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The noise of hammers and power drills was finally exchanged for the harmonies of a choir and the sweet sound of communion on Wednesday as more than 2,000 Catholic clergy and laypeople from across the Raleigh Diocese gathered for the dedication Wednesday of the Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral.
After eight years of dreaming, planning, fundraising and building, the Catholic Diocese of Raleigh opens the doors today at the Holy Name of Jesus and “this new cathedral comes to life,” Bishop Michael Burbidge said during a press conference on the steps of the cathedral in Raleigh.
Hear the hymn written for the dedication of the Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral in Raleigh on Wednesday. It was commissioned by Bishop Michael Burbidge, composed by Michael J. Accurso, Diocesan Director of Sacred Music and performed by The Raleigh Diocesan Choir (read the story at http://bit.ly/2h1aW2j).
New Bishop of the Raleigh diociese Luis Zarama, then the Auxiliary Bishop of Atlanta, presided at the Sunday mass and gave the homily to the youth in attendance at the Steubenville Atlanta Youth Conference in 2016.
A 12-year-old Mormon girl named Savannah came out as a lesbian to her church in Utah on May 7. “I do believe he [God] made me this way on purpose. No part of me is a mistake," she said to her church congregation.
Juana Luz Tobar Ortega ha estado viviendo en la Iglesia Episcopal San Bernabé en Greensboro por dos semanas para eludir una orden de deportación del Servicio de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas de Estados Unidos (ICE, por sus siglas en ingles). Ortega, quien emigró de Guatemala a los Estados Unidos hace casi 25 años, es la primera persona en Carolina del Norte en obtener santuario en una iglesia. Ortega y su familia le piden al Senador Thom Tillis que interceda por ella ante ICE para aplazar su deportación y que ella pueda quedarse en el país con su familia.