CATHOLIC - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/CATHOLIC News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Priests’ mistresses and wives remind the Vatican: Don’t forget about us http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58458616-80/women-celibacy-church-letter.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58458616-80/women-celibacy-church-letter.html.csp">Priests’ mistresses and wives remind the Vatican: Don’t forget about us</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="2014-09-26T10:45:02.698-06:00">Updated Sep 26, 2014 10:45AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Vatican City • For years, they have been invisible and often afraid to identify themselves. But the women sometimes dubbed “God’s rivals” no longer are willing to remain silent. Twenty-six Italian women who are married to or in relationships with Catholic priests want clerical celibacy to be overturned by the world’s bishops when they meet in Rome for their global synod on the family in October. And they are angry that Pope Francis has not responded to a letter they sent earlier this year urgin...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58458616@www.sltrib.com Fri, 26 Sep 2014 10:45:02 MDT Parishioners divided over priest’s prohibition on gay couple http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58441934-68/bishop-catholic-parishioners-warfel.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58441934-68/bishop-catholic-parishioners-warfel.html.csp">Parishioners divided over priest’s prohibition on gay couple</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-22T17:43:43.511-06:00">Updated Sep 22, 2014 05:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Great Falls, Mont. • A Roman Catholic bishop says a central Montana parish is about evenly divided over a new priest’s decision to prohibit a gay couple from receiving Communion unless they divorce, live separately and write a statement affirming that a marriage is between a man and a woman. Bishop Michael Warfel of the Diocese of Great Falls-Billings met Saturday with about 300 parishioners of St. Leo the Great Catholic Church in Lewistown, where he also led a Mass. About half the parishioners...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584419342014-09-22T17:43:43.511-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-22T17:43:43.511-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58441934@www.sltrib.com Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:43:43 MDT Op-ed: Catholics could learn from Mormons’ eternal marriage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58432791-82/marriage-catholic-catholics-marriages.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58432791-82/marriage-catholic-catholics-marriages.html.csp">Op-ed: Catholics could learn from Mormons’ eternal marriage</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Nicholas G. Hahn III</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-19T17:24:08.098-06:00">Updated Sep 19, 2014 05:24PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">When Pope Francis married 20 couples two weeks ago, it was the first time a pope had done so in over a decade. It’s too bad Francis seems to think half of all marriages aren’t valid. The pope said as much last year when he was asked on the papal plane about communion for divorced and remarried Catholics. His predecessor in Buenos Aires, Cardinal Antonio Quarracino, the pope remarked, “used to say that as far as he was concerned, half of all marriages are null. But why did he say this? Because pe...</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> 58432791@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:24:08 MDT Letter of the week: NFL sycophants anger me http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58402960-82/nfl-angry-rice-ray.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58402960-82/nfl-angry-rice-ray.html.csp">Letter of the week: NFL sycophants anger me</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T17:28:01.433-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 05:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">On a balmy summer morning in 1980, I perched beatifically in the pews of my former church, intently passing the time before Mass by perusing a well-known Catholic newsweekly. “An angry man must never be crossed” was one admonishment to women I remember rather clearly. Another stated, “Let us admire those courageous women who withstand abuse from their husbands ...” I don’t know if Janay Rice is Catholic, but her troubling public statements are lamentable, as was her decision to marry her abuser...</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> 58402960@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 17:28:01 MDT Letter: If you want to know if I’m LDS, just ask http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58358925-82/church-lds-missionaries-ask.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58358925-82/church-lds-missionaries-ask.html.csp">Letter: If you want to know if I’m LDS, just ask</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-01T15:42:59.961-06:00">Updated Sep 1, 2014 03:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A few weeks ago, I was approached by two nicely dressed, polite missionaries who stopped by my condo to visit. I invited them in and, after a few minutes of cordial chitchat, I was asked, “Are you a member of the church?” My answer is always, “Yes.” I do belong to a church, specifically the Roman Catholic Church. I know what they really want to know is if I belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I cannot imagine why missionaries do not just ask that specific question. This is...</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> 58358925@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 15:42:59 MDT 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