SEATTLE – Archbishop J. Peter Sartain will ordain Deacon Thanh Dinh Vo a priest for the Domus Dei Clerical Society of Apostolic Life on June 25, in addition to the four priests he will ordain for the Archdiocese of Seattle, said Father Gary Zender, the archdiocesan vicar for clergy. The ordination Mass will be at…
For the better part of three decades, BVM Sister Joyce Cox has served in leadership roles in the Archdiocese of Seattle, including in Catholic schools, religious life, interfaith and ecumenical issues, retreats and spirituality.
WASHINGTON - Some of us will occasionally feel the guilt carefully planted in childhood when our mothers, fathers or caretakers told us to clean our plates because somewhere in the world another child, just like us, was going hungry and was wishing for the food we were wasting.
The most damaging idolatry is not the golden calf but enmity against the other. The renowned philosopher Rene Girard wrote that, and its truth is not easily admitted. Most of us like to believe that we are mature and big-hearted and that we do love our neighbors and are free of enmity towards others. But is this so?
I had the enormous privilege recently of addressing English-speaking priests from around the world who had gathered in Rome for a special jubilee celebration of the Year of Mercy. I met fathers from the United States, Canada, Australia, Latvia, Ghana, Cameroon, Ireland, Nigeria and many other countries. During Communion at the Mass that followed my talk, I saw hundreds of priests…
WASHINGTON - The following books are suitable for summer reading:
"Good Girls, Bad Girls of the New Testament: Their Enduring Lessons" by T.J. Wray. Rowman & Littlefield (Lanham, Maryland, 2016). 233 pp., $26.95.