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UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 12:23 p.m.

Mass with the cardinal: Former Spokane Bishop Blase Cupich returns to receive lifetime achievement award

The energy was palpable. Smiles were on high. Children were giddy. On this Sunday, at this cathedral, Cardinal Blase Cupich, the former Bishop of Spokane, would return home and deliver …


UPDATED: Wed., April 26, 2017, 10:38 p.m.

Chicago Archdiocese to settle priest abuse suits for $4.45 million

The Archdiocese of Chicago will pay $4.45 million to settle three lawsuits brought by three men who allege they were sexually abused over a decade ago by a former Roman …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 29, 2017, 3:39 p.m.

Trump travel ban sows chaos at airports, outrage at protests

President Donald Trump’s immigration order sowed more chaos and outrage across the country Sunday, with travelers detained at airports, panicked families searching for relatives and protesters registering opposition to the …


Two years after leaving Spokane, ‘renowned leader’ called to advise pope

The appointment of Blase Cupich to cardinal in the Catholic Chuch follows a career path that rocketed ahead in the past six years – from leading a rural diocese in …


‘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 …