Skilled hands create fleece art to support St. Placid Priory

LACEY – It started with a gift of sheep fleece to the sisters at St. Placid Priory. Now, more than two decades later, more than 1,200 sheep made of fleece have been handcrafted by the Priory Fiber Arts group, women who lend their artistic skills to support the Benedictine sisters…

Pandemic is prime time for conversion, pope says

VATICAN CITY – The COVID-19 quarantines, lockdowns and stay-at-home orders are the perfect opportunity for conversion: for individuals, for the church and for governments, Pope Francis said in an interview.

Cardinal Pell released from prison after court overturns conviction

VALLA BEACH, Australia – Cardinal George Pell has been released from prison after 405 days behind bars after the seven judges of the High Court of Australia unanimously overturned the original December 2018 jury verdict that found him guilty on five counts of molesting two 13-year-old choirboys in 1996.

3 stories to inspire you while you’re stuck at home

As the COVID-19 outbreak has confined many of us to our homes, we may need to find new ways to practice our faith on a smaller scale. Here are three stories of local Catholics from the Northwest Catholic archives to provide some inspiration.