Category: WSCC

Washington State Catholic Conference Updates

Bishops Address Racism and Protests in the US The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) released statements on racism and protests in the US.  In addressing the death of George Floyd, Archbishop José Gomez, USCCB president, stated [], “We should honor the sacrifice of his life by removing racism and hate from our hearts […]

Updated Guidance on Resuming Public Worship

Reopening Guidelines for WSCC 5-28-20 FINAL Final WSCC Statement on directives from Governor-05-27-2020 May 27, 2020 Dear Catholic Faithful of Washington State, Today the governor announced directives for resuming public worship. Like the governor, we bishops remain focused on public health and working on behalf of the common good. We bishops across Washington state look […]

WSCC Statement on the Reopening of Churches 05-22-2020

WSCC Statement on the Reopening of Churches 05-22-2020 May 22, 2020 In response to President Trump’s statement today regarding church reopenings, the Bishops of Washington would like to provide a unified response. We want to let you know that the public celebration of Mass was suspended, not out of fear, but out of our deepest […]

WSSC – Please support Referendum 90

The Bishops of Washington State urge us to actively support Referendum 90. Please share this letter broadly with your communities.  Bishops’ letter_Ref 90 April 17, 2020 Dear Priests, Deacons, and Pastoral Leadership, We the Bishops of Washington state wish to notify you of our support and encouragement for gathering signatures for Referendum 90 (R-90). Any […]

WSCC 2020 Catholic Advocacy Bulletin #11

WSCC 2020 Catholic Advocacy Bulletin, No. 11                                       April 3, 2020 CARES Act On March 27 the federal government passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, a $2.2 trillion aid package.  Provisions of the act include direct checks to middle and lower income households, extended unemployment benefits, funding for the health care system, […]

WSCC 2020 Catholic Advocacy Bulletin, No. 10 

WSCC 2020 Catholic Advocacy Bulletin, No. 10                                       March 13, 2020 Message from Mario Dear Friends in Christ, Our legislative session has now officially wound down and has come to a close for the year. This being the case and on behalf of our Washington Bishops, I want to take a moment to […]

Urge Governor to Veto Comprehensive Sex Education

A message from the Washington State Catholic Conference Last week, the Washington State House of Representatives approved SB 5395 , which mandates a statewide standard on all K-12 public schools to teach comprehensive sex education. The bill prevents locally elected school boards from fully self-determining their own approach in this sensitive area. While vaguely requiring […]