• Group wants after-school Satan club at elementary school

    Group wants after-school Satan club at elementary school

    • Aug 12, 2016

    The Satanic Temple of Seattle, Washington, has asked a local school district for permission to start an after-school program in direct response to a “Good News Bible Club” being run by the Child Evangelism Fellowship at an elementary school.

  • Gold medal swimmer thanks nuns for her success

    Gold medal swimmer thanks nuns for her success

    • Aug 4, 2016

    After winning a gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics, swimmer Katie Ledecky visited the Immaculate Heart of Mary sisters at their convent in Bethesda, Maryland, to thank the women religious who taught her at Little Flower School, and she’s hoping to do the same after Rio.

  • Supreme Court rejects pharmacists’ appeal on contraception

    Supreme Court rejects pharmacists’ appeal on contraception

    • Jun 29, 2016

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear an appeal from Washington state pharmacists who said they have religious objections to dispensing Plan B or other emergency contraceptives, allowing a 2007 rule to stand requiring pharmacies to fill lawful prescriptions.

  • More ways to welcome Francis to the US: Record yourself

    • Jul 23, 2015

    With the papal visit to the United States now less than two months away, American Catholics are gearing up to greet Pope Francis in a myriad of creative ways. There’s Flat Francis popping up in every state in the union, murals being painted in Philadelphia, and Twitter training for bishops.

  • Bishop Cupich removes priest from ministry

    • Oct 30, 2014

    SPOKANE, Wash. – Bishop Blase Cupich has removed a retired Spokane Catholic priest from ministry following accusations that he sexually abused a child decades ago. The Rev. Dan Wetzler last served at St. Paschal Parish in Spokane from 1992 to 2002. The Spokesman-Review reports that the decision last month by

  • Mark Driscoll resigns from Mars Hill Church

    • Oct 15, 2014

    Mark Driscoll, the larger-than-life megachurch pastor who has been accused of plagiarism, bullying, and an unhealthy ego that alienated his most devoted followers, resigned from his Seattle church Tuesday, according to a document obtained by RNS. The divisive Seattle pastor had announced his plan to step aside for at least