TACOMA – At St. Patrick Parish in Tacoma, 7-year-old John Paul Lund leads other children in prayer as they sit in the atrium, a sacred gathering space where “the mystery of God meets the mystery of the child.”
TUKWILA – When the University of Notre Dame takes the lacrosse field here Oct. 18, it will challenge a U.S. Men’s National Team that includes a familiar face: Drew Snider, O’Dea High School’s lacrosse coach.
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.
Lena Dunham is not done confessing. That’s the headline of the New York Times Magazine profile just published about the actress-turned-memoirist, and it couldn’t be more apt.
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.”
"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