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  • Religious education not just for the children
    It’s a Monday night in November when parents and their children fill the church hall at St. Thomas More Parish in Southwest Portland. The families sit around tables in family groups as part of the parish’s religious education program.

    Most often, parish religious education classes are a drop-off-the-kids-and-pick-them-up-in-an-hour situation. Not here
  • WATCH: Youths urged to remember they're 'beloved children of God, called by name'

    INDIANAPOLIS  — The sound of more than 20,000 teens screaming and singing along with racuous music of Christian hip-hop band TobyMac was loud. The sound of the same number of youths in silent prayer was deafening.

  • When life slows down, generosity can be a pick-me-up
    After caring for his wife through her long bout with cancer, Frank Nagel found himself alone in his house with not much to do. Seven years later, the 89-year-old has volunteered thousands of hours to Providence Portland Medical Center and become a generous donor as well to Catholic causes.
  • WATCH: Fitness, camaraderie part of U.S. seminary life in Rome

    VATICAN CITY — A seminary is not typically known for its emphasis on physical activity and fitness, but many seminarians see it as an integral part of daily life.

  • WATCH: Seminary tells its story; donors respond

    A dark wall isn’t usually encouraging. But when 140 black-clad students from Mount Angel Seminary stood shoulder-to-shoulder to sing on Nov. 5, the crowd at the Oregon Convention Center was thrilled.

    
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  • Conscience: Not what you think it is

    If a Catholic cites conscience in dissenting from the laws of nature, from ancient communal wisdom, or from clear church teaching, that usually involves a faulty understanding of conscience. That was the main idea Nov. 4 during more than five hours of talks and questions at Holy Rosary Parish in Northeast Portland.

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  • When life slows down, generosity can be a pick-me-up
    After caring for his wife through her long bout with cancer, Frank Nagel found himself alone in his house with not much to do. Seven years later, the 89-year-old has volunteered thousands of hours to Providence Portland Medical Center and become a generous donor as well to Catholic causes. READ MORE>>
  • Church’s funeral rites meant to comfort
    Q — I recently attended a funeral Mass for a friend. The pastor informed the family of the deceased that there could be no eulogy given in church, before, during or after the Mass.
  • Novitiate
    NEW YORK (CNS) — Writer-director Margaret Betts takes a stab at a genre that always seems to fascinate people, even those with no religious affiliation: nun movies.
  • It’s about justice

    Some of the views expressed in the Sentinel on capital punishment have me concerned. From Catholic school and the Bible study, I was taught that the death penalty is not only or primarily about protecting innocent life but about justice for the victim and society.

Seminary benefit dinner 2017
A dark wall isn’t usually encouraging. But when 140 black-clad students from Mount Angel Seminary stood shoulder-to-shoulder to sing on Nov. 5, the crowd at the Oregon Convention Center was thrilled.
A century of All those Saints
All Saints Parish in Laurelhurst ended its centennial celebration with Mass and a brunch in honor of the communion of saints
The new face of the environmental movement
One is a Republican, a retired Army colonel. The other is a political independent who has worked as a broadcast journalist and development director. Both are staunchly Catholic and both represent a new look for the environmental movement.
Still a house of compassion
Villa St. Rose was a house of love and support for six decades — and still is, in different form.
Teddy Roosevelt visits Catholic school
The president visited Holy Family School in Southeast Portland last month. Didn't hear? Don't worry; this guy hasn't been in the Oval Office since 1909.
  • O death, where is thy victory?
    Most Rev. Alexander Sample
    “Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy victory? O death, where is thy sting? The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who has given us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Corinthians 15: 54-57)
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