POULSBO – In 1992, Thom and Joni Bayler volunteered to fix dinner for a new missionary priest from Uganda who was visiting their parish, St. Olaf in Poulsbo. They had no idea that more than 25 years later, the priest — now Bishop Sabino Ocan Odoki — would still be coming for dinner.
Here are the latest pastoral appointments made in the Archdiocese of Seattle, as announced by Archbishop J. Peter Sartain.
VATICAN CITY – Catholic News Service on Friday published a redacted version of a letter sent in 2006 from a high-ranking official of the Vatican Secretariat of State, which implicitly acknowledges receipt of allegations made against then-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick.
SEATTLE – Out of “deep concern” for the people of the Archdiocese of Seattle in light of recent revelations of clergy sexual abuse, Archbishop J. Peter Sartain sent a letter to all parishes in the archdiocese to be read from the pulpit at Masses September 8–9.
NEW YORK – Authorities in New York and New Jersey have announced investigations into local Catholic dioceses and church entities to determine how allegations of sexual abuse of minors were handled.