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Like most of our bishops, Joseph L. Federal was not a native Utahn. Born in North Carolina, he received an excellent Catholic education, beginning in a Benedictine boarding school where he first felt a calling to the priesthood, and culminating at the North American College in Rome, where he was ordained in 1914. Once he became our bishop in 1960, though, he apparently thought of himself as a "naturalized citizen" of the state, embracing Utah Catholics and their spiritual well-being as his cause, and he continued to live here after his 1980 retirement until his death in 2000.>>>
OGDEN — Three years ago, Daughter of Charity Maria Nguyen rented a 100-year-old building in Ogden and began offering sewing classes to low-income women as a step toward self-sufficiency. The program, known as Give Me a Chance, soon turned a part of the building into a shop that sold handmade formal clothing such as baptismal outfits and prom dresses.>>>
SALT LAKE CITY — Father Rowland Nwokocha, associate pastor of Saint Ambrose Parish, was assigned in August as chaplain in hospital ministry for Primary Children’s Hospital, the University of Utah Medical Center, Shriners’ Hospital and the Huntsman Cancer Institute.>>>
SALT LAKE CITY — More than 100 people walked two miles through Salt Lake City on Sept. 8, praying for immigrants and the poor.>>>