Northwest Catholic

Honoring the fallen

Younger generation keeps alive the tradition of decorating veterans’ graves

By Jean Parietti

When visitors arrive at Holyrood Cemetery this weekend, they will see hundreds of American flags fluttering over the graves of veterans and those killed in combat.

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Special ceremonies to mark Memorial Day

Public can write memories, prayers on ‘tribute boards’ at Catholic cemeteries


This Memorial Day, May 27, wreaths will be laid during special ceremonies at the archdiocese’s cemeteries as part of a national movement by Catholic cemeteries to honor the service and sacrifice of those in the military.

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Teaching doesn't change, but church laws do

By Cindy Wooden

Bishop Juan Ignacio Arrieta has a special briefcase he uses exclusively to carry documentation for a project that would completely revise an entire section of the Catholic Church's basic law.