Archbishop

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…

Easter: An invitation to take faith seriously

One of the things kids hate to hear is, “You’ll understand when you’re older.” In fact, that’s probably also something adults hate to say, because we know that the reason we have to say it is because it’s difficult to put into words some of the most important truths life…