CATHOLIC - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/CATHOLIC News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Utah Christians mark Holy Week with a humble ritual: foot-washing http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57834206-200/jesus-utah-lord-supper.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57834206-200/jesus-utah-lord-supper.html.csp">Utah Christians mark Holy Week with a humble ritual: foot-washing</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-18T07:47:55.637-06:00">Updated Apr 18, 2014 07:47AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah Christians celebrated Maundy Thursday as Holy Week continued its buildup to Sunday’s Easter climax. The ritual was part of the Mass of the Lord’s Supper at the Cathedral of the Madeleine in downtown Salt Lake City. The practice — followed in Catholic and a number of Protestant churches in Utah — traces its roots to John’s Gospel, who tells of a humble Jesus washing the feet of his disciples shortly before he was betrayed, arrested, tried and crucified.</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 57834206@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:47:55 MDT Amen! A farewell to the Tribune’s print Faith section http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57803888-80/faith-mormon-religion-section.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57803888-80/faith-mormon-religion-section.html.csp">Amen! A farewell to the Tribune’s print Faith section</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Peggy Fletcher Stack</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-17T11:09:12.088-06:00">Updated Apr 17, 2014 11:09AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Every Saturday morning for more than two decades, The Salt Lake Tribune has played host to a conversation about faith. We asked big questions: Who is God? What is resurrection? Why does Mary keep showing up in unexpected places? How and why do people pray? Are popes and prophets infallible? How do you teach children compassion? What is wisdom? Karma? Heaven? Hell? What does the Bible say about sexuality? Is suicide a sin? We explored tough topics — the tension between science and religion, divor...</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> 57803888@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:09:12 MDT Catholic Community Services starting child food program http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57764939-78/ccs-according-bridging-catholic.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57764939-78/ccs-according-bridging-catholic.html.csp">Catholic Community Services starting child food program</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael McFall</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-02T19:54:53.084-06:00">Updated Apr 2, 2014 07:54PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Catholic Community Services of Utah honored people who have made a difference Wednesday before taking steps to make a difference itself. The honorees, recognized at the annual Dream Builders Breakfast, included St. Joseph Catholic Elementary School, homeless advocate Pamela Atkinson and Weber County Commissioner Jan Zogmaister. The group also honored Robert Hunter, of United Way of Northern Utah. “All of these incredible honorees have dedicated their lives to enriching and nurturing the lives o...</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> 57764939@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Apr 2014 19:54:53 MDT Survey claims ‘Francis effect’ on Catholic wallets http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57682507-80/francis-catholic-survey-pope.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57682507-80/francis-catholic-survey-pope.html.csp">Survey claims ‘Francis effect’ on Catholic wallets</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="2014-03-14T19:45:19.984-06:00">Updated Mar 14, 2014 07:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Pope Francis’ enormous popularity may not have translated into more parishioners in the pews or penitents in the confessional, but a new survey indicates it may be persuading Catholics to dig deep and give more to the poor — another priority for the pontiff, who was elected a year ago. The survey shows that one in four U.S. Catholics say they have increased their charitable giving in the past year, and 77 percent of them say it’s because of Francis. “It is clear that Pope Francis and his message...</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> 57682507@www.sltrib.com Fri, 14 Mar 2014 19:45:19 MDT Letter: Where are churches on health care for the poor? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57677162-82/poor-church-churches-jesus.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57677162-82/poor-church-churches-jesus.html.csp">Letter: Where are churches on health care for the poor?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-14T01:01:03.37-06:00">Updated Mar 14, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Where are the churches on the question of Medicaid expansion for Utah’s poor? They are quick to enter into the discussion of gay rights, but when it comes to the poor, not a word from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints or the head of the Catholic Church criticizing the governor or the Legislature! I believe Jesus was very concerned about the poor as noted by his many parables. Dick Dennis Salt Lake City</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> 57677162@www.sltrib.com Fri, 14 Mar 2014 01:01:03 MDT Cardinal Dolan: Pope Francis opened door to gay civil unions debat http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57664805-80/francis-civil-unions-dolan.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57664805-80/francis-civil-unions-dolan.html.csp">Cardinal Dolan: Pope Francis opened door to gay civil unions debat</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="2014-03-11T08:37:01.581-06:00">Updated Mar 11, 2014 08:37AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Cardinal Timothy Dolan said Sunday that Pope Francis is asking the Catholic Church to look at the possibility of recognizing civil unions for gay couples, although the archbishop of New York said that he would be “uncomfortable” if the church embraced that position. The Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera last week published an interview with the pope in which Francis reiterated the church’s teaching that marriage “is between a man and a woman” while acknowledging that governments w...</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> 57664805@www.sltrib.com Tue, 11 Mar 2014 08:37:01 MDT Boorstein: Pope Francis wants you to get over him http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57658846-82/pope-francis-bishops-church.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57658846-82/pope-francis-bishops-church.html.csp">Boorstein: Pope Francis wants you to get over him</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michelle Boorstein</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-10T11:00:03.224-06:00">Updated Mar 10, 2014 11:00AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">If you’ve posted inspiring Pope Francis quotes on Facebook, if you’ve devoured every article about him, if you’re banking on him to revolutionize a tradition-heavy, 2,000-year-old institution by force of personality, Francis has a message for you: Stop it. Just stop it now. “Depicting the pope as a sort of Superman, a star, is offensive to me,” Francis told the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera in an interview published Wednesday. Mythologizing and idealizing him, he said, is a kind of “aggr...</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> 57658846@www.sltrib.com Mon, 10 Mar 2014 11:00:03 MDT Op-ed: Know that many religions stand for marriage equality http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57643365-82/marriage-faith-equality-religious.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57643365-82/marriage-faith-equality-religious.html.csp">Op-ed: Know that many religions stand for marriage equality</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Curtis L. Price</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-08T01:01:05.727-06:00">Updated Mar 8, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">There has been a lot said lately about faith communities opposing marriage equality. In fact, a coalition of faiths including The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the National Association of Evangelicals, The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention and the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod joined in filing a brief to the 10th Circuit Court opposing marriage equality. As a Baptist pastor (American Baptist Churches...</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> 57643365@www.sltrib.com Sat, 08 Mar 2014 01:01:05 MDT Analysis — Pope Francis’ plan for reform: Convert the church http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57638057-80/francis-church-pope-bishops.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57638057-80/francis-church-pope-bishops.html.csp">Analysis — Pope Francis’ plan for reform: Convert the 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="2014-03-05T16:18:21.593-06:00">Updated Mar 5, 2014 04:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Vatican City • As Pope Francis approaches the one-year mark of his papacy, his global flock and a fascinated public are starting to measure the changes he is making against the sky-high hopes for transforming an institution many thought impervious to change. Every personnel move and every new proposal is being scrutinized for what it might indicate about the direction of the Catholic Church, what it might augur about possible adjustments to church teaching and whether the aspirations of so many ...</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> 57638057@www.sltrib.com Wed, 05 Mar 2014 16:18:21 MDT Panelist: Internet has revolutionized Mormon feminism http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57617907-78/women-mormon-ruether-church.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57617907-78/women-mormon-ruether-church.html.csp">Panelist: Internet has revolutionized Mormon feminism</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tom Harvey</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-03T09:24:35.21-06:00">Updated Mar 3, 2014 09:24AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A leading Mormon voice for ordaining women into the LDS priesthood said Saturday that the Internet has revolutionized the public space for such views. Chelsea Shields Strayer, of Ordain Women, told a symposium on women’s roles in religious traditions that the Internet has allowed a huge conversation to take place among Mormon women about issues affecting them within their faith. Speaking on a panel of feminists from different faiths, Strayer pointed to the differences between now and the 1970s, ...</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> 57617907@www.sltrib.com Mon, 03 Mar 2014 09:24:35 MDT Q&A about Ash Wednesday http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57632921-80/wednesday-ash-ashes-catholics.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57632921-80/wednesday-ash-ashes-catholics.html.csp">Q&A about Ash Wednesday</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By AMANDA MURPHY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Religion News Service</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-05T21:29:32.001-06:00">Updated Mar 5, 2014 09:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">This Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent with Ash Wednesday. For Christians, Lent is a 40-day season of fasting, reflection and penance culminating in Holy Week and the Easter Sunday commemoration of Jesus’ Resurrection. The Rev. Arne Panula, director of the Catholic Information Center in Washington, D.C., said his experience is that more people go to church on Ash Wednesday than any other holiday, including Christmas and Easter. Here are a few basics on the Ash Wednesday tradition: When was ...</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> 57632921@www.sltrib.com Wed, 05 Mar 2014 21:29:32 MDT Utah’s Bishop Wester joins other Catholics, evangelicals in immigration push http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/57603591-180/immigration-catholic-evangelical-leaders.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/57603591-180/immigration-catholic-evangelical-leaders.html.csp">Utah’s Bishop Wester joins other Catholics, evangelicals in immigration push</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-26T16:57:02.2-06:00">Updated Feb 26, 2014 04:57PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The head of Utah’s 300,000 Catholics joined with other Catholic and evangelical leaders across the nation Wednesday in an open letter urging Congress to adopt “common sense” immigration reform this year. The Rev. John C. Wester, bishop of the Salt Lake City Diocese, signed on to the ecumenical appeal with other notable faith leaders, including Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals; Jim Wallis, president and founder of the Sojourners social-justice group; and leadi...</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> 57603591@www.sltrib.com Wed, 26 Feb 2014 16:57:02 MDT Dowd: If it’s not gay, it’s not a parade http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57601860-82/parade-irish-gays-dowd.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57601860-82/parade-irish-gays-dowd.html.csp">Dowd: If it’s not gay, it’s not a parade</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MAUREEN DOWD</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-26T14:48:21.854-06:00">Updated Feb 26, 2014 02:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I have long been opposed to gays marching in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Fifth Avenue. It isn’t because my father was a past national president of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, which ran the parade for a century and started the rule that no gays need apply. Faith and begorrah, heaven knows I have nothing against gays. I have something against Irish parades. It has just always seemed strange to me that gays were fighting so hard for so long to bust into such a hoary, boozy, corny tradition...</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> 57601860@www.sltrib.com Wed, 26 Feb 2014 14:48:21 MDT 16-year-old sentenced in church vandalism http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57592841-78/church-court-according-teen.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57592841-78/church-court-according-teen.html.csp">16-year-old sentenced in church vandalism</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Janelle Stecklein</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-24T22:28:18.306-06:00">Updated Feb 24, 2014 10:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A 16-year-old who vandalized a Catholic church in Magna last year, destroying statues of saints and stealing a crucifix, money and wine, has pleaded guilty. The teen pleaded guilty in 3rd District Juvenile Court to third-degree felony counts of criminal mischief and theft for his role in the August burglary at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 2864 S. 9000 West. The teen and two other teenage boys aged 14 to 16 broke into the church through the priest’s home while the clergyman was out of tow...</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> 57592841@www.sltrib.com Mon, 24 Feb 2014 22:28:18 MDT