Catholicism en Plans For Raleigh's Catholic Cathedral Updated <p>Catholic parishioners in the <a href="">Raleigh Diocese</a> can expect the ground to be turned on their new cathedral by the end of the year.</p><p>Plans have been underway for years to raise $41 million to build a “mother church” for the people of the Raleigh Diocese.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Bishop Michael Burbidge heads the Raleigh Diocese.</p><p>“We will build what the people of God let us build, so this was a good faith campaign," said Burbidge.</p> Wed, 07 May 2014 11:34:28 +0000 Leoneda Inge 35070 at Plans For Raleigh's Catholic Cathedral Updated Standing Room Only At NC Catholic Churches <p>There are so many Catholics in North Carolina these days, it’s hard to keep count.&nbsp; Those who are keeping count say numbers have jumped 300 percent in a generation. The Diocese of Raleigh is growing so fast it plans to break ground on a 2,000-seat <a href="">cathedral</a> next year.&nbsp; For now, if you plan on attending mass this Easter Sunday, you better get up early or you’ll likely be having service at an overflow site at the Clarion Hotel.&nbsp; Or, you’ll just have to stand.</p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 11:30:03 +0000 Leoneda Inge 12851 at Standing Room Only At NC Catholic Churches What Does The New Papacy Mean For Latino Catholics In The Triangle? <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today, Pope Francis officially became the </span>266th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Pope for the Catholic Church, and the first representative of the New World. The 265 men who served before him were all European, but Pope Francis was born in Argentina, where he continued to serve until the church tapped him for the top job in Rome.</span></p><p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 15:02:20 +0000 Frank Stasio & Christina Blyde 12277 at What Does The New Papacy Mean For Latino Catholics In The Triangle? Former Nun Reflects On The Sanctuary Movement <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Darlene </span>Nicgorski<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> was a nun when she was convicted of conspiracy and faced a 25-year prison term in the </span>1980s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> for her work helping Central American refugees. She didn’t end up having to serve that term, but her work&nbsp;in the so-called Sanctuary Movement&nbsp;made her the poster child of immigrant activism in the </span>1980s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p></p><p> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 15:34:21 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 11376 at Former Nun Reflects On The Sanctuary Movement Future Raleigh Cathedral Has its Windows <p>The Catholic Diocese of Raleigh is buying 42 massive stained glass windows for a future cathedral. The church plans to build the Holy Name of Jesus cathedral on 35 acres of land on Western Boulevard. Crews are removing the 85-year-old windows from a church in Philadelphia that closed down in October. Raleigh Diocese Bishop Michael Burbidge grew up in Philadelphia and became interested in the windows when he heard the church was closing. Monsignor David Brockman says the windows show major events in the life of Jesus.</p> Wed, 02 Jan 2013 17:27:00 +0000 Will Michaels 7036 at