Catholicism has a rich, varied history in Utah


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  • Anonymous
    Feb. 2, 2010 6:55 p.m.

    I though the Mormons were the first in Utah!

  • SpenceOC
    Feb. 2, 2010 6:30 p.m.

    When my wife and I would visit SLC (she was Catholic) we would always take in a Mass here. It's a beautiful building.

  • Anonymous
    Feb. 2, 2010 8:47 a.m.

    I enjoyed this article. I'm a former Catholic, but I have respect toward my former religion and not bitterness. Utah is a better place when this community thrives.

  • Anonymous
    Feb. 2, 2010 1:58 a.m.

    The Cathedral bells have tolled after the funeral of all LDS Presidents, since the Cathedral was built.

  • SLC Mormon
    Feb. 1, 2010 4:28 p.m.

    What a beautiful building with a wonderful history for SLC. It does all of us good when we respect and cherish religous freedom for everyone.

  • anonymous
    Feb. 1, 2010 4:05 p.m.

    Thank you Deseret News for this nice article.

  • Anonymous
    Feb. 1, 2010 3:26 p.m.

    Fabulous pictures and great article.

  • Mrs. Downhome America
    Feb. 1, 2010 1:24 p.m.

    As Ben Franklin said: "Genetlemen, we must all hang together, or assuredly, we will all hang seperately."

  • John Pack Lambert
    Feb. 1, 2010 12:34 p.m.

    If I remember correctly the bells on the Cathedral tolled to mark the death of Joseph F. Smith or something along those lines.
    There are also the stories such as how John M. McFarland taught his Mormon choir in St. George to sing passages in Latin so they could help Father Scanlan perform a full mass.

  • @thanks
    Feb. 1, 2010 10:30 a.m.

    you are welcome ;p

  • Thanks
    Feb. 1, 2010 8:54 a.m.

    Makes me grateful for all my great Catholic friends!

  • My gran father is from NewMexico
    Feb. 1, 2010 8:36 a.m.

    When he Moved here
    Worked in the mines as the family grew..The trend followed as my father is from Utah
    And worked as a miner.Museum of natural history is a place to visit if ever youre in Utah.
    Catholic religion is sole key in the History as well..

  • Church is near the Avenues)
    Feb. 1, 2010 8:15 a.m.

    Quiet place to pray
    a place to heal~

  • Graveyard shifter
    Feb. 1, 2010 2:50 a.m.

    Interesting article, I learned a thing or two I never knew. I hope Catholics always feel they have a home in Utah and Salt Lake.