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Catholic Advocacy Day (CAD) continues to grow! 

More than 650 enthusiastic people, including grade and high school students, traveled to Olympia on March 26th to advocate on behalf of Justice & Life For All!  

Advocates gathered at St. Michael’s parish in Olympia for legislative briefings and Mass celebrated by Archbishop Sartain before proceeding to the Capitol for appointments with their legislators.

Click here for Northwest Catholic’s article and video on CAD 2015.

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Catholic Advocacy Day PDF Print E-mail

March 19, 2015

Catholic Advocacy Day is a day for Catholics to join together to voice the Gospel message to care for our brothers and sisters. All parish members, staff and leadership, and Catholic service and justice organizations are invited to join together in Olympia to make their voices heard.

Catholic Advocacy Day is on Thursday, March 22nd.  Advocates will meet at St. Michael Church in Olympia for a legislative briefing prior to meeting with their legislators at the Capitol.

The day will begins at 9:15 a.m. with legislative briefings by WSCC staff on Economic Justice (Justicia Económica), Healthcare (Cuidado Médico), Housing (Vivienda) and Human Trafficking (Tráfico Humano).

Archbishop Sartain will be the main celebrant at Mass at 10:40 a.m. followed by constituents’ visits with their legislators. 

WSCC Advocacy Bulletins PDF Print E-mail

Beginning with the 2015 Legislative Session, WSCC is sending subscribers weekly Catholic Advocacy Bulletins.

The Bulletins keep advocates informed of major public policy issues in Olympia, and will provide updates and action alerts on a regular basis while the Legislature is in session.  

The Bulletins are delivered via email.  Click here to sign up and receive WSCC’s advocacy bulletins.  Previous bulletins may be viewed by clicking here.

Abortion Mandate PDF Print E-mail

February 11, 2015

Yesterday, Bishop Eusebio Elizondo, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Seattle, appeared before the House Health Care & Wellness Committee to testify in opposition to HB 1647. 

HB 1647 would mandate abortion coverage in health insurance plans which offer maternity care.  This legislation restricts the freedom of individuals to act according to their consciences.  Employers who are opposed to abortion should not be required to cover such services, nor should individuals who are opposed to abortion be forced to pay premiums for services.

Click here to view the testimony that was presented by Bishop Elizondo.

Mass & March For Life PDF Print E-mail

On January 20th, Catholics from across the state gathered to attend the annual Mass and March for Life.

Mass was celebrated at 9:30 a.m. by Bishop Elizondo in the Marcus Pavilion of St. Martin’s University, Lacey.  After Mass, thousands of Catholics gathered for the 37th annual March for Life in Olympia.  The program began at Noon on the Capitol steps. 

This year marks the 42nd anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade that legalized abortion in the United States. In 1970, three years prior to Roe, Washington was the first state in the Union to legalize abortion through a vote of the people.

Click here for Northwest Catholic’s article and video on the Mass and March for Life.



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