SEATTLE – The state’s bishops have appointed Mario Villanueva as executive director of the Washington State Catholic Conference. Villanueva will lead advocacy efforts and represent the bishops of the Archdiocese of Seattle, the Diocese of Spokane and the Diocese of Yakima on public policy matters.
VATICAN CITY — The first week of the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon saw support for the priestly ordination of married indigenous men, impassioned pleas for respect for indigenous culture and denunciations of violence against the earth.
VATICAN CITY – Saints are people who recognized their need for God’s help, who took risks to discover God’s will and to help others and who nurtured a habit of thanksgiving, Pope Francis said.
SEATTLE — Archbishop Paul D. Etienne has named Tim Hunt to the newly created position of Executive Director of Planning and Mission Effectiveness for the Archdiocese of Seattle.