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  • Anniversary and synodality linked
    A Mass marking the 175th anniversary of the Archdiocese of Portland is set for Sunday, Oct. 24, 11 a.m. at St. Mary Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Northwest Portland.
Funeral home helps find family
    GRESHAM — On occasion, Bernabe Andrade Verduzco of Gresham would drink a bit much and be gone for a day or two. When the 60-year-old went missing in early July, the family thought it was business as usual.
  • Roloff Construction: Building God’s plan
    Roloff Construction is an award-winning home design and remodeling company based in Portland. Mike and Nathalie Roloff place special importance on integrating work and faith.
  • Affordable housing plan for Marylhurst advances
    LAKE OSWEGO — A plan to build affordable housing at the former Marylhurst University got a boost in June when Oregon Housing and Community Services approved $4.25 million for the project.
  • Portland parish intends to pray, keep watch in anticipation of possible Columbus Day vandalism
    In anticipation of possible vandalism by anarchist and/or Antifa groups over Columbus Day weekend, members of Holy Redeemer Parish in North Portland plan to pray in eucharistic adoration and keep watch on church grounds the nights of Oct. 8-11. The FBI reached out to several local Catholic churches vandalized this summer so staff and parishioners could be on alert.
  • The advertisement for high school open houses on Page 16 in the Sept. 17 print edition of the Catholic Sentinel has incorrect dates.
Pro-life Democrats a ‘dying breed’
    Until the 1980s, Democrats were among the strongest pro-life lawmakers in Oregon. Many were Catholic. Rep. Grace Peck, a member of St. Philip Neri Parish in Southeast Portland, sponsored a 1971 bill to put tight restrictions on Oregon’s new abortion allowances, which pre-dated Roe v. Wade.
  • Parishes to drop scout charters
    Archdiocese of Portland officials have told western Oregon Catholic parishes to rescind charters with Boy Scout troops and related organizations like Webelos and Cub Scouts.
  • Couple changed mind on abortion
    In desperation, a Catholic couple planned to have an abortion in early 2020. Kiesy and Jocelyn Hernandez drove more than 400 miles from Caldwell, Idaho, to Lovejoy Surgicenter in Portland. There, they met a handful of supportive pro-life advocates who kept peaceful vigil outside the building.
  • What is the delta variant?
    The delta variant of the COVID-19 virus, seen for the first time in India in October 2020, carries a genetic change that makes it highly transmissible. It’s the most contagious form of the virus so far, said Dr. Emilio DeBess, epidemiologist with the Oregon Health Authority.
  • A Portland police officer discusses faith, service, treating perpetrators with dignity
    Last year, Portland police officer Carlos Ibarra felt he’d never encourage anyone to join the bureau. Now, he again recognizes that he’s in one of the best careers in the world.
  • Knights’ breakfast back on
    EUGENE — Knights of Columbus Council 10838 in Eugene is back in the breakfast business.

    The council lost one of its top fundraisers when COVID-19 wiped out its monthly breakfast for nearly 15 months.

  • ‘No quick exit around the cross’
    The first hijacked plane hit the north tower of the World Trade Center at 8:46 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time, Sept. 11, 2001; the second and third murderous crashes, at the south tower and the Pentagon, followed within the hour.
  • New leader sought for Lane County agency
    SPRINGFIELD — One of the major Catholic helping agencies in Lane County has just posted a big “Help Wanted” sign.
  • Providence restricts most visitors
    Due to the recent surge of COVID-19 in Oregon, visitors are not allowed in Providence hospitals, with some exceptions in the emergency department, labor and delivery, and pediatric units. People with disabilities also can receive visitors.
  • Fires still burning — claim life of firefighter
    While the number of active fires declined in late August, many may continue to burn for months — and they remain potentially deadly for those battling them.
  • Catholic Charities preparing for Afghan refugees in Oregon
    While standing by to welcome Afghans fleeing possible Taliban vengeance, Catholic Charities of Oregon is urging the Biden administration to increase the limit on the number of refugees who can enter the country.
Monsignor donates five figures to seminarian campaign
    Parishes will collect donations for the Archdiocese of Portland Seminarian Appeal during Masses the weekend of Sept. 26. Someone many local Catholics know already has given — and how.

  • Oregon Catholic Directory update
    The Catholic Sentinel has handed production of the annual Oregon Catholic Directory to colleagues at the Archdiocese of Portland’s Office of Mission Advancement and the Diocese of Baker.
  • Catholic lawmakers out
    Two Catholic lawmakers who hit ethics snags are no longer serving in the Oregon Legislature.
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