NW Stories

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.

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…

Saving Grace

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

Changing hearts for life

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

People of Faith - Lenny Wilkens

Lenny Wilkens credits hoops success to God Interview by Dan Lee Lenny Wilkens, a Hall of Fame basketball player and coach, currently ranks second in all-time wins as an NBA coach and first in all-time games coached.

Meeting Christ at 'The Mount'

The Eucharist gives nurse Nick Schoen the strength to face suffering and death with peace By Kevin Birnbaum Nick Schoen deals with a lot of loss each day. As a “neighborhood coordinator," or nurse manager, at Providence Mount St. Vincent, an assisted living community in West Seattle, he oversees 42…

Hospitality, housing and hope

Tacoma’s new Nativity House aims to create a pathway out of homelessness By Jean Parietti Ray Fair expertly chops carrots for the homemade soup that will feed more than 100 homeless men and women at Nativity House. Giving up part of his Saturday every month to volunteer in the kitchen…