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  • Church statue again destroyed in Denver

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Feb 17, 2015

    DENVER — The namesake statue of a Denver church has been destroyed by vandals for at least the fourth time in the past two years. Vandals broke off the head and hands of the St. Francis statue on Sunday night at St. Francis of Assisi Polish National Catholic Church. Surveillance...

  • Colorado Springs home is 'dream come true' for Cuban family

    BY RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Feb 16, 2015

    Standing in front of her new on home on Downing Drive, Yeidy Esquerra said it was like she was seeing God's work - a wish come true. "My mom told me something yesterday, and it's in my mind all the time," Esquerra told a crowd of friends, family and neighbors who gathered to watch her...

  • Colorado Springs artist travels the globe to paint, sketch

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Feb 15, 2015

    The history of architecture is written in faith. From the temple ruins of the Acropolis to the flying buttresses of Notre Dame, religion has inspired some of humanity's more ambitious and enduring building projects. "Ninety percent of historical architecture is churches," said...

  • Volunteer effort launched to halt human trafficking in El Paso County

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Feb 15, 2015

    Mary Pearsall has been aware of human trafficking around the world for years but hasn't been sure of what she could do to help. But after an "eye-opening" presentation Saturday about the issue in her community, she knows exactly what she wants to do: patrol the streets with other...

  • Colorado Springs area religious events starting Feb. 15, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Sun, Feb 15, 2015

    Music/Drama SATURDAY "Firebird" - Presented by Fidele Youth Ballet, 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., Colorado Springs Charter Academy, $7, $5 for children; turningpointeschoolofdance.com. "Wisdom in Music" - Spiritual, musical message, 3 p.m., Colorado College, Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache La Poudre...

  • Pope to new cardinals: Put aside pride, jealousy and anger

    Updated: Sat, Feb 14, 2015

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis welcomed 20 new cardinals Saturday into the elite club of churchmen who will elect his successor and immediately delivered a tough-love message, telling them to put aside their pride, jealousy and self-interest and instead exercise charity. Francis...

  • Peacemaker program turns guns into garden tools

    BY RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Feb 10, 2015

    Kevin Wilder got on the stage of Beth-El Mennonite Church on Sunday and held up a rifle. He slipped the weapon out of its casing and showed it to an audience of more than 60 people. "My father used this gun to kill himself," he told them. Wilder's father shot himself in 1975, when...

  • Colorado Springs Diocese reverses clergy shortage

    By Steve Rabey, Religion Correspondent -
    Updated: Sat, Feb 7, 2015

    When he arrived from St. Louis to lead the Catholic Diocese of Colorado Springs 13 years ago, Bishop Michael Sheridan confronted a dire problem: There was a critical shortage of priests. In the Springs diocese, which reaches from Leadville to Highlands Ranch, only 23 active parish...

  • Colorado Springs area religious events starting Feb. 8, 2015

    Updated: Sat, Feb 7, 2015

    RELIGION CALENDAR Music/Drama SUNDAY Taylor Memorial Concert - "Renaissance Masterpieces" - 3 p.m., Grace and St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 601 N. Tejon St.; gssepiscopal.org. Chamber Music Concert - 3 p.m., First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave., free-will offering;...

  • Compassion International earns top designation, again

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Feb 5, 2015

    Compassion International, the nonprofit global child sponsorship organization based in Colorado Springs, has received a top rating from Charity Navigator, the nation's largest independent charity evaluator. This is the 14th year in a row that Compassion has received the coveted four...

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