Daily Reading & Meditation: Thursday (September 12)September 12, 2019
American Priest to Pope: I’m ‘Wearied From Being Scorned and Demonized by You’, by Dorothy Cummings McLeanSeptember 12, 2019
By Kevin Birnbaum, Catholic News Service, Sep 10, 2019
SEATTLE, Washington – Seattle Archbishop Paul D. Etienne said he will not live in the 9,000-square-foot mansion that many of his predecessors called home.
In a letter sent to archdiocesan priests and deacons Sept. 3 – his first day as leader of the Archdiocese of Seattle – the archbishop wrote: “While the Connolly House has been home to the archbishops since 1920, it will not be home for me.”
“I prefer to live a more simplified life,” he explained, adding that he was “exploring options on church properties” and hoped to find an alternative soon.
“Meanwhile, a prudent discussion will explore the possibility of selling Connolly House to help fund the great many needs across this archdiocese,” he wrote.
The property has an appraised value of $8.4 million, according to the King County Department of Assessments. ….