Stories tagged: religion
Mon., Feb. 17, 2020
MILAN – The cardinal’s response was not what Yolanda Martinez had expected – or could abide. Her son had been sexually abused by a priest of the Legion of Christ, …
Tue., Feb. 11, 2020
It has become standard practice for U.S. corporations to assure employees of support regardless of their race, gender or sexual orientation. There’s now an intensifying push to ensure that companies …
Mon., Feb. 10, 2020
Instead of saying we “tolerate” other faith traditions, shouldn’t we be saying we “accept” them?
Mon., Feb. 3, 2020
Sorrow – over Kobe Bryant’s death. Fear – of a growing and global coronavirus outbreak.
Mon., Jan. 27, 2020
Art is intended to communicate value. Cultivate that value, and learn to find the artful in the ordinary, just as Norman Rockwell taught us.
Mon., Jan. 20, 2020
What is cancel culture? In a nutshell, it’s a subculture that consists of people who have eliminated other people from their lives, based on perceptions of their having behaved inappropriately.
Mon., Jan. 13, 2020
Faith and Values: For open minds, Spokane is home to a diverse religious tradition that should be celebrated
In my time on the religion beat, I’ve been able to cover groups and events that have confirmed that gut feeling I had growing up, the one that said
Mon., Jan. 6, 2020
People of faith always swim against a strong current of new fascinations that pull us away from the proven, ordinary graces that grow our love toward God and others.
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 4, 2020
Even as it has pledged to go after predators in its ranks and provide support to those harmed by clergy, the church has done little to identify and reach sexual …
Sat., Jan. 4, 2020
A 16-member committee of bishops and other church leaders announced Friday they had agreed to spin off a “traditionalist Methodist” denomination that would uphold bans on same-sex marriage and the …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 3, 2020
A group of United Methodist Church leaders from around the world and across ideological divides is proposing an amicable separation
Wed., Jan. 1, 2020
The family of a man wounded in the Hanukkah stabbings north of New York City says he may have permanent brain damage and be partially paralyzed for the rest of …
Mon., Dec. 30, 2019
Sometimes allowing ourselves to do our work badly – work which is so important, which is so worth doing – is what allows us to do it at all.
Mon., Dec. 23, 2019
When we celebrate Jesus’ birth only as a “Jesus sweet and mild” newborn, we unconsciously dismiss the radically prophetic message his birth and whole life embodied.
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 21, 2019
Pope Francis is warning that “rigidity“ in living out the Christian faith is creating a “minefield“ of hatred and misunderstanding.
Mon., Dec. 16, 2019
Let the incarnation – God clothed in humanity, born of a virgin – remind us that there is nothing we can do for our salvation, it must be a work …
Wed., Dec. 11, 2019
The Women’s Christian Temperance Union offered an alternative to the Sunday movie matinee. They suggested “educational treats,” meaning musical concerts and “biblical and educational films,” the Spokane Daily Chronicle reported.
Mon., Dec. 9, 2019
This isn’t my usual “feel good” column. I thought hard about whether to write this or not, as I never want to alienate people, but I’ve heard the chatter and …
Sun., Dec. 8, 2019
A lecturer urged North Central High School students to cut out everything to do with “jazz” – including the music, the slang and the dress.
Wed., Dec. 4, 2019
The bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo has resigned following widespread criticism over how he handled allegations of clergy sexual misconduct
Sat., Nov. 30, 2019
Bertha Storey of the Horace Mann School had insisted the school board uphold the dismissal of a janitor who’d been disseminating an anti-Catholic newspaper within the school to students and …
Mon., Nov. 25, 2019
Each day between now and including Thanksgiving Day, be very conscious of the little things for which you are thankful – in your home, at work, with friends, even with …
Sun., Nov. 24, 2019
Now more than ever it is true that if we do not choose the path of a life well examined, using faith, reason and evidence, we risk losing everything.
Fri., Nov. 22, 2019
Pope Francis will fulfill his dream to be a missionary in Japan when he arrives for a three-day visit with two main aims: to appeal for nuclear disarmament and minister …
Mon., Nov. 18, 2019
If nothing else, Kanye West’s very public change can teach us about the radical transformational power of the atonement of Jesus Christ.
Sun., Nov. 17, 2019
An area of progressive values in a part of the state and country that is deeply red, Moscow is just about perfect for a lot of residents. But leaders of …
Mon., Nov. 11, 2019
I have dreams for our community to become stronger, to move forward. To do that we need to push through the smog — the discouragement — and find the other, …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 7, 2019
When a low-income woman searches for reproductive care, she often goes to a Planned Parenthood clinic, where she’s treated as a patient with an array of medical options. Or she …
Mon., Nov. 4, 2019
Rather than encouraging laziness, each approaching Sabbath urged God’s people to work efficiently, knowing a day without work was coming.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 29, 2019
Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Spokane native Timothy Egan brought his sense of humor with him Tuesday when he spoke to a packed house at the Bing Crosby Theater about the …