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Most Catholics know that the bishops of the United States meet periodically. Collectively this group is known as the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, or USCCB, which issues statements when the bishops of the U.S. speak out on a particular issue. But most Catholics probably do not know too much about the inner workings of the Conference and how it relates to individual dioceses. Therefore, I am devoting this article to an overview of the Conference; my next article will be an update on some of the Conference’s recent work.>>>
A holiday party for all of the refugee families helped by Catholic Community Services and the Parish Refugee Resettlement Ministries drew almost 200 people to Saint Vincent de Paul Parish in Holladay on Dec. 2.>>>
There are so many gawkers peering over the fiscal cliff at the moment, it seems foolhardy to join them, especially without being a federal budgetary expert. However, Catholic teaching has as much to say on the federal budget as it does on any other moral issue – and the budget is a series of vital moral decisions.>>>
SALT LAKE CITY — The Diocese of Salt Lake City has implemented a video conferencing system that will eliminate some travel time and costs for diocesan staff as well as for people in the more remote areas of the diocese in Utah.>>>
DRAPER — Todd Holzhauser was named the Utah High School Volleyball Coach of the Year by the Utah Volleyball Coaches Association at the Senior All-Star Showcase at Salt Lake Community College Nov. 17.>>>
SALT LAKE CITY — This is the Place Heritage Park transformed itself in the spirit of Christkindlmarkt, the famous German Christmas markets, during the last weekend of November.>>>
SALT LAKE CITY — The Filipino community celebrated its 15th anniversary in the Diocese of Salt Lake City and its annual bishop’s Mass with the Most Rev. John C. Wester, Bishop of Salt Lake City, at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Dec. 2.>>>