Kevin Birnbaum

Kevin Birnbaum

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

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The Saints of Lent

Lent is an intense season of conversion, repentance and penance. But, as the Catechism of the Catholic Church notes, “The Christian who seeks to purify himself of his sin and to become holy with the help of God’s grace is not alone.” (CCC 1474) We are united with the holy women and men who have gone before us, and in the “wonderful exchange” of the communion of saints, “the holiness of one profits others.” (CCC 1475)

Serving those 'Called to Serve as Christ'

SEATTLE – Deacon Pierce Murphy has always answered the call to serve. One of seven children in a Catholic family, he worked for his hometown police department in California after graduating from high school.

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