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.)
Turn away from sin and be faithful to the Gospel. Ash Wednesday To prepare the ashes for Ash Wednesday it is our custom to take the blessed palms from the year before and burn them, adding blessed oil. These are the ashes that are placed on our foreheads as a mark of repentance. We takeContinue reading “Ash Wednesday”
“But my feet were almost stumbling; my steps had nearly slipped, because I was jealous of the boasters and begrudged the wealth of the wicked.” Psalm 73: 2-3 “Why does the way of the wicked prosper? Why do all who are treacherous thrive?” Jeremiah 12: 1 There is a movie I love and can watchContinue reading “Never Surrender”
“This is what the king who will reign over you will claim as his rights: He will take your sons and make them serve with his chariots and horses, and they will run in front of his chariots. … When that day comes, you will cry out for relief from the king you have chosen, but the Lord will notContinue reading “Choose: Democracy or Dictatorship”
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