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  • 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...

  • Pope arrives in Sri Lanka on leg of Asian tour

    Updated: Mon, Jan 12, 2015

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Pope Francis arrived in Sri Lanka Tuesday at the start of a weeklong Asian tour saying the island nation can't fully heal from a quarter-century of ethnic civil war without pursuing truth for the injustices committed. Francis didn't refer specifically to Sri...

  • Denver demonstrators show support for Parisian victims

    The Associated Press
    Published: Sun, Jan 11, 2015

    DENVER — More than 100 people gathered in Denver on Sunday to honor the 17 victims who died during three days of bloodshed in Paris last week. Demonstrators said they were marching to show unity in the face of terrorist attacks on a satirical newspaper, a kosher supermarket and on...

  • Jesus might have been tried here: Archaeologists uncover Herod's palace

    Religion News Service -
    Updated: Sun, Jan 11, 2015

    JERUSALEM - The site where Jesus might have been tried, prior to his crucifixion, is now open to the public for the first time. Located in the Old City of Jerusalem, the spot is within easy walking distance of the Christian Quarter and Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where tradition...

  • Thou shall declutter: Professional organizers help people struggling with stuff

    By Steve Rabey Religion Correspondent -
    Published: Sun, Jan 11, 2015

    The millions of Americans who resolved to organize and declutter their lives this new year might need more than good intentions to transform their troubled relationships with stuff, say local professional organizers. Linda Reinberger has been helping clients "create calm out of chaos"...

  • Colorado Springs area religious events starting Jan. 11, 2015

    Published: Sun, Jan 11, 2015

    RELIGION CALENDAR Music/Drama SUNDAY "Unity in the City Musical" - Honoring Martin Luther King Jr., 3:30 p.m., St. John Baptist Church, 902 S. Prospect St.; the Rev. Dennis Mose, 217-6152. FRIDAY Uveges - Katie and Joe, 7 p.m., Unity of the Rockies, 1945 Mesa Road, $15;...

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