NEWS

'Workers in the Field' feeding the poor

LAKEWOOD
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.

Venerable Solanus Casey had local ties

On a hot July morning in 1987, Holy Names Sister Anne Herkenrath stood by the grave of her great-uncle Father Solanus Casey, who had been buried 30 years previously. The cause for his canonization had recently begun, and Sister Anne was one of two family members invited to witness the exhumation of his body at the Capuchin Monastery in Detroit, Mich.

Abortion bill a threat to religious liberty, federal funds

Bishops support spending for farmworker housing, toxic chemicals ban, parental notification for abortions.

The Washington State House of Representatives’ Health and Wellness Committee held a hearing on Jan. 31 regarding legislation that would make Washington the first state to require insurance plans that cover maternity care to also cover abortions.