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Catholic Sentinel Closes October 1, 2022

Posted By | Raeann Boero

Since its establishment in 1870, The Catholic Sentinel has beautifully connected the hearts of Catholics through storytelling and faithful Catholic Journalism. From all of us at Catholic Charities of Oregon, our hearts are filled with gratitude. Thank you, Catholic Sentinel, for your incredible partnership in lifting up the stories of the most vulnerable Oregonians. You will be dearly missed! 

Stories We Remember:

In this article, the Catholic Sentinel shares a few of their most memorable stories covered during their 152 years of journalism. 

You Let us Have a Voice:

In this article, we hear from the readers of the Catholic Sentinel. Many share the impact the Sentinel has had on them and the community and why the publication will be truly missed.

 

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