On Easter, Pope asks: How will you respond to the resurrection?

Vatican City – On Easter morning Pope Francis said God's announcement to his people always comes as a surprise, like the shock of the disciples who found Jesus' tomb empty after his resurrection, and told Christians not to waste time responding to the good news they've been given.

Nothing can stifle the joy of the Gospel, Pope says on Palm Sunday

Vatican City – Jesus was the first target of “fake news” spread by those who wanted spin and twist his message for their own benefit, Pope Francis said Palm Sunday, but stressed that despite the pride and skepticism of some, nothing can dampen the joy of Christ's message or his…

Legislative session produces wins on poverty, justice but setbacks on life issues

OLYMPIA – In this year’s short and frenzied state legislative session, Washington’s bishops never eased up, battling the abortion mandate for all health care plans issued in the state and advocating to repeal the death penalty. They testified before committees. They met with the governor, lieutenant governor and legislators. And…