Stories tagged: Spokane Catholic Diocese
Sun., Oct. 9, 2016, 8:40 p.m.
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 …
Sat., April 18, 2015
Diocese returns Morning Star ranch priest to ministry
The Rev. Joseph Weitensteiner, the former director of Morning Star Boys’ Ranch, has been reinstated as an active priest after the last sex abuse claims against him were rejected by …
Sat., Jan. 24, 2015
Law firm, diocese reach settlement
The law firm of Paine Hamblen has settled a bankruptcy malpractice case regarding its multimillion-dollar representation of the Catholic Diocese of Spokane. A settlement signed Friday by the law firm …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 23, 2015, 5:08 p.m.
Catholic church settles lawsuit against lawyers
The law firm of Paine Hamblen has settled a bankruptcy malpractice case regarding its multi-million dollar representation of the Catholic Diocese of Spokane.
Tue., Dec. 16, 2014
Ex-Spokane bishop denies smear tactics in diocese’s legal battle
Spokane’s former Bishop Blase Cupich disputes the testimony of a now-resigned top lieutenant, saying he never directed attorneys to sling mud at the law firm that guided the Spokane Diocese …
Sat., Sept. 27, 2014
Bishop Cupich, named to Chicago, presses immigration reform
Bishop Blase Cupich of the Spokane Catholic Diocese pressed the urgency of immigration reform as an important national security issue and humanitarian cause Friday in a press conference called to …
Sun., Sept. 21, 2014
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 …
Sat., Sept. 20, 2014, 5:34 p.m.
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 …
Sat., Sept. 20, 2014
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 …
Fri., Sept. 19, 2014
Catholic Diocese of Spokane lawsuit trial date set
A multimillion-dollar lawsuit pitting the Catholic Diocese of Spokane against the lawyers entrusted to shepherd it through its 2004 bankruptcy is set for a February trial. Bishop Blase Cupich quit …
Sun., July 22, 2012
Catholic Schools in Spokane
Sept. 3, 1888: Though classes for Catholic students had been held before this date, the official beginning of Catholic schools in Spokane is usually traced to the opening of Our …
Thu., March 1, 2012
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, …
Wed., Dec. 15, 2010
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.”
Tue., Oct. 5, 2010
Judge overturns contempt finding of Catholic Diocese
A senior federal judge in Spokane reversed a lower court order Monday and cleared the Spokane Catholic Diocese and its lawyers of contempt. It was a rare legal win for …
Fri., Sept. 17, 2010
Revived Huetter mansion now Gonzaga’s alumni office
Several generations of the Huetter family turned out for an open house Thursday in the Spokane mansion at Gonzaga University where their family took root. The Georgian Revival home was …
Wed., Sept. 15, 2010
Ruling puts parishes at risk of foreclosure
The Spokane Catholic Diocese must raise more than $800,000 this fall, some of it due in two weeks, to pay sex abuse claims or risk defaulting on its bankruptcy obligations …
Fri., Sept. 3, 2010, 5:19 p.m.
Tradition-filled ceremony welcomes new bishop
Inland Northwest Catholics celebrated the installation of Bishop Blase Cupich on Friday, filling the McCarthey Center on Gonzaga University’s campus with applause, music and hope that better times are coming.
Tue., Aug. 31, 2010
Abuse payments sap diocese fund, putting churches at risk
The Catholic Diocese of Spokane is broaching a consequence of its bankruptcy once thought unthinkable – the sale of churches to pay victims of clergy sex abuse. New claims of …
Wed., June 30, 2010, 8:29 a.m.
Cupich named new Bishop of Spokane
Blase Joseph Cupich has been appointed Bishop of Spokane, the Vatican announced early today. A Nebraska native and most recently the Bishop of Rapid City, S.D., Cupich takes over for …
Tue., June 29, 2010, 10:09 p.m.
Catholic church poised to name new bishop
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Spokane will announce a new bishop Wednesday. While as of this evening the Vatican had not issued a formal announcement, Blase Cupich is widely expected …
Fri., March 12, 2010
Spokane diocese paid boys ranch accusers
Although a jury last month rejected Kenneth Putnam’s sex abuse allegations against Morning Star Boys’ Ranch, the Catholic Diocese of Spokane had already paid Putnam a settlement worth hundreds of …
Wed., Feb. 24, 2010
Judge orders diocese to pay
A federal judge ruled that the Catholic Diocese of Spokane, its law firm Paine Hamblen, and one of the firm’s attorneys, Gregory Arpin, are in contempt of court for using …
Wed., Jan. 6, 2010
Diocese appeals bankruptcy court rulings
The Catholic Diocese of Spokane has appealed a recent series of bankruptcy court rulings that could cost it millions of dollars more. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Patricia Williams last month affirmed …
Sun., Dec. 6, 2009, 12:30 a.m.
Scores claim sex abuse
More than 500 people have filed claims accusing Jesuits of sexually abusing children across the Northwest. The claims vary in severity and span decades and geography, from Native Alaskan village …
Sat., Dec. 5, 2009, 8:40 p.m.
Abuse claims against Jesuits reach 500
More than 500 people have filed claims accusing Jesuits of sexually abusing children across the Northwest.
Tue., Nov. 3, 2009
Diocese hit with 21 new claims
Twenty-one new claims of clergy sex abuse have been filed against the Catholic Diocese of Spokane, a number that has surprised the diocese and could reopen its contentious bankruptcy case. …
Thu., Nov. 13, 2008
Former priest settles lawsuit
Former priest Patrick G. O’Donnell apologized again Wednesday, this time through his lawyer via a phone call in front of Spokane County Superior Court Judge Maryann Moreno, to the victims …