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  • Colorado Springs church set to show off city's largest musical instrument

    By lance benzel lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Oct 13, 2014

    It's the king of instruments - powerful enough to shake venerable walls. And thanks to a six-year restoration project estimated at $425,000, the Reuter pipe organ at First United Methodist Church in downtown Colorado Springs is firing on all cylinders and reaching deep into its...

  • Colorado Springs doctor's book recounts kidnapping by Taliban

    By Steve Rabey, Religion Correspondent -
    Updated: Mon, Oct 13, 2014

    Dilip Joseph knew his work in rural Afghanistan was dangerous. During nine previous trips to the war-torn nation, the Christian doctor was often warned to avoid medical clinics or community centers targeted by Islamic insurgents. But he never feared for his life until December 2012,...

  • Religion calendar Oct. 12, 2014

    By carlotta olson -
    Published: Sun, Oct 12, 2014

    Music/Drama SATURDAY CrossWalk - Country gospel music group, 6-7:30 p.m., First Baptist church of Colorado Springs, 317 E. Kiowa St., free-will offering; crosswalkmusicministry.com. OCT. 19 Showing of silent film "Ben Hur" - 2 p.m., Immanuel Lutheran Church, 846 W. Pike...

  • 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

    By DEBBIE KELLEY
AND MEGAN SCHRADER The Gazette -
    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 lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    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

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    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...

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