Dan Morris-Young is NCR's West Coast correspondent. He is also a veteran of the Catholic press, having warmed the seats of the editor's chair at Catholic newspapers in Spokane, Oakland, Seattle, Little Rock and San Francisco. He authored a syndicated humor column for Catholic News Service for more than three decades, and has written for The Tablet, Huffington Post, Liberty, St. Anthony Messenger, U.S. Catholic, Our Sunday Visitor, National Catholic Reporter, The National Observer, and Mt. Rainier High School's student paper. Others, too. He even won awards.

As germane, perhaps, is that he has also bused tables at the Pine Shed Restaurant; copy-boyed at The Spokesman-Review; owned and operated a tavern; managed sales at a mobile home dealership; directed an insurance and investment practice; and made much of his family's income under water—harvesting sea urchins and sea cucumbers in the San Juan Islands and Alaska. No joke.

Dan contributes to NCR's The Field Hospital.

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Q & A with Sr. Sue Mosteller, on the 'school of life' at L'Arche Daybreak

When Sue Mosteller entered the Sisters of St. Joseph in Toronto, Canada, in 1952, little could she have realized that, 20 years later, her life path would merge with the nascent L'Arche Movement and spiritual luminaries Henri Nouwen and Jean Vanier.

California's oldest Catholic school drops official 'Catholic' designation

Officials at San Domenico School in San Anselmo, California, founded in 1850 by the Dominican Sisters, announced Nov. 13 that the school will no longer be Catholic and will drop official ties to the San Francisco Archdiocese and the Western Catholic Educational Association.

Sister's legacy includes 43 years of mission medical care

Sister of Charity of New York Immaculata Burke has been a near legend in the Diocese of Spokane, especially for those who follow the work of the diocese's mission in Guatemala. She died March 8 at the age of 94 in Guatemala. The following is reprinted with permission from the March 20 issue of the Inland Register, the Spokane Diocese's newspaper:

Sister Immaculata moves on from Guatemala Mission to her Eternal Reward

by Jerry Monks, for the Inland Register

(From the March 20, 2014 edition of the Inland Register)