon and Ehlinger ran with it.
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
ACCW retreat set for October
Archbishop Emeritus John Vlazny will lead the annual retreat of the Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women.
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Bishop: When religion is kept out of public life, trouble ensues
Catholic leaders in Oregon fear individual rights have multiplied at the expense of the common good. Bishop Liam Cary of the Diocese of Baker says the problem is one consequence of blocking religion from the common sphere.
Monday, June 30, 2014
St. Paul Parish, Silverton, celebrates centennial
St. Paul Parish in Silverton marked 100 years of living the gospel and joyfully witnessing their faith today. Archbishop Alexander Sample celebrated an outdoor Mass, which was followed by a party with barbecue prepared and served by the Knights of Columbus and games for the kids.
Sunday, June 29, 2014
Summer Study Week coming up
The Ministry Formation Summer Study Week will be held August 4-8.  The study week is an opportunity for those in lay ecclesial ministry to take courses in the ministry formation and ministry certificate program. 
Sunday, June 29, 2014
Archbishop Sample consecrates Church in Western Oregon to the "Immaculate Heart of Our Lady of Fatima"
A capacity crowd filled the pews and lined the walls of St. Mary Cathedral in Northwest Portland, as Archbishop Alexander Sample celebrated a solemn Mass consecrating the Archdiocese of Portland to Mary under the title “Immaculate Heart of Our Lady of Fatima."
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Pantry expands to meet increased need
A partnership between a Catholic parish and a non-profit agency means more low-income people will be fed in North Portland.
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Catholic schools offer continuity to families in need
A woman keeps her family together amid challenges of death and income.
Saturday, June 28, 2014
WATCH: Priest supports delegation of airline workers
Father Jack Mosbrucker, a retired priest of the Archdiocese of Portland, was a spiritual leader for a delegation of Alaska Airlines employees who wanted to confront the airline's shareholders.
Friday, June 27, 2014
Ill again, pope cancels visit to Rome's Gemelli Hospital, university
ROME  -- As Pope Francis was scheduled to leave the Vatican to travel to Rome's Catholic University of the Sacred Heart and its Gemelli Hospital, patients and staff were told the pope had to postpone his visit because he was not feeling well.
Man files suit against archdiocese
The Archdiocese of Portland is being sued for $8.1 million by a man who claims to have been sexually abused by a deceased Portland priest.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Archdiocese of Portland priest, Father Carl Flach, dies
Father Carl Flach, a long time pastor in the Archdiocese of Portland, died Saturday, June 21. He was 81. The funeral Mass for Father Flach will be held at St. Mary Cathedral in Portland on Friday, June 27 at 9:30 a.m.
Collection for the Holy Father set for weekend
The annual collection for the support of the work of the Holy Father will be taken the weekend of June 28-29 in the parishes of the Archdiocese of Portland. The collection is taken on the weekend closest to the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul, June 29. The theme for this year’s collection is “Be a Witness of Charity.” The collection is an opportunity for Catholics around the world to join together in supporting the work of the Holy Father.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
For grads, job prospects only as good as business relationships
Recent college graduates are having an easier time finding good jobs than their predecessors of three or four years ago. With the end of the recession, companies are hiring. But that doesn’t mean graduates simply can rely on getting a degree. Experts and graduates say getting a good job means meeting people, attending events and asking questions of workers in your field. And it doesn’t hurt to be flexible. 
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Oregon's Filipino Catholics gather joyfully in faith
The Philippines includes 7,000 islands and about 700 dialects. Despite their numbers, the Filipino Catholic community still feels small and tight-knit, members say. More than 15,000 Filipinos reside in the state of Oregon, and many of the people from this predominantly Catholic country are spread out in Archdiocese of Portland’s parishes. 
Monday, June 23, 2014
Cardinal Levada advances to announcer's post
Cardinal William Levada, former archbishop of Portland, has become the man who will announce the name of the new pope, should there be a papal election in the next two years.
Monday, June 23, 2014
From his childhood, a thirst for justice
He’s part theological phenomenon, part social justice champion, part stand-up comedian. Rene Sanchez, visiting professor of theology at the University of Portland, grew up with parents who made their living picking in the fields of north-central California. Now holder of a PhD from Boston College, Sanchez has never forgotten his working class roots. 
Sunday, June 22, 2014
ACCW holds district meeting
The Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women met at St. Joseph the Worker Parish in Portland May 12. Joan Towner, president, opened the meeting and, after initial reports, proceeded to the election of officers. She then presented the new leaders to the members: Virginia Durrin of St. Therese Parish in Portland, president; Marci Marlow of St. Henry Parish in Gresham, vice president; Carolyn Dinsmore of Holy Redeemer Parish in Portland, treasurer. The post of secretary is still to be announced.
Saturday, June 21, 2014
Archbishop 'put out into the deep'
SCAPPOOSE — Archbishop Alexander Sample and three friends went on a day fishing trip this spring in the Multnomah Channel between Scappoose and the Columbia River.

Friday, June 20, 2014
A family transformed by little Leo
Two-year-old Leo Glavan, who has Down syndrome, has changed the faith lives of his parents and their connection with their Catholic community at the Madeleine Parish in Northeast Portland.
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Monks appreciate arts - and wine
MOUNT ANGEL — The monks of Mount Angel Abbey are inviting the public to join them for the 2014 Festival of Arts and Wine, to be held at the abbey 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, June 28.
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Consecration to Mary scheduled for June 28
Archbishop Alexander Sample will consecrate the Archdiocese of Portland to Mary under the title “Immaculate Heart of Our Lady of Fatima” during a Mass set to begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 28, at St. Mary Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. On the church calendar, the day marks the Memorial of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary. A rosary will precede Mass at 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
El Centinela, Sentinel win more awards
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Oregon Catholic Press and the two newspapers it publishes shared 24 journalism awards given out here by the Catholic Press Association.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Blanchet House gets new director
The Blanchet House board of directors has appointed a former city manager as the charity’s new executive director. Gregory Baker took the post in Portland’s Old Town May 1.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Summer conference to focus on Francis effect
Father Stephen Rowan will be the keynote speaker at this year's 32nd Summer Conference, scheduled for July 30-Aug. 3 on the campus of the University of Portland. The theme of the Conference will be “The Joy of the Gospel: The Vision of Pope Francis for the Church.”
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Shawl makers create tangible prayer for those who suffer
A Mount Angel man died recently of pancreatic cancer. The manly fellow — retired military — in his last days told Benedictine Father Philip Waibel that one of the things getting him through the suffering was a blanket. It was a soft prayer shawl that had been knitted by a group of parishioners expressly to comfort those who are ill or dying.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Maryville builds for the next 50 years
BEAVERTON — Maryville is marking its year-long golden anniversary by building for the future. Groundbreaking was held May 12 for a Transitional Care Unit, featuring new space for 16 beds for adults who need short-term rehabilitation.
Monday, June 16, 2014
Service embodied at L'Arche
It’s a Holy Week memory that is still echoing around L’Arche Portland, a community of people with and without intellectual disabilities.
Sunday, June 15, 2014
Three Benedictines ordained priests at Mount Angel
A peal of bells from the tower of Mount Angel Abbey announced the ordination of three of the Abbey’s Benedictine monks to the priesthood.
Sunday, June 15, 2014
Mission trip clarifies path for Philomath senior
PHILOMATH — About to graduate from Philomath High School, Jorge Bañuelos found his calling on a mission trip to Guatemala. Son of immigrants from Mexico, Bañuelos served this spring as translator for an Oregon doctor in the poverty-stricken Central American nation. Guatemalans walked miles overnight to be seen, even when suffering from hernias, cataracts, gall bladder disease and other infections.
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Ten Tips for Dealing with Grief
Grieving the death of a loved one, the end of a relationship, or the loss of a job or one’s health is difficult. Here are some guidelines to help you heal.
Friday, June 13, 2014
Point-counterpoint is all in the family
Two prolific writers of letters to the Catholic Sentinel, one who leans right and one who leans left, are siblings. Portlanders Jean Mitchell and Jim Flynn are devoted Catholics, pro-life advocates, parents of large families and supporters of good causes like St. Vincent de Paul, Blanchet House of Hospitality and local schools. But if Mitchell, 83, and Flynn, 80, get going on politics, sparks fly. The two have even debated each other on the Sentinel letters page.

Thursday, June 12, 2014
Confirmation energizes youths
Archbishop Sample told the congregation that the Chrism includes sweet smelling balsam and represents the fragrance of Christ. "I want you to smell like this oil,” he told confirmands. “Why? Because it is Christ oil. I want you to literally smell like Christ. That is your mission as confirmed Catholics, to be witnesses in the world today, so that people will notice you. The gift of the Holy Spirit will remain with you always."
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Consistency built up youth movement
MILWAUKIE — On one Saturday per month at Christ the King Parish here, it becomes clear that the young Church is stepping forward confidently. The parish started a youth Mass a dozen years ago and has stuck with it. Because of that steadfastness, the liturgy has become a hub of spirituality and action for those from early teens into the late 20s.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
CYO thanks those who make it work
Since its inception, back in 1998, when CYO Executive Director Sister Krista von Borstel SSMO established the “Spirit of CYO” Award, almost 200 people have been recognized with a “Spirit” or “Appreciation” award.  The Spirit award was created to honor volunteers who have promoted, inspired and exemplified the mission and philosophy of the CYO/Camp Howard Organization and have volunteered a minimum of five years.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
On evangelizing, Southern Oregon is ahead of curve
MEDFORD — Southern Oregon, where billboards once called the pope the antichrist, is now home to a vibrant Catholic evangelization.  Mass attendance is up. Youth ministry is expanding. Catholic social media use is on the rise. Non-Catholics are coming to parishes for retreats and book groups.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Relief organization head speaks to UP students
The irony was not lost. In an air-conditioned conference room at the University of Portland, Michele Broemmelsiek remembered Zambians hiding from man-eating lions and dealing with equatorial heat.
Monday, June 9, 2014
Bikes are blessed at Cathedral
Deacon Thomas Gornick blesses cyclists and their rides at seventh annual Blessing of the Bikes at St. Mary's Cathedral.
Monday, June 9, 2014
Catholic Charities runs tax clinic
GRESHAM — Low-income Oregonians received more than $2 million in refunds from the IRS thanks to the work of Catholic Charities. The Catholic non-profit runs a free federally-backed tax clinic that helps primarily Hispanic families. The aid assists the families prepare and submit tax returns correctly and on time.

Sunday, June 8, 2014
Fundraising for cancer research is former linebacker's calling
Former NFL linebacker Chris Spielman left his sporting career in 1998 to help his wife Stefanie battle breast cancer. “I found my biggest opponent off the field,” Spielman told a room of donors at Providence Cancer Center’s 16th annual Creating Hope for Cancer Patients luncheon.
Saturday, June 7, 2014
WATCH: Archbishop ordains four priests for Archdiocese of Portland
Archbishop Alexander Sample ordained four new priests, Fathers Francisco Bringuela, Moises Leal Gonzalez, Martin Tavares Hernandez and Julio Cesar Torres Montejo, at St. Mary Cathedral today.
Friday, June 6, 2014
Bikes to be blessed at St. Mary Cathedral
Rain or shine, St. Mary Cathedral Parish and the Archdiocese of Portland’s Department of Evangelization will hold the seventh annual Blessing of the Bikes at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 8, in the courtyard of the cathedral. The parish, at the corner of NW 18th and Couch, is bordered by bike lanes.
Friday, June 6, 2014

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