DUVALL – Barbara Orr spent hours planting more than 100 petunias in her adopted garden at Holy Innocents Parish, hoping the colorful flowers will bring peace to families who have lost children.
TACOMA – This is a story of triumph, a story about people working through a financial crisis and making the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Tacoma-Pierce strong again.
EVERETT – A fifth-grader at St. Mary Magdalen School was honored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for her work to promote and protect bees and other pollinators in her community.
I recently participated in the Convocation of Catholic Leaders in Orlando, Florida. The purpose of this large, unprecedented encounter between U.S. bishops and laity was to study what Pope Francis has termed the “new peripheries” and to form missionary disciples.
G.K. Chesterton got a lot of things right. Here’s one: “The moment sex ceases to be a servant it becomes a tyrant.” Evidence for the destructive consequences of tyrannical sex abounds in wrecked relationships, wrecked families and wrecked lives.
St. John of the Cross teaches that within spirituality and morality there are no exempt areas. Simply put, you cannot be a saint or a highly moral person if you allow yourself a moral exemption or two. Thus, I may not allow myself to split off one moral flaw or sinful habit and see it as unimportant in light of…
Father Woody McCallister helps priests gain confidence in their cooking skills
"Feeding Your Family's Soul: Dinner Table Spirituality" by Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle. Paraclete Press (Orleans, Massachusetts, 2016). 256 pp., $15.99.