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  • Woman with cancer plans to take her life with lethal prescribed medication

    Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Oct 9, 2014

    PORTLAND, Ore. — Brittany Maynard will not live to see if her advocacy makes a difference. The 29-year-old woman expects to die no later than Nov. 1. If the brain cancer from which she suffers does not kill her in October, she plans to take advantage of Oregon's Death with Dignity...

  • Bishops emphasize being best possible Catholic

    Updated: Wed, Oct 8, 2014

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis' emphasis on a church that is merciful rather than moralizing is having a pronounced effect inside a meeting of bishops on family life, with the bishops emphasizing that the faithful should be the best possible Catholics they can be, even if they're not...

  • Pope and prelates get crash course in joys of sex

    Updated: Tue, Oct 7, 2014

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis, cardinals and bishops from around the world have gotten an unexpected lecture on the joys of sex, from a Catholic couple brought in to talk about what makes a marriage last. Ron and Mavis Pirola, parents of four from Sydney, Australia, told a Vatican...

  • Pueblo, Larimer counties issue gay marriage licenses; El Paso, Teller not ready to follow suit

    Updated: Tue, Oct 7, 2014

    Caught by surprise, clerk and recorders' offices around Colorado scrambled Monday to prepare to start issuing marriage licenses to gay couples, following an unexpected move by the U.S. Supreme Court. "Certainly, we didn't know there was going to be a decision issued today. We've been...

  • Colorado Springs woman recognized for volunteer work

    lisa walton -
    Updated: Mon, Oct 6, 2014

    A Colorado Springs woman was one of 15 volunteers recognized for her volunteer work with the nonprofit organization Multiples of America. Also known as the National Organization of Mothers of Twins Clubs Inc., the 20,000-member organization is a national network of clubs that aim to...

  • After year-long search, pastor tapped to lead Woodmen Valley Chapel

    Updated: Sun, Oct 5, 2014

    After a nine-month, nationwide search that included an initial candidate pool of more than 1,000, the congregations of Woodmen Valley Chapel in Colorado Springs is officially welcoming Joshua Lindstrom as lead pastor of teaching and worship. A series of weekend installation services...

  • Pope to bishops: Be creative about families' needs

    Updated: Sun, Oct 5, 2014

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has called for a creative, humble approach as the Vatican ponders why many in the Catholic Church have gone their own way on sexual and family issues like contraception, pre-marital sex and divorce. A Mass in St. Peter's Basilica on Sunday opened a...

  • Religion calendar Oct. 5, 2014

    By carlotta olson -
    Published: Sun, Oct 5, 2014

    Music/Drama TUESDAY "O Bella Rosa - A Concert of Divine Mysteries - Presented by Parish House Baroque, 7 p.m., St. Mary's Cathedral, 22 W. Kiowa St.; 659-7737, Oct. 12 Taylor Memorial Concert Series - With Scott Dettra, 3 p.m., Grace and St. Stephen's...

  • Pope faces hopes, risks at family conference

    NICOLE WINFIELD, Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Oct 4, 2014

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — From his stylish living room overlooking St. Peter's Square, Cardinal Walter Kasper doesn't come off as a figure at the center of one of the greatest storms swirling in Catholicism in decades. Relaxed on a black leather sofa, the German theologian says he fully...

  • Vatican seeks Mideast Christians' right of return

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Oct 4, 2014

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican is demanding that Christians and other religious minorities have the right to return to their homes in Iraq and Syria that have been emptied by Islamic militants. Pope Francis summoned Vatican ambassadors from across the region for three days of...