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  • Vatican installing showers for homeless

    NICOLE WINFIELD, Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Nov 15, 2014

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Homeless people around the Vatican are getting more than just handouts from charitable passers-by. They're getting a shower. The pope's chief alms-giver, Monsignor Konrad Krajewski, says three showers will be installed in the public restrooms off Bernini's...

  • Vatican rep: 2015 'ideal time' for pope NY visit

    CARA ANNA, Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Nov 15, 2014

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Vatican's envoy to the United Nations strongly hinted that Pope Francis would visit New York next year to address world leaders at the General Assembly, saying Thursday that the coming 70th anniversary of the world body would be "the ideal time." Archbishop...

  • Turkey drive organizers shift goals, ask for smaller birds, too

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Nov 17, 2014

    Organizers of an annual massive turkey drive revised their goal Wednesday amid a shift in strategy toward also serving hens. A day after announcing its annual campaign, the Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado lowered its goal of receiving 10,000 donated turkeys to seeking...

  • Students explore faith through art at Colorado Springs class

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Nov 17, 2014

    Mary LaBrecque never fancied herself an artist and "doesn't know anything about painting," admittedly. Yet on a Thursday evening in late October, the retired preschool coordinator from Colorado Springs was halfway through a piece that told the story of her life in vibrant sweeps of...

  • Cuba builds first church in 55 years

    By Andrea Rodriguez The Associated Press -
    Published: Sun, Nov 16, 2014

    HAVANA - Cuba is allowing construction of the country's first new Catholic church in 55 years. Experts say it's a sign of improving relations between the Vatican and Cuba's communist government. The church, funded by donations from Catholics in Tampa, Fla., will be built in Sandino, a...

  • Colorado Springs area religious events starting Nov. 16, 2014

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Sun, Nov 16, 2014

    Music/Drama Sunday Pikes Peak Flute Choir Fall Concert - 3 p.m., Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Ave.; thepikespeakflutechoir.com. Friday Violin/Piano Duo - Michael Finlay and Byron Hitchcock, 7:30 p.m., First Christian Church, 
16 E. Platte Ave., $10; byronhit@gmail.com....

  • New Chicago archbishop brings Francis-like message

    DON BABWIN, Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Nov 15, 2014

      CHICAGO (AP) — When Blase Cupich was named the next archbishop of Chicago, he insisted that Pope Francis was sending the area a mere pastor, not a message. Cupich has been sending very Francis-like messages, though, as he prepares to officially assume control of one of the...

  • Pope to comfort Filipino victims of deadly typhoon

    Updated: Fri, Nov 14, 2014

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis will host a luncheon for Filipino survivors of the deadly Typhoon Haiyan during his Jan. 12-19 visit to Sri Lanka and the Philippines, his second visit to Asia in a year that confirms the region is a priority for his pontificate. The Vatican on Friday...

  • Air Force Academy cadets join national pledge not to rape

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Nov 13, 2014

    Cadets have pledged to not lie, cheat or steal. They added another pledge Wednesday: They will not rape. It's part of a national movement on college campuses pushed by the Obama administration that has students pledge to intervene to stop sexual assaults and support victims. The...

  • Lawsuit claims Colorado Springs school limits student's Constitutional rights

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Nov 11, 2014

    A dispute over what constitutes "free time" at Pine Creek High School and whether students can pray during that time has led to a federal civil rights lawsuit. A nonprofit legal organization, Alliance Defending Freedom, filed the suit in U.S. District Court in Denver on Friday, on...

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