Eastside parishes raise $700,000 to help build year-round family shelter

KIRKLAND – Dan Daring and his family of three adults and five kids were homeless and desperately trying to stay together after being evicted. Because Daring was employed, the family didn’t qualify for assistance programs, and local homeless shelters served either single men or women with children.

Washington bishops launch new website, with focus on helping immigrants

SEATTLE – The Catholic bishops of Washington state — including the Archdiocese of Seattle and the Dioceses of Spokane and Yakima — have launched a new website, It’s the official site for the Washington State Catholic Conference, the public policy voice of the state’s Catholic bishops. “We know connecting with Catholics and others in Washington is more important than ever,” said Seattle Archbishop J. Peter Sartain, president of the WSCC, in a release.