SEATTLE – Archbishop J. Peter Sartain has released two Christmas video greetings, in English and Spanish. “Christmas reminds us that God himself has come to earth,” the archbishop says in the videos. “May you have the joy of knowing that the Savior has been born for you.”
Era un caluroso día de julio hace 32 años cuando mi familia posó por última vez para un retrato formal. Ahí estamos mi madre y sus cinco hijos (mi padre había muerto en 1972), esposos y nietos, de pie o sentados con atención en la sala, con nuestros trajes de domingo, zapatos bien boleados y cabello bien peinado, sonriendo como si no hubiera preocupaciones en el mundo.
It’s not about not having problems
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.
The bishops of the Archdiocese of Seattle have issued a Thanksgiving greeting to Catholics in Western Washington.
SEATTLE – Shortly after the public sessions of the U.S. bishops’ annual Fall General Assembly adjourned Wednesday evening in Baltimore, the bishops of the Archdiocese of Seattle reported their reflections on the week in an email to Northwest Catholic.
Perhaps it sounds strange to say that God is humble, to suggest that the God who created heaven and earth, who eternally IS and who holds everything in the palm of his hand, is anxious for us to make his acquaintance and become his intimate friends. That is a tall order and quite an expectation, especially when some religions consider God to be eternally unreachable and distant. We Christians know that things are quite different: God is humble, God is loving, God is merciful, and God desires our friendship. In fact, he has created us to be fulfilled and at peace in a real relationship with him.