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Conferencia Inmigratoria

Friday, Jan. 20, 2012

SALT LAKE CITY — Doscientos treinta defensores migratorios de 43 estados de los Estados unidos se reunieron en Salt Lake City la semana pasada durante tres días de paneles, talleres y conexiones. La conferencia tuvo lugar del 11 al 13 de enero y fue patrocinada por la conferencia de Obispos Católicos de los Estados Unidos (USCCB por sus siglas en inglés) y La Red Legal Migratoria Católica.

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Conference's simple message: ?Welcome the stranger'

Friday, Jan. 20, 2012

SALT LAKE CITY - A three-day conference organized by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Catholic Legal Immigration Network took place in Salt Lake City Jan. 11 to Jan. 13. Leaders from all over the United States gathered to learn and discuss different aspects of immigration.

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Q&A with Bishop Wester on last week's USCCB immigration conference in Salt Lake City

Friday, Jan. 20, 2012
 

Q: Why did the U.S. bishops want this conference?

A: We sponsored the conference because it looks like it could be helpful to further the agenda of immigrants in our country. We’re in a pivotal time now – the states are passing more and more laws, and the federal government is getting more and more paralyzed, so we felt that it would be a good time to have a meeting. We wanted to know what’s going on at the state level across the United States. What are the state laws like and how can we deal with these new laws? How are we going to be able to help our immigrants because of these new laws, or despite them?

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Workshop offers the Eucharist as a model for marriage

Friday, Jan. 20, 2012

SALT LAKE CITY — The Diocese of Salt Lake City Family Life Office invites married Catholic couples to the Marriage Enrichment workshop, "Eucharist – A Model for Marriage," on Feb. 11 in the Saint Vincent de Paul Parish Benvegnu Center.

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Upcoming workshop gives an opportunity to learn more about all the meanings involved in being pro-life

Friday, Jan. 20, 2012

SALT LAKE CITY — "Only with prayer – prayer that storms the heavens for justice and mercy, prayer that cleanses our hearts and our souls – will the culture of death that surrounds us today be replaced with a culture of life." — US Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Pastoral Plan for Pro-Life Activities.

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Nuns to shine spotlight on sex trafficking during Super Bowl

Friday, Jan. 20, 2012

Indianapolis — A group of 11 orders of Catholic women religious in Indiana and Michigan who invest in hotel chains to affect social change is collaborating with state and local officials to curb human trafficking during festivities leading up to the Feb. 5 Super Bowl in Indianapolis. Incidents of human trafficking – or modern-day slavery – tend to spike alongside major sporting events like the Olympics, the World Cup and the Super Bowl to meet the high demand for commercial sex.

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News in Spanish will continue in the Intermountain Catholic

Friday, Jan. 20, 2012

In December, the Intermountain Catholic began to regularly print articles in Spanish and English on the front page. I’ve received several complaints about the change, so I thought I would take this opportunity to explain why we are doing this.

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Teachers' training addresses cultural sensitivity

Friday, Jan. 20, 2012

SALT LAKE CITY — Following up on training for principals at the end of last school year, Utah Catholic Schools brought together teachers and counselors for a multicultural workshop led by Dr. Arturo Chávez, president and chief executive officer of MACC, the Mexican American Catholic College in San Antonio, Texas.

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Saint Olaf altar servers

Friday, Jan. 20, 2012

BOUNTIFUL — When Father Rene Rodillas became administrator of Saint Olaf Parish and School, he initiated a new program for training altar servers. Many students from kindergarten to eighth grade have the opportunity to serve at school and Sunday Masses. Five students now serve at each Mass instead of three. The youngest students assist at the altar with the water and towel for the priest to wash his hands. Older students are candle and cross bearers. It is unique to observe the contrast between small students whose feet do not reach the floor sitting next to much taller, older students.

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News anchor Mary Nickles' own breast cancer is a teaching tool for television viewers

Friday, Jan. 20, 2012

SALT LAKE CITY — Mary Nickles, morning and noon anchor for KUTV Channel 2, broadcast her own mammogram in October to show viewers the importance of breast cancer screening, but the results saved her life. She was diagnosed with breast cancer and received a lumpectomy a week before Christmas.

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