The Pacific Northwest may be the least churched part of America, but two big religion stories come from my backyard today: a new Catholic archbishop heading to Seattle, and The Seattle Weekly announcement that “Everybody Draw Mohammed Day” cartoonist Molly Norris has gone into hiding for her own safety.

For more on Bishop James Peter Sartain, the new Archbishop of Seattle, check out Catholic News Agency , the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, and Whispers in the Loggia

For more on the Norris situation (which I blogged about here a few months ago, though I wasn’t able to get in touch with her then, either), check out The New York Times.

Wow. Things were already hopping around my home office with the Jewish and Muslim holidays, Glenn Beck’s faith-related ambitions, and preparing for the upcoming Religion Newswriters Association conference in Denver… not to mention that papal visit to the United Kingdom, where the news includes Pope Benedict’s (once again) apology for the clergy sex abuse crisis, an alleged threat on his life thwarted by five arrests, and the outcry over whether he just equated atheists with Nazis…

Check back tomorrow for more on the papal visit, and share your thoughts in the Comments section below.

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