A column by Fr. Tadeusz Pacholczyk debunking myths about the COVID-19 vaccines was the most-read article of 2020 on catholicsentinel.org.
A column by Fr. Tadeusz Pacholczyk debunking myths about the COVID-19 vaccines was the most-read article of 2020 on catholicsentinel.org.
Here are the Sentinel’s most-read stories from 2020.

The first list shows articles that drew the most readers on Facebook, ending with the most popular. The second shows the most visited stories of the year at catholicsentinel.org.


10 — Nov. 6 — Archbishop Alexander Sample turns 60 on Nov. 7. Staff at the Archdiocese of Portland Pastoral Center threw a surprise birthday party. 

9 — Nov. 28 — Oregon Freedom Rally: “We will not surrender one more centimeter of religious freedom to any government,” said Father Theodore Lange, chaplain of the Oregon Knights of Columbus. 

8 — Aug. 3 — Jesuit Father Tom McCarthy, a longtime pastor in western Oregon, died Aug. 1 at a hospital near the Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos, California. He was 89. 

7 — May 19 — Amid the coronavirus lockdown, Portland Archbishop Alexander K. Sample who on June 1 marks the 30th anniversary of his priesthood ordination, has experienced a deepened sense of his priestly identity as a spiritual father. 

6 — March 1 — Because of public health, and having noted guidance from the U.S. bishops, the Archdiocese of Portland is recommending that parishes cease distribution of the Precious Blood for the time being and halt the sign of peace

5 — May 20 — Tony Galati has been appreciating every minute of his seminary formation, so waiting an extra month to become a transitional deacon has left him unperturbed. 

4 — June 12 — Eleven priests will move to take on new assignments in the Archdiocese of Portland as of July 1.

3 — June 4 — The photo of Bishop Mark Seitz kneeling with a Black Lives Matter sign went around the world via Twitter and ended up on an Italian website for the Diocese of Rome. Perhaps it was there that his boss, Pope Francis, saw it. On June 3, shortly after the bishop finished with his daily Mass in El Paso, the pontiff gave him a ring. 

2 — Aug. 12 — Archbishop Alexander Sample took a turn hefting boxes of food for needy people Aug. 11 at St. Cecilia Parish in Beaverton. At one point, the archbishop and Fr. Cary Reniva of St. Cecilia greeted by elbow bump before loading more boxes. The parish is one of many Catholic churches serving as distribution points for federal coronavirus aid. 

1 — Oct. 19 — What Dakota Hulsey had witnessed was a morning procession from St. Mary Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception to the North Park Blocks, where 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. 


10 — Pope Francis prays for those unjustly condemned of sexual abuse

9 — Racism and resilience: An overview of Catholic African American history

8 — Vatican approval affirms pastoral care for those who believe in Medjugorje

7 — After Medjugorje visit, I came away convinced

6 — Priest dismissed for inappropriate relationship

5 — Priest reassignments 2020

4 — Catholic traditions in selling and buying your house

3 — Judge Amy Barrett's charismatic Catholicism — Who are the People of Praise?

2 — Harvard Law grad has dramatic entry into Catholicism

1 — COVID-19 vaccine myths