SEATTLE – Deacon Pierce Murphy has always answered the call to serve. One of seven children in a Catholic family, he worked for his hometown police department in California after graduating from high school.
OLYMPIA – Bills the state’s bishops are actively opposing — including mandatory abortion coverage in health care plans — are moving through the state Legislature, closer to becoming law during the session that ends March 8.
VANCOUVER – Once a year, visitors to St. Joseph Parish’s Marian Hall can get a haircut, try on a new pair of shoes and access housing, job and counseling services from over 75 providers around the region.
I had the privilege of hearing Dr. Billy Graham preach about 20 years ago in Cincinnati. At the time, Dr. Graham was around 80 years old and clearly in frail health. He came to the podium and commenced to speak, but the crowd of young people, stirred up by the Christian rock bands who had...
Last month, America magazine published a fascinating survey regarding the attitudes of women in the church. They were kind enough to publish a few of my reactions to the study, but I would like, in this article, to offer a fuller response to their findings.
“We are all students of Grisez now.” The man who said that several years ago was a Catholic theologian not generally seen as being a disciple of Germain Grisez. He was simply acknowledging the influence Grisez had already had on serious students of moral thought — an influence that, one might add following Grisez’s death, seems likely to continue growing…
A comforting braise to celebrate the coming of Christ
While we pray for the dead, we can also lend support to grieving friends and family with a remembrance basket