The bishops of the Archdiocese of Seattle have issued a Thanksgiving greeting to Catholics in Western Washington.
“It is good that we, as Christians, give thanks not only for our freedom to publicly proclaim that Jesus is Lord but also for our right to apply this truth in action as faithful citizens,” wrote Archbishop J. Peter Sartain and Auxiliary Bishops Eusebio Elizondo and Daniel Mueggenborg. “We, the Catholic Bishops of the state of Washington, are most grateful to you for the many ways that we see you put your faith into action.”
Around the celebration of Thanksgiving, the bishops also encouraged Catholics to observe the World Day of the Poor, November 18, and the feast of Christ the King, November 25.
Read the full letter below.
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