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Tacoma Dominicans, Sisters of Providence enter covenant relationship

TACOMA – When the first Dominican sisters arrived in the Pacific Northwest in 1888, the Sisters of Providence were there to greet them. Now, after years of discernment, meeting and planning, the two communities are deepening that long friendship by entering into a covenant relationship.

Archbishop Sartain's 'Red Mass' homily

SEATTLE – Archbishop J. Peter Sartain celebrated a “Red Mass” for members of the legal profession October 6 at St. James Cathedral. Approximately 80 people attended the Mass, including six judges and Lieutenant Governor Cyrus Habib. The Red Mass is a tradition in the Catholic Church that goes back to…

Washington bishops endorse initiative to prevent gun violence

SEATTLE – The Catholic bishops of Washington state have endorsed Initiative 1639 on gun violence prevention. “Violent tragedies have become far too frequent in our communities and very powerful weapons are often too accessible,” the bishops of Seattle, Yakima and Spokane said in a joint statement released October 18.