Diversity of pro-life issues to be showcased at 'Life is Sacred'

Gathering at St. Mary Magdalen Parish focuses on issues that ‘drain and chip away at our sanctity of life’ EVERETTBY ANNA WEAVER Marriage and family issues, abortion, bioethics, secularism and human trafficking are among the array of pro-life issues being spotlighted at an all-day gathering Oct. 19.

Workshop to look at sex trafficking

Screening of Seattle sex trafficking documentary LAKEWOOD The Seattle Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women, in partnership with Shared Hope and Rescue:Freedom, is offering a workshop, "BEYOND AWARENESS: Combating Human Trafficking in Washington," on Friday, Oct. 11, from 2-5 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express South Tacoma, 11751 Pacific Highway S.W.

St. Lawrence Parish celebrates centennial

Parishes in South Bend, Raymond, merged 30 years ago RAYMONDBY JOHN WOLCOTT Members of St. Lawrence Parish gathered Sept. 29 to celebrate their centennial year, reflecting on 10 decades that included demolition of the parish’s first two churches in Pacific County.

Seattle University grad to receive Medal of Honor

By Anna Weaver Former Army Capt. William Swenson, a Seattle resident and graduate of Seattle Catholic schools, will become the latest Medal of Honor recipient Oct. 15 for his actions “beyond the call of duty” during a 2009 Afghanistan battle.

Seeking to break the cycle of poverty

New Seattle Nativity School fosters positive environment, accelerated learning SEATTLEBy Terry McGuire Saundra Montgomery’s whole family was excited when her 11-year-old grandson, Siaire Washington, gained admittance to Seattle Nativity School after successfully completing its summer program.