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New Transitional Deacon for the Diocese

By Story and photography By Mitchell Palmquist | June 2021


Andrew O’Leary was ordained a transitional deacon for the Diocese of Spokane on May 29 at Our Lady of Lourdes Cathedral. The interview for this article was conducted before the ordination, while O’Leary was finishing up his studies for the year.

SEEK 21 Experience



Growing up Catholic, I was excited about participating in the SEEK21 event with thousands of others around the world, and I’m so glad that I did, as it rejuvenated my faith!

An Inspiration

By Catholic Charities Eastern Washington | March 2021


A short time ago, Mark came into Catholic Charities and donated several clothing bags that included new shoes, socks, and pants. Seven years ago, he was a nightly patron at the House of Charity.