Posts Tagged ‘Archdiocese of Seattle’

Seattle archdiocese asks pastors to resign ahead of parish consolidation

Monday, September 11th, 2023

The Archdiocese of Seattle has requested that all parish pastors submit their resignations from office as part of a years-long parish consolidation process across the archdiocese, which is expected to reduce the number of parishes by more than half. Archdiocesan officials say the move comes after considerable consultation with clergy and is meant to streamline Read more

Seattle Archdiocese criticised for buying $2.4 million home for archbishop

Monday, December 5th, 2022

Seattle Archbishop Paul Etienne will move from a parish rectory into a newly purchased $2.4 million home in an upscale waterfront neighbourhood. Archdiocesan officials say the relocation is necessary to accommodate guests better, but the decision has also garnered criticism. “The move is breaking a promise that the archbishop made to us in a pretty Read more

US archdiocese sells properties for carbon-neutral project

Monday, April 11th, 2022
properties sold for carbon-neutral project

Four properties owned by the Archdiocese of Seattle and St James Cathedral have been sold and will be redeveloped by a company recognised for its long-term commitment to sustainable building. The vision is to create an inspiring carbon-neutral community that enhances the future of Seattleā€™s First Hill neighbourhood while also supporting the mission of the Read more

Bishops ‘review’ blessing of assisted suicide advocate

Thursday, August 29th, 2019

Questions are being asked after a man received a formal Catholic blessing at Mass shortly before committing medically assisted suicide. Robert Fuller, an HIV and cancer patient committed suicide on 10 May, five days after he was blessed at St Therese Parish in the Seattle archdiocese, After the blessing, Fr Quentin Dupont led children who Read more

Seattle archdiocese agrees to pay $12 million to abuse victims

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Seattle Archdiocese has agreed to pay $US12.1 million to settle 30 sex abuse claims from former students of schools that were run by the Christian Brothers. One school is still operated by the archdiocese with involvement by the brothers; the other closed in the late 1960s. The most recent cases are nearly 30 years old Read more