Another Catholic newspaper folds

Details:  The Catholic Northwest Progress, a newspaper published for more than a century by the Seattle archdiocese, will cease publication on June 27 and be replaced by a ten-times-a-year magazine from Michigan that will focus on evangelization, the Archdiocese of Seattle quietly announced. “Subscriptions for The Progress have declined steadily over the past four decades: [Read More...]

Seattle lays out “policy refresher” regarding same sex marriage

From the Archdiocese of Seattle website, some guidelines that I suspect will soon be appearing in other parts of the country, too: With voters’ approval of Referendum 74, same-sex marriage is legal in Washington state beginning Dec. 6. Archbishop J. Peter Sartain responded to the passage of R-74 in an archdiocesan “policy refresher” sent to [Read More...]

“What am I called to do?” leads one man to being a deacon

A local paper in Mercer Island, Washington looks at one man’s journey to the diaconate: On Oct. 27, Islander and former Starbucks employee, Frank DiGirolamo, recited vows and allegiance to the faith of the Roman Catholic Church beneath the splendor of the soaring Italian Renaissance ceilings of the 105-year-old St. James Cathedral in Seattle. Amid [Read More...]

A Seattle deacon writes: “We are trying to live out the gospel…”

Deacon Roy Harrington, from Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Seattle, dropped me a line in response to this post and the comments it provoked.  I reprint his e-mail here with his permission.  Dcn. G. +++ Fr. Tim was ordained for the Archdiocese of Seattle after completing theology at the NAC in Rome. [Read More...]

Pastor who declined gay marriage petition gets standing ovation

Earlier, I posted about parishes in Seattle that were declining to take part in the petition drive against same sex marriage. Now, some reaction from the pews: The congregation at Seattle’s Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church gave the Rev.. Tim Clark a standing ovation Sunday when he announced that the parish would not [Read More...]


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