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Truth may hurt

Thank you, Father, for reminding us that “Practicing self-truth spills over into our work, family, government and church, generating the strength needed to fight today’s falsehoods and dishonesties.”


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Thanks for help
I hope everyone took time on our most sacred non-religious day to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice so we could live in peace.
Sunday, June 18, 2017
Cartoon offensive
At least Pope Francis demonstrated class during President Trump’s visit, as compared to your introduction of a bogus sanctuary issue in a cartoon.
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Equally heroic
Instead of acknowledging our call as human beings to help one another, you call out only the known Christian and set him apart.
Friday, June 16, 2017
Be thorough
Islam is a religion of all ethnicities, so being antagonistic toward Muslims doesn’t make him a racist, it makes him a bigot and a hateful person. Nuance means something. Please be more thorough.
Thursday, June 15, 2017
You are blessed
I miss them dearly. Portland is truly blessed.
Sunday, June 4, 2017
A gentle pastor
He was a kind and gentle pastor with a great sense of humor.
Friday, June 2, 2017
In face of vocations crisis, we need biblical realism
We could as a parish observe the Ember Days, which were three days set aside for prayer and fasting for priests at the beginning of every season.
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Tips for parents

On the blog New Liturgical Movement, Peter Kwasniewski lamented what he termed “spiritual illiteracy” among many Catholics. Who can argue? I think most Catholics, myself included, feel they have an inadequate knowledge of the faith.


Tuesday, May 23, 2017
The archives!
Then it hit me: the Catholic Sentinel archives. This vast database of Oregon Catholic history, online and searchable, right at my fingertips.
Monday, May 22, 2017
Now it's up to us
The website is very well done with plenty of interesting articles and helpful resources. Now it is up to the rest of us to use the resources to carry out the mission of this center.
Sunday, May 21, 2017
Why have we forgotten how early Christians loved?
In the last four years we have heard the constant drumbeat from Pope Francis to go out to those in need, those on the fringes, and to be with them to help in ways that maintain human dignity. We seem to be nowhere near meeting the need.
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Big picture view
It is a big-picture view of Catholic education in a rapidly changing environment. Nicely done.
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Answer this
I would like to ask Mr. Hawking three questions from a scientific standpoint.
Monday, May 8, 2017
Weary of it
As a Catholic, I am tired of racial profiling.
Sunday, May 7, 2017
Praying for offender is a vital part of forgiveness
Sooner or later, everyone who struggles seriously with un-forgiveness will realize — as Heather Renshaw came to realize — that forgiveness is a choice, not a feeling.
Saturday, May 6, 2017
Superb archives
I compliment you on your website’s archive section. It is amazing.
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


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