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  • Archbishop: Taking COVID-19 vaccine morally permissible
    Archbishop: Taking COVID-19 vaccine morally permissible
    Archbishop Alexander Sample on Jan. 13 issued a letter assuring Catholics that receiving inoculations against COVID-19 is morally permissible, especially the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.
  • Pope 'deeply saddened' by twin suicide bombings in Baghdad
    Pope 'deeply saddened' by twin suicide bombings in Baghdad
    Pope Francis expressed his condolences to Iraqi President Barham Salih after two suicide bombings in Baghdad claimed the lives of dozens of people in a crowded commercial area.
  • Novena for life under way
    Novena for life under way
    The Archdiocese of Portland is promoting 9 Days for Life, a novena provided by the U.S. Catholic bishops for the time around the anniversary of Roe v. Wade.
  • Bishops welcome Biden executive order that strengthens DACA program
    Bishops welcome Biden executive order that strengthens DACA program
    Two leaders of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops applauded President Joe Biden's Inauguration Day executive action ordering the federal government to keep in place and strengthen the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
  • Prayer for Servants of the Church is a ministry of the Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women. A day each month is set aside to pray for a priest — along with a deacon, woman religious, seminarian or brother — serving in the Archdiocese of Portland. Please remember them, and all who serve the church, in your daily prayers.
    
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Our parish refuses to let COVID-19 win
Know, grow, go. Knowing Jesus personally, growing in that relationship, going forth and making a difference. That’s the mission at Holy Trinity here, a vibrant parish that previous to COVID-19 typically had 3,000 people at Masses each weekend. We committed early on that we wouldn’t let COVID-19 compromise our mission.
Group captures prayer power of widows
There's a new Catholic team in western Oregon preparing to fight evil and pray for good — widows. The church has officially recognized the potential spiritual superheroes.
Archbishop Howard 1977 interview
The Catholic Sentinel has converted a 1977 interview with Portland Archbishop Edward Howard into a video available on the newspaper’s website. The actual interview starts about 55 seconds in.
Religious freedom rally
More than 400 flag-waving, rosary-toting demonstrators huddled outside the Oregon Capitol Saturday afternoon to press against state coronavirus limits on church attendance.
Portland peace prayer
Archbishop Alexander Sample offered a rosary for peace and conducted an exorcism for a city that has witnessed peaceful racial justice protests peppered with riots for more than four months.
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