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  • Where do I find local Catholic news now?
    With the Oct. 1 closure of the Catholic Sentinel as well as its website catholicsentinel.org, western Oregon Catholics will need to look elsewhere for local church news.
    For 152 years, we mostly got things right, but it’s the blunders that we remember and that make us laugh.
  • UPDATE: Beloved priest dies at 102
    The oldest Catholic priest in Oregon died early Sept. 28. Father Vincent Cunniff was 102. The funeral is set for Monday, Oct. 10, 11 a.m. at St. Mary Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Northwest Portland. 
    From 1870 to 2022, the Catholic Sentinel covered Catholic news, global and local. Here is a look at some of our most memorable work, from the anti-Catholic onslaught of the 19th century to the church’s recent grappling with clergy sex abuse and racism.

  • Historians concerned but hopeful
    With the end of the Catholic Sentinel and El Centinela, local Catholic historians fear the local Catholic story may fade.

  • New peace pole in Hillsboro
    On a beautiful Saturday morning, this past weekend, Oregon Peace Builders together with Habitat for Humanity met with several families to dedicate a Peace Pole for their new community at Alder Commons in Hillsboro.
  • New leader at Lane County agency
    The new executive director of Catholic Community Services of Lane County most recently led operations for four homeless shelters and four community centers for Catholic Charities of Los Angeles.
  • ACCW activities on calendar
    The annual day of recollection for the Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women is set for Wednesday, Oct. 12, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. at Our Lady of Peace Retreat in Beaverton. There will be conferences and a Mass.
  • President’s son a volunteer in Portland in ‘90s
    Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden, was a Jesuit Volunteer who served in Portland during 1992 and 1993.
  • Lecture on dementia
    Following a two-year hiatus because of COVID precautions, the annual Sister Marilyn Schwab Memorial Lecture returns from 6 to 7:30 pm, Tuesday, Sept. 27. The lecture will be held in Agatha Hall at Queen of Angels Monastery, 840 S Main St. in Mount Angel.
  • Camp Howard opens with scholarships
    For the four oldest children of Natalie and Jeff Duffy, a weeklong adventure at Camp Howard seemed a dream beyond grasp.
  • Attacker photographed
    Pro-life activists have taken a photo of a man who has been attacking them at downtown Portland vigils.
  • Fire danger down in Oakridge
    Fire danger has decreased in the town of Oakridge, where residents had been ordered to leave Sept. 10.
  • Affordable housing opens in St. Johns
    The newest residents of North Portland’s trendy St. Johns neighborhood include a retired school bus driver and a formerly homeless mother of four.
  • Adolescent mental health: Good news amid the bad
    The frightening decline in teens’ mental health was well underway before the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Program helps young adults get on track
    A longtime teacher and principal at Portland’s Jesuit High School is leading a free mentorship program to help young adults plan life and get going.
  • Executive board played crucial role during pandemic
    Brian Thompson, CYO and Camp Howard executive board chair, and Aaron Labadie, board member, recently recalled their families’ sports and camp participation and the board’s critical role, particularly during the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • She likes the balance
    In an August interview with Mater Deo Radio, Cahill said she likes CYO because it strikes a good balance between competition and fun.
  • Encouraging words for donors
    Gary Epping, president of the Epping Family Foundation, is a committed and longtime donor to Camp Howard and the CYO/Camp Howard Champions of Faith Benefit Dinner.
  • ‘The child is not the mere creature of the state’
    Most Oregonians take Catholic schools for granted. But only a century ago, a majority of the state’s voters chose to outlaw private schooling altogether. Implicitly yet irrefutably, the vote was a broadside against Catholics.
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