Archbishop Sartain releases Holy Week video message

SEATTLE – Archbishop J. Peter Sartain has released a Holy Week video message. “Holy Week is its own kind of pilgrimage, the most important of the year,” the archbishop says in the video. “If you’ve never participated in Holy Week in your parish, or if it’s been many years, I encourage you to make the pilgrimage this year — it’s worth the trip.”

Retired pope publishes reflection on abuse crisis

VATICAN CITY – Retired Pope Benedict XVI, acknowledging his role in helping the Catholic Church come to terms with the clerical sexual abuse crisis beginning in the 1980s, wrote an article outlining his thoughts about what must be done now.

Faith leaders urge U.S. government to uphold religious liberty

WASHINGTON – More than 140 religious leaders, including the chairmen of three U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ committees, called on President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and congressional leaders to uphold principles of religious freedom following a series of attacks on people of faith, clergy and houses of worship.