FEATURES

NFP? Are you serious?

The word is getting out — natural family planning is not your parents’ rhythm method

Journey of Faith

New ‘graphic novel’–style book meant to educate, entertain and inspire local Catholics

By Kevin Birnbaum

A sacrament that can change your life

There’s no need to fear the confessional, say local priests

By Kevin Birnbaum

How long has it been since your last confession? Perhaps quite a long time, if you’re like many Catholics.

An invitation for reconciliation

National effort promoting penance comes to the Archdiocese of Seattle

By Anna Weaver

A light in a window beckons, signals someone is home and invites you in. The same welcoming aim is at the center of a new program in the Archdiocese of Seattle this Lent.

Changing hearts for life

Restoring hope in real happiness is the key to building a consensus against abortion, euthanasia

By Jean Parietti

Saving Grace

Parish nurse Gwenn Baer’s faith and service to others helped her find peace, and a miracle

By Jean Parietti

Cover Story - Student Essay contest Winners

Last August, NORTHWEST CATHOLIC announced a student essay contest, open to students enrolled in any of Western Washington’s 74 Catholic schools. Students were asked to reflect on the theme of Catholic Schools Week 2014, “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service,” and to share how faith, knowledge and service are related in their schools and in the rest of their lives.