PUYALLUP – Nora Schindler’s mission is knitting and collecting hats to help keep premature babies, cancer patients and the homeless warm. Since starting a “hat drive” ministry at Holy Disciples Parish in January 2014, Schindler has collected more than 2,600 hats of all sizes from her fellow parishioners and delivered them to St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma.
TACOMA – A former bookkeeper for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Tacoma-Pierce County has been sentenced to 45 months in prison and three years of supervised release for embezzling more than $500,000 from the nonprofit.
SEATTLE – Father Matthew Oakland was just settling into an Easter Week vacation at his parents’ house when he got a call early Tuesday, March 29. The office at Holy Rosary Church in West Seattle, where he is the pastor, had been robbed the night before.
In a recent article in America magazine, Grant Kaplan, commenting on the challenge of the Resurrection, makes this comment: “Unlike previous communities in which the bond among members forges itself through those it excludes and scapegoats, the gratuity of the resurrection allows for a community shaped by forgiven-forgivers.”
A recent issue of Time magazine features a fascinating and deeply troubling article on the prevalence of pornography in our culture. The focus of the piece is on the generation of young men now coming of age, the first generation who grew up with unlimited access to hardcore pornography on the internet.
"Church of Spies: The Pope's Secret War Against Hitler" by Mark Riebling. Basic Books (New York, 2015). 384 pp., $29.99.
NEW YORK - Readers are in danger of being spoiled by "East of the Sun and West of the Moon" (Taschen).