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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
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


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