U.S. bishop featured by Canadian Catholic TV network

Our friends at Salt + Light TV in Toronto recently spoke with Bishop John C. Wester of Salt Lake City for its series of one-on-one interviews called “Witness.”  Bishop Wester is the new chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Communications and a former chairman of the bishops’ Committee on Migration.

As the only Catholic bishop in Utah, he also is at the forefront of Catholicism’s relationship with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. So topics he discusses here include the differences between his native San Francisco and his current home city and how the Catholic Church and the Mormon community both emphasize family values and care for the poor. He also speaks eloquently on immigration reform and on contemporary challenges for the church in modern communications.

Despite loss, NAC Martyrs lead division


Seminarians from the Pontifical North American College cheer from the stands during the Clericus Cup in Rome March 3. (CNS photo/Paul Haring).

ROME — The Pontifical North American College is still leading its division in the Clericus Cup soccer series even though it lost in a shootout over the weekend.

The NAC Martyrs played on Saturday against Santa Maria della Riconciliazione, which has a number of Latin American and U.S. players.

Organizers of the the seminarian soccer series reported that the game got off to a slow start, but that the NAC put on the pressure in the second half.

Several missed shots-on-goal by both sides in the second half left the score 0-0. According to the Clericus Cup’s modified rules, a tie after regular play is broken with a shootout rather than by continuing  play with overtime and the Santa Maria team won 3-2.

However, because of a previous big win against Redemptoris Mater and Santa Maria’s loss to St. Paul’s College, the NAC are number one in their division with four points.