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People hold crosses while standing behind a statue of Christ during a re-enactment of the Crucifixion near Monterrey, Mexico.
I regret that I did not have the advantage of Father Brown’s scholarship and Mother Teresa’s personal witness to fall back on when as a young priest I first met devout Catholics who confided in me that they felt abandoned by God.
Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Prayer for Priests
Here is a list of priests to pray for during March, courtesy of the Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women:
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Healing marriages with Retrouvaille

“Does talking about it only make it worse?” That’s one of the questions that Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vi with a long i) asks couples whose marriages are in trouble.

Friday, February 19, 2016
Liturgy conference talk recordings available
All of the talks recorded at Portland’s 2015 Sacred Liturgy Conference are now available. There are 11 in all, including Archbishop Alexander Sample, Father Theo Lange and Dr. Lynne Bissonnette-Pitre.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Prayer for Priests
Prayer for our Priests is a ministry of the Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women. The Catholic Sentinel shares the joy of this devotion with all Oregon Catholics. A day each month is set aside to pray for the names of priests serving in the Archdiocese of Portland. Please remember them and all priests, deacons and religious in your daily prayers.
O, Jesus I pray for Your faithful and fervent priests, especially (name here). Keep them all close to Your heart and bless them abundantly in time and eternity. Amen.

Monday, February 1, 2016
Young adults delve into mercy
More than 40 young adults, age 19 to 35, both singled and married, gathered last month for the annual archdiocesan young adult weekend retreat. The retreat’s theme was “Living the Works of Mercy,” based on the Jubilee Year of Mercy. The group studied “What To Do When Jesus Is Hungry,” by Father Andrew Apostoli.
Monday, January 25, 2016
Like it or not, just by being a parent, you're a teacher as well

Teachers — whether in the classroom or on the playing field, whether grandparents or godparents, friends or relatives, moms or dads – the author salutes you.

Friday, January 22, 2016
What we learn becomes more visible through light of faith
The mission of a Catholic school is the same as the mission of the Church, that is, to pass on the faith. Catholic schools are about partnering with parents to form, inform, and transform each student into a faith-filled, well-rounded, and virtuous human being who will help make the world a better place.
Friday, January 22, 2016
Gonzaga to encourage high schoolers in theology

SPOKANE – A $294,415 grant from the Lilly Endowment Inc. will fund a Gonzaga University initiative to encourage high school students to embrace theology. 

Thursday, January 7, 2016
'Keep growing'

Today’s Catholic adults may have had their catechism as children. But they still need — and want — to keep learning about their faith. What’s more, people like Anthony Ordway want to “recharge” a personal relationship with Jesus. 

Thursday, January 7, 2016
Benedictines host Taizé prayer

MOUNT ANGEL  – The Benedictine Sisters of Mount Angel invite the public to an ecumenical Taizé prayer service at 7 p.m. Sunday, on Dec. 20. The hour-long Taizé service is held on the third Sunday of each month in the Queen of Angels Monastery Chapel at 840 S. Main St. The service combines singing, Scripture and silent contemplation. 

Thursday, December 17, 2015
Portland home to a new formation program

Shawn Amaral and Austin Carr are pioneers. Recent graduates of the Anaheim, Calif. high school run by the Servite priests and brothers, they are the first in a Portland program for college men discerning whether they want to become Servites.

Thursday, December 17, 2015
Genuflect or bow? When, why and how

“For Catholics, gestures made with the body constitute an acknowledgement of God’s presence. We genuflect as a sign of adoration and belief in the Real Presence, that is, of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist,” said Mata. “We bow as a form of reverence to signify our belief and to give respect for that which we are bowing to.”

Thursday, December 17, 2015
U.P. hosts contemplative prayer

The University of Portland’s Chapel of Christ the Teacher hosts a 30-minute contemplative prayer session at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9. Visio Divina, with roots in monastic tradition, offers an opportunity for meditation and guided contemplative prayer. Each encounter will focus on a different image each week from the St. John's Bible.

Sunday, December 6, 2015
UP professor awarded by Holy Cross
Karen Eifler, a professor in the University of Portland’s School of Education and co-director of the Garaventa Center for Catholic Intellectual Life and American Culture at U.P., has received a 2015 Spirit of Holy Cross Award.
Monday, November 23, 2015
Web brings prayers of archbishop, people together
Project Prayer is an initiative through the Archdiocese of Portland’s Office of Divine Worship to make Archbishop Alexander Sample’s desire to be closer to his flock a reality.
Monday, November 23, 2015
Liturgy's beauty reveals Christ

More than 90 people last month came from around the Northwest to a Portland conference on sacred liturgy. The dozen lectures explored the beauty and treasures of the liturgy as gift and revelation from God.

Monday, November 23, 2015
Local Dominicans to mark order's 800th anniversary

This fall marks the 800th anniversary of the Dominicans, founded when European cities were burgeoning and universities were taking root. 

Monday, November 23, 2015
Remembering Janice in stone

Carl Green has a recurring daydream. In it, his grandson Zack, now a student at Bishop O’Dowd High School in Oakland, Calif., is bringing his own children to see the four-foot-tall grave marker under which Green and his wife Janice lie. 

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Catholic Funeral FAQs
To help pastors and individuals, the Archdiocese of Portland for some years has had a set of funeral policies, culled from canon law, general instructions and local custom. Here are some questions the policies address.
Monday, November 9, 2015
Funeral traditions human as well as sacred
Monday, November 9, 2015

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