Archbishop

Live in the light of Christ

I had very little appreciation for the summer and winter solstices until I lived in Alaska. As we all know, the earth makes one revolution around the sun every 365 days. Due to the tilt of the earth on its axis, the northern hemisphere is closest to the sun during…

Rediscovering our greatest identity and mission in Christ

One thing I’ve regularly heard since my arrival in Seattle is a desire on the part of our people to see a renewal of the life of the Church. While I recognize we face challenges, both within and outside of the Church, what I primarily hear is a desire for…

Building the Kingdom of God together

As I begin my time with you as your archbishop, I am so grateful for the warm reception I have received. I am truly enjoying my travels around the archdiocese, meeting so many people and getting to know our parishes and communities. Please be patient with me as I learn…

My farewell prayer: Amid distractions, may we focus on Jesus

Dear friends in Christ, This column will be my last for Northwest Catholic. For almost nine years, it has been my privilege to write a regular column as a personal means to reach your home and share thoughts about the Catholic faith, the Church, and issues of the day. Doing…

Even in times of transition, you are never alone

Dear class of 2019, Whether you are about to graduate from high school, college, graduate school or medical school, you are in a state of transition — and transitions can be disorienting.

Archbishop Sartain’s letter to the people of the archdiocese

SEATTLE – Archbishop J. Peter Sartain released a letter to the people of the Archdiocese of Seattle April 29 to “offer some background” about why he asked Pope Francis to appoint a coadjutor archbishop of Seattle. Read the full letter below.

God uses us in ways far beyond our understanding

Each Monday night, the Liturgy of the Hours ends with a prayer that never fails to catch my attention: “Lord, give our bodies restful sleep and let the work we have done today bear fruit in eternal life.”