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  • Ill and on the streets
    The number of people nationwide who spend their days and nights on park benches, inside tents and in doorways is growing, and most at some point need medical attention.
  • Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women has aimed for consolidated action from Catholic women
    After decades of advocacy and protest, American women had only just secured the vote nationwide. A few years earlier, while the doughboys were fighting overseas, mothers, wives and daughters had stepped into influential roles — including in the Catholic Church.
  • Self-schedule a vaccination appointment at the Oregon Convention Center
    Providence Health has announced that COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Site at the Oregon Convention Center is now offering vaccination appointments through the All4Oregon website.
  • Portland Archdiocese provides guidance following “extreme risk” designation
    Todd Cooper, chair of the Archdiocese of Portland’s COVID-19 response team, sent a notice to western Oregon pastors and parish staff explaining how the designation affects worship and their work.
  • Chair for cancer research announced
    Laurie Kelley, chief philanthropy officer for Providence in Oregon, never guessed her husband would be diagnosed with cancer and be in need of intense care. Michael Kelley died in October 2020 after a 22-month battle with stage IV head and neck cancer. His family and friends are supporting further research at Providence Cancer Institute where he received care. The institute has announced the Michael Kelley Endowed Chair for Cancer Research.
  • Local Catholic association supports physicians in their vocation
    As a committed Catholic and newly minted medical doctor, Saad Jazrawi was clear about his mission: treat patients with Christlike compassion.
  • Catholic Community Services presents annual fundraiser online
    MOUNT ANGEL — The 17th annual St. Joseph the Worker fundraiser — a virtual event this year — runs May 2-8. The money raised supports St. Joseph Family Shelter, Casa Adele Apartments and Mission Benedict Food Bank, all in Mount Angel.
  • COVID-19 vaccines and kids
    When will they be available, are they necessary to end the pandemic, and should Catholic parents inoculate their kids? Some answers remain clearer than others.

  • Strides for Social Justice launches fifth route
    EUGENE – Strides for Social Justice, an app developed by PeaceHealth and the Eugene Marathon that features tours through local Black history, has added a fifth route, one that shines a light on a painful and little-known chapter in the history of Eugene and Oregon.
A wish come true
    CYO long desired a cross-country program. For a variety of reasons, it did not happen until the year of the pandemic. Cross-country was perfectly suited for these difficult days and remained a sanctioned sport in Oregon throughout the tumultuous times.
  • Film, interview set with Homeboy founder
    In conjunction with Home Boy Industries of Los Angeles, the Catholic Sentinel will offer online screenings of the recent film “Home Boy Joy Ride,” and then host an online interview with the ministry’s founder, Jesuit Father Greg Boyle.
  • Grotto chapel reopens after restoration
    Mass returned to The Grotto’s Chapel of Mary April 11. The much-beloved church went through a three-month restoration of murals, painting, floor repair and fixing of pews that have held worshippers since 1954. The sound system and lighting got upgrades and workers stabilized the church tower and patched water damage.
  • Using technology to transform lives
    With just one thing, Catholic Charities clients’ lives were changed. What was it? A cellphone.
  • Knights of Columbus help those affected by Oregon fires
    Oregon’s Knights of Columbus have not forgotten those in need after fires last summer and fall.
  • A hospital in the woods
    Fifty years ago, a stream of nuns, doctors, nurses and patients wound up Sylvan Hill from Northwest Portland to found a 400-bed hospital in what seemed like the distant woods.

  • Verdict prompts calls for soul searching

    UPDATED April 22, 9:15 PM

    Like many Americans nationwide, Oregon Catholics received the April 20 guilty verdict of former Minneapolis policeman Derek Chauvin with mixed feelings: consolation, skepticism, resolve.

  • Pandemic reshaped Oregon’s Catholic benefit galas
    It’s been a season of online fundraising for Oregon Catholic organizations, and the financial results have been promising. Benefit galas may never be quite the same.
  • Grant aids wildfire recovery
    Catholic Charities USA received $1 million from the Center for Disaster Philanthropy Disaster Recovery Fund to assist long-term recovery efforts from the 2020 wildfires.
  • Heartfelt prayers for Myanmar
    The crowd spread out across the grassy lawn at St. Joseph the Worker Church in Southeast Portland for a multifaith prayer service April 17 for the people of Myanmar, also known as Burma.
  • Couple went as a team, even in death
    LAKE OSWEGO — Wilton and Margery Jackson went to the next phase as they had lived for more than 75 years — close together. The bedrock eastern Oregon Catholic couple, who retired to Mary’s Woods in Lake Oswego 20 years ago, passed on within days of each other, she on Feb. 13 and he on Feb. 16. He was 100 and she was 93.
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