John C. Wester

Salt Lake Catholic Bishop Wester notes 'bittersweet day' on final day of Pope Benedict XVI's reign

Pope Benedict XVI gave his final address as pope Thursday, and it will likely be the last time he will be in the public eye. The 85-year-old pope has said he no longer... Read more »

Feb. 27, 2013


Locals react to the retirement of 'gracious, pastoral' Pope Benedict XVI

The Most Rev. John C. Wester, Bishop of the Diocese of Salt Lake City, and other locals react to the news that Pope Benedict XVI will be retiring Feb. 28. Read more »

Feb. 12, 2013


Catholics hail pope's resignation as courageous, humble

Pope Benedict XVI's suprising announcement that he will resign is being lauded by Roman Catholic leaders, scholars and laity as courageous, humble and in the best... Read more »

Feb. 11, 2013

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The needle moves on immigration reform

On Monday, a bipartisan group of senators announced a framework of principles to guide lawmaking over border security, guest workers and employer verification of... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2013


A path to citizenship

It is safe to say that the word amnesty remains a lightning rod in the immigration debate, with many elected officials, commentators, and others labeling any and all... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2013


Drafter of Utah Compact calls document 'gold standard' for fixing nation's immigration problems

Paul Mero, president of the Sutherland Institute, a Utah-based conservative public policy think tank, said he intends to tell members of Utah's congressional... Read more »

Dec. 4, 2012


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