Preserving our mission

Each year, Catholics in the United States collectively give tens of millions of dollars to national collections that carry out the Gospel call to assist the poor and vulnerable by addressing pastoral and human development challenges impacting people domestically and internationally. Our donations show our solidarity, assist people at their most vulnerable and help to evangelize and teach the faith. While we also support our local parish and diocese, national collections allow modest gifts to the collection basket to make multi-million-dollar differences on lives and communities here at home and around the world.

Archbishop blesses new St. Martin’s abbot

LACEY – As the monks at St. Martin’s Abbey prepared to elect a new abbot to succeed longtime Abbot Neal Roth, Benedictine Father Marion Qui-Thac Nguyen knew there was a slight possibility he would be nominated.

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Viviendo con pasión nuestro Año de la Eucaristía

En agosto del año pasado, el Centro de Investigaciones Pew reveló la preocupante cifra de un 69% de los católicos en Estados Unidos que no creen que Cristo está presente en la Eucaristía. Es mi sentir que dos factores importantes que han contribuido a esta crisis son: la escaza formación eucarística tanto de catecúmenos como de sus catequistas, así como los abusos litúrgicos que adulteran la Santa Misa.

Living our Year of the Eucharist with passion

Last year in August, the Pew Research Center released an alarming statistic: 69% of Catholics in the United States don’t believe Jesus is truly present in the Eucharist. In my opinion, two important factors have contributed to this faith crisis: the insufficient formation of both catechumens and catechists, and liturgical abuses that harm the holy Mass.

A Catholic dictionary for pastoral planning

As we enter into a more public phase of the archdiocese’s pastoral planning process, I want to review some language. This may seem elementary, but it is important that when we hear and use certain words, we operate with common definitions.

Archbishop announces decision on Tacoma’s Holy Rosary

TACOMA – All services and ministries at Tacoma’s Holy Rosary Parish will be discontinued as of August 31, Archbishop Paul D. Etienne announced in an August 13 letter to members of the parish community. He delivered the news to the parish’s pastoral and finance councils during a Zoom meeting earlier in the day.

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Archdiocese announces members of Special Taskforce for Catholic Schools

SEATTLE – The Archdiocese of Seattle has announced 10 members of a Special Taskforce for Catholic Schools, which will review the ministerial covenant that is signed by those working in the archdiocese’s Catholic schools and develop a set of recommendations for Archbishop Paul D. Etienne.

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