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Congratulations, class of 2015!

Congratulations, class of 2015!

The Archdiocese of Seattle’s Catholic high schools are sending 1,437 graduates — 741 women and 696 men — out into the world this spring. Most of these graduating seniors will continue their educations next fall at scores of different colleges and universities. On behalf of the entire archdiocese, Northwest Catholic and participating high schools of Western Washington are proud to...

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Prejudging a papal encyclical

Prejudging a papal encyclical

Not long after St. John XXIII’s social encyclical Mater et Magistra made its appearance in 1961, a wisecrack began making the rounds among Catholics who’d taken umbrage: “Mater, si; magistra, no” — mother, yes; teacher, no. In other words, the church has a maternal relationship with her members but is not their teacher on matters...

Russell Shaw

Lifestyle

Mystery novel deals with church's foibles but entertains, inspires too

Mystery novel deals with church's foibles but entertains, inspires too

"Master of Ceremonies: A Novel" by Donald Cozzens. In Extenso Press (Chicago, 2015). 287 pp., $19.95.