Many Western Washington parishes will be getting new leadership as of July 1, as Archbishop J. Peter Sartain has announced the following pastoral appointments (additional appointments will be forthcoming).
LAKEWOOD – Colorful raincoats, boots and umbrellas piled up in Terri Nelson’s office at St. John Bosco Parish during April.
EVERETT – Addison Schmidt couldn’t believe it. She was in a special section during an audience at St. Peter’s Square and now Pope Francis was standing in front of her.
Jesuit Father Daniel Berrigan passed away April 30 at the age of 94. Though many younger Catholics might not remember him, Father Berrigan was one of the most provocative and controversial religious figures of his time. Standing in the tradition of principled nonviolence proposed by Mahatma Gandhi, Thomas Merton, Dorothy Day and others, Berrigan led the charge against America’s involvement…
A seminarian I know recently went to a party on a Friday evening at a local university campus. The group was a crowd of young college students, and when he was introduced as a seminarian, as someone who was trying to become a priest and who had taken a vow of celibacy, the mention of celibacy evoked some giggles in…
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"Church of Spies: The Pope's Secret War Against Hitler" by Mark Riebling. Basic Books (New York, 2015). 384 pp., $29.99.