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  • Couple issue challenge grant to help fire survivors
    In September 2021, Rob and Sharla Walsh were in Redmond. Rob had visited the adoration chapel of St. Thomas Church there and picked up a copy of the Catholic Sentinel.
  • Honors abound at Fern Ridge
    The Fern Ridge Chamber of Commerce held its 54th Distinguished Service Awards April 14, and St. Catherine of Siena in Veneta had three parishioners honored for contributions to the well-being of those less fortunate.
  • UPDATED: ‘God’s economy’
    All Douglas Tsoi wants is an economy that runs according to the law of divine grace.
  • Artist who contributed to many Catholic sites dies at 89
    A famed Oregon City metal sculptor who did work for Catholic buildings in the wake of the second Vatican Council died March 28. Lee Kelly was 89.

  • Leaked draft sets ground for Oregon debate
    As Oregon’s governor vowed to “fight like hell” to preserve the state’s highly permissive abortion rights, the leader of Oregon Right to Life urged a quick move to moderate laws that would be supported by most Oregonians.
  • Pro-life sites hit
    Two Oregon pro-life sites were vandalized in the wake of a leaked U.S. Supreme Court draft opinion that indicates a majority of justices poised to overturn the 1973 decision that created a national right to abortion.
  • Southern Oregon Vicariate reports joy, offers suggestions
    Southern Oregon parishes were the first to complete the vicariate level synodal discernment.



  • U.P. student still missing
    Just days before he was to graduate, a University of Portland senior went missing. Authorities say they have no information on the whereabouts of Andrew Barton, last seen April 27. His car was found parked near the east end of the St. Johns Bridge.

  • The prima facie case for nutrition
    Weight loss and muscle gain are popularly espoused as the benefits of mindful nutrition. But that notion misses the essential role nutrition plays in chronic disease and the immune system.
  • ‘A rolling natural disaster’: Oregon’s need for mental health care
    Families and communities need to keep the basics in mind for mental health — and reach out to one another

  • NW hospitals have European roots
    Catholic-based hospitals are ubiquitous in the United States, providing more than 15% of the nation’s hospital beds, according to government sources. In Oregon, as in several other states, it’s more than 30%. Many are part of vast systems that are among the nation’s largest health care providers.
  • Siblings run a Catholic family practice
    Dr. Anh Linh Hoang, a young Catholic pediatrician, was ready to sign the contract that would make her part of an established and thriving medical practice.
  • Oregon Right to Life office set on fire
    The offices of Oregon Right to Life in Keizer were set on fire late Sunday night, the organization announced Monday.

  • CARING FOR GABE
    When Gabriel Rader’s mother was pregnant, an ultrasound delivered grim news. The baby’s head was too small, the doctor told her. Gabriel’s brain might not fully form. With problems this severe, he would likely miscarry, or die in his first year of life. This year Gabriel Rader turns 14.
  • Serving God and serving patients in mid-century Oregon
    When my parents knelt in a pew at St. Anne Church in Grants Pass on Easter morning 1946, I have no doubt they were praying to God that they were doing the right thing.
  • KID BUILDER
    On any given weekend, Sister Krista von Borstel stands for long stretches at along the track, poolside, on the sidelines or at summer camp dispensing encouragement to sweaty or dripping wet youngsters who have given their all, win or lose.
  • Lecture on roots of political discord
    A University of Notre Dame professor delivers a lecture May 11 on what he sees as root causes of civic strife in the nation.
  • Three to be ordained deacons May 21
    Archbishop Alexander Sample will ordain three men as transitional deacons of the Archdiocese of Portland Saturday, May 21, 11 a.m. at St. Mary Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Northwest Portland.
  • Mary as mother and protector
    On Monday, May 9, the Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women will sponsor a day of recollection at St. James Parish, 301 Frances St. in Mollala. The theme is Mary as mother and protector.
  • The annual collection for Catholic Charities is set for the weekend of May 14-15 at parishes in western Oregon.
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