The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is establishing a working group charged with developing spiritual, pastoral and policy advocacy support for immigrants and refugees.
The Field Hospital: Catholics pitch in to help in Tennessee; Knights of Columbus collect cellphones; a Maryknoll Lay Missioner reflects on two decades of service.
https://www.scribd.com/document/332795627/Who-Is-My-Neighbor-The-Face-of-Poverty-in-Washington-StateThe state's bishops based a pastoral letter, released Nov. 17, in large part on listening sessions held around the state with those who experienced poverty.
SNAP charged that Bishop Joseph Tyson had "done virtually nothing to undo the damage" done by past clerical sex abusers in the Yakima diocese.
Distinctly Catholic: The USCCB has been largely pursuing a culture warrior agenda that has served the Church very badly, tempting some Catholics to give up on the conference.
In the wake of wildfires in Washington state, Catholic Charities from all three Washington dioceses are banding together to provide relief and support for the fires' most vulnerable victims.
"We have become a nation built on half-truths. We fail to tell truth that without undocumented immigrant labor we would have very little food on our nation's table."
“During the last two decades” the Catholic church has “been repeatedly sued because bishops and others in authority sent priests known to have molested children to new assignments where they molested other children. This is not such a case,” a federal judge wrote in the introduction to a June 12 ruling that the Diocese of Yakima, Wash., is not liable for the 1999 sexual abuse of a 17-year-old boy by a transitional deacon.
Washington state's Catholic bishops praised Gov. Jay Inslee for declaring a moratorium on the use of the death penalty in the state and applauded him for urging there be "a public conversation on capital punishment."