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  • A deeper look at spiritual communion
    In a prayer of spiritual communion, we ask ourselves what our connection with God and the sacraments is like, said Father Moisés Leal, pastor of St. Luke Parish in Woodburn. “It is a test to measure and demonstrate whether the faith we have really is strong or, on the contrary, if we live it at our convenience.”
Small book available for eucharistic devotion
    June 14 marks Corpus Christi, the church’s Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ. That’s when Catholics pay special attention to how God is present in the Eucharist.
  • Pentecost-in-place
    Many of the faithful will still be worshipping at home on Pentecost Sunday. With that in mind, the staff of the Catholic Sentinel are sharing ideas for how to celebrate the feast day at home.
  • 'Modest resurgence' seen in the use of chant at Mass
    WASHINGTON (CNS) — When Catholics return to their churches as coronavirus-induced lockdowns ease up, they're not likely to be confronted with a bunch of unfamiliar words in Latin printed in some medieval-era typeface with notes in the shape of squares rather than ovals.
  • There's a place for film in catechesis, Catholic filmmakers declare
    WASHINGTON (CNS) — There is a time and a place for everything, but in catechesis, there should be time and a place for film, argued three top executives of the Catholic film production company ODB Films.
  • Sporting event shows values needed in pandemic aftermath, pope says
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Sports can offer a unique witness of unity that can build a "bridge of peace" between men and women of different religions and cultures and promote solidarity, Pope Francis said.
  • New memoir shares raw tale of journalist's path to Catholic faith
    Open this memoir and brace yourself for some pretty unconventional Catholic reading. Equal parts conversion story and underground rock 'n' roll music trivia collection, "Sunday Will Never Be the Same" by Dawn Eden Goldstein may not be for everyone, but the author's raw honesty is worthy of the reader's time.
  • In Arkansas family, all hands put to work to design children's missalette
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (CNS) — Grace Dickinson is blunt in her 12-year-old wisdom — the Catholic missalette is boring. But not because of the Scriptures, which are filled with exciting stories of our faith, but the presentation itself.
  • Two Benedictines ordained priests
    MOUNT ANGEL — Two Benedictine brothers were ordained to the priesthood Saturday, May 23, at Mount Angel Abbey.
  • Concerts aim to foster hope, unity among faithful in mission dioceses
    CHICAGO (CNS) — Catholic Extension's online concert series aims to lift people's spirits during a time of struggle and uncertainty caused by the pandemic, while also promoting the vitality of the Catholic faith in the poor communities in U.S. mission dioceses supported by the Chicago-based organization.
  • Delay does not disturb seminarian who is grateful for each moment
    Tony Galati has been appreciating every minute of his seminary formation, so waiting an extra month to become a transitional deacon has left him unperturbed.
  • Archbishop welcomes spiritual fatherhood
    Amid the coronavirus lockdown, Portland Archbishop Alexander Sample has experienced a deepened sense of his priestly identity as a spiritual father.
  • Making a virtual retreat
    With retreats around the country canceled and the faithful stuck at home, now is a good time to participate in a virtual retreat or create a stay-at-home retreat.
  • Florida Catholic student, now in virtual choir, says she'll never stop singing
    ORLANDO, Fla. (CNS) -- The coronavirus restrictions haven't stopped people from singing, but it's moved their public singing to online formats.
  • Pandemic inspires artist to create icon of Christ as healer
    CHICAGO (CNS) -- When word came that Illinois residents were being asked to stay home and the Archdiocese of Chicago suspended public Masses in mid-March, Chicago-based iconographer Joseph Malham was at loose ends, like so many others.
  • Volume on assisted reproduction falls short on moral considerations
    It might seem like another lifetime ago, but bioethical questions about the beginning of life used to regularly be topics of national discussion and controversy. Even as recently as the early 2000s, decisions on embryonic stem-cell funding merited a nationwide presidential address and was even the focus of the first veto wielded by President George W. Bush.
  • Volume on early church offers fine beginning to historical series
    "The Early Church" is the first in a series of books on "Reclaiming Catholic History." The seven books in the series will recreate for general readers the experiences and development of the church through the periods of the Roman Empire, the Dark and Middle Ages, the Reformation, the Enlightenment and into modern times.
  • Virus keeps prison ministry on hold
    The growing Catholic prison ministry in western Oregon has been temporarily halted by the coronavirus as prison visits are prohibited.
  • During pandemic, film, books will commemorate St. John Paul's legacy
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pandemic restrictions have upset plans for pilgrimages and major public Masses celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of St. John Paul II.
  • Virgin consecration set for May 24
    The rite of consecration of a virgin will go ahead May 24 as part of a weekly 11 a.m. livestreamed Sunday Mass from St. Mary Cathedral in Portland. Miriam Marston, 38-year-old coordinator of lay ministry formation for the Archdiocese of Portland, will be consecrated to God in an ancient ceremony with Archbishop Alexander Sample presiding.
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