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Histoy of HOC Communication with Archdiocese
January, 2020
January, 2020

HOC asked to establish collaboration with the Archdiocese to bring about substantive reform and renewal in our church, the body of Christ.

January 2, 2020
January 2, 2020

Seattle Times Brings our Mission To The Community

January 28, 2020
January 28, 2020

Archbishop shares his thoughts with priests, deacons and pastoral coordinators, not HOC

March 6, 2020
March 6, 2020

Reply From Chancery

HOC Requests Second
HOC Requests Second

Meeting Before Pentecost

May 27, 2020
May 27, 2020

Reply From Chancery: Archbishop finds "offer to set up a mediation completely unnecessary and counterproductive to fostering true dialogue

Feb 18, 2020
Feb 18, 2020

After announcing the participants allowed to attend, the following dates were offered. Monday, March 15: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Wednesday, March 24: 10:00 am to 11:00 am Thursday, March 25: 10:00 am to 11:00 am Monday, March 29: 10:30 am to 11:30 am

May 1, 2020 Archbishop Reply
May 1, 2020 Archbishop Reply

During our meeting, you shared a few ideas around new ways to present information. These suggestions were helpful and will become part of our considerations going forward. Finally, I acknowledge your request to establish a Truth and Reconciliation Commission and to give serious consideration to additional file review.

June 9, 2020
June 9, 2020

Archbishop Declines HOC Webinar Invitation

Synopsis of Meeting
Synopsis of Meeting

This is a synopsis of our meeting earlier today at the chancery with the Archbishop. This is from an email of March 24, 2021

March 9, 2020
March 9, 2020

A quote from the Archbishop, "The role of laity is a topic of great interest for many Catholics and one that often puts the Church on the defensive. While there is room for improvement, I am proud of how this archdiocese has embraced lay leaders, including women, at all levels."

Archbishop Reacts
Archbishop Reacts

to In Person HOC Meeting May 1, 2021

Path Divides
Path Divides

June 7, 2021

Northwest Catholic
Northwest Catholic

After failing to respond to contacts on May 13 and May 20, 2021, Northwest Catholic responded on June 14, 2021 by rejecting HOC request to place an ad.

January 23, 2020
January 23, 2020

Heal Our Church invites the Archdiocese to participate with us in this long delayed and critically needed undertaking.

May 11, 2021
May 11, 2021

...we (HOC) remain open to meaningful discourse and timely collaboration...

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