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Paper offers ‘on-demand’ videos of cathedral Masses

In just the last three weeks, the Intermountain Catholic in Salt Lake City has posted links to three video broadcasts from the Cathedral of the Madeleine: the March 14 installation of Bishop John C. Wester, the Salt Lake City diocesan chrism Mass, and the bishop’s Palm Sunday Mass. (Note: Viewing the videos requires a high-speed Internet connection and a recent version of QuickTime software.)

Cardinal Egan, at 75, feels ‘indebted’ to the Lord

On April 2, Cardinal Edward M. Egan turned 75, the age at which all bishops are required to submit their resignation to the pope. For the occasion, Catholic New York interviewed the cardinal about what he would still like to accomplish as archbishop of New York and how he would like to be remembered.

Illness adds meaning to priest’s Lenten journey

The Catholic Herald in Milwaukee profiles one of its archdiocesan priests diagnosed with an advanced form of cancer. Friends compare the priest, Father Wayne Barta, with the late Pope John Paul II in the way he offers up his suffering for others.

Faithful farmers seek divine intervention

In the Diocese of Joliet, Ill., an annual Soil and Seeds Mass is celebrated at a rural parish to offer farmers a spiritual boost before the start of the planting season. The Catholic Explorer covered this year’s Mass and said congregants prayed that farmers would continue to serve as good stewards of the nation’s natural resources.

St. Raphael Cathedral: Anniversary brings hope for future

Two years after a fire destroyed the cathedral of the Diocese of Madison, Wis., Bishop Robert C. Morlino led a prayer service of remembrance and for the future of the cathedral. The Catholic Herald in Madison reported that the bishop will announce a decision on the cathedral in June.