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Promotora helps victims of domestic violence

Friday, Dec. 14, 2007

SALT LAKE CITY — Maribel Real is helping women and children who have suffered from domestic violence put their lives back together and move forward. Real is the promotora director for Holy Cross Ministries. Real received the Peace on Earth Courage Award from the Salt Lake Domestic Violence Coalition Oct. 25.

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St. Vincent seventh-graders read, make a big difference

Friday, Dec. 14, 2007

HOLLADAY — "I bet you can’t" was the challenge from seventh grade teacher Deborah Ferree that launched a reading marathon at Holladay’s St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Elementary School. Coupled with the Scholastic Book Club, seventh-graders turned off the TV and put away the PlayStations to read over 100 books in only four weeks as part of Scholastic’s Classroom Cares Program. "Success at reaching the 100-book milestone triggers a donation by Scholastic Books," explains Ferree. In honor of my student’s achievement, Scholastic will donate 100 books to low-income families. "There is a real sense of empowerment among the students knowing they are giving the joy of reading to children in need" said Ferree.

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First-graders learn about Navajo traditions, giving thanks

Friday, Dec. 14, 2007

HOLLADAY — The first-graders at St. Vincent de Paul Elementary School in Holladay got a rare treat for the Thanksgiving holiday.  David and Jan Petersen, parents at our school, invited their Navajo friend Julius to come talk about the Navajo traditions of giving thanks.

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Talking animals (and Nicole Kidman) do not a good film make

Friday, Dec. 14, 2007

SALT LAKE CITY — The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, an organization that works to safeguard both the religious freedom rights and the free speech rights of Catholics whenever and wherever they are threatened, has been all aflutter with the release of "The Golden Compass," a film adaptation of Philip Pullman’s first book of the "His Dark Materials" trilogy. Pullman is an avowed atheist who, I understand, has said he wants to bring about "the downfall of the Catholic Church."

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Para el seminarista nuevo la vida comienza con pre-teología

Friday, Dec. 14, 2007

SALT LAKE CITY — "Ya sea que uno esté iniciando o terminando su educación seminarista, uno es siempre muy sensible al sentimiento, a la pregunta: ‘¿Se supone que debo de estar aquí?’" dijo Christopher Gray, un seminarista en el Seminario Mount Angel, en Oregon, estudiando para el sacerdocio para la Diócesis de Salt Lake City.

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Mildred W. Everill

Friday, Dec. 14, 2007

SALT LAKE CITY — Mildred W. Everill, 84, died Nov. 26.

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Arthur Vincent Schweidler

Friday, Dec. 14, 2007

PLEASANT VIEW — Arthur Vincent Schweidler, 91, died Nov. 9, from complications following surgery.

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St. Mary of the Assumption Parish offers new ornament

Friday, Dec. 14, 2007

PARK CITY — If your Christmas tree, like mine, includes ornaments from the St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church collection, you’ll be happy to know the parish and artist Greg Method have released for sale their eighth ornament since 1996.

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Bishop John C. Wester blesses the Advent wreath on the First Sunday of Advent

Friday, Dec. 07, 2007

SALT LAKE CITY — Filipino Catholics filled Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Salt Lake City, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their founding Dec. 2.

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St. Martin de Porres Parish hosts Latin Mass

Friday, Dec. 07, 2007

TAYLORSVILLE — Several inches of fresh snow on the valley floor didn’t stop 17 people from traveling miles to attend the Mass of the Feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary Saturday, Dec. 1 at St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church, Taylorsville. Some carried old Roman missals with Latin on the left-hand pages of the Ordinary of the Mass, and English on the right. Others picked up paperback copies of the "Latin-English Sunday Missal: The Ordinary of the 1962 Typical Edition" from the back of the church.

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