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Parish conference to focus on Africa partnerships

Church in Africa has lessons for us, says keynote speaker Jesuit Father Peter Henriot

The seventh annual Catholic African Connections Sister Parish Conference at St. Bridget Church in Seattle will definitely carry an African flavor. Kenya native Father Stephen Okumu, pastor of St. Bridget, will celebrate an African Mass, backed by the Swahili Choir from Holy Spirit Parish in Kent on Saturday, April 20.

Bishops weigh in on youth-related legislation

Concerns include financial aid for higher education, abortion mandate, toxic toys, sexual abuse education and juvenile sentencing Legislation which would expand eligibility for financial aid for higher education passed the state House with a wide margin on March 13.

'Workers in the Field' feeding the poor

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By Jean Parietti

St. John Bosco gardeners honored for harvesting more than 5,000 pounds of produce last year

In 1994, Rita Kuklish looked around the grounds of St. John Bosco Parish, saw three acres of vacant land and envisioned a vegetable garden to feed the hungry.

Archbishop appears on '60 Minutes'

Archbishop J. Peter Sartain appeared on the CBS newsmagazine "60 Minutes" on Sunday, March 17, discussing his role in overseeing the reform of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, an umbrella group that represents 80 percent of women religious in the United States.

Sexual abuse education bill moves forward

Abortion mandate, juvenile sentencing reform also progress

Legislation requiring schools to create training guides and provide materials on sexual abuse prevention continues to progress through the Washington State Legislature.