Ecumenical Catholic Bishop of the Pacific Northwest Diocese
Let us act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with our God. (Micah 6:9)
Vision Statement: Ecumenical Catholics of the Pacific Northwest — Restoring relationships of justice, peace, and love with God, with one another, and with all of Creation by living out our baptismal ministry as the Body of Christ.
We are the Ecumenical Catholic Church of the Pacific Northwest embracing a network of sacramental communities in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. As authentic Catholics we celebrate our continuity with the undivided Church of the first millennium and believe that salvation is offered to all. Our unity is built on scripture and the Nicene Creed and Eucharist is the visible sign of that unity. We are in communion with the association of Churches known as the Ecumenical Catholic Communion and function within the generous parameters of the ECC Constitution. Ecumenical Catholic Communion. Read more about our Catholic identity HERE. See Apostolic Succession HERE.
Years ago I wrote a book titled All Creation Waits: The Unfulfilled Promise of Christianity. I wrote it so I could sort out my beliefs about God, about Church, about Christianity. I included reflection questions after each chapter so others could sort out their beliefs. Even though much has changed since the writing of this book, it still offers a way to reflect on what you believe. It is offered on Amazon as paperback or kindle HERE. (If you get the book, ignore the endnote as the website no longer exists.)
“Elections belong to the people. It’s their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters.” Abraham Lincoln Voting can be a complicated business for Christians. Some Churches discourage voting while others drive voters to the polls. Some pastorsContinue reading “On Voting”
“You cannot bear the Truth, but gently the Spirit guides from truth to truth.“ All Creation Waits One of our prevalent myths is that the good guys win, because God is on their side. And so might makes right. The guy in the “white hat” will triumph. Having a Warrior God leads people to assume:Continue reading “Where is God in All of This?”
I will make peace your governor and well-being your ruler. No longer will violence be heard in your land, nor ruin or destruction within your borders, but you will call your walls salvation and your gates praise. Isaiah 60: 17b-19 Dear Companions in Christ,Mass shootings have become common things in this country. When I lookedContinue reading “Pastoral Letter on Gun Violence”
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