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  • Pope in Albania urges Muslims to condemn extremism

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Pope Francis called Sunday for Muslims and all religious leaders to condemn Islamic extremists who "pervert" religion to justify violence, as he visited Albania and held up the Balkan nation as a model for interfaith harmony for the rest of the world. "To kill...

  • Jewish High Holy Days are time for reflection, grief

    By Steve Rabey Religion Correspondent -
    Updated: 22 hr ago

    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...

  • Colorado Springs couple honored for 50 years of parish work

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Published: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    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...

  • Religion calendar Sept. 21, 2014

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

  • 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: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    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...

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