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  • 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...

  • Religion calendar Oct. 12, 2014

    Music/Drama SATURDAY CrossWalk - Country gospel music group, 6-7:30 p.m., First Baptist church of Colorado Springs, 317 E. Kiowa St., free-will offering; crosswalkmusicministry.com. OCT. 19 Showing of silent film "Ben Hur" - 2 p.m., Immanuel Lutheran Church, 846 W. Pike Peak Ave., $5, free for ages 16 and younger; 636-5011....

  • Bishops emphasize being best possible Catholic

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis' emphasis on a church that is merciful rather than moralizing is having a pronounced effect inside a meeting of bishops on family life, with the bishops emphasizing that the faithful should be the best possible Catholics they can be, even if they're not perfect ones. Bishops have referred frequently to the...

  • Pueblo, Larimer counties issue gay marriage licenses; El Paso, Teller not ready to follow suit

    Caught by surprise, clerk and recorders' offices around Colorado scrambled Monday to prepare to start issuing marriage licenses to gay couples, following an unexpected move by the U.S. Supreme Court. "Certainly, we didn't know there was going to be a decision issued today. We've been trying to piece it together this morning, just like...

  • Colorado Springs woman recognized for volunteer work

    A Colorado Springs woman was one of 15 volunteers recognized for her volunteer work with the nonprofit organization Multiples of America. Also known as the National Organization of Mothers of Twins Clubs Inc., the 20,000-member organization is a national network of clubs that aim to educate and support parents of multiple birth children....

  • After year-long search, pastor tapped to lead Woodmen Valley Chapel

    After a nine-month, nationwide search that included an initial candidate pool of more than 1,000, the congregations of Woodmen Valley Chapel in Colorado Springs is officially welcoming Joshua Lindstrom as lead pastor of teaching and worship. A series of weekend installation services concludes at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday at the Rockrimmon...

  • Pope to bishops: Be creative about families' needs

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has called for a creative, humble approach as the Vatican ponders why many in the Catholic Church have gone their own way on sexual and family issues like contraception, pre-marital sex and divorce. A Mass in St. Peter's Basilica on Sunday opened a two-week meeting of 200 cardinals and bishops from around the...

  • Religion calendar Oct. 5, 2014

    Music/Drama TUESDAY "O Bella Rosa - A Concert of Divine Mysteries - Presented by Parish House Baroque, 7 p.m., St. Mary's Cathedral, 22 W. Kiowa St.; 659-7737, parishhousebaroque.org. Oct. 12 Taylor Memorial Concert Series - With Scott Dettra, 3 p.m., Grace and St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 601 N. Tejon St., free-will offering; Stormy...

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