KIRKLAND – Dan Daring and his family of three adults and five kids were homeless and desperately trying to stay together after being evicted. Because Daring was employed, the family didn’t qualify for assistance programs, and local homeless shelters served either single men or women with children.
Parishioners around the archdiocese have been busy filling up baby bottles with their spare change, raising money to benefit pregnant women in their communities.
SEATTLE – The Catholic bishops of Washington state — including the Archdiocese of Seattle and the Dioceses of Spokane and Yakima — have launched a new website, WACatholics.org. It’s the official site for the Washington State Catholic Conference, the public policy voice of the state’s Catholic bishops. “We know connecting with Catholics and others in Washington is more important than ever,” said Seattle Archbishop J. Peter Sartain, president of the WSCC, in a release.
VATICAN CITY – The Vatican changed on Thursday the Catechism of the Catholic Church’s teaching on the permissibility of the death penalty, which the church had taught was legitimate in limited cases, stating the penalty is “inadmissible,” and its elimination should be sought.
SEATTLE – As he began his homily for the funeral Mass of Archbishop Emeritus Raymond G. Hunthausen on August 1, Father Michael G. Ryan noted that some people had told him not to expect a large crowd, since the archbishop retired nearly 30 years ago, in 1991.