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  • Strasbourg bishop speaks of 'lucid madness' after terror attack
    STRASBOURG, France — At noon Dec. 12, the bells of every Catholic church in Strasbourg rang for 10 minutes to honor the victims of a terror attack at a Christmas market the previous day.
  • Maronite monastery progresses
    CASTLE ROCK, Wash. — Construction at the Maronite monks’ new Sacred Heart Monastery continues to move ahead, as does fundraising.
  • Shooting in Brazilian cathedral leaves five dead, four injured
    SAO PAULO — A gunman opened fire inside a Brazilian church, killing four people and injuring four others before turning the gun on himself, police said.
  • Vatican official: With migration, cooperation is better than isolationism
    VATICAN CITY — The Vatican praised the adoption by more than 160 nations of a key agreement on global migration, saying today's migration challenges are better tackled together than with "isolationist" stances.
  • Happy anniversary to Holy Names Sisters
    This fall the Sisters of Holy Names of Jesus and Mary in Oregon are celebrating the 70-year and 60-year anniversaries of nine women. This year’s 70-year jubilarians are Sisters Annette Covatta and Mary Noreen O’Leary of Marylhurst. The 60-year jubilarians are Sisters Beverly Miller and Kathleen Kircher, Marylhurst; Sisters Caryl Bastach, Brigid Baumann, and Marilyn Nunemaker, Portland, Sister Janina Kokorowski of Lake Oswego; and Sister Donna Van Laeken, who currently lives in Brush Prairie, Washington.
    
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  • Money magazine says UP tops for value in Oregon
    The University of Portland was named the best college in Oregon for value in an annual ranking by Money magazine.

    U.P. ranked 115th nationally for value, up from 173th two years ago. Other Oregon schools featured in the rankings include Oregon State University, ranked at 312th; Lewis and Clark College, 441th; Reed College, 565th; and George Fox, 570th.
  • Christmas Mass schedules
    Mass schedules were provided by the parishes of western Oregon. If a parish isn’t listed, please check the bulletin or call the parish office with the help of the Oregon Catholic Directory. For maps, go to the Parish/School Life section of catholicsentinel.org. Masses are in English unless noted otherwise.
  • Christmas love
    Many gifts were given and received over our long marriage, but this one, more than any other, says, “Christmas is love.”
South coast food box program a ‘marvel’ of compassion
Knights of Columbus convene partners to feed 1,300 households in a region pestered by poverty
Holding tradition, but engaged with the world
One Franciscan Sister seems to have succeeded in living out the balance
Deaf Catholics at peace worshipping in their language
They know each other’s hardships, can open their hearts
Retired police chief helps Catholic agency deal with growth
Pete Kerns adds strategic planning to the ‘brilliance’ at St. Vincent de Paul of Lane County
James Ladd felt his calling affirmed during internship at Holy Trinity in Beaverton
As they began classes this fall, many students from Mount Angel Seminary carried a fresh experience of parish life.
  • So what happened?
    Most Rev. Alexander Sample
    I have recently returned from the annual fall meeting of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). It was at this meeting that the U.S. bishops were prepared to address in a strong manner the current crisis in the Church, a crisis that revolves around the bishops themselves and the negligent handling of cases of sexual abuse and misconduct in the past.
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