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Catholic Sentinel: TIMELINE: 175 Years for the Archdiocese of Portland

Posted By | Raeann Boero

Did you know that Catholic Charities of Oregon was created in 1933 in response to the Great Depression?

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Our response to the violence in Atlanta

Catholic Charities of Oregon is appalled and heartbroken by the horrific violence and loss of life in Atlanta on March 16, 2021. Our prayers and hearts go out to the eight victims, their loved ones, and their grieving families.

RSVP today for our annual Celebration of Hope gala

2020 was an unprecedented year of extreme challenges, but the support of our Catholic Charities network hasn’t wavered. Now more than ever, our brothers and sisters need our help as they begin to rebuild their lives. Join us on Saturday, March 13, 2021, as we gather together virtually to celebrate hope and to spread goodwill…

Política de inmigración durante la transición de la administración presidencial

Manténgase alerta y conozca sus derechos. Protéjase y proteja a su familia con información confiable.

Transformational Darkness: The Light We Find in Ourselves

“The basic rule of a crisis is that you don’t come out of it the same. If you get through it, you come out better or worse, but never the same” (Francis and Ivereigh, 2020, p.1).[1] As Catholic Charities navigates the COVID-19 pandemic, followed by the wildfires, and the economic and housing crises at our…

Remembering Lessons from Loved Ones on All Souls' Day

In the wake of the fear and grief our community and the world have suffered this year, we gathered to reflect on the memories of those we’ve lost and the ways they taught us to live with hearts full of love and hope.
John Herrera

Hope in the Midst of Loss

John Herrera, Catholic Charities’ Director of Immigration Legal Services, talks about hope in the midst of loss after visiting Medford, OR, to offer legal clinics and distribute hygiene items and other essential supplies to the individuals and families devastated by the recent wildfires.

#MondayMotivation: Make all that You do Holy

Senior Development Officer Sarah Granger shares her mindful wisdom to help us remain resilient during these especially stressful times.

In Memory of Katie Nolan: A Dedication to Those in Need

On July 6, 2020, our Housing Transitions Program wished the late Katie Nolan, former Catholic Charities staff member and symbol of our mission to serve those in need, a very happy birthday. With face coverings and social distancing the HTP team shared 50 sack meals (including a commemorative photo and story of Katie) with people…

A Message of Care and Concern Regarding COVID-19

Catholic Charities continues to closely monitor the rapid spread and effects of the Coronavirus, COVID-19. In keeping with our mission, we are focused on ensuring the safety and well-being of the most vulnerable in our community, including the elderly, people with disabilities, and those with immune-suppressant health conditions. They are at the highest risk of…
Catholic Charities takes part in a demonstration supporting Oregon's refugee resettlement agencies

Catholic Charities Board Member Featured in "Lower Refugee Cap Concerns Catholic Groups"

Before joining the Catholic Charities Board of Directors, Francis Kham was a refugee. Today, he is an outspoken advocate for both the Portland Zomi community, of which he is a part, and refugee resettlement in general, which has been reduced from 80,000 in 2016 to just 18,000 today. Read the full story from the Catholic…
Hands gripped around a chain-link fence.

Our Crisis of Character

I spent a week touring and working in respite centers along the southern border. While we were there, our team tried to help arrivals work through the trauma they had experienced, hoping to alleviate their intense anxiety. In this report, I walk you through the challenges faced by asylum seekers coming to the U.S. and…