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Pope maps out personal (and progressive) policy

Oct 29, 2014

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has made some of the most important...

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Pope Francis says evolution is real and God is no wizard

Oct 28, 2014

Delivering an address to the Pontifical Academy of...

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  • Colorado Springs family struggles after crash - but not with forgiveness

    Megiddeh Goldston carefully pulled Raphael Hameed's wheelchair through the front door of his apartment on a warm, sunny fall day. Then she sat next to Hameed's wife, Heidi, on the couch as Goldston's young son played on the floor with toys that had belonged to the Hameeds' son.  The relationship that has developed between Goldston and...

  • Community comes together to bring high-speed Internet to remote Colorado mountain town

    There's no gas station in the remote mountain town of Guffey, about 60 miles west of Colorado Springs, but there is a post office with 420 boxes, a library, a school, an auto repair shop, three restaurants and now, high-speed Internet for all. "It's huge," said resident Kim McAlear. Life hasn't exactly been stuck in the Stone Age, but some...

  • Homefront Cares' aid to veterans spreads beyond Pikes Peak region

    More than 750 people gathered at a gala this month to mark the 11th birthday of a homegrown charity that helps troops and their families and is rapidly shifting to a postwar role for veterans. The Home Front Cares drew the crowd and its donations. Founded by a pair of Colorado Springs Vietnam veterans to assist troops headed for Iraq, it has...

  • Colorado Springs area religious events starting Oct. 26, 2014

    Music/Drama Sunday "Ben-Hur" Silent Movie with Theatre Organ - 2-4:30 p.m., Immanuel Lutheran Church, 846 E. Pikes Peak Ave., $5, free for ages 16 and younger; 355-4014. "The Beethoven Project" - Presented by Rocky Mountain Music Alliance, 3 p.m., Sunrise United Methodist Church, 2655 Briargate Blvd.; 598-7013, rmmaonline.org. NOV. 2...

  • Speakers: Colorado Springs is not immune from human trafficking, slavery

    Human trafficking and slavery may seem like a far away problem to residents of the Pikes Peak region. The issue is often stigmatized as an international worry or representative of a different age in American history. But arrests by Colorado Springs police this year, including last week, show that the region is neither immune to nor...

  • '23 Blast' might be best of this year's true-story high school Christian football dramas

    Starring Mark Hapka, Stephen Lang, 
Timothy Busfield; directed by Dylan Baker; 98 minutes; PG-13 for teen drinking and a crude reference. The inspirational sports drama "23 Blast" tells the true story of Travis Freeman, a high school football star stricken with an infection that destroyed his optic nerve. Stepping behind the camera,...

  • Winter homeless shelters get permits to open in Colorado Springs

    Colorado Springs city planners approved permits Wednesday for two winter homeless shelters, clearing the way for each facility to operate every night from Nov. 1 through April 15, the head of the city's housing division said. The permits, approved by the city's Downtown Review Board, mean that a 50-bed winter shelter at the Springs Rescue...

  • Bible app reaches milestone with 1,000th available translation

    Edmond, Okla. - People living in the West African nation of Cameroon are connecting to the Gospel because of Oklahomans they never have met. And one Oklahoman in particular, Bobby Gruenewald, couldn't be happier. Gruenewald, pastor-innovation leader at LifeChurch.tv, created the Edmond-based megachurch's wildly popular YouVersion Bible app...

  • 5 Things to Know about Pope Paul VI

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis beatified Pope Paul VI on Sunday at the end of a remarkable meeting of Catholic bishops discussing family life, marriage, divorce, sex and gay unions. Paul VI oversaw the Second Vatican Council, the 1962-65 world-wide church meetings which brought the Catholic Church into modern times. The parallels between...

  • Colorado Springs area religion calendar for Oct. 19, 2014

    Music/Drama Saturday "Healing Sounds of the Cosmos" - With Matthew Kocel, 7-9 p.m., Unity Church in the Rockies, 
1945 Mesa Road, $15 in advance, $20 day of event or at door; 471-4556, healcsprings.eventbrite.com. OCT. 26 Eric Wicks Organ Recital - 3 p.m., First Lutheran Church, 1515 N. Cascade Ave., 632-8836, eric@flccs.net. Fall...

  • Bishops scrap welcome to gays in sign of split

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Catholic bishops scrapped their landmark welcome to gays Saturday, showing deep divisions at the end of a two-week meeting sought by Pope Francis to chart a more merciful approach to ministering to Catholic families. The bishops failed to approve even a watered-down section on ministering to homosexuals that stripped away...

  • Focus on the Family denounces broadcaster's Ebola comments

    A Focus on the Family official said comments made this week by a Christian radio broadcaster about Ebola were off the mark and astray of views Christians ought to take in light of the outbreak. "Our first response as Christians to tragedies such as Ebola ought to be one of concern and compassion," Ron Reno, the worldwide ministry's vice...

  • Large development to replace ballfields on Focus on the Family land in Colorado Springs

    Focus on the Family and a North Carolina developer are planning a $50 million to $60 million retail complex with high-end shopping and dining, beginning with land where baseball diamonds host Little League baseball games. The Highlands at Briargate project, a nearly 30-acre development at Research Parkway and Chapel Hills Drive, will be a...

  • Colorado Springs church set to show off city's largest musical instrument

    It's the king of instruments - powerful enough to shake venerable walls. And thanks to a six-year restoration project estimated at $425,000, the Reuter pipe organ at First United Methodist Church in downtown Colorado Springs is firing on all cylinders and reaching deep into its nearly bottomless horsepower. "It's like a car," said Dr....

  • Colorado Springs doctor's book recounts kidnapping by Taliban

    Dilip Joseph knew his work in rural Afghanistan was dangerous. During nine previous trips to the war-torn nation, the Christian doctor was often warned to avoid medical clinics or community centers targeted by Islamic insurgents. But he never feared for his life until December 2012, when he and two Afghan co-workers were captured by Taliban...

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