Congratulations, class of 2019!

Western Washington’s 11 Catholic high schools are sending 1,457 graduates into the world this spring. On behalf of the entire Archdiocese of Seattle, Northwest Catholic is proud to honor the members of the class of 2019.

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Congratulations, class of 2018!

Western Washington’s 11 Catholic high schools are sending 1,446 graduates into the world this spring. On behalf of the entire Archdiocese of Seattle, Northwest Catholic is proud to honor the members of the class of 2018.

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Saying ‘Yes’ to God

Through the years, I have often been asked if I could have said “No” in 1999 when the papal nuncio called to inform me that Pope St. John Paul II had appointed me bishop of Little Rock. I typically responded that I could have declined for a good personal reason of which the pope would have been unaware, and I then gave examples of such possible reasons. But asked that question one day about 15 years ago, I realized that I had been giving a very inadequate response.

Congratulations, class of 2017!

Western Washington’s 11 Catholic high schools are sending 1,457 graduates — 755 women and 702 men — out into the world this spring. On behalf of the entire Archdiocese of Seattle, Northwest Catholic is proud to honor the members of the class of 2017 for their achievements.

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The rights and privileges of ‘graduation’

Dear class of 2017,

Through the years, I have been to many baccalaureate ceremonies and graduations. I have handed out many diplomas, and as I did so I was reminded of the diplomas I received at various levels of my education. My seminary diploma is in Latin, but it says basically the same thing as my college diploma, which reads something like this:

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