John C. Wester http://www.deseretnews.com/home/ John C. Wester en-us Copyright 2015, Deseret News Publishing Company Sun, 01 Feb 2015 00:00:01 MST Sun, 01 Feb 2015 11:29:09 MST Newspapers http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss At BYU, Catholic archbishop seeks friends, says U.S. liberty depends on moral people http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865620233/At-BYU-Catholic-archbishop-seeks-friends-says-US-liberty-depends-on-moral-people.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865620233/At-BYU-Catholic-archbishop-seeks-friends-says-US-liberty-depends-on-moral-people.html Nine months before an LDS leader joins Pope Francis as a speaker at the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, the... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 20:24:37 MST Becky Lockhart remembered in Capitol memorial service http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865620133/Becky-Lockhart-remembered-in-Capitol-memorial-service.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865620133/Becky-Lockhart-remembered-in-Capitol-memorial-service.html Becky Lockhart, the first woman to serve as Utah House speaker, was honored Thursday as a role model, a wife and mother, and... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:10:00 MST Natalie Gochnour: My holiday wish — not overindulgence or expectations, but connections and relationships http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618022/My-holiday-wish-2-not-overindulgence-or-expectations-but-connections-and-relationships.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618022/My-holiday-wish-2-not-overindulgence-or-expectations-but-connections-and-relationships.html A better approach to the holidays is to make it a time of genuine friendship and meaningful connection. We should also look... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:45:00 MST End gun violence, say faith leaders on Sandy Hook anniversary http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617708/End-gun-violence-say-faith-leaders-on-Sandy-Hook-anniversary.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617708/End-gun-violence-say-faith-leaders-on-Sandy-Hook-anniversary.html Local faith leaders came together to ask for an end to gun violence on the second anniversary of the shootings at Sandy Hook... Sun, 14 Dec 2014 19:00:00 MST In our opinion: Support the Healthy Utah plan http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617151/Support-the-Healthy-Utah-plan.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617151/Support-the-Healthy-Utah-plan.html Abandoning the poor and the needy, apart from being morally irresponsible, isn’t a wise use of taxpayer dollars. As... Sat, 06 Dec 2014 00:00:00 MST Herbert unveils his version of Medicaid expansion to public, legislators http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617021/Herbert-unveils-his-version-of-Medicaid-expansion-to-public-legislators.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617021/Herbert-unveils-his-version-of-Medicaid-expansion-to-public-legislators.html Faith and community leaders stood in support of Gov. Gary Herbert's Healthy Utah plan Thursday as he revealed its tenets to... Thu, 04 Dec 2014 14:25:00 MST Catholic Bishop of Salt Lake participates in Vatican council on migration http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865615798/Catholic-Bishop-of-Salt-Lake-participates-in-Vatican-council-on-migration.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865615798/Catholic-Bishop-of-Salt-Lake-participates-in-Vatican-council-on-migration.html The Rev. John C. Wester, bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City, is at the Vatican for a conference about how best... Mon, 17 Nov 2014 19:50:00 MST Vatican brings faiths, including LDS, together in historic conference on marriage, family http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865615664/Vatican-brings-faiths-including-LDS-together-in-historic-conference-on-marriage-family.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865615664/Vatican-brings-faiths-including-LDS-together-in-historic-conference-on-marriage-family.html Conference on complementarity of man and woman in marriage also represents historic LDS participation in a Vatican event with... Sun, 16 Nov 2014 22:50:00 MST In Rome and at Vatican, 'purity' of Salt Lake Madeleine Choir children's voices delight http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865615720/In-Rome-and-at-Vatican-purity-of-Salt-Lake-Madeleine-Choir-childrens-voices-delight.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865615720/In-Rome-and-at-Vatican-purity-of-Salt-Lake-Madeleine-Choir-childrens-voices-delight.html Singing at Sunday Mass in St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican and a concert at the Gesù church in Rome this weekend was... Sun, 16 Nov 2014 20:30:00 MST Utah Catholic Community Services honors Elder Perry http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865615249/Utah-Catholic-Community-Services-honors-Elder-Perry.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865615249/Utah-Catholic-Community-Services-honors-Elder-Perry.html Utah Catholic Community Services awards event took place Nov. 6, This year’s honorees are Humanitarians of the Year-... Tue, 11 Nov 2014 08:15:00 MST Bishop Wester weighs in on Catholic Church's 'change of tone' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613216/Bishop-Wester-weighs-in-on-Catholic-Churchs-change-of-tone.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613216/Bishop-Wester-weighs-in-on-Catholic-Churchs-change-of-tone.html Salt Lake's bishop warns against jumping to conclusions in the wake of discussions about the Catholic Church's ministry to... Wed, 15 Oct 2014 18:05:00 MDT Herbert among 6 governors raising concerns over Obama's handling of 'border crisis' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607382/Herbert-among-6-governors-raising-concerns-over-Obamas-handling-of-border-crisis.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607382/Herbert-among-6-governors-raising-concerns-over-Obamas-handling-of-border-crisis.html Utah Gov. Gary Herbert is among six Republican governors who expressed concerns in a letter to President Barack Obama over... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:11:23 MDT Supreme Court rules in favor of religious freedom in Hobby Lobby case http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606046/Supreme-Court-rules-in-favor-of-religious-freedom-in-Hobby-Lobby-case.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606046/Supreme-Court-rules-in-favor-of-religious-freedom-in-Hobby-Lobby-case.html The Supreme Court on Monday held that Congress’ nearly unanimous support for religious freedom extends to for-profit... Mon, 30 Jun 2014 07:50:00 MDT Pride weekend in Salt Lake City has changed over the years http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865604709/Pride-weekend-in-Salt-Lake-City-has-changed-over-the-years.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865604709/Pride-weekend-in-Salt-Lake-City-has-changed-over-the-years.html Participants in the Utah Pride parade have long looked for ways to strengthen community ties. Fri, 06 Jun 2014 18:15:00 MDT 'Deseret News National Edition': Tornadoes, Gulf War, baseball and religion http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865603899/Deseret-News-National-Edition-Tornadoes-Gulf-War-baseball-and-religion.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865603899/Deseret-News-National-Edition-Tornadoes-Gulf-War-baseball-and-religion.html This week’s Deseret News National Edition takes a closer look at the safety and cost-saving features of dome schools.... Sun, 25 May 2014 09:30:00 MDT Easter: A time of renewal and unity http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601400/Easter-A-time-of-renewal-and-unity.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601400/Easter-A-time-of-renewal-and-unity.html Local Christian congregations meet together in celebration of Jesus Christ. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:33:18 MDT At UVU, Elder Oaks sees hope despite 'alarming' religious liberty trends http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601203/At-UVU-Elder-Oaks-sees-hope-despite-alarming-religious-liberty-trends.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601203/At-UVU-Elder-Oaks-sees-hope-despite-alarming-religious-liberty-trends.html Giving his first legal lecture in 29 years, Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the LDS Church spoke at UVU's Constitutional Symposium... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:00:00 MDT Intermountain Healthcare honors men serving Utah through faith and science http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600205/Intermountain-Healthcare-honors-men-serving-Utah-through-faith-and-science.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600205/Intermountain-Healthcare-honors-men-serving-Utah-through-faith-and-science.html Intermountain Healthcare's Heart and Lung Research Foundation honored men of faith and science Thursday for their... Thu, 03 Apr 2014 21:20:00 MDT Local religious leaders urge support for activists fighting for immigration reform http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865598252/Local-religious-leaders-urge-support-for-activists-fighting-for-immigration-reform.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865598252/Local-religious-leaders-urge-support-for-activists-fighting-for-immigration-reform.html Nearly a dozen local religious leaders joined hands Saturday to bless a group of advocates traveling around the country to... Sun, 09 Mar 2014 00:07:09 MST Faith leaders publicly lobby for Medicaid expansion http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865590914/Faith-leaders-publicly-lobby-for-Medicaid-expansion.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865590914/Faith-leaders-publicly-lobby-for-Medicaid-expansion.html More than 100 clergy members representing 15 different faith traditions signed a public letter that was published as a... Thu, 21 Nov 2013 09:40:00 MST Churches obligated to defend principles, Bishop Wester says http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865591004/Churches-obligated-to-defend-principles-Bishop-Wester-says.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865591004/Churches-obligated-to-defend-principles-Bishop-Wester-says.html Proclaiming that “every person must be respected as a child of God,” the Most Rev. John C. Wester said Wednesday... Thu, 21 Nov 2013 07:15:00 MST Catholic Community Services honors LDS Presiding Bishopric http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589909/Catholic-Community-Services-honors-LDS-Presiding-Bishopric.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589909/Catholic-Community-Services-honors-LDS-Presiding-Bishopric.html Catholic Community Services of Utah recognized the LDS Church Presiding Bishopric, the former coach of the Utah Jazz and his... Tue, 05 Nov 2013 14:31:57 MST Ongoing Mormon interfaith outreach efforts aim to build friendships, solve issues http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587577/Ongoing-Mormon-interfaith-outreach-efforts-aim-to-build-friendships-solve-issues.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587577/Ongoing-Mormon-interfaith-outreach-efforts-aim-to-build-friendships-solve-issues.html The LDS Church’s interfaith outreach efforts have been ongoing and varied since the days of Joseph Smith, but the goal... Thu, 03 Oct 2013 13:20:00 MDT Immigration reform an uncertain waiting game for Utahns http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865583004/Immigration-reform-an-uncertain-waiting-game-for-Utahns.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865583004/Immigration-reform-an-uncertain-waiting-game-for-Utahns.html As immigration reform moves to the U.S. House, Utahns weigh the relative merits of the comprehensive reform of the Gang of... Thu, 11 Jul 2013 19:55:00 MDT Gay marriage: What's next for Utah? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865582630/Gay-marriage-Whats-next-for-Utah.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865582630/Gay-marriage-Whats-next-for-Utah.html Two momentous U.S. Supreme Court decisions last week on the Defense of Marriage Act and California's Proposition 8 bring the... Wed, 03 Jul 2013 17:30:00 MDT Religious leaders call for compassion, reform on immigration http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865579889/Religious-leaders-call-for-compassion-reform-on-immigration.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865579889/Religious-leaders-call-for-compassion-reform-on-immigration.html Leaders from various Salt Lake City religious organizations met for a special service on the subject of immigration Saturday... Sat, 11 May 2013 21:52:20 MDT Congress must act now to resolve nation's immigration woes, panel says http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865578505/Congress-must-act-now-to-resolve-nations-immigration-woes-panel-says.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865578505/Congress-must-act-now-to-resolve-nations-immigration-woes-panel-says.html Utah business and community leaders urge the state's congressional delegation to support Gang of Eight legislation intended... Wed, 17 Apr 2013 19:25:00 MDT Lawmakers set April 19 deadline to call override session on gun veto http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865577970/Lawmakers-set-April-19-deadline-to-call-override-session-on-gun-veto.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865577970/Lawmakers-set-April-19-deadline-to-call-override-session-on-gun-veto.html Legislative leaders set an April 19 deadline for lawmakers to decide whether they want to try to override Gov. Gary Herbert's... Wed, 10 Apr 2013 19:04:35 MDT Guv signs remaining 2013 bills, dimming chance of veto override http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865577419/Guv-signs-remaining-2013-bills-dimming-chance-of-veto-override.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865577419/Guv-signs-remaining-2013-bills-dimming-chance-of-veto-override.html Gov. Gary Herbert signed all of the remaining bills awaiting his action from the 2013 Legislature on Wednesday, dimming the... Wed, 03 Apr 2013 18:33:07 MDT Even supporters of 'constitutional carry' gun bill say veto override may be tough http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865577162/Even-supporters-of-constitutional-carry-gun-bill-say-veto-override-may-be-tough.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865577162/Even-supporters-of-constitutional-carry-gun-bill-say-veto-override-may-be-tough.html Even supporters of the controversial "constitutional carry" gun bill vetoed by Gov. Gary Herbert admit it's going to be... Sun, 31 Mar 2013 16:50:00 MDT Letter: Have guns been elevated in our society to the status of a symbol? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765625278/Have-guns-been-elevated-in-our-society-to-the-status-of-a-symbol.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765625278/Have-guns-been-elevated-in-our-society-to-the-status-of-a-symbol.html What, then, can be said about a culture that elevates the gun almost to the status of a symbol? Sun, 24 Mar 2013 00:00:00 MDT Herbert vetoes controversial gun carry bill http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865576470/Herbert-vetoes-controversial-gun-carry-bill.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865576470/Herbert-vetoes-controversial-gun-carry-bill.html Gov. Gary Herbert vetoed HB76 on Friday, the controversial “constitutional carry” bill that would allow a... Fri, 22 Mar 2013 11:40:00 MDT Utah Catholics pray for Pope Francis http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865576230/Utah-Catholics-pray-for-Pope-Francis.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865576230/Utah-Catholics-pray-for-Pope-Francis.html On the same day that Pope Francis was inaugurated as the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church, some 500 Utah Catholics... Tue, 19 Mar 2013 22:40:00 MDT Both sides hitting Herbert on 'constitutional carry' gun law http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865576135/Both-sides-hitting-Herbert-on-constitutional-carry-gun-law.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865576135/Both-sides-hitting-Herbert-on-constitutional-carry-gun-law.html Telephones rang constantly in the governor's office Monday as people weighed in on the so-called "constitutional carry" gun... Mon, 18 Mar 2013 18:10:00 MDT Utah children win gains in health care and other top stories of the week (March 12-17) http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765624784/Utah-children-win-gains-in-health-care-and-other-top-stories-of-the-week-March-12-17.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765624784/Utah-children-win-gains-in-health-care-and-other-top-stories-of-the-week-March-12-17.html Editor's note: The Deseret News' six areas of editorial emphasis reflect our distinctive mission to deliver quality news and... Sun, 17 Mar 2013 08:00:00 MDT Bishop Wester looks to Pope Francis to 'lead us through stormy waters' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865575915/Bishop-Wester-looks-to-Pope-Francis-to-lead-us-through-stormy-waters.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865575915/Bishop-Wester-looks-to-Pope-Francis-to-lead-us-through-stormy-waters.html The Most Reverend John C. Wester, Bishop of Salt Lake City, met with Utah media Friday to express his confidence that the... Fri, 15 Mar 2013 13:55:00 MDT Bishop Wester joins voices calling for veto of controversial gun bill http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865575905/Bishop-Wester-joins-voices-calling-for-veto-of-controversial-gun-bill.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865575905/Bishop-Wester-joins-voices-calling-for-veto-of-controversial-gun-bill.html The leader of Utah's Catholics, Salt Lake City's mayor and a mother who lost her daughter in the shooting at Sandy Hook... Fri, 15 Mar 2013 12:20:00 MDT Utah Catholics react to appointment of pastoral Pope Francis http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865575750/Utah-Catholics-react-to-appointment-of-pastoral-Pope-Francis.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865575750/Utah-Catholics-react-to-appointment-of-pastoral-Pope-Francis.html Utah Catholics were feeling joyfully optimistic Wednesday as they scrambled to learn everything they could about Cardinal... Wed, 13 Mar 2013 22:25:00 MDT Salt Lake community reflects as emeritus pope begins new journey http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865574486/Salt-Lake-community-reflects-as-emeritus-pope-begins-new-journey.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865574486/Salt-Lake-community-reflects-as-emeritus-pope-begins-new-journey.html At St. Francis Xavier Catholic School in Kearns, teachers and students reflected on what the historical day in the Catholic... Thu, 28 Feb 2013 16:50:00 MST Salt Lake Catholic Bishop Wester notes 'bittersweet day' on final day of Pope Benedict XVI's reign http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865574389/Salt-Lake-Catholic-Bishop-Wester-notes-bittersweet-day-on-final-day-of-Pope-Benedict-XVIs-reign.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865574389/Salt-Lake-Catholic-Bishop-Wester-notes-bittersweet-day-on-final-day-of-Pope-Benedict-XVIs-reign.html 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.... Wed, 27 Feb 2013 18:25:00 MST Locals react to the retirement of 'gracious, pastoral' Pope Benedict XVI http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865572920/Locals-react-to-the-retirement-of-gracious-pastoral-Pope-Benedict-XVI.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865572920/Locals-react-to-the-retirement-of-gracious-pastoral-Pope-Benedict-XVI.html The Most Rev. John C. Wester, Bishop of the Diocese of Salt Lake City, and other locals react to the news that Pope Benedict... Tue, 12 Feb 2013 12:15:17 MST Catholics hail pope's resignation as courageous, humble http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865572919/Catholics-hail-popes-resignation-as-courageous-humble.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865572919/Catholics-hail-popes-resignation-as-courageous-humble.html Pope Benedict XVI's suprising announcement that he will resign is being lauded by Roman Catholic leaders, scholars and laity... Mon, 11 Feb 2013 22:35:00 MST The needle moves on immigration reform http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865571677/The-needle-moves-on-immigration-reform.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865571677/The-needle-moves-on-immigration-reform.html On Monday, a bipartisan group of senators announced a framework of principles to guide lawmaking over border security, guest... Tue, 29 Jan 2013 00:43:31 MST My view: A path to citizenship http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865571632/A-path-to-citizenship.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865571632/A-path-to-citizenship.html It is safe to say that the word amnesty remains a lightning rod in the immigration debate, with many elected officials,... Tue, 29 Jan 2013 00:00:00 MST Drafter of Utah Compact calls document 'gold standard' for fixing nation's immigration problems http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865568109/Drafter-of-Utah-Compact-calls-document-gold-standard-for-fixing-nations-immigration-problems.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865568109/Drafter-of-Utah-Compact-calls-document-gold-standard-for-fixing-nations-immigration-problems.html Paul Mero, president of the Sutherland Institute, a Utah-based conservative public policy think tank, said he intends to... Tue, 04 Dec 2012 19:55:00 MST German Yule tradition comes to This Is the Place http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765616705/German-Yule-tradition-comes-to-This-Is-the-Place.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765616705/German-Yule-tradition-comes-to-This-Is-the-Place.html SALT LAKE CITY — A German yuletide tradition was introduced to Salt Lake City on Thursday evening with the St. Martin's... Thu, 29 Nov 2012 21:21:17 MST Utahns celebrate canonization of first Native American Catholic saint http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765613287/Utahns-celebrate-canonization-of-first-Native-American-Catholic-saint.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765613287/Utahns-celebrate-canonization-of-first-Native-American-Catholic-saint.html Just hours after thousands of Catholics from around the world gathered at the Vatican to celebrate Sunday's canonization of... Mon, 22 Oct 2012 07:51:07 MDT Catholic Bishop John C. Wester urges interfaith love, understanding http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865562681/Catholic-Bishop-John-C-Wester-urges-interfaith-love-understanding.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865562681/Catholic-Bishop-John-C-Wester-urges-interfaith-love-understanding.html Bishop John Wester, Catholic Bishop of Salt Lake City, told Utah Valley University students that Utahns “can be a model... Tue, 18 Sep 2012 20:42:52 MDT Poll results: Utahns welcome diversity but perceptions don't always match reality http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865558047/Poll-results-Utahns-welcome-diversity-but-perceptions-dont-always-match-reality.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865558047/Poll-results-Utahns-welcome-diversity-but-perceptions-dont-always-match-reality.html Seventy-seven percent of Utahns polled by Dan Jones & Associates said they consider the state's increasing diversity as a... Sun, 24 Jun 2012 22:00:00 MDT