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Government liaison recalls meeting Bishop Niederauer

Friday, Feb. 03, 2006
SALT LAKE CITY — I almost missed knowing Bishop Niederauer! In 1994, after ten years of working for the Diocese with Bishop William Weigand, it was my intention to resign and move on to some other position once our new bishop was appointed. He deserved the opportunity to choose his own staff. As it happened, I was en route home from a Holy Land pilgrimage the day he came to Salt Lake for the announcement of his appointment, so I missed meeting him during the formal round of introductions. >>>

'Punctuality is the politeness of kings'

Friday, Feb. 03, 2006
SALT LAKE CITY — I remember the day I first heard this quotation. I was sitting in a meeting of the Diocesan Liturgical Commission with members who were chatting for a few minutes before the official business began. Uncharacteristically, Bishop Niederauer was late. After waiting a few minutes, the presider proceeded without him. He arrived shortly then quipped, "Hmm. Punctuality is the politeness of kings." The words stuck with me. In recent times especially, I have reflected upon them deeply. >>>

Sisters of Mount Benedict give tribute to the bishop

Friday, Feb. 03, 2006
OGDEN — Mount Benedict Monastery was established as an independent and self-responsible monastery in the Diocese of Salt Lake City in August of 1994, only five months before Bishop George Niederauer was ordained as bishop of the diocese. Since that beginning, the Sisters of St. Benedict have experienced a most supportive and encouraging relationship with our bishop. >>>

Bishop lives up to motto

Friday, Feb. 03, 2006
SALT LAKE CITY — The Blessed Sacrament Elementary and Middle School communities congratulate Bishop George Niederauer on his appointment as Archbishop of San Francisco. >>>

Knights of Columbus congradulate Bishop

Friday, Feb. 03, 2006
SALT LAKE CITY — Your Excellency, Bishop Niederauer, >>>

Madeleine Choir and School will miss the bishop

Friday, Feb. 03, 2006
SALT LAKE CITY — St Gregory of Tours, the sixth-century bishop who served in what is today France, records in his "Vitae Patrum" an interesting event in the life of his uncle, who also served as a bishop. Gregory’s uncle, Gallus of Clermont had traveled to celebrate Mass with a brother bishop in another diocese accompanied by a deacon named Valentius. Bishop Gallus had ordered his deacon to maintain silence throughout the Mass, but apparently moved by the occasion, Deacon Valentius suddenly burst into song in front of the gathered assembly. >>>

Bishop Niederauer remembered for 'human touch'

Friday, Feb. 03, 2006
SALT LAKE CITY — Shortly after coming to the Diocese of Salt Lake City in 1998, I attended a meeting where Bishop Niederauer was present. After I was introduced to him, he inquired about Sr. Celine Dounies since he didn’t see her at the gathering that day. Knowing people, remembering names, and genuine interest in others was always a special gift for him. >>>

Spirituality director ready to welcome Bishop Niederauer back to Utah

Friday, Feb. 03, 2006
SALT LAKE CITY — In the fall of 2005 when Archbishop William Levada was appointed Prefect for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the usual rumors began to circulate. >>>

Bishop appreciates role of cathedral, rector says

Friday, Feb. 03, 2006
SALT LAKE CITY — "Bishop Niederauer is church," Father Joseph Mayo, rector of the Cathedral of the Madeleine said in an interview with the Intermountain Catholic. "He makes that evident by his decision – his ‘yes’ to his new assignment. Now we too are committed to that ‘yes.’ And we will welcome our ninth bishop, the man who will be appointed to take his place." >>>

Atkinson convinced San Francisco is just a stop

Friday, Feb. 03, 2006
SALT LAKE CITY — Community activist Pamela Atkinson first liked Bishop George Niederauer for his smile, then for his cheerfulness. In a Jan. 21 interview with the Intermountain Catholic, Atkinson said she believed he would eventually end up in Rome. She thinks there is still a place for him there. >>>
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