At noon on Thursday Bishop Blase Cupich will celebrate Mass to pray for Pope Francis, the newly elected pontiff, as well as the Catholic Church.Read More »
Some advice for the new pope
The next pope will undoubtedly have to wade through a good deal of advice from official advisors as well as commentators across the global Roman Catholic community. He will be chosen on part as well because of his own ideas and his style. As a lay person from a local parish I offer him my own three suggestions and hope that somehow they get to him, not because I am special, but because I am ordinary — the regular lay person in the pew on Sunday mornings.Read More »
Bishops and American nuns hold ‘cordial and open’ meeting
Three Catholic bishops met with leaders of the American nuns' group they are tasked with overhauling in an "open and cordial'' meeting on Sunday (Nov. 11), according to a joint statement.
Archbishop Peter Sartain of Seattle led the bishops' discussion with four officials from the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, including its new president, Sister Florence Deacon.Read More »
Gonzaga alumni discusses his work as chaplain to the House of Representatives
Last week the Rev. Patrick Conroy spoke to Gonzaga University students about his role as the 60th chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Conroy, who graduated from Gonzaga with a master’s degree in philosophy in 1977, is the first Jesuit priest to serve as House chaplain.Read More »
Where We Worship: Home church offers alternative way to be Catholic
This isn’t your typical Catholic church.
There’s no incense. No gothic-style building. The congregation doesn’t believe the pope is infallible. And, the priest, the Rev. Tom Altepeter, is married.Read More »
What’s next for Robert Finn, the first Catholic bishop convicted in sex abuse cover-up?
Catholic Bishop Robert W. Finn was found guilty Thursday (Sept. 6) of failing to tell police about a priest suspected of sexually exploiting children, an unprecedented verdict that is being hailed as a landmark in the effort to bring accountability to the church's hierarchy.Read More »