March 16, 2006

Donations up at Spokane Diocese

Seattle Post-Intelligencer


SPOKANE, Wash. -- Donations from parishioners are up in the Catholic Diocese of Spokane, despite a priest sex abuse controversy that prompted the diocese to seek bankruptcy protection.

Donations have gone up this year to the Annual Catholic Appeal, which raises money for ministry and is the major source of money for the diocese's programs in Eastern Washington.

The number of donors and the total pledge amount are higher compared with the same time period last year, figures show. So far, about 6,800 Catholic households have pledged $1.56 million, nearly 92 percent of the diocese's goal of $1.7 million.

Posted by kshaw at March 16, 2006 02:06 PM