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  • ‘America is weeping’: Taking stock after 3 days of tragedy

    Three tumultuous days have brought echoes of decades past and made clear a public that elected a black president hasn’t reconciled its fractured history with race, that a country that …


  • Catholic Diocese of Spokane installs Thomas Daly as bishop

    The Most Rev. Thomas Daly was installed as the seventh bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Spokane Wednesday as the fifth and sixth bishops looked on. Hundreds of people packed …


  • Thomas Daly installed as bishop of Spokane

    The Rev. Thomas A. Daly was installed as the seventh bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Spokane Wednesday as the fifth and sixth bishops looked on.


  • Catholic church’s lawsuit against Paine Hamblen can go to trial

    A federal judge gave the go-ahead Wednesday for the Catholic Diocese of Spokane to take its legal malpractice claim to trial against the law firm that handled its 2007 bankruptcy. …


  • As he becomes Chicago’s archbishop, Cupich calls for change

    CHICAGO — Blase Cupich became the archbishop of Chicago on Tuesday after his predecessor handed him a bishop’s staff and relinquished the chair that symbolizes the leadership of the nation’s …


  • Bishop Cupich’s ex-vicar general critical of Catholic lawsuit against Paine Hamblen

    Spokane Bishop Blase Cupich’s former top lieutenant told attorneys that Cupich has attempted a money grab against the law firm that guided the church through bankruptcy proceedings. The allegations leveled …


  • Cupich turns toward Chicago

    The Rev. Darrin Connall sent a message of congratulations to Spokane Bishop Blase Cupich soon after news broke that the leader of the Catholic Church in Eastern Washington was getting …


  • Cupich: ‘Spokane will always have a place in my heart’

    Spokane Bishop Blase Cupich heard rumors that he was under consideration for leading the third largest Catholic Diocese in the United States. But he didn’t know for sure until about …


  • Blase Cupich named Chicago archbishop

    Catholic Bishop of Spokane Blase Cupich will be the next archbishop of Chicago, the Associated Press is reporting. It’s a major step for the 65-year-old Cupich, who came to Spokane …


  • Spokane Catholic Bishop Blase Cupich promoted to Chicago archbishop

    Catholic Bishop of Spokane Blase Cupich is being appointed the next archbishop of Chicago, the Associated Press is reporting.


  • Christmas Bureau serves almost 5,000 on first day

    After 20 years, Donna Bielecki returned to the Christmas Bureau on its opening day Wednesday. The last time she used the charity serving the region’s neediest families, she was pregnant …


  • Louisville archbishop selected as conference president

    The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops elected Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville as president. Kurtz’s selection in Baltimore this week was expected. Tradition holds that the vice president becomes the …


  • New pope inspires local Catholics

    A Jesuit pope gives Inland Northwest Catholics a reason to celebrate, especially with the region’s connection to the Society of Jesus through Gonzaga University. The conclave’s results surprised the Rev. …


  • Spokane Catholic, Jesuit officials look forward to new pope

    A Jesuit pope gives Inland Northwest Catholics a reason to celebrate, especially with the region’s connection to the Society of Jesus through Gonzaga University.


  • Bureau provides families with assurance that community cares

    Bishop Blase Cupich of the Spokane Catholic Diocese toured the Christmas Bureau Wednesday, the first day of the annual holiday charity’s nine-day run. “What gets me,” said Cupich, gesturing at …


  • Gala raises $300,000 for Catholic schools

    The call for financial support of the Spokane Diocese’s Catholic schools was apparently heard. The Nazareth Guild, a foundation formed to help the schools, received donations of more than $300,000 …


  • Religion Notebook: Back2School means music, games, gifts

    Spokane First Church of the Nazarene’s Youth Ministries will present a free concert, Back2School Blast, Saturday from 3 p.m. until dark at the church, 9004 N. Country Homes Blvd. The …


  • Prayer service follows priest removal effort

    The congregation of St. Mary’s Catholic Church is moving forward after a petition last year asked for the removal of the parish priest, the Rev. Victor Blazovich. A special prayer …


  • Religion Notebook: Gathering to observe day of prayer

    • Life Center, 1202 N. Government Way, will observe the National Day of Prayer today at noon. Members will gather to pray for the church, community and nation. This year’s …


  • Religion Notebook: Christian bands will play at Spokane Arena

    The Rock and Worship Roadshow is coming to the Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave., at 6 p.m. Sunday. The concert will feature the bands, MercyMe, Tenth Avenue North, LeCrae, …


  • Some St. Mary’s church members want priest out

    More than 100 members of St. Mary’s Catholic Church have signed a petition asking for the immediate removal of the senior parish priest, the Rev. Victor Blazovich, and submitted it …


  • Religion Notebook: African Children’s Choir to perform

    The First Church of the Nazarene, 9004 N. Country Homes Blvd., will present the African Children’s Choir on Sunday at 10:45 a.m. The choir features children from Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, …


  • Move on without fear, region’s leaders urge

    While political and religious leaders interviewed last week denounced the bombing attempt along the route of Spokane’s annual march honoring Martin Luther King Jr., they shared a range of opinions …


  • Cole’s zeal for family, city lauded

    Family, friends and Spokane civic leaders Thursday celebrated Expo ’74 President King Cole for giving everything he had to his family and adopted city. Cole died Sunday at age 88. …


  • Friends, family remember King Cole

    Family, friends and Spokane civic leaders Thursday celebrated Expo ’74 President King Cole for giving everything he had to his family and adopted city. Cole died Sunday at age 88. …


  • Cataldo Catholic School becomes nonprofit

    Cataldo Catholic School has become a nonprofit organization. Bishop Blase Cupich granted the formal permission for the change in late November, and the school has since been working through the …


  • faith in generosity

    Michael Goldstein was the only man in a yarmulke at the Christmas Bureau on Tuesday. Temple Beth Shalom’s new rabbi called the event “a beautiful thing.”


  • Boys ranch joins talks on abuse claims

    A mediation effort designed to resolve ongoing legal problems faced by the Catholic Diocese of Spokane now includes the Morning Star Boys Ranch, according to court records. It sets up …


  • Cataldo Catholic School becomes nonprofit

    Cataldo Catholic School has become a nonprofit organization, making it the only Catholic school in Spokane with a nonprofit status. Bishop Blase Cupich granted the formal permission for the change …


  • Bishop will attend Poor Man’s Meal

    The Most Rev. Blase Cupich, bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Spokane, will attend his first Poor Man’s Meal at the House of Charity this Sunday.


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