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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

Bishop Thomas Daly of Spokane. CNA file photo.

Spokane bishop asks Catholic schools to follow state vaccine mandate, affirms exercise of religious exemption

Aug 26, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

Bishop Thomas Daly of Spokane wrote on Tuesday that Catholic schools in the diocese will be expected to comply with... Read more

Bishop Thomas Daly of Spokane.

COVID vaccines: Spokane bishop supports conscience rights, but says priests won't provide religious exemption

Aug 24, 2021

By Autumn Jones, Jonah McKeown

After Washington state announced a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for school employees, the Bishop of Spokane said that conscience rights should... Read more

Sacred Heart parish in Brewster, Wash., which suffered some fire damage in an apparent arson attack, Nov. 15, 2020. Photo courtesy Brewster Parroquia Sagrado Corazon.

Two churches in Washington state burn in apparent arson attacks

Nov 18, 2020

By Jonah McKeown

Two church buildings— one Baptist, one Catholic— were damaged by fires in apparent arson attacks Sunday morning in Brewster, a... Read more

The Immaculate Heart Retreat Center in Spokane. Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Spokane.

Catholic retreat center converts to coronavirus quarantine site

Aug 1, 2020

By Mary Farrow

In Washington state, one of the first coronavirus hotspots in the United States, an empty Catholic retreat center will temporarily... Read more

Bishop Thomas Daly. CNA file photo.

Spokane bishop responds to Catholic Charities racism video

Jul 6, 2020

Both the Bishop of Spokane and the leader of a Washington state Catholic Charities organization have spoken out about a... Read more

Why this Spokane Catholic school is going classical

Jun 3, 2020

St. Charles Catholic School in Spokane, Washingon adds its name to a growing list of Catholic schools across the country... Read more

Gonzaga University.

Spokane diocese was told 7 accused priests lived at Gonzaga

Dec 20, 2018

The Diocese of Spokane said Thursday it was unacceptable that Jesuit priests credibly accused of sexual abuse were unsupervised on... Read more

Bishop Thomas Daly installs an acolyte at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes in Spokane, Dec. 12, 2018. Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Spokane.

Six lay men installed as acolytes in Spokane

Dec 14, 2018

Bishop Thomas Daly of Spokane installed six laymen who are not in formation for holy orders as acolytes Wednesday.  Read more