Bishop Thomas Daly

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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

Bishop Thomas Daly. CNA file photo.

Bishop Daly: Catholic schools should embrace faith, never compromise

Nov 18, 2020

By Jonah McKeown

The U.S. bishops’ new chairman for Catholic education says he hopes to bring his experience as a Catholic school teacher... 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

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LGBTQ+ law clinic at Gonzaga Law raises 'serious concerns' for Spokane bishop

Feb 19, 2020

By Jonah McKeown

Gonzaga University’s plan to become the first Jesuit university to open a law clinic focused primarily on LGBT advocacy has... Read more

Bishop Thomas Daly. CNA file photo.

Bishop Daly: Pro-choice pols should not receive Eucharist

Feb 2, 2019

By JD Flynn

The Bishop of Spokane said Friday that that politicians who publicly support abortion should not receive the Eucharist in his... 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