The cold and continuing snow accumulations of the past week in parts of Western Washington have increased the demand for day and overnight shelter, and caused some parishes and schools to cancel activities, classes and even Sunday Masses.
SEATTLE – After the February 8 winter storm caused the Fulcrum Foundation to cancel its annual Celebration of Light fundraising gala for Catholic schools, supporters responded by donating more than $235,000 online in less than 48 hours.
OLYMPIA – From the importance of more resources for the homeless and mentally ill to parental notification for abortions, Catholics from around the archdiocese lobbied their legislators for fair and just policies February 7.
OLYMPIA – The Catholic bishops of Washington state submitted testimony Tuesday in support of Senate Bill 5339, which seeks to repeal the death penalty and require that life imprisonment without the possibility of parole become the sentence for aggravated first degree murder convictions.
OLYMPIA – Students from Catholic schools around the archdiocese — and even one school in Spokane — spent a day in Olympia visiting their lawmakers and learning more about legislation to improve school safety.