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  • 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.; Friday Violin/Piano Duo - Michael Finlay and Byron Hitchcock, 7:30 p.m., First Christian Church, 
16 E. Platte Ave., $10;

  • 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

    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

    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...

  • Volunteer spirit will be on display on Veterans Day

    By tom roeder -
    Updated: Sun, Nov 9, 2014

    Veterans young and old will gather in Colorado Springs on Tuesday to mark Veterans Day. They will lay ceremonial wreaths, sing and pray. And when it's over, Carmen Pesek will go back to her house. For a nap. "When we get done and get home, I can't even unload the car," Pesek...

  • Downtown Colorado Springs churches to host community hymn sing

    Updated: Sun, Nov 9, 2014

    To celebrate Thanksgiving and the greater faith fellowship, three downtown churches in Colorado Springs will host a progressive Community Hymn Sing, 2-4 p.m. Nov. 22, starting at All Souls Unitarian Church, 730 N. Tejon St. Last year's community sing, which served as the seventh...

  • Veterans tell about their time in service: World War II: Shot down over Germany

    By michael S. Humphreys Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Sun, Nov 9, 2014

    Tech. Sgt. Charles W. "Chuck" Blaney was seven missions from going back to his parents' home in Chicago when the B-24 he was in was hit by German fighters and crashed in a small German village near Hamburg. The tide had turned for the Allies in early 1945, but Blaney would spend his...

  • Colorado Springs residents recall childhood marked by reunification of Germany

    Updated: Sun, Nov 9, 2014

    They met eight months ago amid the breads and raisin-apple strudel in the kitchen of Wimberger's Old World Bakery in Colorado Springs. It was a serendipitous moment for the bakery employees - Claudia Hage, 31, and Stephanie Morris, 34. They say their new friendship would never have...