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Archbishop Alexander Sample blesses the new offices of the Catholic Sentinel Oct. 19.

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Archbishop Alexander Sample blesses the new offices of the Catholic Sentinel Oct. 19.

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
Local
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
Nation and World
Prayer for fire victims
GATLINBURG, Tenn. — Catholic parishioners in the Diocese of Knoxville are among those who have lost homes and businesses in the wildfires that ravaged tourist areas in the Great Smoky Mountains region Nov. 29, said Bishop Richard F. Stika of Knoxville.

Friday, December 2, 2016
'Protect our undocumented students'
WASHINGTON — More than 70 presidents at Catholic colleges and universities have signed a statement pledging their support for students attending their schools who are legally protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA.

Thursday, December 1, 2016
Lithuanian archbishop says citizens tense over Russian buildup

WARSAW, Poland — Lithuanian Archbishop Gintaras Grusas said citizens are anxious about military threats from neighboring Russia but said support from Europe and the United States helped calm those fears.



Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Pope Francis/Vatican
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
Proclaim Christ the king of mercy, pope says at end of Holy Year
VATICAN CITY — Following Christ the King, whose regal power is love and mercy, means the whole church and each Christian must "follow his way of tangible love," Pope Francis said.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

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