Pope Francis’ ”Who am I to judge?” comment causing big problems for Seattle Archbishop

Supporters of ousted Eastside Catholic School vice principal Mark Zmuda took their case to Seattle Archbishop J. Peter Sartain on Wednesday, submitting 21,000 signatures on a petition seeking a dialogue and calling for reinstatement of “Mr. Z.”

Eastside Catholic students were in school where they presented their own petition to Principal Mary E. Tracy. Zmuda was forced out in December after the school learned that he had married his male partner last summer.


Editor’s note: We have no way of knowing how many of the 21,000 signatures on that petition are from Catholics – but from this we might infer that the level of Catholic faith formation in the Seattle area is downright pathetic.

Former Bishop of Joliet, J. Peter Sartain installed as new leader of Seattle Archdiocese

The Associated Press


New Seattle Catholic Archbishop J. Peter Sartain (SAR’-tin) has been installed with a Mass at St. James Cathedral.

The 58-year-old who previously served in Joliet, Ill., replaces Archbishop Alex J. Brunett, who retired last year at the age of 75.

The Seattle archdiocese includes about 600,000 Catholics in Western Washington.