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  • Pope: Catholics don't have to breed 'like rabbits'

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Jan 19, 2015

    ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE — Pope Francis is firmly upholding church teaching banning contraception, but said Monday that Catholics don't have to breed "like rabbits" and should instead practice "responsible parenting." Speaking to reporters en route home from the Philippines, Francis...

  • Why does Islam ban images of the Prophet Muhammad?

    By Kimberly Winston Religion News Service -
    Published: Mon, Jan 19, 2015

    This month, 10 employees of Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical weekly, and two police officers were murdered by a band of masked gunmen who shouted "Allahu Akbar," or "God is great," as they opened fire on the publication's Paris newsroom. Among the dead were four cartoonists who...

  • Violence fuels debate among Muslims over interpreting faith

    By Lee Keath The Associated Press -
    Published: Sun, Jan 18, 2015

    fter gunmen in Paris killed 12 people, Saudi Arabia's top body of Muslim clerics quickly condemned the attack and said it could have no acceptable justification. It was a signal from some of the Islamic world's stricter voices that cartoons lampooning the Prophet Muhammad in the French...

  • Colorado Springs area religious events starting Jan. 18, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Sun, Jan 18, 2015

    Music/Drama SUNDAY Taylor Memorial Concert Series - With solo organ recital by Deke Polifka, 3 p.m., Grace and St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 601 N. Tejon St.; gssepiscopal.org. SATURDAY AND JAN. 25 "Brief History of Music" - Pikes Peak Ringer, 7 p.m. Saturday, Broadmoor...

  • Philippine crowd building for papal Mass

    Updated: Sun, Jan 18, 2015

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Filipinos filled Manila's main park for Pope Francis' final Mass on Sunday, braving a steady rain to hear the pontiff's message of hope for the Southeast Asian country's most downtrodden and destitute. Organizers expect as many as 6...

  • Vatican: Pope's Charlie Hebdo comments do not justify attack

    Updated: Thu, Jan 15, 2015

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Pope Francis said there are limits to freedom of speech, especially when it insults or ridicules someone's faith, in comments that the Vatican later said Friday did not mean justifying the attack on the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo. Francis spoke...

  • Beliefs clash at lesbian's funeral evicted from church in Lakewood

    Kirk Mitchell, The Denver Post
    Updated: Wed, Jan 14, 2015

    The eviction of a funeral mid-service at a Lakewood church could have been avoided had a clash of beliefs between a pastor and a lesbian family been vented beforehand, religious leaders said Wednesday. For Pastor Ray Chavez, allowing images of a gay couple to be displayed in the New...

  • Family: Lakewood church refuses funeral service because woman was gay

    Denver Post
    Updated: Wed, Jan 14, 2015

    A Lakewood minister refused to hold a memorial service on Saturday for a mother of two at his church because the woman is gay, family and friends said Tuesday. "Her casket was open, flowers laid out and hundreds of people sitting in the pews," supporters said in a Facebook post....

  • Second Colorado Springs-area Catholic church vandalized in recent weeks

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jan 13, 2015

    Religious figures outside another local Catholic church have been vandalized, the second desecration in six weeks. Four characters from the Nativity scene outside Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Manitou Springs, including the baby Jesus, were broken in pieces between Jan. 4 and...

  • Colorado Springs LGBT center closes after nearly 40 years

    BY JAKOB RODGERS jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jan 13, 2015

    The Colorado Springs Pride Center, a go-to resource for the region's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, announced its closure Monday after years of overwhelming debt and management issues. In bowing to years of financial discord, the center ended a 37-year run of...

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