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  • Silent treachery
    If our church had spoken out and condemned pro-abortion candidates, some damage may have been done to our churches, but it would gain national attention.
  • Demand rights
    Thank you for the pictures of ruined, burned down houses, and for the words of the prayerful, resigned owners. Their faith is inspiring — I wonder if I could be that accepting of such a loss.
  • One, not two
    The biggest potential problem we had was the danger of becoming two parishes in one building, divided among Spanish- and English-speakers. We felt nobody wanted that.
  • I think we are just around the corner from seeing people being able to choose if they want to live or not. I feel this culture of death is alarming. 
  • Love habits
    Religious sisters wearing their habits are a beautiful example for all of us.
  • I am disturbed at the misinformation and lack of knowledge of some of my Catholic friends regarding the focus of church leaders. I for one, and there are thousands like me, are very pleased and thankful for our current leadership.
  • Recalling the storm
    “Maybe it’s the end of the world,” I thought. From a second-floor window I saw leaves swirling wildly against a darkening, strangely colored sky. A tree taller than our house bent nearly double from a wind growing louder and more frightening by the minute. 
  • Kudos to parish
    Dozens of volunteer parishioners were painting, installing flooring, rebuilding a stage into a sanctuary and working feverishly everywhere to transform a structure into a reverent house of God, right before my eyes.
  • Ignoring him?
    I see multiple stories covering the Archdiocese of Portland. However, as a Catholic paper, one should expect to see our Holy Father’s messages and teachings being shared with all the faithful.
  • Hard to figure
    The U.S. Catholic bishops’ statement declares, “We do not intend to tell Catholics whom to vote for or against.” After reading the excerpts of their document, I have to say the bishops aren’t kidding.
  • Most serve well
    This story reminds us that law enforcement officers are our classmates and our neighbors. The vast majority serve with honor.
  • Love continues
    If they loved us while they were living they can and often will continue to love us after they’ve gone.
  • Smoke advisory?
    I wish that there had been similar advice during the extraordinary problem with air quality.
  • Life is simple. God is love.
  • Halt executions
    I am aghast that the federal government has recently re-initiated the death penalty, executing several people.
  • Mary loves babies
    Will Mary and Jesus support those who support killing babies?
  • We are disturbed by the lack of political and spiritual leadership on climate change, racism and COVID-19, which threatens the well-being of our country.

  • Don't omit God
    Rights granted under the culture of death cannot be substituted for rights guaranteed by God under the culture of life.
  • Standing by values sometimes causes rifts
    Never compromise the word of Christ.
  • Don't sell us short
    What we have here are many fine examples of everything from the Roman basilica to the Gothic to modern to the simple brick and mortar.
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