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

Clergy members of a church that


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Spokane Catholic Bishop Thomas Daly joins Cardinal Blase Cupich in criticizing Trump’s order suspending refugee admissions

Bishop Thomas Daly of the Spokane Diocese joined local and state leaders Monday expressing concerns about President Donald Trump’s recent executive order temporarily suspending refugee admissions to the United States.


Special to The Spokesman-Review: Catholic Church better off if bishops follow pope’s lead

The recent settlement of a malpractice lawsuit filed by the Diocese of Spokane against its longtime outside counsel should be viewed as another example of a bishop who, while professing …


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 …


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.


Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago A huge crowd gathered at the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes for the “most noted celebration in the history of the Catholic Church …


Spokane Diocese claims lawyers mishandled bankruptcy

The Catholic Diocese of Spokane has accused its own lawyers of mishandling its historic bankruptcy, which exposed decades of clergy sex abuse and cost parishioners and insurers $50 million. A …


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, …


U.S. bishops gathering in Bellevue for policy debates

The U.S. Roman Catholic bishops are meeting in Bellevue this week to vote on a document opposing physician-assisted suicide and on changes to policies adopted in response to the clergy …


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 …


Cataldo Catholic School becomes nonprofit

Cataldo Catholic School has become a nonprofit organization, making it the only Catholic school in Spokane with a nonprofit status. Bishop Blase Cupich granted the formal permission for the change …


Vestal: Dad essential in making church address abuse

Did Spokane just lose its greatest man? Terry Corrigan’s son thinks so. And you have to grant that Corrigan – who died Saturday in a heart-rending accident – cleared a …


Bishop Cupich, well-liked in South Dakota, seen as polished, pragmatic

RAPID CITY, S.D. – The Toyota parked out back of Rapid City’s Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help is a drab little sedan, splattered with grasshoppers, moths and other …


Skylstad submits resignation to pope

William Skylstad, bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Spokane, has submitted a letter of resignation to Pope Benedict as required of all bishops when they turn 75. Skylstad’s birthday …


Parishes collect $8 million

Eastern Washington’s Catholic community has raised most of the money needed to settle the clergy childhood sex abuse cases, surpassing expectations and ensuring that the diocese will emerge from bankruptcy. …


Spokane Diocese meets deadline

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Spokane and its 82 parishes are sewing shut a devastating chapter for the Eastern Washington church.


In brief: $7 million donated for diocese settlement

Eastern Washington Catholics have donated $7 million of the $10 million parish pledge settling the Roman Catholic Diocese of Spokane bankruptcy. The money will fund payouts to people sexually abused …


Diocese sex case lawyers cut bills

Lawyers in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Spokane bankruptcy case have agreed to shave about 5 percent from their legal bills, freeing up an extra $400,000 for payouts to clergy …


Diocese case turns to fees

Bankruptcy lawyers who have billed the Roman Catholic Diocese of Spokane more than $10 million want to fight about the legitimacy of their fees in secret. It’s an odd step …


Diocese legal bill surpasses $10 million

Bankruptcy lawyers and accounting professionals have billed the Roman Catholic Diocese of Spokane $10.1 million for 2 1/2 years of work. The fees reflect what diocese leaders and lawyers have …


Valley pastors helping diocese, victims of abuse

Although it’s not the regular vestment for Lutheran clergy, Bishop Martin Wells often wears a clerical collar. The collar — frequently worn by Catholic and Episcopal priests — makes the …


Diocese payouts stay secret

A U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge has denied a Spokesman-Review request for access to records detailing millions of dollars in upcoming payouts from a trust to victims of priest sexual abuse …


Diocese officially on new footing

Bishop William Skylstad and other church officials signed documents for 11 hours Thursday and wired $20 million to a special trust – actions that allowed the Spokane Catholic Diocese to …


Appeal denied in clergy abuse case

A Catholic religious order that trained former priest Patrick O’Donnell can be sued by dozens of sexual abuse victims who contend the group knew O’Donnell was a pedophile and should …


Diocese fighting to keep court records closed

Attorneys for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Spokane filed legal documents Wednesday in an attempt to block The Spokesman-Review from gaining public access to court records listing priest-abusers and damage …


Full disclosure unlikely: Diocese, parties agree to secrecy

The public may never know how many Catholic priests sexually abused children in Eastern Washington. Nor will parishioners know how their money is being spent, despite being asked to contribute …


Technical flaw allows online access to names

Extraordinary measures ordered to protect the identity of victims in the Catholic Diocese of Spokane bankruptcy have been undermined because of a technical gaffe that allows people to easily view …


Bishop’s statement

Bishop William Skylstad released this statement Friday to The Spokesman-Review: The Diocese of Spokane has been, and continues to be, dedicated to transparency and openness. Any time a credible accusation …


Judge OKs diocese settlement

A federal bankruptcy judge on Tuesday approved a $48 million plan that will free the Spokane Catholic Diocese from bankruptcy protection after two and a half years. The confirmation of …