'We Are Not A Hate Group' Says Priest Of Mount Saint Michael's P - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

'We Are Not A Hate Group' Says Priest Of Mount Saint Michael's Parish

Posted: Updated:

SPOKANE, Wash. - Earlier this week the Southern Poverty Law Center released its annual list of hate groups in the United States. The list has sixteen different groups in Washington state alone. There are two based in Spokane: "Crusaders for Yahweh" and "Mount St. Michael's Parish." Those two are both considered hate groups according to the S-P-L-C, but members of Mount St. Michael's are upset and say they do not deserve to be on that list.

KHQ Local News spoke with Father Casimir Puskorius of Mount St. Michael's and he said that though they do not associate themselves with modern day Catholics, he said that certainly does not make them a hate group. He says his traditionalist Catholic Church does not hate Jews like some have said, calling that an "outrageous statement." Father Puskorius said he prays for the Jews everyday so that one day they may conform to the belief's of his traditionalist church.

Puskorius said he takes issue with the leaders of the modern day Catholic Church saying that Popes like Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict are "non-popes." He fears that modern day Catholics will soon change their position on same sex marriage and abortion. He thinks someday in the modern church that priests will be able to marry. Father Puskorius said that despite their traditional beliefs that does not make them a hate group. 

HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • Medical tents busy at Hoopfest 2017

    Medical tents busy at Hoopfest 2017

    Saturday, June 24 2017 10:13 PM EDT2017-06-25 02:13:51 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's starting to get hot and the doctors and volunteers at Hoopfest weekend were keeping busy treating everything from heat exhaustion to scrapes and sprains Over the course of the first day of the tournament, workers say they treated about 400 people. They've been stressing the importance of staying well hydrated, whether you're balling out in the tournament, or strictly spectating.

    More >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's starting to get hot and the doctors and volunteers at Hoopfest weekend were keeping busy treating everything from heat exhaustion to scrapes and sprains Over the course of the first day of the tournament, workers say they treated about 400 people. They've been stressing the importance of staying well hydrated, whether you're balling out in the tournament, or strictly spectating.

    More >>
  • Drunk driver rams light pole twice in Pasco

    Drunk driver rams light pole twice in Pasco

    Saturday, June 24 2017 9:45 PM EDT2017-06-25 01:45:43 GMT

    Pasco Police shared surveillance video from a local mini mart that shows a drunk driver hitting a parked car and a light pole in the parking lot. Police say the driver was at the store purchasing more beer before she hit the parked vehicle on her way out of the lot. She tried to leave the scene of the accident  and smashed into a light pole.

    More >>

    Pasco Police shared surveillance video from a local mini mart that shows a drunk driver hitting a parked car and a light pole in the parking lot. Police say the driver was at the store purchasing more beer before she hit the parked vehicle on her way out of the lot. She tried to leave the scene of the accident  and smashed into a light pole.

    More >>
  • Hoopfest team plays in honor of shot EWU teammate

    Hoopfest team plays in honor of shot EWU teammate

    Saturday, June 24 2017 8:57 PM EDT2017-06-25 00:57:48 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Hoopfest is underway and some teams have taken to the court for some inspirational reasons. One team made up of former Eastern Washington University athletes formed a team to honor their former teammate, Alden Gibbs. Gibbs is now paralyzed from the waist down after a shooting back in January. He was shot in the back 11 times.

    More >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Hoopfest is underway and some teams have taken to the court for some inspirational reasons. One team made up of former Eastern Washington University athletes formed a team to honor their former teammate, Alden Gibbs. Gibbs is now paralyzed from the waist down after a shooting back in January. He was shot in the back 11 times.

    More >>