NEWS

Knights spearhead Thanksgiving for 500

Parish delivers hot holiday meals with help of 150 drivers

CAMAS
By Janet Cleaveland

When it comes to feeding people in need, the Knights of Columbus at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish think big for Thanksgiving.

Priest recalls media narration of JFK's funeral

WASHINGTON
By Mark Zimmermann

At 82, Msgr. Leonard Hurley still has a distinctive speaking style and ad-libs easily, qualities that served him well 50 years ago when he narrated President John F. Kennedy's funeral Mass at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington for a worldwide TV and radio audience.

Serving India’s needy

Parish was key to fulfilling Bellingham student's dream

BELLINGHAM
By John Wolcott

Taylor Stevenson's dream of serving the poor in India began with a book.

Bishop Elizondo attends White House immigration discussion

Seattle’s auxiliary bishop has concerns about current policy

Archdiocese of Seattle Auxiliary Bishop Eusebio Elizondo joined other faith leaders, President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and senior White House officials for an immigration reform meeting in the Oval Office on Nov. 13.

Jimi Hendrix-themed Christmas tree among highlights of Providence fundraiser

SEATTLE

Providence O' Christmas Trees, a fundraiser for Providence Senior and Community Services featuring 15 ornately decorated Christmas trees, will take place Dec. 2-4 at The Westin Seattle, 1900 Fifth Ave. Now in its 29th year, the event is one of Providence's largest annual fundraisers, raising $1.2 million in 2012 to help those in need through health care, housing and hospice.

Confession renews grace of baptism

VATICAN CITY
By Cindy Wooden

With baptism, Christians are cleansed of sin, but the sacrament doesn't wash away human weakness nor the obligation to ask forgiveness when they make mistakes, Pope Francis said.

Pope Francis: Back to the crosier with crucifix

Editor’s Note: Pope Francis has been using a familiar-looking crosier since becoming pope last spring. Here is a reminder on the cross’ significance from an April 8, 2013, post to Catholic News Service’s blog.

ROME
By Cindy Wooden

At last evening's Mass at the Basilica of St. John Lateran, Pope Francis carried a crosier that most people associate with Blessed John Paul II.