OLYMPIA – Nancy Parker’s efforts to lose weight have included all kinds of diets and supplements, and even the thought of surgery. Now the St. Michael parishioner is finding success with Light Weigh One King, a Catholic Bible study program that is helping her find peace with food.
Six parishes in the Archdiocese of Seattle welcomed the traveling International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Fatima during this year that marks the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Mary at Fatima, Portugal.
FEDERAL WAY – It might seem like something of a miracle — a 4-year-old in a religious education class who quietly sits and works.
The mark of genuine contrition is not a sense of guilt, but a sense of sorrow, of regret for having taken a wrong turn; just as the mark of living in grace is not a sense of our own worth but a sense of being accepted and loved despite our unworthiness. We are spiritually healthy when our lives are marked…
Charity is about being goodhearted, but justice is about something more. Individual sympathy is good and virtuous, but it doesn’t necessarily change the social, economic and political structures that unfairly victimize some people and unduly privilege others. We need to be fair and good of heart, but we also need to have fair and good policies.
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.