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They want to overturn life-saving policy
Henry Hyde, the late Illinois congressman for whom the Hyde Amendment is named.
Henry Hyde, the late Illinois congressman for whom the Hyde Amendment is named.

The Hyde Amendment is 40 years old this year. It undoubtedly has saved many lives. But the Democratic Party officially wants to repeal it, against the wishes of pro-life Democrats and almost everyone else.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Can't hear it enough
Our newspaper offers exploration of issues, event coverage, analysis, opinions, photos and video. We tell you what Catholics do and what they say. This is all important.  

Thursday, September 15, 2016
Unfounded critique
That’s what the schools really are about. Too bad our local secular newspaper is blind to that kind of truth and instead is ensconced in an unsubstantiated anti-Catholic conspiracy theory.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
To those who coached CYO teams in every conceivable sport
The hubbub of picking jersey numbers is one of the funniest things in this wild world.
Monday, September 12, 2016
Is it cowardice?
Is the West's tepid response to the religious cleansing of Syrian and Iraqi Christians a sign of naivety, greed or maybe cowardice? Or is there a Machiavellian strategy to ease religious tension in the region by silently watching a 2,000-year-old Christian presence simply fade away?
Saturday, September 10, 2016
Form your conscience

Amid all this churning of information, perhaps a more thoughtful investigation of the parties and their "religion" platforms, especially regarding voters who bring their faith with them into the voting booth, may be helpful.

Friday, September 9, 2016
Exploring the final frontier, Star Trek offered peace, Vatican paper says
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Honoring Star Trek's 50th anniversary, the Vatican newspaper said the overwhelmingly popular series gave the world a model of peace, tolerance and cooperation at a time of global tensions.
Thursday, September 8, 2016
Helping neighbors
Following the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, children's television icon Fred Rogers shared this insight from his mother: "Always look for the helpers."
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
From the Archives
Francis Cop, who was accidental­ly shot five weeks ago, is improv­ing at a Portland hospital.
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
A smart combination at Vatican
Combining these three concerns into one dicastery is perfectly in line with the focus and priorities of the papacy of Pope Francis, as well as those of his immediate predecessors, St. John Paul II and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI
Friday, September 2, 2016
Replace fear
Many times, Christians have lifted up the cry of the poor and become their brothers' keepers.  
Thursday, September 1, 2016
A good patron for Oregon

St. Teresa of Kolkata woke us up to the duty and beauty of radical love. For a lot of reasons, she’d be a fine patron for Oregon.

Monday, August 29, 2016
A note on the Beatitudes
Blessed are those who get it that religions work best as verbs, not nouns.
Friday, August 26, 2016
From the Archives
Four Sisters of St. Mary of Ore­gon left yesterday for a jungle outpost on the Amazon river in Peru, to be their order’s first for­eign missionary workers.
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Encountering God's Presence at World Youth Day
“Well, we played mafia a lot.” I responded, when my parents asked me what I did on World Youth Day.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
A pilgrimage of mercy
This is what we are all called to do, not just during this Jubilee Year of Mercy, but for the rest of our lives afterward.  Our time in Krakow helped me understand that, and I pray that I can continue Pope Francis’ call to battle with every step I take.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Worth handing on
The July 15 Sentinel deserves to be shared with family, friends and strangers.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
A letter to my children as they prepare to go back to school
And when you need help, we’re here, ever as always, to lend a helping hand and a chocolate chip cookie or two for good measure, unless Dad or I eat them all before you get home.
Monday, August 15, 2016
Facing Hiroshima
The horrors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the morality of our actions there, are appropriate topics in any discussion of nuclear proliferation -- as are plans by the U.S. military to spend up to $1 trillion in the next three decades "modernizing" its nuclear arsenal.
Sunday, August 14, 2016
Conscience over convenience
In Oregon, we are heartened that Congress is poised to pass a bill protecting the inviolability of conscience. We need such a law more than anyone else.  
Saturday, August 13, 2016
Tool for self-sufficiency
Thanks to organizations like Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Portland, an important federal self-sufficiency program has been yanked back from the edge of a precipice.
Friday, August 12, 2016

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