Archdiocese of Seattle settles five sex-abuse cases for $2.05 million

SEATTLE – The Archdiocese of Seattle has agreed to pay $2.05 million to settle five cases involving allegations of sexual abuse by Edward Courtney, who was a member of the Christian Brothers religious order; one of the cases involved allegations of sexual abuse by Gerard Kealy, who was also a…

Pope Francis: To pray, begin with humility

VATICAN CITY – Learning to pray well is a continual process, but should always start from a place of humility, as Jesus demonstrated in the Gospels, Pope Francis said Wednesday.

American sculptor humbled to bring sand Nativity to Vatican

VATICAN CITY – Growing up next door to Daytona Beach in Florida, Rich Varano spent a lot of time making things out of sand with his dad. He never imagined it could turn into his full-time gig — but 30 years later, he cannot imagine doing anything else.

Eastside Catholic Crusaders win state football title

TACOMA – After a three-year absence, Eastside Catholic High School brought the state 3A football trophy back home to Sammamish with a 31-13 win over O’Dea High School, the defending champs, at the Tacoma Dome November 30.