Kevin Birnbaum

Kevin Birnbaum

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

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Making a difference

Brothers Tristan and Aidan Ryan share a passion for helping those in need, and they’ve raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to do it

Introducing our next auxiliary bishop

After celebrating Mass on March 26 at his parish in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Msgr. Daniel Mueggenborg saw he’d missed a call from an unknown number. He almost didn’t check the message, figuring it was a telemarketer. In fact, it was the Vatican’s apostolic nuncio to the United States, who told him to sit down: Pope Francis had appointed him an auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Seattle.