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  • The work of God
    The psalms speak to every emotion and heartbreak of the human soul.
  • Renee and the guardian angel
    Suddenly, Renee realized she was standing in the shadow of a tall person. When she turned around, she was looking right up at a handsome man, at least 10 years her senior, dressed in a grey flannel suit and red tie.
  • Truth Matters: The liberating answer of a liberating education
    Far from creating delusions of grandeur and supreme wisdom, a genuine education increases humility, for true knowledge consists in acknowledging God’s greatness and the smallness of human understanding.
  • Unity by doughnut
    The path out of current strife may be jelly-filled.
  • An old heresy
    As part of the kick-off this month of the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, Pope Francis has called upon us to be the “Restoration Generation,” committed to support and scale up efforts “to prevent, halt and reverse the degradation of ecosystems worldwide.”

  • Young Joseph?
    Do more recent pictures of St. Joseph show him as a young man? I
  • The head of the World Health Organization (WHO), as reported by The Guardian, has warned that as COVID vaccines continue to roll out, the world faces a “catastrophic moral failure” as richer countries administer the vaccine on a vast scale, while poor countries are left behind.”

  • Let us pray for these holy men and women that they do not give up hope in the weeks and months to come of being fully welcomed into the Catholic Church.
  • Bright Sundays in spring
    She cherishes the long lineage of the dress and the Catholic faith that has sustained her family for generations as she viewed old photos and those very happy, angelic little girls from her past, including her grandmother, mother, aunts and cousin.
  • Protect right to unionize
    It’s time to pass the PRO Act. It would institute civil penalties against employers who illegally fire or retaliate against workers who attempt to form a union.
  • Appreciate the sensitivity
    I appreciated your short reflection on cleaning up trash in various places in Portland.
  • They are faithful to Rome
    The article did not make clear that the Eastern-rite churches (such as the Byzantine, Maronite, etc.) he refers to are not “Orthodox” but rather are in full communion with the bishop of Rome.
  • Quarantine time warp
    Sept. 8, 2020, 8:45 a.m. The first day of senior year. Instead of walking to a locker in the seniors’ hall at Valley Catholic, I walked 7 feet across the room to my desk, sat down at a computer, and braced myself for what might be nine months of Zoom classes.
  • Wrong Faustina
    The litany presented is not from St. Faustina of Divine Mercy, whose picture is shown, but is written by Sister Faustina Maria Pia of the Sisters of Life.
  • Platonists wrong
    Auxiliary Bishop Robert Barron just doesn't get it. Our primary concern should not be hypothetical future consequences but rather with the actual oppression and injustice in our society under those who elevate the rights of individuals over all else
  • Totalitarian USA
    If we do not reverse this threat, we, predictably, will experience the piling up of corpses and the Catholic Church will not be spared.
  • A sacred right
    Adding obstacles to voting contradicts Catholic belief in human dignity. Yes, the system needs security, but new restrictions in states like Georgia seek to repair a phantom problem.

  • Renewed hope
    Thank you for the uplifting 7 May 2021 issue of the Catholic Sentinel! After so much divisiveness, grumbling and negativity around us, the positive and inspirational articles throughout this issue lifted my spirit.
  • Nix corruption
    As a pro-life Catholic, I’m deeply concerned that people in, or affiliated with, pro-life organizations want to keep unaccounted-for dark money in politics; this being revealed by a recently-made-public phone conversation between prominent conservative groups and a policy adviser to the Senate minority leader.
  • From the archives
    A bill to put tight restrictions on abortions in Oregon drew what likely was the largest crowd at a legislative hearing so far this year. More than 300 persons attended a hearing last week before the House Health Subcommittee on HB 1991, sponsored by Rep. Grace Peck, D. Portland, and eight other legislators.
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