CATHOLIC - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/CATHOLIC News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Pope makes biggest gesture yet to China, eyes ties http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58306044-68/francis-china-pope-church.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58306044-68/francis-china-pope-church.html.csp">Pope makes biggest gesture yet to China, eyes ties</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By NICOLE WINFIELD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-17T10:53:02.227-06:00">Updated Aug 17, 2014 10:53AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Haemi, South Korea • Pope Francis made his strongest gesture yet to reach out to China on Sunday, saying he wants to improve relations and insisting that the Catholic Church isn’t coming in as a “conqueror” but is rather a partner in dialogue. Francis outlined his priorities for the Catholic Church in Asia during a meeting of about 80 of the region’s bishops, urging them to engage with people of different cultures empathetically. “In this spirit of openness to others, I earnestly hope that those...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583060442014-08-17T10:53:02.227-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-17T10:53:02.227-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58306044@www.sltrib.com Sun, 17 Aug 2014 10:53:02 MDT Pope makes first South Korean visit in 25 years http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58292186-68/pope-south-korea-visit.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58292186-68/pope-south-korea-visit.html.csp">Pope makes first South Korean visit in 25 years</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-13T18:32:32.644-06:00">Updated Aug 13, 2014 06:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Seoul, South Korea • Pope Francis on Thursday begins the first papal visit to South Korea in a quarter century, with plans to beatify 124 Korean martyrs and encourage a vibrant and growing local church seen as a model for the future of Catholicism. Highlights of the pope’s five days in South Korea also include his participation in a Catholic festival for young believers from around Asia and a Mass for peace and reconciliation on the war-divided Korean Peninsula. A ceremony Saturday to beatify Ko...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582921862014-08-13T18:32:32.644-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-13T18:32:32.644-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58292186@www.sltrib.com Wed, 13 Aug 2014 18:32:32 MDT Pope Francis heads East, pointing to a new future for his Western church http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58276013-80/asian-church-francis-asia.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58276013-80/asian-church-francis-asia.html.csp">Pope Francis heads East, pointing to a new future for his Western church</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID GIBSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Religion News Service</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-08T13:03:02.796-06:00">Updated Aug 8, 2014 01:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Pope Francis departs next week on a five-day trip to South Korea, his first to Asia and the start of an important new papal focus on the region: In January, Francis will return to visit Sri Lanka and the Philippines, and a trip to Japan — where the pope wanted to go as a young priest — is reportedly under consideration. “I must go to Asia,” the pope said a year ago as he returned from a visit to Brazil, adding that his predecessor, Benedict XVI, never traveled there during his eight-year pontifi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58276013@www.sltrib.com Fri, 08 Aug 2014 13:03:02 MDT Letter: Bump Catholic schools to 4A athletics http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58233065-82/schools-catholic-athletes-football.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58233065-82/schools-catholic-athletes-football.html.csp">Letter: Bump Catholic schools to 4A athletics</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-28T16:33:02.443-06:00">Updated Jul 28, 2014 04:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As high school football is about to begin, can the UHSAA make some better rules when it comes to recruitment? As Juan Diego Catholic and Judge Memorial Catholic can open and close the doors to any prep athlete, the UHSAA can make it fairer to the schools they compete against by bumping them up completely to class 4A. (Judge Memorial plays 3A in football and 4A in basketball and baseball.) That should be a consequence for being able to recruit junior high school athletes entering high school and...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58233065@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:33:02 MDT Pope Francis meets, high-fives U.S. televangelists http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58171682-80/francis-pope-robison-catholic.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58171682-80/francis-pope-robison-catholic.html.csp">Pope Francis meets, high-fives U.S. televangelists</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SARAH PULLIAM BAILEY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Religion News Service</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-10T18:21:02.748-06:00">Updated Jul 10, 2014 06:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">What does it take to produce the first-ever papal high-five? A meeting with American televangelists, apparently. The gesture came during a three-hour meeting of Pope Francis and Texas televangelists Kenneth Copeland and James Robison, just weeks after the pontiff met with televangelist Joel Osteen and other religious leaders. At the June 24 meeting, Robison said he was so moved by Pope Francis’ message of the gospel that he asked the translator to ask Francis for a high-five. The pope obliged, ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58171682@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Jul 2014 18:21:02 MDT Letter: Pope shouldn’t ask forgiveness http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58165469-82/abuse-forgiveness-pope-victims.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58165469-82/abuse-forgiveness-pope-victims.html.csp">Letter: Pope shouldn’t ask forgiveness</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-09T17:11:02.398-06:00">Updated Jul 9, 2014 05:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">On July 7 Pope Francis met with six victims of sexual abuse committed by clerics of the Roman Catholic church. During that meeting the Pope asked for forgiveness for the abuse committed by Roman Catholic clergy. From my perspective, being a survivor of sexual abuse, asking for forgiveness is asking to absolve the perpetrators of their crimes. Forgiveness is severing the chains that keep victims bound to the past. What the Pope should be doing is apologizing for the behavior of the perpetrators ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58165469@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Jul 2014 17:11:02 MDT Vatican bank profits tumble as Pope Francis orders an overhaul http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58161513-80/bank-million-vatican-freyberg.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58161513-80/bank-million-vatican-freyberg.html.csp">Vatican bank profits tumble as Pope Francis orders an overhaul</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOSEPHINE MCKENNA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Religion News Service</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-08T12:41:02.152-06:00">Updated Jul 8, 2014 12:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Vatican City • Profits plunged by more than $100 million at the Vatican bank last year after thousands of accounts were shut down in a radical overhaul of the scandal-scarred institution. In its 2013 annual report released Tuesday, the bank, officially known as the Institute for Religious Works, said its net profit totaled 2.9 million euros ($3.9 million) last year, a dramatic drop from the 86.6 million euros ($117.8 million) it reported in 2012. The bank said the slump was due to extraordinary ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58161513@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Jul 2014 12:41:02 MDT Commentary: Busloads of turned-back immigrants, an image of shame http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58157853-80/murrieta-border-brownsville-immigrants.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58157853-80/murrieta-border-brownsville-immigrants.html.csp">Commentary: Busloads of turned-back immigrants, an image of shame</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARY ANN WALSH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Religion News Service</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-07T16:22:15.699-06:00">Updated Jul 7, 2014 04:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sometimes a picture says it all. Consider the 1963 picture of fire hoses and snarling police dogs in Birmingham, Ala., used against African-American students protesting racial segregation. Surely not our civil servants at their best. Or the 1972 picture of the little girl running terrified and naked with burning skin after South Vietnamese planes accidentally dropped napalm on Trang Bang, which had been occupied by North Vietnamese troops. The world then saw how war could hurt children. Now, in ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58157853@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Jul 2014 16:22:15 MDT Mormon, Catholic leaders in Utah laud Hobby Lobby ruling http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58134601-78/church-catholic-religious-lds.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58134601-78/church-catholic-religious-lds.html.csp">Mormon, Catholic leaders in Utah laud Hobby Lobby ruling</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Peggy Fletcher Stack</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-01T07:51:47.466-06:00">Updated Jul 1, 2014 07:51AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Several Utah faiths — including Catholicism, which opposes all forms of artificial birth control, and Mormonism, which does not — hailed Monday’s Supreme Court decision in Hobby Lobby’s favor as a clear victory for religious freedom. “In its ruling, the Supreme Court reaffirmed vital constitutional protections for our individual right to fully form our own conscience,” Bishop John C. Wester, leader of the state’s 300,000 Catholics, said in a statement. “The narrow ruling recognizes that private...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58134601@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Jul 2014 07:51:47 MDT