SEATTLE – The Catholic bishops of Washington state applauded the October 11 decision by the state Supreme Court striking down the death penalty in Washington. The bishops have long been on record as opposing capital punishment.
SEATTLE – Incense wafted and babies cooed while the full-to-capacity congregation of North American Martyrs Parish celebrated its 10th anniversary September 30 with a solemn high Mass in Latin.
SEATTLE – Claudia Gonzalez and her family traveled from North Bend to join their bishops and fellow Catholics in the October 4 Prayer of Repentance and Healing at St. James Cathedral.
Working to promote greater care for the environment, the Catholic bishops of Washington state have released a statement on “Catholic Principles and Environmental Policy.” Released on October 4, the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of the environment, the statement draws upon teaching from Blessed Pope Paul VI to St. John Paul II to Pope Francis.