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No on dope
Catholic News ServicePre-rolled marijuana joints are pictured at the Sea of Green Farms in Seattle.
Catholic News Service
Pre-rolled marijuana joints are pictured at the Sea of Green Farms in Seattle.
Marijuana is not taken in moderation; the intent is to severely numb and weaken the brain.
Friday, October 17, 2014

Jobs should go to locals
Currently, 120,000 illegal immigrants may hold Oregon jobs.
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Questions on 88
I think we all have sympathy for the plight of poor immigrants trying to improve their lot; we even admire their hard work and initiative. But I do have a hard time with saying “this group must obey the law, but that group is exempt from it.”


Saturday, October 18, 2014
Church is wrong on marijuana
The Church is wrong on marijuana. We’re wasting limited resources that could be put to better use, and are causing every problem we experienced with our failed experiment on alcohol prohibition.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
History says: No women clergy
Deacon Cummings’ column on “women deacons” failed to distinguish the sacramental  diaconate from non-sacramental laying on of hands for various reasons, including certain functions entrusted to women.
Monday, October 6, 2014
Society gets dumber and dumber
I have worked with addicts for 22 years and every one of them started with pot, then moved into using other drugs when pot quit working.
Sunday, October 5, 2014
Letter should have something to do with Church
I do not expect the letter writer/reader to be an expert on the subject matter, but I do expect the Sentinel to maintain editorial oversight and only to publish letters that are somehow related to our faith and/or church.
Friday, October 3, 2014
Glad you're retiring
It was with pleasure that I received word of Robert Pfohman’s impending retirement from the Sentinel after 33 years as editor. The damage he did both to the faithful and possibly those who wanted to enter the Church and were discouraged by his obvious liberal stance will never be known.
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Don't advocate violence
I cringe when I read in any newspaper an exhortation to eradicate or wipe out any group.  Now I know that ISIS are “the bad guys” and of course we in the USA are all “good guys.”  And I know that Pope Francis has assured us that Christians have a right to defend persecuted Christians who are facing destruction.
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Eschew rantings
The Oregon Catholic Conference is both timely and eloquent in supporting voter passage of this measure. Yet it is unfortunate that well-intentioned but sadly misguided Sentinel readers also choose to listen to the rantings of right-wing talk radio.
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Do they follow God, or Satan?
Acts of violence of this nature supposedly in the name of God could be considered by their very nature a violation of the Second Commandment. Are these people following God or Satan?
Friday, September 26, 2014
Not all laying on of hands was equal
Deacon Cummings’ column on “women deacons” failed to distinguish the sacramental diaconate from non-sacramental laying on of hands for various reasons, including certain functions entrusted to women.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Helpful marriage programs
As a current long-standing board member for the Northwest Catholic Counseling Center, I would like to inform your readers that we too have a rewarding pre-marriage program for couples of all ages, looking to better prepare themselves for a Catholic based marriage. 
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Past time to put a merciful end to death penalty
What if, instead of spending additional millions to kill criminals, we use that money to help the victims’ families put their lives back together, with therapy, counseling and restitution?
Monday, September 22, 2014
Vote candidates, issues
What these self-identifying “conservative-Republican” Catholics fail to understand is that the fullness of our faith is not reflected in the proprietary use of the words “liberal/conservative,” nor in a political party or ideology.
Sunday, September 21, 2014
We make prayer shawls, too
Both Holy Redeemer in North Bend and St. Monica’s in Coos Bay also have Prayer Shawl Ministries.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Doing the Father's will
Benedict and Scholastica are collaborators (Ora et labora) with Francis and Clare of Assisi (in poverty, humility and simplicity) working to make our Father’s will “be done on earth as it is in heaven.”
Monday, September 15, 2014
Remember praying for enemies?
When I go to church on Sunday, during the Prayer of the Faithful, I hear prayers and petitions for those we care about, and rightly so. However, I recall something that Jesus said about praying for our enemies being a bigger challenge.


Sunday, September 14, 2014
His history is off
When Bush invaded Iraq illegally, Saddam had no WMD. Even the United Nations could find none. He had been sanctioned for 10 years. That’s history!
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Live simpler
“Live simply so others may simply live,” Mother Teresa advises.  You can be part of the solution, addressing poverty in America by choosing to live simpler and by acting in hope. 
Friday, September 12, 2014
St. Francis letter applies now, too
A few years ago, I came across the letter written by St. Francis of Assisi in 1221 that he considered a plan for peace from heaven. He addressed the contents to all who “wish true peace from heaven and sincere charity in the Lord.”
Thursday, September 11, 2014


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