Northwest Catholic

***UPDATE 11/20/19: Links updated; still need to add blurbs for 2019 articles.

This past spring, I started writing again for Northwest Catholic, the official magazine of the Archdiocese of Seattle with a monthly circulation of 125,000. I had previously written for them in 2014-15.

I wrote online-only articles for the website in 2014, but my article on Our Lady of the Rock Monastery, a community of Benedictine nuns in the San Juan Islands was the cover story in the July/August 2015 print edition, and won a 2016 Catholic Press Award. Here is a Northwest Catholic story about the awards.

My article on the Mass of Reception for Archbishop Etienne was the cover story for the July/August 2019 print edition. In addition, some of my online articles have been reprinted in the print edition (marked below with an asterisk).

Online Articles (2020)

Mass, March for Life draw thousands of Catholics to the state Capitol An estimated 5,000 people attended the 2020 March for Life in Olympia, WA, many of whom went in afterwards to talk to their state legislators.

St. George School celebrates 100 years of Catholic education A parochial school throws a bash to celebrate their centennial.

Feature Stories (2019)

Large crowd welcomes Archbishop Etienne at Mass of Reception*

Online Articles (2019)

Over 50 years, Seattle parish serves nearly 1 million meals to those in need: Blessed Sacrament Parish is in the University District of Seattle near the University of Washington. They have been serving meals and helping people in need for 50 years.

Kent parish shelters homeless women: Holy Spirit Parish in Kent, WA hosts a homeless shelter for women for six months of the year. The parishioners and members of the community make meals for the women, who stay overnight in the parish hall.

Anti-bullying video game propels two Christ the King students into national spotlight*: Two students at Christ the King school in North Seattle appeared on NBC’s Today show (ADD LINK) as part of the media coverage about their anti-bullying video game.

Training helps parishes, schools prevent, prepare for active shooters *

North American Martyrs parish finally gets its own church building *

Ministry to shipboard crews brings friendship, connection to faith

Young adults create community through Eastside Disciples *

Calls for compassion after vandalism at cathedral, downtown church *

June 8 immigration summit seeks to inspire local Catholics

Loop the ‘Lupe events brings parish, community together with muddy fun

St. Cecilia’s new school bus brings off-island students to Bainbridge

Growing interest means two locations needed for Catholic Men’s Conference this year

Feature Stories (2015)
Ora et Labora*: On Shaw Island, Benedictine nuns share lives of work, prayer and hospitality.

Online Articles (2014)
Organist honored for fifty years of liturgical music-making: A parish in Federal Way, WA celebrated the amazing milestone of their wonderful organist.
Evangelizing ‘green:’ Our Lady of Guadalupe parish adds solar panels: A parish in West Seattle is way ahead of the curve when it comes to saving energy- and money.
Going against the flow: Teenager makes a stand for her beliefs while still taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
Bringing good news to detainees: A woman who brings recycled Catholic magazines- and the Eucharist- to detainees at ICE facility in Western Washington.
Riding for the Lord: Bikers get a blessing before going on a ride to raise money for Wounded Warriors.
Brewing up help for the needy: An interesting fundraiser held annually by the St. Vincent de Paul conference of St. Francis Xavier Mission in Toledo, WA.