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Monday, April 24, 2017

"The Shack" opens hearts
We are in “field hospital” times, and have to first stop the bleeding. The movie opens our hearts to God’s love.
Friday, April 21, 2017
Sanctuary might mean asylum
Accompaniment as described in the document is an essential part of our responsibility to undocumented persons, especially those who are members of our congregations. However, offering asylum may become necessary to protect families and individuals from forced deportation.
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Like a daffodil

The passing of my dear friend Sister Teresa Mitchell at the Carmel in Eugene leaves the world a darker place. She always reminded me of one of my favorite flowers, the daffodil — a bright and cheerful spot in the gray cold of spring.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Leave it to God
They can choose to follow Jesus’s words in Matthew 7:12 and provide the best service they can and leave the judging up to God.
Monday, April 10, 2017
New school act?
As the Affordable Care Act brought millions into health care insurance, possibly another move forward could be made in education by enacting an Affordable School Act.
Sunday, April 9, 2017
The cruelest laws
Oregon has the cruelest abortion laws in America. We do have a majority leader in the Oregon House of Representatives who can make a difference.
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Aid public schools
Public education is a civic duty. Private education is a parental choice.
Friday, April 7, 2017
Your newspaper expresses why I'm a Catholic
Your publication really is a place of mental and spiritual refuge — a special blessing for us in prison. Joy! Hope! Mercy! Love! Faith! Compassion! Acceptance! Forgiveness!
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Door is not shut
I think we should give President Trump’s administration the benefit of the doubt regarding a pause on immigration from countries producing the most unbalanced individuals wielding knives — and bombs.
Monday, March 27, 2017
Fix schools, don't abandon them
I have a child enrolled in Catholic school. It was a choice my wife and I made based on our experience as children and our desire to have our child surrounded by the Catholic faith. However, I in no way want to take public funds away from public schools.
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Enough 'me first'

We can argue that being a good Christian is all about getting to the next life and attaining salvation. Yet, Jesus clearly focused on how we treat each other in this life.

Saturday, March 25, 2017
We miss him
He was so welcoming, never too busy to give us a welcome hug.
Friday, March 24, 2017
Use some sense
The abandonment of common sense is not an American value in seeking justice and liberty for the citizens of both America and of Mexico.
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Where was the warrant?
If, as the article states, he was punished “for propagating a theory with insufficient proof,” where was the church’s warrant for jailing people for the crime of bad science?
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Church and science go together
Thank you for quoting Brother Louis de Montfort Nguyen, a monk scientist who teaches a course at Mount Angel Seminary on faith and science: “The Catholic Church isn’t in any way against science.”
Monday, March 13, 2017
Don't rewrite history
I do want to compliment the Catholic Church for its progressive stance on established sciences like evolution during the past 50 years. We’ve come a long way.
Sunday, March 12, 2017
What about men?
Many of the women or girls are being forced into prostitution. One thing that does not seem to be addressed is the men who pay for these services.
Saturday, March 11, 2017
We were one
Those who aligned to protect our Spanish-speaking neighbors were of a broad crossection of traditions, religions, nationalities and political persuasions.
Friday, March 10, 2017
No fear worse
There is no fear worse than being on the streets, alone, on a cold night with nothing but the clothes on your back.
Thursday, March 9, 2017
How to measure?
Let us join with the Holy Father in praying that, under the president’s leadership, “May America’s stature continue to be measured above all by its concern for the poor, the outcast and those in need.”
Friday, March 3, 2017

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