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Poll: Support for gay marriage may be leveling off

Sep 22, 2014

A survey released Monday from the Pew Research Center indicates...

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Pope in Albania urges Muslims to condemn extremism

Sep 21, 2014

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Pope Francis called Sunday for Muslims and all...

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  • Wesleyan orders fraternities to become coed

    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — Wesleyan University in Connecticut on Monday ordered its fraternities with houses on campus to become coeducational within three years, a move it says is not just about bad behavior but also equality. Wesleyan follows Trinity College in Hartford, which began the transition starting in 2012, citing problems with...

  • Advanced Placement history outline focus of debate

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Conservative activists say a new outline for the Advanced Placement U.S. history course shows an anti-American bias by either downplaying or omitting the country's most heroic figures and military victories. But the executive who leads the College Board's Advanced Placement program said critics misinterpret the...

  • More than 700 people enjoy barbecue lunch from Marian House

    Dozens of people were lined up before the Marian House opened its doors Saturday morning, ready to enjoy a special meal. The soup kitchen near downtown Colorado Springs serves meals to people in need every day, but barbecue is not always on the menu, hence the gathering of people sitting in the shade of the building or at dining tables set up...

  • Jewish High Holy Days are time for reflection, grief

    Wednesday night, Jews in Colorado Springs and around the world will celebrate Rosh Hashana and welcome in the Jewish New Year of 5775. But no silly hats or gaudy party balloons will accompany the sounding of the shofar, the hollow ram's horn that is blown like a trumpet. That's because Rosh Hashana is the beginning of the High Holy Days, a...

  • Colorado Springs couple honored for 50 years of parish work

    Edwin and Lea Zorn, longtime parishioners at Sacred Heart Church in Colorado Springs, are among six recipients of the Spirit of Holy Cross Award, bestowed annually by the United States Province of Priests and Brothers to honor the work of Congregation of Holy Cross laypeople in the U.S. and abroad. Married 62 years, the Zorns have been...

  • Religion calendar Sept. 21, 2014

    Music/Drama Friday An Old-Fashioned Hymn Sing - 7 p.m., Living Hope Church, 640 Manitou Blvd.; 473-9436, 548-1488.
 Sept. 28 Taylor Memorial Concert Series - With Katie Mahan, 3 p.m., Grace and St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 601 N. Tejon St., free-will offering; Stormy Burns, 389-6545, 
gssepiscopal.org. "Classic Comic First" - Funny...

  • Pope chooses a moderate for Chicago archbishop

    As the leader of two American dioceses, Roman Catholic Bishop Blase Cupich has staked out a firm position in the middle of the road. He has spoken out against same-sex marriage and against conservative hostility toward gay rights advocates. He has opposed abortion, while urging parishioners and priests to have patience, not disdain, for those...

  • Pope creates panel to 'safeguard' marriage bond

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has created a commission to study how to safeguard what the church calls the everlasting bonds of marriage while streamlining annulment procedures. Vatican teaching, while forbidding divorce, allows Catholics to have marriages annulled if church tribunals rule that the unions for specific reasons weren't valid...

  • New book by pastor of The Springs Church reveals father's struggles, successes

    This is the story of a man who believed people could heal if they opened their hearts to God. Pastor David Wilkerson didn't care how broken down they were from drug and alcohol or whether they took part in bloody gang warfare - he was called to minister to them. But even as he preached, he struggled with his own faith, wondering if the same...

  • Religion calendar Sept. 14, 2014

    Music/Drama SUNDAY For the End of Time - Chamber Music in the Pines, 1:45-4 p.m., Benet Hill Monastery, 3190 Benet Lane, $20, $17 for seniors and military, $10 for students. Advance tickets: 633-0655, benethillconcerts.wordpress.com. Americana - Presented by Rocky Mountain Music Alliance, 3 p.m., Sunrise United Methodist Church, 2655...

  • Transgender girl wins bid for homecoming princess at Colorado Springs high school amid concerns

    Scarlett Lenh was officially crowned the 2014 homecoming princess for Sand Creek High School during Friday night's football game. Scarlett, however, is biologically a guy. She was born Andy Lenh and this school year started identifying as a female transgender. "It was really exciting. It felt really good. I couldn't stop smiling," Scarlett...

  • Colorado Springs survivor of domestic abuse can relate to wife of Ray Rice

    A video of former Baltimore Ravens star Ray Rice apparently decking his fiancee with a strong left in an elevator and then dragging her outside into the hall is shining a new light on the often hidden family secret of domestic violence. Janay Rice, who married Rice after the incident, hit the Instagram button on the Web on Tuesday morning to...

  • New CC professor part of $1.7 million project to attract, retain women in geosciences

    Not many women are working in science and engineering jobs - in the United States men outnumber women by nearly three to one. In some fields, such as geosciences, the gap is even larger. A new nationwide project aimed at recruiting and retaining women in the geosciences has a local connection. Assistant Professor Rebecca Barnes, who started...

  • At a glance: Idaho, Nevada, Hawaii gay marriage

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Judges have been striking down gay marriage bans at a rapid rate since a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling last year invalidated the core of a federal law that defined marriage as only between a man and a woman for determining federal benefits. Three more state bans are at issue Monday when the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of...

  • Public gets first look at priceless Mormon artifacts

    SALT LAKE CITY - In one glass case sits a weathered page from the original Book of Mormon manuscript that Latter-day Saints believe was translated from ancient Egyptian and dictated to scribes by founder Joseph Smith 185 years ago with help from God. In other nearby cases are Smith's first journal and the first printed editions of books that...

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