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Stories of Faith

Three decades ago, Catholic Extension helped Afton’s Catholic community build Holy Family Catholic Church. Today, it’s thriving. - The Catholics sprinkled across Star Valley in west central Wyoming have always stoically accepted one fact of their faith life: getting to Mass during the long winter months is treacherous business.

Each year, Catholics in the Diocese of Stockton celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe by parading through the streets. - It's a centuries-old story close to the hearts of Hispanic Catholics: in 1531, Our Lady of Guadalupe appeared to Juan Diego, an Aztec Indian.

There are very few accidental Catholics in Utah,” says Bishop John Wester. You have to work hard to be a Catholic in Utah. The Diocese of Salt Lake City covers the entire state. Catholics are in the minority, and their faith communities are spread across vast distances - but despite this, the Catholic population is growing rapidly...

The lessons and fellowship formed during a week-long stay at Legendary Lodge have a lasting impact - Nestled in the Rocky Mountains on the edge of Salmon Lake, a spirited game is unfolding throughout the rustic campgrounds of Legendary Lodge. Teenagers in costume are trying to guess which virtue or vice the other represents...

A thriving parish celebrates its one-year anniversary - Each year, nearly 100 parishes in the United States receive Catholic Extension funding to build churches and make critical facility improvements. St. Mary Presentation Parish in Deer Park, Washington, recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of their new church...

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