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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…

Special ceremonies to mark Memorial Day

Public can write memories, prayers on ‘tribute boards’ at Catholic cemeteries SEATTLE This Memorial Day, May 27, wreaths will be laid during special ceremonies at the archdiocese’s cemeteries as part of a national movement by Catholic cemeteries to honor the service and sacrifice of those in the military.

Honoring the fallen

Younger generation keeps alive the tradition of decorating veterans’ graves SHORELINEBy Jean Parietti When visitors arrive at Holyrood Cemetery this weekend, they will see hundreds of American flags fluttering over the graves of veterans and those killed in combat.