Bishop Elizondo urges Legislature to abolish death penalty

Below is the prepared testimony that Seattle Auxiliary Bishop Eusebio Elizondo delivered to the House Public Safety Committee of the Washington State Legislature March 25 in Olympia. Bishop Elizondo spoke in support of SB 5339, which would abolish the death penalty, on behalf of the Washington State Catholic Conference.

‘State of the Archdiocese’ report released

The Archdiocese of Seattle has published its latest annual report, which compiles information about the finances and ministries of the Catholic Church in Western Washington and “provides a snapshot of the ‘state of the archdiocese,’” according to archdiocesan CFO Joe Schick.

Cardinal DiNardo, Archbishop Sartain issue statements on Vatican sex-abuse meeting

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…