Catholic Diocese of Spokane, Washington

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Official News Magazine of the Diocese of Spokane

Deacon Eric Meisfjord, Editor
P.O. Box 48, Spokane WA 99210
(509) 358-7340; FAX: (509) 358-7302

Letters to the Editor

(From the Nov. 16, 2006 edition of the Inland Register)

Regarding Letters to the Editor

The Inland Register welcomes letters to the editor. Letters should be no longer than 500 words. Letters must be signed, with address and phone number for contact, but names will be withheld upon request. Remember to be charitable.

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Well done


I just wanted to write and let you know how much I enjoyed reading Mitch Finley’s article about the replacement of the stained-glass windows in St. Patrick church in Walla Walla (“Restoration project breathes new life into treasured stained glass windows of diocese’s oldest parish,” IR 10/26/06).

I accidentally came across the article on-line. It was so interesting and well-written that it really captured my interest. I learned a lot about stained glass and previously had no idea that Walla Walla was ever the biggest city in Washington, or that it existed before Spokane was even founded.

Please pass on my compliment to the author for a great job.

Neil Porter, Eastsound, Wash.

Spiritual pilgrimage

(Editor’s note: Bishop Skylstad received the following letter, dated Nov. 3, to share with the Diocese of Spokane.)

Your Excellency:

As a demonstration of solidarity with Pope Benedict XVI on the occasion of his upcoming pastoral visit to Turkey, Nov. 28-Dec. 1, 2006, the Knights of Columbus is organizing a special “Spiritual Pilgrimage” for its members and for the broader Catholic community, which aims to generate prayers for the success of Pope Benedict’s trip. While few Catholics will be able to physically travel to Turkey to participate in the Holy Father’s visit, our goal is to unite millions of Knights and other Catholics with the pontiff through their prayers.

Our Supreme Chaplain, Bishop William E. Lori of Bridgeport, has composed a special “Spiritual Pilgrimage” prayer which brother Knights and others are encouraged to pray daily from the Sunday prior to the pope’s visit – Nov. 26, the Solemnity of Christ the King – and continuing until the Holy Father returns to the Vatican on Dec. 1.

This prayer has been posted on and has been widely distributed via e-mail.

I hope that Your Excellency will look favorably on this initiative, which strives to show our unity with and prayerful support for our Holy Father as he prepares for this important and historic pastoral visit.

With gratitude for your support and with prayerful best wishes, I remain


Carl A. Anderson, New Haven, Conn.

(Carl Anderson is the Knights of Columbus Supreme Knight.)

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