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The ‘Splainer: Advent, not just another Christmas countdown
The ‘Splainer: Advent, not just another Christmas countdown

By: - 0 Fri, Dec 2, 2016

(RNS) The ’Splainer (as in “You’ve got some ’splaining to do”) is an occasional feature in which the RNS staff gives you everything you need to know...

Catholic Church could play larger role in a post-Fidel Castro Cuba
Catholic Church could play larger role in a post-Fidel Castro Cuba

By: - 0 Fri, Dec 2, 2016

(USA Today) The relationship between Fidel Castro and the Cuban Catholic Church has been a roller-coaster ride of ups and downs, though it has...

Oklahoma City priest declared first American martyr by Pope Francis
Oklahoma City priest declared first American martyr by Pope Francis

By: - 0 Fri, Dec 2, 2016

VATICAN CITY (RNS) An American missionary priest killed in Guatemala in 1981 has moved a step closer to being named a Catholic saint after Pope Francis...

HBO’s ‘Westworld’: Robot sex and the nature of the soul
HBO’s ‘Westworld’: Robot sex and the nature of the soul

By: - 0 Fri, Dec 2, 2016

(RNS) HBO’s “Westworld” is a rich stew of a television show that, depending on your point of view, is about the struggle between good and evil, the...

Will the Catholic Church split over marriage?
Will the Catholic Church split over marriage?

By: - 0 Fri, Dec 2, 2016

(RNS) It seems to happen every 500 years. One thousand years ago, Roman Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy split over language about the Trinity, use of...

Thick beats thin every time
Thick beats thin every time

By: - 0 Fri, Dec 2, 2016

(RNS) One of the most important developments in global politics and religion is the triumph of “thick” over “thin.” By that I mean the triumph of...

British humanitarian group offers war-torn Christmas cards
British humanitarian group offers war-torn Christmas cards

By: - 0 Thu, Dec 1, 2016

(RNS) Don’t expect a peaceful scene of Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus when you open a Christmas card from Doctors of the World. The British branch of the...

Colorado Springs First Presbyterian Church hosts 28th 'Christmas Joy' concert
Colorado Springs First Presbyterian Church hosts 28th 'Christmas Joy' concert

By: Stephanie Earls - 0 5 hr ago

First Presbyterian Church's annual "Christmas Joy" concert is the fruit of countless hours of work by hundreds of hands and voices, but the equation at...

'A Cowboy Christmas' is a holiday show with a twist - and a treat
'A Cowboy Christmas' is a holiday show with a twist - and a treat

By: Stephanie Earls - 0 5 hr ago

Allen Gasper soon will make a case unlike any in his 20 years as a Colorado Springs criminal trial attorney. This time, conviction is his goal. "If...

Atheists plan Christmas billboards in Colorado Springs
Atheists plan Christmas billboards in Colorado Springs

By: Joey Bunch - 0 Fri, Dec 2, 2016

Folks driving on Interstate 25 past Venetucci Boulevard in Colorado Springs starting Friday are in for an unusual holiday message: "Atheist Christmas,...

Pearl Harbor survivor, Colorado Springs resident helps bring hope in new book,
Pearl Harbor survivor, Colorado Springs resident helps bring hope in new book, "The Other Side of Infamy"

By: - 0 Fri, Dec 2, 2016

My friendship with Jim Downing began because I needed help with hope. I was battling intense anxiety over lifelong theological questions and had...

Colorado Springs area religious events starting Dec. 4, 3016
Colorado Springs area religious events starting Dec. 4, 3016

By: - 0 Fri, Dec 2, 2016

RELIGION CALENDAR Music/Stage SUNDAY "Hodie" - A celebration of Christmas around the world, 3 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada...

Public Mass intended to celebrate unity, solidarity with immigrants in Colorado Springs

By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Mon, Nov 28, 2016

A public Mass celebrating peace, unity and solidarity with immigrants will be held 7 p.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 2715 E. Pikes Peak...

Colorado Springs LDS Church hosts 8th annual creche exhibit and live Nativity
Colorado Springs LDS Church hosts 8th annual creche exhibit and live Nativity

By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Sun, Nov 27, 2016

For those unfamiliar with the term, a creche is an artistic rendering - most often in miniature form - of the gathering at the birth of Jesus. More...

Colorado Springs area religious events starting Nov. 27, 2016
Colorado Springs area religious events starting Nov. 27, 2016

By: - 0 Sun, Nov 27, 2016

RELIGION CALENDAR Music/Stage SUNDAY Taylor Memorial Concert: "Advent Lessons and Carols" - 3-4 p.m., Grace and St. Stephen's Episcopal Church,...

Pope allows all priests to absolve 'grave sin' of abortion
Pope allows all priests to absolve 'grave sin' of abortion

By: - 0 Mon, Nov 21, 2016

VATICAN CITY — Saying nothing is beyond the reach of God's mercy, Pope Francis told Catholics worldwide he is allowing all priests to absolve the...

Mel Gibson's 'Hacksaw Ridge' puts Seventh-day Adventists in spotlight
Mel Gibson's 'Hacksaw Ridge' puts Seventh-day Adventists in spotlight

By: - 0 Sun, Nov 20, 2016

Mel Gibson's bloody World War II biopic, "Hacksaw Ridge," has cast a spotlight on the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The film tells the extraordinary...

Colorado Springs area religious events starting Nov. 20, 2016

By: - 0 Sun, Nov 20, 2016

RELIGION CALENDAR Music/Stage SUNDAY "Fathers, Sons & Brothers" - Chamber Orchestra of the Springs, 2:30-4:30 p.m., First Christian Church, 16 E....

Ministries and Money: Donors, watchdog groups seek financial efficiency
Ministries and Money: Donors, watchdog groups seek financial efficiency

By: - 0 Fri, Nov 18, 2016

When Ed Anderson started work as Compassion International's accounting manager in 1980, the Colorado Springs-based ministry's annual budget was less...

Broadmoor-area church bids farewell to longtime pastor
Broadmoor-area church bids farewell to longtime pastor

By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Wed, Nov 16, 2016

Jim Chapman grew up in the Great Smoky Mountains and spent much of his adult life in New England, where long, cold winters are the norm. So when he...

Historic Manitou Springs church gets a reprieve while trying to fix finances
Historic Manitou Springs church gets a reprieve while trying to fix finances

By: Chhun Sun - 0 Mon, Nov 14, 2016

A 113-year-old church in Manitou Springs isn't going to be shut down, at least not for several years. "Even if we made the decision today that this...

113-year-old church in Manitou Springs may close
113-year-old church in Manitou Springs may close

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Fri, Nov 11, 2016

Jerry Murphy went to a meeting for a small group of church volunteers last Thursday not knowing what it was about. "It was a real shock," he said....

The Smithsonian now has its first religion curator since the 1890s
The Smithsonian now has its first religion curator since the 1890s

By: - 0 Fri, Nov 11, 2016

Peter Manseau was born for this job. The son of a priest and a nun, Manseau was meant to be a scholar making sense of religion. Now his job, as the...

Colorado Springs area religious events starting Nov. 13, 2016
Colorado Springs area religious events starting Nov. 13, 2016

By: - 0 Fri, Nov 11, 2016

RELIGION CALENDAR Music/Stage SUNDAY Pikes Peak Flute Choir: A Formal Concert - 3 p.m., Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Ave.;...

Mormon brothers among Utah residents pushing for medical pot
Mormon brothers among Utah residents pushing for medical pot

By: - 0 Sun, Nov 6, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Twin brothers, both devout Mormons, are among a growing legion of Utah residents embracing medical marijuana as a way to treat a...

After 50 years, Hare Krishnas are no longer berobed hippies who proselytize in airports
After 50 years, Hare Krishnas are no longer berobed hippies who proselytize in airports

By: - 0 Sat, Nov 5, 2016

MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. - The Ramkumar family piled into their van early Saturday and drove five hours west from their home in the Washington suburbs into...

Colorado Springs area religious events starting Nov. 6, 2016
Colorado Springs area religious events starting Nov. 6, 2016

By: - 0 Sat, Nov 5, 2016

RELIGION CALENDAR Music/Stage SUNDAY Stage version of Agatha Christie's "And Then There Were None" - 2:30 p.m., First United Methodist church,...

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