At moments of introspection or struggle, we can be both grateful and befuddled: grateful for all God has given us and befuddled at those aspects of our lives that confuse or embarrass us.
Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, issued the following statement on February 24, the final day of the four-day Meeting of the Presidents of the Bishops’ Conferences on Safeguarding of Minors at the Vatican, which was attended by presidents of bishops’ conferences from around the world:
SEATTLE – In its continued commitment to transparency, the Archdiocese of Seattle has launched a website addressing the clergy sex-abuse crisis. As Archbishop J. Peter Sartain says in a video message on the site, the new “Protect and Heal” site is a vehicle to “communicate sincerely and openly” about the crisis.
Nunca están fuera del alcance de la misericordia de Dios. Jamás.
They are never out of range of God's mercy. Never.
OLYMPIA – From the importance of more resources for the homeless and mentally ill to parental notification for abortions, Catholics from around the archdiocese lobbied their legislators for fair and just policies February 7.
OLYMPIA – The Catholic bishops of Washington state submitted testimony Tuesday in support of Senate Bill 5339, which seeks to repeal the death penalty and require that life imprisonment without the possibility of parole become the sentence for aggravated first degree murder convictions.