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    What Does Pope Francis’ Election Mean for Nevada Catholics?

    By Felicia Mello

    Following the unexpected resignation of Pope Benedict XVI in February, Catholics worldwide were met with another stunner Wednesday when cardinals chose as his successor 76-year-old Argentinian Jorge Mario Bergoglio—the first Latin American and first Jesuit to occupy the church’s highest post. 

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    Faith in Change


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    Las Vegas has a cyclical history of religious social activism. Through the years, numerous interfaith groups have met most often to network, but sometimes they join forces in activism—to oppose nuke waste at Yucca Mountain, for example, or protest the war in Iraq. In the past year, a new group called the Las Vegas Valley Interfaith Sponsoring Committee has been meeting to lay the groundwork for a broader organization aimed at tackling numerous social issues: child sex trafficking, education, immigrant integration, foreclosures and blighted properties.

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    Silver State, Promised Land

    By Pat McDonnell

    The Jewish contribution to Nevada history is legendary, but it didn’t begin and end with wiseguys like Bugsy Siegel and Moe Dalitz. As Jews in Nevada, an hourlong documentary airing at 7 p.m. April 15 on Vegas PBS, shows, the Jewish role here spans 150 years, from Silver King Adolph Sutro (whose tunnel into the mountains fueled the Comstock Lode) to Las Vegas Sands Chairman Sheldon Adelson (whose unrelenting march into Asia is exporting a peculiar version of the Vegas dream).

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