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Senate hears abortion mandate bill, passes budget

Senate budget fails the poor and most vulnerable, bishops warn

A bill that would mandate abortion coverage in insurance plans that cover maternity care did not pass out of its state Senate committee by an April 3 deadline. Archbishop J. Peter Sartain testified against the bill, saying it was a violation of religious liberty.

Archbishop testifies against insurance mandate

Measure fails to provide a conscience exemption for Catholic church, others morally opposed to abortion

In testimony before the Senate Health Care Committee April 1, Archbishop J. Peter Sartain testified that a measure mandating abortion insurance coverage for all who provide maternity care “discriminates unjustly against churches, religious organizations and people who for religious reasons oppose abortion.”

Teaming up to give a wounded veteran a home

Holy Disciples parishioners swung hammers on Saturdays to refurbish an aging mobile home for an Iraq veteran and his family

PUYALLUP
By Jean Parietti

When Holy Disciples parishioner Al Drake learned that his neighbor wanted to donate a vacant mobile home to a wounded veteran, he thought refurbishing the property would be a perfect project for his parish.

New evangelization is the work of the whole church

Catholics must not be afraid to ‘speak about their own experience of God in their life,’ says Father Bryan Dolejsi

TACOMA
By Kevin Birnbaum

Catholics’ primary method of evangelization should be the witness of their lives, said Father Bryan Dolejsi.