- Jan 16, 2021
The bishops of the Archdiocese of Seattle reiterated the Catholic Church’s opposition to assisted suicide in response to a news report about a man who used a fatal drug combination to end his own life under Washington state’s Death with Dignity Act.
Archbishop Paul D. Etienne has been assigned Seattle’s coadjutor.
The Vatican will soon be adjudicating the case of retired U.S. Bishop Joseph Hart of Cheyenne, Wyoming who is accused of multiple cases of abuse.
Pope Francis has named Archbishop Paul D. Etienne of Anchorage to be coadjutor archbishop of the Archdiocese of Seattle, meaning he will assist and could succeed Archbishop James P. Sartain in leading the archdiocese.
Rumors suggest Pope Francis may stage a consistory in June, prompting the question of if he’ll name a new American cardinal, and, if so, whom.
Several bishops who are planning to join a weeklong U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops retreat to start the New Year are trusting they’ll return to their dioceses with a renewed sense of what it means to shepherd the faithful.