Stories tagged: religion
Sat., Sept. 22, 2018
We don’t always know why another person is silent. Even when we do, our own silence is often the best gift we can offer another person.
Sun., Sept. 16, 2018
There are some things better left unsaid in marriage, or at least said differently than those first words out of our mouths. If you don’t believe me, search, ‘things never …
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 9, 2018, 6:52 p.m.
Do you need new rules of engagement?
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 2, 2018, 9:55 p.m.
Ever since Pope Benedict XVI became the first pontiff in six centuries to abdicate the papacy, transitioning to a life of near seclusion in a Vatican City monastery, there have …
Sat., Sept. 1, 2018
I’m many things, but patient isn’t one of them.
Sat., Aug. 25, 2018
I purposely began writing this reflection on the one-year anniversary weekend of the Charlottesville riot over racism and white supremacy. It was a tragic dramatic reminder of what bullying is …
Sun., Aug. 19, 2018, 12:51 p.m.
Across the U.S., Catholics once faithful with their financial support to their churches are searching for ways to respond to the constant sex-abuse scandals that have tarnished the institution in …
Sat., Aug. 18, 2018
Four times a month, community columnists weigh in on matters of faith and values. The Faith and Values column appears Saturday and features retired Methodist minister Paul Graves, of Sandpoint; …
Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 10:29 a.m.
A Pennsylvania bishop named in a grand jury report on rampant sexual abuse by Roman Catholic clergy is holding a Mass of forgiveness, as the Vatican expresses “shame and sorrow” …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 9:21 p.m.
Mormon church President Russell M. Nelson said he wants people to stop using “Mormon,” or “LDS” as substitutes for the full name of the religion: The Church of Jesus Christ …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 11:01 p.m.
The Rev. Franklin Graham told thousands of Spokane evangelicals to run for office Thursday, saying America was in spiritual trouble.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 10:38 p.m.
Several thousand people came out Tuesday night to Franklin Graham’s Decision America event at Columbia Point Park in Richland.
Sat., Aug. 4, 2018
E-mails have started to trickle back into my inbox from students and colleagues, signaling the end of summer and the beginning of another semester at Gonzaga University. In just a …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 9:52 p.m.
And in the seventh month of this year, Jesus fell just east of the Argonne Road exit on I-90, and commuters were perplexed.
Mon., July 30, 2018, 10:15 a.m.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions says the Justice Department is committed to protecting the religious rights of Americans.
UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018, 5:03 p.m.
In a move described as unprecedented, Pope Francis has effectively stripped U.S. prelate Theodore McCarrick of his cardinal’s title and rank following allegations of sexual abuse, including one involving an …
Sat., July 28, 2018
I’m sick and fatigued nearly to the point of despair – only nearly! – by the divides we must navigate over matters political and religious, especially when they combine into …
Sun., July 15, 2018
I sat down with an elder recently, a wise man who has seen a lot of life and who has learned deeply from his experience. The man was one of …
Sat., July 7, 2018
They are poor, repressed and increasingly the target of political and social antagonism. Yet Christians there remain hopeful, kind and joyful. Barely a hint of pessimism, anger or self-pity soils …
Sun., July 1, 2018
Lately, I’ve found myself becoming protective of the people and culture I’ve left behind.
Sat., June 23, 2018
For many people, June is Graduation Month. Our spiritual journeys can reflect a similar range of possibilities.
UPDATED: Thu., June 21, 2018, 9:53 a.m.
As President Trump signed an executive order Wednesday reversing his administration’s policy of separating immigrant children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, local faith leaders said the policy of …
Sun., June 17, 2018
Vulgarity is no substitute for wit. The Dowager Countess on “Downton Abbey” had it right.
UPDATED: Thu., June 7, 2018, 9:03 p.m.
Jim Daly, president of the conservative Christian organization Focus on the Family, visited Coeur d’Alene on Thursday to promote the organization’s Wait No More adoption conference to be held in …
UPDATED: Sat., May 26, 2018, 2:43 p.m.
Are you ever puzzled? I find myself puzzled most every day. It’s usually because I don’t seem to find the right truth-piece(s) to fit into the larger Truth Puzzle I …
Sun., May 13, 2018
Lately it seems examples of courage are swirling all around us. Tarana Burke, who spoke not so long ago at Gonzaga, has become a celebrated activist for starting the “Me …
UPDATED: Sat., May 12, 2018, 9:20 p.m.
Three attacks including one by a suicide bomber disguised as a churchgoer targeted three churches in Indonesia’s second largest city of Surabaya early Sunday, killing at least nine people and …
Thu., May 10, 2018, 6 a.m.
Dozens of church leaders and staff members gathered Wednesday to learn how to make their churches and congregations safer.
UPDATED: Sun., May 6, 2018, 10 a.m.
For Bloomsdays untold, the 50,000 or so runners on May’s first Sunday were cheered on by nuns near the bottom of Doomsday Hill and spooked by the vulture at the …
Sun., April 29, 2018
Lately it seems examples of courage are swirling all around us.