Pope Francis has extended the power to forgive abortion to all Roman Catholic priests. He made the announcement in an ‘apostolic letter’ after the close of the ‘Jubilee Year of Mercy.’ The power had previously been reserved for bishops or special confessors. Archbishop Monsignor Rino Fisichella underlined that the act of abortion remains a sin in…
Spokane’s Newest Refugee Resettlement Office Grows Exponentially since Opening Last Spring, Needs More Volunteers
Spokane’s new International Rescue Committee office (IRC Spokane) has helped relocate 100 refugees since they opened their doors in spring of 2022. Families and individuals served from this office have come from Syria, Guatemala, Myanmar and Vietnam. In the next few weeks, they will be serving Ethiopian and Congolese clients.