A gathering focused on the immediate needs of Seattle's homeless will be co-sponsored by the student governments of Seattle University and the University of Washington Dec. 2, on SU's campus.
Noting that Pope Francis' encyclical on the environment has specific application in the Pacific Northwest -- from melting glaciers and forest fires to drought and fossil fuel projects -- a group of ecumenical and environmental leaders announced a gathering will be held tomorrow at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Seattle to welcome the pontifical teaching.
The Vatican is set to release the encyclical "Laudato Si', On care for our common home" at noon Rome time (6 a.m. eastern) tomorrow.
The settlement, which involved abuse allegedly carried out by Christian Brothers, totaled $12.1 million. "I deeply regret the pain suffered by these victims," Seattle Archbishop J. Peter Sartain said.
"We perceive you to be promoting an entirely different way of dealing with matters of concern within the church," the priests told Pope Francis.
Auxiliary Bishop Eusebio L. Elizondo of Seattle was in El Salvador recently: the focus of his trip was the increase in unaccompanied minors making the often dangerous journey from Central America and Mexico into the United States.
A lawsuit brought by a Catholic school administrator fired because he entered a same-sex marriage can proceed without violating the school's First Amendment rights, a Seattle court has ruled.
NCR Today: A landslide has devastated a rural community northeast of Seattle, Wash., and local parishes have been pitching in to help.
Washington state's Catholic bishops praised Gov. Jay Inslee for declaring a moratorium on the use of the death penalty in the state and applauded him for urging there be "a public conversation on capital punishment."
Standing in a row holding white tapers, 12 men and women publicly committed to promote peace in their lives and through their relationships with others.
More than 200 people gathered for a discussion on fostering healing and dialogue in the wake of protests and power struggles at Eastside Catholic School.