Maria Cruz Gray, director of Hispanic Ministries for the Diocese of Salt Lake City, has been selected to receive the 2012 Outstanding Diocesan Director of Hispanic Ministry Award from the National Catholic Association of Diocesan Directors for Hispanic Ministry.
Aden Batar, Catholic Community Services resettlement director, was selected to attend the Annual Tripartite Consultations on Resettlement, hosted by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Geneva, Switzerland July 9-12. Batar, the first Somali refugee to be resettled with Catholic Community Services, also served as the Somali U.S. Delegate at the UNHCR annual meeting.
Erika Minjarez, Judge Memorial Catholic High School Class of 2008, was elected as Senior Class President for the University of Utah.
And the Winners are...!
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Cardinal William Levada, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and president of the Pontifical Commission "Ecclesia Dei," of the Pontifical Biblical Commission and of the International Theological Commission, has resigned, having reached the age limit. He is succeeded by Archbishop Gerhard Ludwig Muller of Regensburg, Germany.
On the Way to Sainthood!
The Vatican decreed on June 28 that U.S. Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen lived a life of heroic virtues and should be considered venerable, advancing his sainthood cause. Archbishop Sheen, whose home parish was Peoria, Ill., was an Emmy-winning televangelist whose program, "Life is Worth Living," aired from 1951 to 1957.