MARYSVILLE – The holidays can be a difficult time for adults who have recently lost a friend or loved one, but they can be even harder for teenagers.
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Seattle/King County unveiled a new mural by local artist Blanca Santander at its Kent Thrift Store Dec. 3.
SEATTLE – “Que viva Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe!” a man shouted while walking in a procession toward St. James Cathedral Dec. 6. “Que viva!” the crowd responded.
Christmas is fast approaching. My thoughts, like those of many, have turned to Christmas presents. What would be fun and useful for my team members at Catholic Relief Services? What would not be merely shelved but stay in sight and mind and bring a smile? When would I have time to shop? What about my...
Carolyn Y. Woo, Catholic News Service
The lucky ones are people with a vibrant faith. They may not be perfect, but they have been able to overcome many obstacles by the grace of God and find happiness despite their weaknesses. They believe in not being overcome by evil but overcoming evil with good.
Grace Osterbauer was a 24-year-old bride-to-be when she took her first cake-decorating class, and the impulse compelling the Texas beauty to make that $35 investment remains today, as a 40-year-old mother of eight.
"Joy to the World: How Christ's Coming Changed Everything (and Still Does)" by Scott Hahn. Image (New York, 2014). 192 pp., $23. "Christmas: The Sacred to Santa" by Tara Moore. Reaktion Books (London, 2014). 224 pp., $30.
"The Franciscan Heart of Thomas Merton: A New Look at the Spiritual Inspiration of His Life, Thought and Writing" by Daniel P. Horan, OFM. Ave Maria Press (Notre Dame, Indiana, 2014). 288 pp., $16.95. You're probably thinking, "Merton wasn't a Franciscan; he was a Trappist." And you're right.