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  • Vatican casts doubt on papal World Cup party

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican says it is unlikely that Pope Francis and his predecessor, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, would get together to watch their home teams in the World Cup final on Sunday. Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, said Thursday that the hour of the...

  • Louisiana ruling on confession rankles Catholics

    MELINDA DESLATTE, Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Catholics are decrying a recent Louisiana Supreme Court decision that reaches into the most sanctified of church places, the confessional booth. The ruling revives a lawsuit that contends a priest should have reported allegations of sexual abuse disclosed to...

  • Couple seeks help to renovate old Iowa church

    CHRISTINIA CRIPPES, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier
    Updated: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — The faith of the congregants of Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church is strong. It's the building that's crumbling. After 102 years, the church at East Fifth and Walnut streets is showing its age. Though the exterior's bricks are loose and falling in...

  • Ex-Church of England head backs assisted dying

    Updated: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — A former head of the Church of England says he no longer opposes assisted dying and says the church risks "promoting anguish and pain" by objecting to moves to make it legal. George Carey, a former archbishop of Canterbury, said medical advances have created an...

  • Same sex couples thrilled to get married in Pueblo County

    by carol mcgraw carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    It was a historic moment filled with tears, cheers, red roses, and two weddings Friday as Pueblo County followed Boulder and Denver in issuing same-sex marriage licenses for the first time in Colorado. "I love her so. I would marry her a hundred times," said Bea Gallegos smiling at...

  • Pueblo County to start issuing same sex marriage licenses Friday

    by matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    Pueblo County Clerk and Recorder's Office will start issuing same sex marriage licenses Friday. The decision was made after Denver on Thursday joined with Boulder County to issue them, according to news reports. Pueblo County Clerk and Recorder Gilbert Ortiz had last week decided...

  • Judge: Gay couples can keep marrying in Colorado

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    DENVER — Gay couples can keep getting married in Colorado, even though the state's gay marriage ban is still in effect, a judge ruled Thursday. The decision by District Court Judge Andrew Hartman added to the national confusion over same-sex marriage, as he found a county clerk can...

  • Colorado clerk OK'd to give gay marriage licenses

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    DENVER — A Boulder County clerk who has been issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in defiance of Colorado's gay-marriage ban can continue, a judge ruled Thursday. Boulder County Judge Andrew Hartman decided county clerk Hillary Hall can ignore a federal stay on a ruling...

  • Judge: Colorado gay marriage ban unconstitutional

    NICHOLAS RICCARDI, Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    DENVER (AP) — A Colorado judge on Wednesday struck down the state's gay marriage ban, making him the 16th judge to invalidate a state's prohibition on same-sex marriages in the past year. District Judge C. Scott Crabtree put his ruling on hold pending an appeal, but wrote that the...

  • Vatican casts doubt on papal World Cup party

    Updated: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican says it is unlikely that Pope Francis and his predecessor, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, would get together to watch their home teams in the World Cup final on Sunday. Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, said Thursday that the hour of the...

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