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  • Our Lady of La Vang purchase of new church moves forward
    Our Lady of La Vang purchase of new church moves forward
    Our Lady of La Vang Parish took occupancy of New Hope Church in Happy Valley June 1, and expects to begin holding Masses there after renovations are completed.
  • Pentecost-in-place
    Pentecost-in-place
    Many of the faithful will still be worshipping at home on Pentecost Sunday. With that in mind, the staff of the Catholic Sentinel are sharing ideas for how to celebrate the feast day at home.
  • Some experts split from Fauci on Holy Communion recommendation
    Some experts split from Fauci on Holy Communion recommendation
    DENVER — As dioceses across the United States start to reopen public Masses, the scientist leading the government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic recommended that Catholic Churches ought not resume distribution of Holy Communion. But other medical experts told CNA there are ways that Communion can be distributed safely amid the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Latin American church workers: Pandemic turmoil increases child abuse
    Latin American church workers: Pandemic turmoil increases child abuse
    SAO PAULO — Catholic missionaries in Latin America say they have noticed disturbing signs of an increase in child abuse during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Singing in church: Not dead, just on hiatus
    Singing in church: Not dead, just on hiatus
    With choirs and hymnals suspect because they may spread the coronavirus — and perhaps the next pathogen — what is the future of singing at Mass? Though a few parishes have set singing aside for now, it clearly won’t be kept down. Liturgical experts say worship is inconceivable without the musical voices of the faithful.
    
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Scenes from St. Patrick
Public Masses began again at St. Patrick Parish in Portland and other churches in western Oregon May 10. There were strict protocols meant to slow spread of the coronavirus.
Once a homeless mother, she’s now a super-volunteer
Brittney Sparks believes in the small Catholic nonprofit that helped her onto a path of faith and stability
Archbishop tells Vincentians: ‘Be the face of Christ’
TIGARD — Earlier in the day, Cyndi Kelly of St. Henry Parish in Gresham had paid a hotel bill for a woman just out of surgery.
Oregon woman shares her journey from spiritual crisis to consecrated virginity
In one of the oldest rites of the church, Miriam Marston will be consecrated to God — “mystically espoused to Christ and dedicated to the service of the church,” according to the Code of Canon Law.
Friday night at the monastery
Monthly young adult evening retreats at Mount Angel Abbey include prayer, monastic hospitality, learning about faith and sips of Benedictine brew
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