Day: July 7, 2014

Churches come to peaceful arrangement in Diocese of Olympia

Two churches have reached the end of a 7 year agreement with the Diocese of Olympia, which avoided any necessity of lawsuits. The parishes of St Charles, Poulsbo, and Grace by the Sea, Oak Harbor, have both peacefully moved to new environs and are continuing with their ministries.

Wanting to be heard

by Marshall Scott Not long ago I was responding to a news item on The Lead, and made this observation: So, I find myself with this reflection, applicable on all sides: just because my argument has not been found compelling, it does not mean my argument has not been heard. I often find that hard …

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Pope apologizes to church abuse victims

In a private meeting with several victims of clerical abuse, Pope Francis asked for their forgiveness, and said that the Church had been wrong in its handling of the crisis. This is his first meeting with abuse survivors since becoming pope.

Hobby Lobby decision’s impact spreads to Gitmo

Now a week after the Hobby Lobby was handed down, the impact of that 5-4 decision is spreading far and wide. In Hobby Lobby, a divided court decided that a corporation was a person under the law, and so could be granted freedom of religious expression, under the 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act.