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.)
Triduum — the Three Days
“Your face they said was as hard as flint–not to be assuaged from your intent. Who would have blamed you for changing tactics, circling around coming at things a different way Surely not Judas, nor probably I.” Bob Toohey from Falling Forward As I write this post, I am looking forward to celebrating Passion/Palm Sunday…
On Being Woke!
“Creation groans and is in agony. We, called to free her, are her doom. God created and all was good, but God gave her to us to mind. Now she labors nearly in vain, yet not without a bit of hope. Ignorant of who we really are, God’s children walk asleep. Creation waits with patient…
Temptation is a Test
And the Source of all Being commanded, ‘You may freely eat of every tree of the garden; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall die.’ Genesis 2: 16-17 As I pondered the readings from the First…
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