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  • El Centinela’s Prengaman now leads AP’s West Region
    NEW YORK — Peter Prengaman, former editor of El Centinela, has been appointed to lead The Associated Press’ West Region. Based in Phoenix, he will oversee journalists responsible for news in 13 Western states, including Oregon.
  • College is not for them
    Leo Silverman stands beside a car at the auto shop at Portland Community College’s Sylvania campus. He turns the torque wrench in his hand, tightening a lug nut on the wheel in front of him. This tattooed young man in a red and black auto mechanic’s shirt was once a student at La Salle Prep in Milwaukie.
  • Pope leads pilgrims in prayer for victims of mosque attack
    VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis called on Christians to unite in prayer for the victims of two mosque attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand, that left 50 people dead and dozens wounded in one of the worst mass shootings in the country's history.
  • An ancient order: Portland’s great Irish past
    From 1877 until the Great Depression, an Irish fraternal society was a mighty force in Oregon Catholicism. The Ancient Order of Hibernians met in smoky Portland halls, sang the glories of Irish home rule, tipped back a drink or two, debated some more, gave long eloquent speeches and took up collections for good causes. Members, whether lawyers or plumbers, regularly sent hard-earned dollars to Irish nationalist movements.
  • 150 YEARS FOR ST. VINCENT DE PAUL IN PORTLAND
    Volunteers from the St. Vincent de Paul conference at Resurrection Parish in Tualatin get thank- you cards from families who have received food, rent aid or utility help. The relationship is something more than helper vs. client.
    
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  • El Centinela’s Prengaman now leads AP’s West Region
    NEW YORK — Peter Prengaman, former editor of El Centinela, has been appointed to lead The Associated Press’ West Region. Based in Phoenix, he will oversee journalists responsible for news in 13 Western states, including Oregon. READ MORE>>
  • An ancient order: Portland’s great Irish past
    From 1877 until the Great Depression, an Irish fraternal society was a mighty force in Oregon Catholicism. The Ancient Order of Hibernians met in smoky Portland halls, sang the glories of Irish home rule, tipped back a drink or two, debated some more, gave long eloquent speeches and took up collections for good causes. Members, whether lawyers or plumbers, regularly sent hard-earned dollars to Irish nationalist movements. READ MORE>>
  • Nose in a book
    Second-grader Noah Saalfeld peruses pages during the annual Sacred Heart book fair in Gervais. The benefit event, coordinated by volunteer librarian Marion Zellner, is “a really outstanding event that the kids look forward to every year,” said Judy Adams, the school’s technology instructor.
  • Pope leads pilgrims in prayer for victims of mosque attack
    VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis called on Christians to unite in prayer for the victims of two mosque attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand, that left 50 people dead and dozens wounded in one of the worst mass shootings in the country's history.
  • Pilgrimage: A priority both new and ancient
    Msgr. Patrick Brennan, pastor of St. Mary Cathedral in downtown Portland, first visited the Holy Land in 1977. “When the smell of orange blossoms hit me, I have an overwhelming experience of the presence of God,” he says.
  • Train leaders
    Unfortunately, the majority of bishops and priests are not educated or equipped to confront the foundational leadership issues inflicting great damage on our church. The leading and management of an organization requires specialized education the church does not currently provide.  
Rite of election
About 750 Oregonians stood in churches last month to affirm their intention to become Catholic at Easter. At the liturgies, called rites of election, the names of Catholics-to-be are written in large books signed by a bishop, an act of welcome and hope from the entire Catholic Church.
High tea for a high purpose
Our Lady of Peace fundraiser also convenes the Catholic community
Archdiocese of Portland schools plan
Educators convened Jan. 17 to weigh in on a plan to sustain western Oregon Catholic schools and expand access.
'Deadly serious'
Concerned how clergy sex abuse is affecting faith, Archbishop Alexander Sample gathered with young Catholics Dec. 20 to answer questions about the scandal.
New Marian prayer site dedicated
Our Lady of Peace Retreat in Beaverton has a new outdoor prayer space that focuses on peace and healing at the feet of Mary.
  • Let’s talk about something else
    Most Rev. Alexander Sample
    I have been meaning to write about a very significant and exciting experience for the Church in the United States for some time. Unfortunately, recent events in the Church involving the abuse crisis took center stage. While those problems are still very important and in need of attention, let’s talk about something else for a moment, namely the V Encuentro.
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