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  • 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...

  • Triad churches urge congregations to tweet, text

    NANCY McLAUGHLIN, News & Record of Greensboro
    Updated: Tue, Jul 8, 2014

    GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A baby dedication. That soul-stirring sermon. Raised communion cups. Text it. Tweet it. Tag it on YouTube. Churches and other houses of worship that once reminded those in the pews to turn their phones off before services now are encouraging their...

  • Nonprofits' contraceptive cases next for justices

    MARK SHERMAN and RACHEL ZOLL, Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Jul 8, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — How much distance from an immoral act is enough? That's the difficult question behind the next legal dispute over religion, birth control and the health law that is likely to be resolved by the Supreme Court. The issue in more than four dozen lawsuits from...

  • Pope's visit seen encouraging Catholics in Asia

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Jul 8, 2014

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Asia has a special spot in the heart of Pope Francis, who looks forward to visiting the region to encourage Christians, especially those suffering or being persecuted, Manila's archbishop said Monday. Roman Catholics have long been a minority in Asia,...

  • Pope: Bishops must be held accountable for abuse

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Jul 7, 2014

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis begged forgiveness Monday in his first meeting with Catholics sexually abused by members of the clergy and went further than any of his predecessors by vowing to hold bishops accountable for their handling of pedophile priests. Abuse victims and...

  • Pope: Bishops must be held accountable for abuse

    Updated: Mon, Jul 7, 2014

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis begged forgiveness Monday in his first meeting with Catholics sexually abused by members of the clergy and went further than any of his predecessors by vowing to hold bishops accountable for their handling of pedophile priests. Abuse victims and...

  • Alzheimer's disease takes its toll on Colorado Springs victim and family

    by Emily Donovan emily.donovan@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Jul 7, 2014

    "Lovely" and "wonderful" were John Robinson's favorite words even before the diagnosis. His wife, Norma, asked if he remembers a bicycle tour through Vermont. "Lovely," John said. John, 71, has midstage Alzheimer's disease, a form of dementia that is the sixth-leading cause of...

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