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  • Catholic Sentinel celebrates 150 (well, 152) years
    Because of the pandemic, the Sentinel canceled three 2020 events that were to mark our 150th anniversary. We’re delighted in safer times — 2022 — to celebrate 152 with you.
  • WATCH: Catholic-owned hardware and feed store ‘one of the go-to places’
    MILWAUKIE — On one isle a contractor might select screwdrivers, while nearby a backyard naturalist peruses squirrel feeders, a DIYer scans swivel clamps and a jug-band musician picks up a washboard to give it a strum.
  • Photo contest deadline Aug. 2
    The Catholic Sentinel is calling for photographers to send their best shots that illustrate the fraught yet compelling relationship between humans and the natural world in Oregon.
  • Abortion site vigils face new challenges
    Pro-life advocacy in front of the new Lilith Clinic abortion site in downtown Portland differs from what it was at the now-closed Lovejoy Surgicenter.
  • Archbishop Sample: No immediate changes to celebration of Latin Mass
    At this time there will be no changes to the celebration of the Latin Mass in the Portland Archdiocese. That was the message of Archbishop Alexander Sample as he responded July 20 to a new church law promulgated by Pope Francis four days prior.
  • A western archdiocese
    In the 1840s, the Pacific Northwest was top of mind some days at the Vatican. It was 175 years ago — on July 24, 1846 — that Pope Pius IX signed a decree with a surprising result. The second archdiocese in the United States would be in an area that was not quite yet American territory. 
  • CYO mini-meets got kids on the move
    In an era of virtual events, Catholic Youth Organization Track and Field was real this spring with 800 youths participating in what CYO calls mini-meets.

Oregon's Galen Rupp on track for Olympic marathon
    To the casual observer, it may appear as though Galen Rupp has lost a step as he placed sixth in the men’s 10,000-meter final during the U.S. Olympic Trials in June.

  • A Catholic migrant worker dies in Oregon heat wave
    Vigils were held July 3 in St. Paul, Portland and Hermiston to pay tribute to Sebastián Francisco Pérez, a migrant from Guatemala and agricultural worker who died as a result of the heat wave that hit the state.
UPDATED: Four Portland parishes vandalized
    Four Portland Catholic churches have been vandalized in the span of about six weeks. At least one incident involved a group protesting the recent discovery of unmarked graves at primarily Catholic-run schools in Canada, while other instances appear to be the work of disgruntled teens and individuals with general anger toward the church.
  • Helping the world from home
    A set of Zoom calls in Portland may be making a difference 7,000 miles away in a Rohingya refugee camp or 8,500 miles away on a farm in the Ethiopian highlands.
  • They saved democracy from fascism
    The Mount Angel crowds spontaneously burst into applause as they saw the “WWII vet” sign on the vintage U.S. Army jeep at the head of the town’s Fourth of July parade.
  • New leaders for Knight of Columbus
    The Knights of Columbus in Oregon have elected new leaders.
  • Providence opens COVID-19 Recovery Clinic
    Samantha Stevenson-Stowell had just received her second COVID-19 vaccine in late January. The physician assistant was feeling off but was sure she was only getting a cold. Within days the active 37-year-old cyclist, runner and mother of 6-year-old twins was in Providence St. Vincent Medical Center with oxygen levels dipping into the 80s and diagnosed with COVID-19.
  • Veteran educator’s advice: ‘Do what Jesus did’
    He is one of the great minds of education in the Archdiocese of Portland.
  • Providence expansion at Providence Willamette Falls
    OREGON CITY — Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center has broken ground on a 32,000-square-foot expansion.
  • Two Sisters of the Society of Mary profess final vows
    CORVALLIS — Two Sisters of the Society of Mary pronounced final vows May 15 at St. Mary Church here.
  • Portland’s Black Catholic service couple
    In 1996, after Bill and Gladys McCoy had died after fruitful careers in public service, a former Sentinel reporter wrote a reflection.
  • Two young Portland Catholics drown
    In the span of a month, two young members of St. Andrew Parish in Northeast Portland have drowned.
  • St. Mary of Oregon Sisters celebrate 60 years of ministry, vocation
    BEAVERTON — “These past 60 years have been a blessing and a gift, both in my religious life and in my ministries,” said Sister Delores Adelman, a Sister of St. Mary of Oregon.
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