ARLINGTON - Catholic Community Services is getting high praise for the way its case managers are helping survivors of the March 22 Oso mudslide put their lives back together.
GIG HARBOR - When Brenna Peloquin was nominated to participate in the “ice bucket challenge” that supports donations for research into Lou Gehrig’s disease, she debated whether to participate. “I didn’t want to make waves,” she said.
MOUNT VERNON - In the 1960s, an interfaith Seattle TV program hosted by a Catholic priest and a rabbi gave rise to their ecumenical Camp Brotherhood retreat south of Mount Vernon.
One of the favorite taunts of the New Atheists is that religious people believe in an “invisible friend.” They are implying, of course, that religion is little more than a pathetic exercise in wishful thinking, a reversion to childish patterns of projection and self-protection. It is well past time, they say, for believers to grow...
Father Robert Barron
My oldest daughter sat across the table from me and shook her head no. The gesture was full of sadness and quiet acceptance. She tapped into an inner strength that she had discovered over the past few years. This was the first time she had said the words. That ship has sailed. There will be no babies for us, Mom.
A friend of mine likes to joke about his struggles in growing up. When I was in my 20s, he quips, I felt that by the time I was 40 I would have grown up enough to let go of my bad habits. But, when I turned 40, I gave myself an extra 10 years, promising myself that by age 50…
My kids were terrible when it came to eating breakfast before school. Yes, we knew that the morning meal is the most important of the day. I probably told them a million times. But I admit it: My three sons preferred to hunker down in bed as long as possible.
"Common Threads: A Cultural History of Clothing in American Catholicism" by Sally Dwyer-McNulty. University of North Carolina Press (Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 2014). 272 pp., $39.95. Reviewed by Nancy L. Roberts