NW Stories

A life of service: Father Phillip Bloom

The third son in a family of five boys and one girl, Father Phillip Bloom grew up on a dairy farm in Arlington and on Camano Island. He studied theology in Rome and was ordained at St. Peter’s Basilica. He spent seven years as a missionary in Peru, where he…

Celebrating Our Lady of Guadalupe

When the Virgin Mary appeared and spoke to the Mexican peasant Juan Diego in 1531, it altered the course of the Catholic faith on this continent.

A life of service: Holy Names Sister Mary Annette Dworshak

Sister Mary Annette Dworshak grew up in Miles City, Montana, where she was inspired by the Ursuline and Edmonds Dominican sisters who taught her. Her uncle, Bishop Leo F. Dworschak of Fargo, North Dakota, told her that becoming a religious sister would mean exploring the world with new eyes and…

Accountability and vigilance

We all have to take responsibility for protecting kids, says Archdiocesan Review Board member Joan Cole Duffell