Archdiocese of Seattle settles five sex-abuse cases for $2.05 million

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.

  • Published in Local

‘There is nothing more powerful than the humility of God’

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.

Archbishop Sartain’s message from Day 1 of the USCCB Fall General Assembly

The bishops of the United States are meeting this week in Baltimore for the annual fall assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Archbishop J. Peter Sartain shared the following message this evening at the close of the first day. Follow Northwest Catholic this week for regular updates from the conference.

  • Published in Local

Archbishop Sartain's 'Red Mass' homily

SEATTLE – Archbishop J. Peter Sartain celebrated a “Red Mass” for members of the legal profession October 6 at St. James Cathedral. Approximately 80 people attended the Mass, including six judges and Lieutenant Governor Cyrus Habib. The Red Mass is a tradition in the Catholic Church that goes back to the 13th century.

  • Published in Local
Subscribe to this RSS feed