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  • Bloomfield will appeal ruling on city's monument

    BLOOMFIELD, N.M. (AP) — A federal court that ruled against a Ten Commandments monument at a northwestern New Mexico city has agreed to put its decision on hold until an appeals court hears the case. A Ten Commandments monument is displayed on the lawn in front of Bloomfield's City Hall. On Aug. 7, a U.S. District judge in Albuquerque ruled...

  • Filipino bishops to counter Islamic State group

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Leaders of the Philippine Roman Catholic Church, Asia's largest, vowed Thursday to counter extremist religions such as that espoused by Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq. Archbishop Socrates Villegas, who heads the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines, also asked the country's bishops to collect...

  • Pope to honor dead on both sides of WWI next month

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis will honor the dead from both sides of World War I during a visit next month to northern Italy that witnessed some of the decisive final battles of the conflict — and where his own grandfather battled. On Sept. 13, Francis will lay a wreath at the Austro-Hungarian cemetery in Fogliano di Redipuglia, near...

  • Governor: Utah should defend anti-polygamy law

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah's governor says the state should appeal a court ruling that favors the family on the TV show "Sister Wives" and strikes down key parts of a law criminalizing polygamy. Republican Gov. Gary Herbert said Thursday at his monthly televised news conference on KUED that state laws should be defended in court until all...

  • Suds, faith found at California laundromat

    HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Over the long months that Victoria Mitchell lived in her car with her infant daughter, there was one bright spot in her life: doing laundry. Every month, Mitchell would trek to a local laundromat and take advantage of Laundry Love, a growing faith-driven movement that helps those who are homeless or financially...

  • New Colorado Springs faith-based magazine honors 'mountaintop moments'

    When Jeffrey Holmquist moved to Colorado Springs a year ago, he noticed a niche that he had the skills to fill. Despite the city's large religious community, there was no faith-based newspaper. So Holmquist quit his job at the Pueblo Chieftain in June and decided to go off on his own, using his 30 years of newspaper experience to start The...

  • Colorado Springs man part of project aiding Haitian children

    The Spirit Airlines red-eye from Denver to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, connects through Miami, one of the richest cities in the world, and two hours later touches down in one of its poorest. "If you want to help people, there's an opportunity and you don't have to go to Africa or New Guinea," said Chad Traxler, of Colorado Springs. "Haiti is just...

  • Ben Carson draws a huge crowd at Colorado Springs book signing

    More than an hour before Ben Carson was set to arrive, a few hundred people were lined up outside Mardel, a Christian and education supply store in Colorado Springs. The supporters wore pins, clutched copies of his books and held signs, imploring Carson, a former director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, to run for...

  • Pope's Iraq envoy: Minorities need to be defended

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis' envoy to Iraq says religious minorities being attacked by Islamic militants must be defended now and given international protection so they can return home, reinforcing the Vatican's position that military force is justified in this case. Asked about the U.S. airstrikes on the Islamic State, Francis said this...

  • Pittsburgh bishop taking ALS challenge for priest

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh plans to take the ice bucket challenge to support a priest who has Lou Gehrig's disease, but says he will donate his money to a charity that doesn't use embryonic stem cells for its research. Bishop David Zubik's announcement comes after the Archdiocese of Cincinnati...

  • Colorado Springs organization scrambling to help flood victims in India

    Devastating flooding in north India has a Colorado Springs organization scrambling to help. Flooding has forced people in Motipur, India, to evacuate from their homes. They're in need of food, clean water and hygiene products, according to the faith-based organization ServeNow. Volunteers with ServeNow will be purchasing and filling buckets...

  • Colorado won't see gay marriage yet

    DENVER — Gay marriage isn't coming to Colorado yet. A federal appeals court on Thursday extended a stay on a ruling from last month that found the state's gay marriage ban is unconstitutional. The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals noted that the court has stayed similar rulings in other states. The U.S. Supreme Court stayed an analogous ruling...

  • Oklahoma Catholic archbishop files lawsuit against Satanist group related to 'black mass'

    The Oklahoma City Catholic archbishop has filed a lawsuit against a Satanist group, alleging it stole a sacred and revered item from a Catholic church for use in its “black mass” at the Civic Center Music Hall.  Wednesday, the Most Rev. Paul S. Coakley filed the lawsuit in Oklahoma County District Court asking a district court judge “to...

  • Car crash in Argentina kills 3 relatives of pope

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Three relatives of Pope Francis died and a fourth was in critical condition Tuesday after a car crash on a provincial highway in Argentina, the Vatican and a local police official said. The small car carrying a nephew of the pope along with the man's wife and two young children slammed into the back of a truck,...

  • Pope urges "fraternal" dialogue with China, others

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Pope Francis made a new gesture of outreach to China and North Korea on Sunday, saying he "earnestly" hopes to improve relations and insisting that the Catholic Church isn't coming in as a "conquerer" trying to take away the identity of others. Francis outlined his priorities for the Catholic Church in Asia during a...

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