John C. Wester

Utah children win gains in health care and other top stories of the week (March 12-17)

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March 17, 2013

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Bishop Wester looks to Pope Francis to 'lead us through stormy waters'

The Most Reverend John C. Wester, Bishop of Salt Lake City, met with Utah media Friday to express his confidence that the newly elected Pope Francis will "lead us... Read more »

March 15, 2013

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Bishop Wester joins voices calling for veto of controversial gun bill

The leader of Utah's Catholics, Salt Lake City's mayor and a mother who lost her daughter in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School have all added their voices... Read more »

March 15, 2013


Utah Catholics react to appointment of pastoral Pope Francis

Utah Catholics were feeling joyfully optimistic Wednesday as they scrambled to learn everything they could about Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina, the man who... Read more »

March 13, 2013


Salt Lake community reflects as emeritus pope begins new journey

At St. Francis Xavier Catholic School in Kearns, teachers and students reflected on what the historical day in the Catholic Church meant to them. Read more »

Feb. 28, 2013


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


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