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Summer 2015 Good News Newsletter

View the latest Good News newsletter, plus all issues for the past year, including Summer 2014.


Catholic Campaign for Human Development Local Grants for 2015

The CCHD local grants in western Washington have been approved! Funds for these grants come from the September CCHD collection in all of our parishes (September 13 in 2015). Thank you!


Rice Bowl Grants for 2015

Rice Bowl is the Catholic Relief Services Lenten program of prayer, fasting, learning, and giving. Once again, all of our parishes and many schools participated, and one result is a record amount of donations! And we were able to fund a record number of applications with grants using the 25% share of CRS Rice Bowl donations. Thank you!


Laudato Si’ (Praise Be): On Care for Our Common Home

Resources for Pope Francis' encyclical on the environment and climate change


Laudato Si' (Praise Be) bulletin insert

From the U. S. bishops' Justice, Peace and Human Development office


Laudato Si’: Top Ten Takeaways

From Fr. James Martin, SJ, at America magazine


Pope Francis and the Human Meaning of Ecology

A reflection by Bishop William Skylstad


Cherishing Creation: Called to the Common Good

Social Action Summer Institute, open to all, is a national and local conference that offers grounding in Catholic social teaching, biblical theology, the spirituality of social justice and practical parish and diocesan skills. In Portland, OR, this July. Attend for one day, or for the full event!


Maryknoll Affiliates Western Regional Conference 2015 “Love in Action – Mission on the Margins”

August 7 – 9, 2015 at Seattle University. Hosted by the Seattle Maryknoll Affiliate Chapter. The conference is open to all those interested in mission!


Advocacy: Sign up for Catholics Confront Global Poverty (CCGP)

Learn how you can join other U.S. Catholics to defend the lives and dignity of people living in poverty throughout the world, and urge our nation to act in response to the many faces of poverty.


Global emergencies and CRS responses

Whether the disasters are rooted in civil strife or natural causes, millions of innocent people have found their lives in turmoil. Your Catholic Relief Services teams and local partners are on the ground providing vital assistance.


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