Fifteen years ago this month, I flew out to Seattle from Chicago to interview with a church that proceeded to hire me as their lead pastor. Although I’d been raised in Washington state, it had been a quarter of a century since I’d lived here. That unusually warm and sunny February weekend re…

A group of prominent Catholics announced Tuesday that it’s pursuing a “lay-led,” independent review of the Seattle Archdiocese’s secret clergy files to fully expose the breadth and depth of the church’s sexual abuses in Western Washington and find a path forward for healing the damage caused…

VATICAN CITY — Nelson Perez, the Latino Roman Catholic bishop of Cleveland who has criticized U.S. President Donald Trump's immigration policy, was named on Thursday by Pope Francis to replace an outspoken conservative who recently retired as archbishop of Philadelphia.

VATICAN CITY — Former Pope Benedict wants his name removed as co-author of a new book on the issue of priestly celibacy, his personal secretary said on Tuesday, in the latest twist to a saga that has kept the Roman Catholic world riveted.

Q: My children's father died last week. He was 55 and no one expected it — most unexpectedly, me, and I am surprised how hard I am taking it. We had both moved on to happy relationships and remained congenial for the kids, but his passing has thrown me. I'm not sure how I should I be feeling…

Dear Mr. Dad: My 13-year old son has Autism Spectrum Disorder. He’s such a great kid — smart, athletic, good looking — but has a lot of trouble making friends. I’ve seen other kids exclude him and I know he feels rejected, which makes him not even want to try to connect with others. I feel s…

David Solie’s 89-year-old mother, Carol, was unyielding. “No, I will not move,” she told her son every time he suggested that she leave her home and relocate to a senior living residence.

I recently met Kelly Andrews and Ethan Lynette while spending a day off with my wife poking around in Bellingham. Driving through the Fairhaven district, I happened upon an old brick office building that caught my attention. The sign above the front door read Bailey Brothers Building and Loan.

As busy as the holiday season can be, I always look forward to the quiet and hush of winter in nature. It’s a great time to get outside with your family and focus on something you might miss the rest of the year.

Dear Mr. Dad: We're a pretty busy family. Our three kids are in lots of extracurricular activities (Scouts, music, sports, drama) and we also do a lot of things together as a family. Lately, the kids have seemed more run down than usual. I'm feeling a little guilty because I suspect that it'…

We have a Thanksgiving Day tradition in our home. We place three kernels of unpopped popcorn to the side of each person’s plate at the family table. The kernels symbolize the corn the native Americans provided the pilgrims at that first Thanksgiving potluck.

Dear Mr. Dad: I have a 14-year-old son and I think it’s high time to start preparing him for the future. We want to ensure that he’s on the right career path, whether than means going to college, trade school, or something else after he graduates high school. Granted, he’s only a freshman, b…