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Newly ordained priest a spiritual — and literal — father

Father Mark Kiszelewski followed an unconventional route to the priesthood SEATTLEBy Kevin Birnbaum There aren’t a whole lot of priests in the Latin Church with two grown sons, but the Archdiocese of Seattle’s newest priest, Father Mark Kiszelewski, is one of those few.

Living with hope and uncertainty

Senate committee’s approval of immigration reform bill encourages local Catholics WESTERN WASHINGTONBy Armando Machado Rufina Ramirez received her work permit in January through the federal policy implemented last summer known as DACA, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. The policy temporarily shields from deportation undocumented young migrants who arrived in the…

Program to explore ‘Feminine Genius’

Based on letter by John Paul II, Small group sessions will remind women of their God-give dignity, gifts By Jennifer Sokol Kate Sweeney of the Archdiocese of Denver will lead two facilitator training sessions introducing a new study program for women in the Archdiocese of Seattle. The presentations on the…

Priests continue ministry well into their senior years

Archbishop supports, works with priests on options for ministry as they age By Jean Parietti When his car died last summer on the way to say Mass near Lake Quinalt, 83-year-old Father Steve Roman just pulled off onto a logging road and hitchhiked the rest of the way. Now the…

‘They fought for Uncle Sam’

Filipino war veterans hope proposed immigration law will at last reunite them with their loved ones SEATTLEBy Terry McGuire Ramrod straight in their crisp white jackets with patriotic lapel pins, Greg Garcia, 89, and Presalliano Credo, 91, looked the part of the warriors they once were as they posed for…

Seattle school gets makeover with grads’ help

Major donation ‘out of the blue’ sparks down-to-the-studs renovation project SEATTLEBy Terry McGuire Alumni of Christ the King School got the chance to revisit the past and play a role in the future at a gathering May 17.

‘GoodNews People’ aims to share, deepen faith

Parish-based effort will educate participants on Catholic social teaching, send them out to live the good news By Terry McGuire Picture this: thousands of new volunteers eager to throw themselves into a myriad of social concerns efforts, everything from the Society of St. Vincent de Paul to Big Brothers Big…

Wins not as important as fostering ‘great men’

George Monica, Bishop Blanchet’s 34-year head baseball coach, passed major milestone this season with his 500th victory SEATTLEBy Kevin Birnbaum For George Monica, there are more important things in life than baseball, but that doesn’t mean the game is “just a game.”

Pope John Paul II High School to graduate first seniors

‘Pioneers’ of young school were ‘true leaders’ and ‘built a welcoming culture,’ says principal LACEYBy Kevin Birnbaum The eight members of Pope John Paul II High School’s first graduating class were instrumental in forming the culture of the young school — founding clubs, establishing traditions and serving as guinea pigs…