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Shawn Vestal: Catholic school governors tie themselves in knots to explain McClain absence

Clergy members of a church that


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 5, 2019, 12:03 p.m.

Pope urges compassion in elevating 13 likeminded cardinals

Pope Francis added 13 new cardinals to the top of the Catholic hierarchy on Saturday, telling them they must show God’s compassion to those who suffer to be faithful to …


Marc A. Thiessen: To restore Notre Dame, we must restore its fundamental purpose

Notre Dame is not a museum. It is not even primarily a symbol of France. It is a house of worship.


Spokane Bishop Thomas Daly calls on local Catholic politicians to examine abortion positions before worshiping

The bishop’s writing is drawn from Catholic canonical law, but local lawmakers said Monday they found the statement divisive as several states across the country re-examine their laws governing abortion …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 24, 2017, 8:15 p.m.

Pope on Christmas: Bethlehem trek’s like today’s migrations

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis in Christmas Eve remarks Sunday likened the journey of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem to the migrations of millions of people today who are forced …


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 …


Vatican denounces ousted auditor who says he was forced out

The Vatican on Sunday revealed the reason behind the hasty departure of its auditor general, accusing him of having illegally hired a firm to spy on the private lives of …


UPDATED: Fri., July 21, 2017, 10:05 p.m.

Eucharist family rosary to be held in Spokane Sunday

A Eucharistic Family Rosary will be held at Avista Stadium Sunday at 7:00 p.m.


UPDATED: Sat., July 1, 2017, 10:44 p.m.

Pope removes German cardinal as sex abuse crisis catches up

Pope Francis sacked the head of the Vatican office that handles sex abuse cases Saturday, just days after he released another top Vatican cardinal to return home to stand trial …


1st bishop indicted in U.S. on sexual-abuse claim dies at 83

The first Roman Catholic bishop in the United States to be indicted on a sexual-abuse claim during a flood of abuse accusations against church officials has died. Former Bishop of …


Vatican’s order against scattering ashes unlikely to change views on cremation in Spokane

Last Tuesday, Catholics around the world received sobering news from the Vatican: No more storing cremated ashes at home, splitting them up amongst family members or scattering them in the …


Genealogical society pieces together history of Georgetown University slaves

A team of volunteers toils each week at the downtown Spokane Public Library, trying to fill in the fates of a slave family sold from Maryland in 1838 to fund …


Global Catholic Network founder Mother Angelica has died

Known to millions of viewers simply as “Mother Angelica,” the founder of the Eternal Word Television Network died Easter Sunday at the rural monastery where she lived about 45 miles …


Pope washes feet of Muslim migrants, says ‘We are brothers’

Several migrants wept as Pope Francis knelt before them during a Holy Thursday Mass with asylum-seekers at a refugee shelter in Castelnuovo di Porto, outside Rome.


Montana diocese will file for bankruptcy after scandals

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Helena planned to file for bankruptcy protection Friday in advance of proposed settlements for two lawsuits that claim clergy members sexually abused 362 people over …


Religion Notebook: Shopping will aid a cause

Spokane Shalom Ministries, 518 W. Third Ave., will present Shop for a Cause on Saturday. Shoppers can buy a discount pass for $5 that will give them a 25 percent …


Memories of Marycliff

Everything they needed to know, they learned from the nuns. Math, English, Latin, religion. Even P.E. was taught by a sister dressed in a floor-sweeping black habit. Back in the …