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St. Kateri ‘belongs uniquely to the Northwest’

SEATTLE – St. Kateri Tekakwitha, the first Native American saint and patroness of the environment, “belongs uniquely to the Northwest,” said Cheryl Johnson, a member of the Lummi Tribe, during a special Mass at St. James Cathedral.

Face coverings, health protocols as students return to Catholic schools

BELLINGHAM – At Assumption School on a recent weekday, first-graders practiced their penmanship just as they would any school year. But this year they did it wearing face coverings and from behind makeshift cardboard-and-plastic dividers embellished with pictures of Dr. Seuss characters.