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A snowman adorned with signs at the 51st March for Life, Jan, 19, 2024

PHOTOS: The best signs seen at the 2024 March for Life

Jan 19, 2024

By CNA Staff

Thousands of marchers turned out in spite of snow and freezing temperatures. Read more

Father Jesús Mariscal recently helped a homeless woman give birth to twins outside St. Paul Cathedral in Yakima, Washington .

Priest delivers twin babies outside cathedral in Washington state

Nov 20, 2023

By Catholic Extension

Father Jesús Mariscal is the parochial vicar at St. Paul Cathedral in Yakima, Washington. Read more


Washington bishop: Priests would rather go to jail than break seal of confession

Apr 20, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Spokane Bishop Thomas A. Daly has assured his diocese that priests would opt for a jail sentence before they would... Read more

Ninth Circuit favors Washington church in case against state abortion coverage mandate

Jul 22, 2021

By Matt Hadro

A Washington church won its case against a state abortion coverage mandate on Thursday, in a ruling by a federal... Read more

Cooling center location in Spokane, Washington

Catholic Charities opens cooling centers amid Pacific Northwest heat wave  

Jun 30, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

Amid an unprecedented heat wave in the Pacific Northwest, local Catholic Charities agencies are opening cooling centers for the elderly,... Read more

Seattle's Union Gospel Mission. Credit: Darryl Brooks/Shutterstock.

Wash. court okays bisexual lawyer’s discrimination suit against Christian homeless mission

Mar 9, 2021

American conflicts over religious freedom continue, as the Washington Supreme Court has reversed a ruling that blocked a bisexual lawyer’s... Read more

Washington approves sex-ed measure, despite objection from state's bishops

Nov 3, 2020

Voters in Washington approved a ballot measure that will require “comprehensive sex education” in public schools. Washington’s Catholic bishops opposed... Read more

Sex ed on the ballot in Washington, definition of marriage in Nevada 

Nov 1, 2020

Washington state voters have a chance to reject a new “comprehensive” sex education law this Election Day, and the state’s... Read more

Parents holding child's hand.

Supreme Court adoption case could have national impact on religious liberty

Oct 28, 2020

By Matt Hadro

Gail Blais and her husband James wanted to adopt her biological great-granddaughter, who is now just over one year old... Read more

Cyrus Habib addressing a Defend DACA rally in  Seattle, Wash on Sept. 5, 2017.

Washington Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib to leave office, join the Jesuits

Mar 19, 2020

The lieutenant governor of Washington announced on Thursday that he will not seek re-election and instead will enter the Society... Read more

Gonzaga, Catholic Charities team up to offer immigration legal assistance

Oct 16, 2019

Gonzaga University Law School in Spokane is partnering with Catholic Charities of Eastern Washington to offer immigration legal assistance to... Read more

Washington state bishops support repeal of death penalty

Feb 8, 2019

The Catholic bishops of Washington state are expressing support for a senate bill that would repeal the death penalty.  Read more

Washington state's bishops listened to the poor. Here’s what they heard.

Nov 22, 2016

The stories of poor people – and the need for Christians to help them – are the focus of the... Read more

St. Peter's Square.

Pope Francis names new bishops for Spokane, Lexington dioceses

Mar 12, 2015

By Elise Harris

On Thursday the Vatican announced that Bishop Thomas Anthony Daly has been tapped to lead Spokane’s Catholic population, while Fr.... Read more

This image on an anti-Mark Miloscia website has since been taken down.

Candidate in Washington state lampooned for his Catholic faith

Oct 31, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

Mark Miloscia, a candidate for Washington's state senate, has been attacked for his Catholic faith and adherence to Church teaching... Read more

Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl.

DC cardinal recalls faith of early US Catholics

Jul 2, 2014

By Matt Hadro

Celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl exhorted the faithful to be “vigilant”... Read more

Fr. Marcel Guarnizo.

Priest who denied communion to lesbian no longer with DC archdiocese

Jul 11, 2012

The Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. says it no longer employs a priest who became known for denying Holy Communion to... Read more