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  • Youth ministries serve 'church of tomorrow'

    By Steve Rabey Religion Correspondent -
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    As students head back to school, another seasonal ritual is also underway: Thousands of area young people will seek out youth groups organized by local churches and parachurch organizations. One local Protestant congregation has emphasized youth ministry for more than a century,...

  • Bloomfield will appeal ruling on city's monument

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    BLOOMFIELD, N.M. (AP) — A federal court that ruled against a Ten Commandments monument at a northwestern New Mexico city has agreed to put its decision on hold until an appeals court hears the case. A Ten Commandments monument is displayed on the lawn in front of Bloomfield's City...

  • Filipino bishops to counter Islamic State group

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Leaders of the Philippine Roman Catholic Church, Asia's largest, vowed Thursday to counter extremist religions such as that espoused by Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq. Archbishop Socrates Villegas, who heads the Catholic Bishops Conference of the...

  • Pope to honor dead on both sides of WWI next month

    NICOLE WINFIELD, Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis will honor the dead from both sides of World War I during a visit next month to northern Italy that witnessed some of the decisive final battles of the conflict — and where his own grandfather battled. On Sept. 13, Francis will lay a wreath at the...

  • Governor: Utah should defend anti-polygamy law

    LINDSAY WHITEHURST, Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah's governor says the state should appeal a court ruling that favors the family on the TV show "Sister Wives" and strikes down key parts of a law criminalizing polygamy. Republican Gov. Gary Herbert said Thursday at his monthly televised news conference on...

  • Suds, faith found at California laundromat

    KRYSTA FAURIA, Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Over the long months that Victoria Mitchell lived in her car with her infant daughter, there was one bright spot in her life: doing laundry. Every month, Mitchell would trek to a local laundromat and take advantage of Laundry Love, a growing...

  • New Colorado Springs faith-based magazine honors 'mountaintop moments'

    By celine Wright Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: Sun, Aug 24, 2014

    When Jeffrey Holmquist moved to Colorado Springs a year ago, he noticed a niche that he had the skills to fill. Despite the city's large religious community, there was no faith-based newspaper. So Holmquist quit his job at the Pueblo Chieftain in June and decided to go off on his...

  • Colorado Springs man part of project aiding Haitian children

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Aug 24, 2014

    The Spirit Airlines red-eye from Denver to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, connects through Miami, one of the richest cities in the world, and two hours later touches down in one of its poorest. "If you want to help people, there's an opportunity and you don't have to go to Africa or New...

  • Ben Carson draws a huge crowd at Colorado Springs book signing

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Aug 24, 2014

    More than an hour before Ben Carson was set to arrive, a few hundred people were lined up outside Mardel, a Christian and education supply store in Colorado Springs. The supporters wore pins, clutched copies of his books and held signs, imploring Carson, a former director of...

  • Pope's Iraq envoy: Minorities need to be defended

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis' envoy to Iraq says religious minorities being attacked by Islamic militants must be defended now and given international protection so they can return home, reinforcing the Vatican's position that military force is justified in this case. Asked about...

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