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.)
I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. John 14: 18-19 Another quote from Matthew 12:20 — “He will not crush the weakest reed or put out a flickering candle. Finally he willContinue reading “On Being Pro-Life and Pro-choice”
“God is a fair judge, a God who is angered by injustice every day.” Psalm 7: 11 What frustrates and angers me the most today is that the eviction moratorium has ended and our representatives left without doing anything to remedy the situation for those who could lose their homes. What further angers me isContinue reading “We Should Be Angry”
“You are a light. You are the light. Never let anyone—any person or any force—dampen, dim or diminish your light.” Rep. John Lewis Representative John Lewis served our country from 1987 until his death in 2020. He proclaimed the need to get in “good trouble” to push our country toward a more perfect union. YouContinue reading “Remembering Rep. John Lewis”
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