SEATTLE – At 100 years old, despite arthritic knees and legs that have given out, Barbara Sauntry still makes it to daily and Sunday Masses at St. Bridget Church.
TACOMA – More than 600 Catholics from around the state will gather for the Cornerstone Catholic Conference October 18-19 at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center.
SEATTLE – The state’s bishops have appointed Mario Villanueva as executive director of the Washington State Catholic Conference. Villanueva will lead advocacy efforts and represent the bishops of the Archdiocese of Seattle, the Diocese of Spokane and the Diocese of Yakima on public policy matters.
In May of 2015, Pope Francis released his encyclical Laudato Si’, the Italian title taken St. Francis of Assisi’s beautiful “Canticle of the Creatures”: “Praise be to you, my Lord, through our Sister, Mother Earth, who sustains and governs us, and who produces various fruit with colored flowers and herbs.” Early in the encyclical, Pope Francis...
There is an art and a science to slow living. This summer I’m trying to learn both.
There is, to be sure, a stress within the biblical tradition that God is radically other: “Truly, you are a God who hides himself, O God of Israel, the Savior” (Isaiah 45:15) and “No one shall see [God] and live” (Exodus 33:20). This speaks to the fact that the one who creates the entire universe from nothing cannot be, himself…
This time of year, many parents are saying goodbye as their children head off to college for the first time. Like our young adults, we are excited about their new adventure. But we also may worry a little — will they eat right, go to all their classes, make good decisions?
Half of adult Catholics are unaware of the church’s teaching that the eucharistic bread and wine become the body and blood of Christ.
"O Mary! We crown thee with blossoms today.” Many are familiar with this 19th-century Marian hymn traditionally used during May crownings.