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Remarkable women

Friday, Apr. 03, 2015
Being involved in the social mission of the Catholic Church is both challenging and faith affirming. Catholic social teaching takes us all out of our comfort zones at some point, but if we follow its lead, we end up in inspirational places. >>>

The Celebration of the Lord's Passion at the Cathedral of the Madeleine

Friday, Apr. 03, 2015
Today, at the Celebration of the Lord's Passion, the Most Rev. John C. Wester, Bishop of Salt Lake City, said in his homily: "As we enter into the sorrow of Good Friday, we remember that it is only a part of the entire Easter mystery. >>>

During Chrism Mass, unity is celebrated, holy oils blessed

Friday, Apr. 03, 2015
SALT LAKE CITY — The blessing and consecration of the holy oils that will be used in the sacraments throughout the coming year, and the renewal of commitment to service by the ordained, religious and laity of the Diocese of Salt Lake City were celebrated at the annual Chrism Mass in the Cathedral of the Madeleine March 26. >>>

Sign of Peace at Mass needs to maintain a public character

Friday, Apr. 03, 2015
The Catholic liturgical tradition regards the Sign of Peace at Mass as a disciplined and restrained public gesture, and not an affectionate gesture of intimacy and friendship. In fact, the peace sign is designed for people who, for the most part, do not even know each other’s names. >>>

Happy Easter!

Friday, Apr. 03, 2015
As we Catholics enter this season more joyful than Christmas, I wanted to share words of elation and inspiration. After 40 days of Lenten meditation on Christ’s presence in my life, I wanted to be bursting with the heartfelt recognition that the Resurrection fulfills the promise of the Nativity, and rejoice in the salvation offered by the risen Christ. >>>

Many Lenten traditions are celebrated in Salt Lake diocese

Friday, Apr. 03, 2015
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Palm Sunday procession at the Cathedral

Friday, Apr. 03, 2015
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Sister Helen Prejean: The death penalty is 'political symbolism'

Friday, Apr. 03, 2015
SALT LAKE CITY — Sister Helen Prejean’s timing was propitious. Five days after Pope Francis decried the death penalty as “cruel, inhuman and degrading;” one day after Utah Gov. Gary Herbert signed a law bringing back the firing squad as a means of state-sponsored execution, and the same day that Bishop John C. Wester of Salt Lake City issued a statement saying that taking a human life is “a blasphemous attempt to assume divine attributes that we humble humans do not have,” the prominent opponent of the death penalty spoke at Westminster College as part of the Tanner-McMurrin Lecture Series. >>>

'Get involved,' Sister Prejean tells students

Friday, Apr. 03, 2015
SALT LAKE CITY —Sister Helen Prejean asked the students a direct question: If in some way you’re not engaged in resisting state-sponsored execution, can you be said to be complicit in the person’s death?  >>>

Safety Week offers activities for health and safety

Friday, Apr. 03, 2015
BOUNTIFUL — Constantly striving to improve their commitment of providing their students a safe environment, the Home and School Association of Saint Olaf School conducted Safety Week events at the school, culminating March 27 with a Safety Fair and Bike Rodeo. >>>
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