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WATCH: Fleeing al-Qaida
Sarah Wolf/Catholic Sentinel
The Ali family — Ahmed; Rasha; Mustafa, 11; and Almas, 5 — fled Iraq in 2014 after living in fear for years. Because of a journalism career with Western ties, Ahmed was a target of al-Qaida, which at one point occupied his house and used it as a base.

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The Ali family — Ahmed; Rasha; Mustafa, 11; and Almas, 5 — fled Iraq in 2014 after living in fear for years. Because of a journalism career with Western ties, Ahmed was a target of al-Qaida, which at one point occupied his house and used it as a base.

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 smiles sadly. Life as a refugee is a painful gift.


Friday, December 2, 2016
Local
Rosary-making workshop

There will be a cord rosary-making workshop from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Marian Prayer Center. Cost is $20 for materials and instructional handouts. Call (503) 583-3723 to register (required) and for more information.



Sunday, December 4, 2016
Catholic CEOs band together for help in living out faith

Fifteen years ago, a group of Oregon Catholic CEOs decided they wanted to live out their faith more deeply at work and even apply Catholic principles to the way they run their businesses. 

With the help of then-Archbishop John Vlazny, they formed a chapter of Legatus, a national organization founded in 1987 by Tom Monaghan, a Catholic who started Domino’s Pizza. 



Saturday, December 3, 2016
WATCH: Fleeing al-Qaida

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 smiles sadly. Life as a refugee is a painful gift.



Friday, December 2, 2016
Nation and World
Bethlehem businesses hope for merry season

BETHLEHEM, West Bank — Even the Christmas decorations seem more cheerful this year in Bethlehem.



Tuesday, December 6, 2016
WATCH: Paper's 1941 war edition expressed faith, patriotism of island Catholics


Sunday, December 4, 2016
Faith leaders urge Obama to grant pardons to immigrants, prisoners
WASHINGTON — Faith leaders and immigrant advocates urged President Barack Obama to pardon immigrants in the country without legal documentation and people with nonviolent, federal drug offenses serving prison sentences.

Saturday, December 3, 2016
Pope Francis/Vatican
Helping others realize their potential is good business, pope says
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis pleaded with a group of billionaires to take seriously their personal obligation to share their resources and make a real commitment to doing business in a way that helps other people realize their potential, too.

Monday, December 5, 2016
Pope: Threat of hell is real

VATICAN CITY — Death and final judgment before the Lord are not frightening if you live being faithful to God, Pope Francis said.



Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Pope extends special Year of Mercy provisions on confession

In his letter, Pope Francis said he formally was giving all priests permanent permission to grant absolution to those who confess to having procured an abortion. While many bishops around the world, and almost all bishops in the United States, routinely grant that faculty to all their priests, Pope Francis had made it universal during the Holy Year.



Monday, November 21, 2016

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