Archbishop

Praying for a simpler, more spontaneous faith

About 30 years ago, one of my brothers-in-law, Chuck, bought a tattered old scrapbook at a thrift store. It was apparently compiled by a young woman in the 1870s. Not having a blank book in which to preserve her treasures, she had glued all sorts of mementos to the pages…

Planning, and praying, for the future of our church

I often think of the first bishop of the territory that now comprises the Archdiocese of Seattle, A.M.A. Blanchet. The pope had named him bishop of Walla Walla in 1846 and transferred him to the newly created Diocese of Nesqually in 1850. Bishop Blanchet gave the name St. James to…