Kevin Birnbaum

Kevin Birnbaum

Kevin Birnbaum is the editor/associate publisher of Northwest Catholic and a member of Seattle’s Blessed Sacrament Parish. Contact him at

Kevin Birnbaum es el editor de la revista Noroeste Católico/Northwest Catholic y miembro de la Parroquia del Sagrado Sacramento en Seattle. Pueden contactarle en:

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Pray — and work — to end abortion

The rosary is a staple of the Catholic pro-life movement. But it’s a strange experience praying the joyful mysteries outside an abortion clinic — especially the first mystery, the Annunciation, when the angel Gabriel told the Virgin Mary she would bear the Son of the Most High. It seems at once poignantly ironic and perfectly fitting.

What will happen at the Synod on the Family?

Amy Morris-Young held back happy tears as she watched her son, Nick, receive his first Communion May 17 at St. Mary Church in Anacortes. This beautiful moment had been a long time coming. Nick, who has autism, is 27 years old.