Lebanon's Catholic leaders seek prayers, aid after massive explosions

BEIRUT — As Lebanon's Catholic leaders appealed for help for their country, international and U.S. organizations appealed for donations for Beirut, capital of a country already suffering from a severe economic downturn even before the two massive August 4 explosions that left more than 130 people dead, at least 5,000 injured and dozens more missing.

Youth miss opportunity to help Skagit County farmworkers, but outreach continues

BURLINGTONDuring a typical summer, hundreds of Catholic youth from parishes around the archdiocese travel to St. Charles Parish to help migrant farmworkers in Skagit County.

COVID-19 means the students can’t participate in the Youth Migrant Project this summer, but outreach to the farmworkers continues, both in person and from afar.