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  • The teaching of the church on cohabitation is clear.
  • Is God calling you?
    Perched on the motorcycle behind Katie, racing with the wind and feeling the freedom of life as a newly graduated high school student, Mary Margaret Delaski suddenly decided it was time to tell her friend of a decision she had made.
  • Resurrection: Encountering evidence in everyday things
    Everyone encounters suffering and death. That is the human condition. But by the death and resurrection of Jesus, Christians know there is more. They also realize that if one is open to it, it’s possible to catch moments of hope and glimpses into the reality that exist beyond earthly life.
  • A priest’s second career
    Franciscan Father Michael Harvey, lead clinical chaplain at Providence Seaside Hospital, has varied days supporting staff and patients in clinics from Astoria to Cannon Beach.
  • Monk to explore spirituality of St. Joseph
    A monk who is a media star but also humble will lead a retreat for Archdiocese of Portland priests June 27-July 1 at Mount Angel Abbey.
  • CROWN FOR MARY
    May is the month of Mary, and to venerate her, children from St. Alice Parish in Springfield led a Marian procession at the start of Masses on May 1.
  • If the walls could talk
    St. Catherine Hall, the former music building at the now closed Marylhurst University, is the new home of the Franciscan Spiritual Center. After more than 15 years in Milwaukie, the center is again on the west side of the Willamette River, in an Italianate brick building with music-soaked walls, close to where the ministry of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia began in Portland.

  • Suffering stinks, but moves souls forward
    Jesus protects us from sin, not from suffering, a renowned Catholic philosopher told an Oregon State University online audience April 8.

  • Carrying on the healing ministry of Jesus
    If you could ask Jesus’ contemporaries what they knew of him, most would declare him a healer. The Lord’s teaching transformed hearts and his Passion would liberate the very universe. But thousands came to see and listen mostly because they heard that this carpenter from a backwater called Nazareth could cure the sick.
  • Auxiliary Bishop Ken Steiner known for putting God’s people first
    After hearing that Auxiliary Bishop Ken Steiner had been a priest for 60 years and a bishop for 44 years, one enterprising grade-schooler did the math and presumed the man standing before the class was 104 years old.
  • The Holy Spirit’s guidance
    Deacon Larry Loumena, director of RCIA at St. Henry Parish in Gresham, believes the dozens of parish directors of Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults across the archdiocese have one of the best jobs in the church.
  • Persisting through obstacles
    The winding path to the Catholic faith traveled by Erika Zamora-Valle took more than 30 years.
  • Drawn in through the music
    Dyan Cubacub was baptized as a baby, but that, for decades, was pretty much it when it came to her relationship with the Catholic Church.
  • Appreciating RCIA together
    Anna Baker is a busy working mom, but Cathy Leeper, one of the longtime volunteers with the RCIA program at St. Henry Parish, was looking straight at her when asking for sponsors for the catechumens and candidates last year.
  • Sponsor’s influence transcends this world
    As Breana Erickson prepared to become a Catholic, she turned to the one person who inspired her the most, her grandfather Henry Lucht, and asked him to be her sponsor. He happily agreed and though separated by many years and 174 miles, the two would discuss their faith by phone.
  • A young evangelical becomes Catholic
    Emily Alexandra González, a young evangelical Christian, became a new Catholic at St. Cecilia Church in Beaverton, receiving the sacraments of Communion and confirmation at the Easter Vigil April 16.

  • The whole family
    A family of seven became Catholic at St. John the Baptist Parish in Milwaukie.
  • NEW CATHOLICS 2022
    Here is a list of those who entered the Catholic Church of western Oregon at Easter, with names being sent in by parishes. In the following days, the Sentinel will dive deeper into the stories of several. 
  • Scenes and excerpts from Holy Week
    Holy Week in western Oregon included the washing of feet, memories of the first Eucharist, bereavement at the death of Jesus, and joy in nighttime vigils, illuminated with joy and candles. (SEE PHOTO GALLERY. Scenes from St. Mary Cathedral, St. John the Baptist in Milwaukie, St. Henry in Gresham, Sacred Heart in Medford, Shepherd of the Valley in Central Point, Our Lady of Fatima in Shady Cove, St. Helen in Sweet Home, St. Anthony in Portland)
  • What’s your response?
    “What will be your response to the Resurrection?” Archbishop Alexander Sample asked on a video released on Facebook early Easter morning.
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