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  • Pope chooses a moderate for Chicago archbishop

    Updated: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    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...

  • Pope creates panel to 'safeguard' marriage bond

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    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...

  • Air Force: 'So help me God' in oath is optional

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    LAS VEGAS — Airmen taking their enlistment or officer appointment oaths can omit the words "so help me God" if they choose, Air Force officials announced Wednesday. The policy change comes after an atheist airman at Creech Air Force Base in Nevada struck...

  • Clergy seek pardon of inmate freed 90 years early

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    DENVER — Faith leaders are asking Gov. John Hickenlooper to pardon a Colorado convict who was sent back to prison after being mistakenly released 90 years early and creating a new life. In a letter to Hickenlooper dated Tuesday, clergy members urged the release of Rene Lima-Marin,...

  • Facing death, Sudanese woman relied on her faith

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Sep 15, 2014

    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The Sudanese woman imprisoned for refusing to reject Christianity said in a televised interview airing Monday night that she was resolved to keep her faith even if it meant death. Meriam Ibrahim, who now lives in Manchester, New Hampshire, was sentenced to...

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

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

    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...

  • 40 'I'do's' at Vatican as Pope marries 20 couples

    Updated: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Forty "I do's" — or "Si" in Italian — were pronounced in St. Peter's Basilica Sunday as Pope Francis married 20 couples, with one bride already a mother. Francis in his homily likened families to the "bricks that build society." Among the couples, all from the...

  • Religion calendar Sept. 14, 2014

    By CARLOTTA OLSON -
    Published: Sun, Sep 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...

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

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    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...

  • 'God Loves Gays' billboard erected in Westboro Baptist Church town

    Huffington Post
    Updated: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    The Westboro Baptist Church just received another reminder that not everyone in Topeka, Kan., shares their hatred for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. Last month, it was announced that a new Indiegogo campaign had been launched in hopes of...

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