SEATTLE – The Archdiocese of Seattle has agreed to pay $2.05 million to settle five cases involving allegations of sexual abuse by Edward Courtney, who was a member of the Christian Brothers religious order; one of the cases involved allegations of sexual abuse by Gerard Kealy, who was also a member of the Christian Brothers. The alleged abuse occurred between the late 1970s and the early 1980s.
VATICAN CITY – Learning to pray well is a continual process, but should always start from a place of humility, as Jesus demonstrated in the Gospels, Pope Francis said Wednesday.
VATICAN CITY – Growing up next door to Daytona Beach in Florida, Rich Varano spent a lot of time making things out of sand with his dad. He never imagined it could turn into his full-time gig — but 30 years later, he cannot imagine doing anything else.
VANCOUVER – On December 8, 1856, Mother Joseph of the Sacred Heart and four sisters landed on the frontier shores of the Columbia River at Fort Vancouver and soon started building more than 30 schools, hospitals, orphanages, and homes for the aged and mentally ill.
ANACORTES – As they have for nearly 40 years, members of St. Mary Parish will carry an icon of St. Nicholas in procession to the Anacortes waterfront December 6 for the blessing of local fishermen and their fleet.
TACOMA – After a three-year absence, Eastside Catholic High School brought the state 3A football trophy back home to Sammamish with a 31-13 win over O’Dea High School, the defending champs, at the Tacoma Dome November 30.