Parish life, justice and peace advocates met in Seattle Sept. 24 for briefings on the issues to protect the unborn, the poor, the marginalized and those at the end of life.
FEDERAL WAY – Lois Hanson says she has the best seat in the house.
SEATTLE - On the city’s highest hill, solar panels are helping power a parish’s multiuse facility — saving money and potentially putting cash back in the bank.
When Pope Francis on Oct. 19 formally declared Pope Paul VI “Blessed,” the event recalled a painful period in church history together with the long-suffering servant-pope who stood at the helm when the storm was at its worst.
The midterm report on the deliberations of the Synod on the Family has appeared and there is a fair amount of hysteria all around. John Thavis, a veteran Vatican reporter who should know better, has declared this statement “an earthquake, the big one that hit after months of smaller tremors.”
Have you ever noted how we spontaneously react to a perceived threat? Faced with a threat, our primal instincts tend to take over and we instantly freeze over and begin to shut all the doors inside us that open to warmth, gentleness and empathy.
"The Rising" by Robert Ovies. Ignatius Press (San Francisco, 2014). 307 pp., $19.95. "The Rising" has all the makings of a fast-paced novel that will thrill readers with its relatable characters, unique plot, spiritual message and nicely crafted ending.
"The Visitor: Andre Palmeiro and the Jesuits in Asia" by Liam Matthew Brockey. Belknap Press of Harvard University Press (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2014). 528 pp., $39.95. "Evangelization in China: Challenges and Prospects" by Kin Sheung Chiaretto Yan. Orbis Books (Maryknoll, New York, 2014). 178 pp., $30.
Here’s a do-ahead meal that lets you channel both Martha and Mary