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  • 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...

  • Green Mountain Falls church celebrates 125th anniversary

    By Rick Cookson rick.cookson@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Jul 6, 2014

    GREEN MOUNTAIN FALLS ere blocks from the hustle and bustle of U.S. 24, yet nestled quietly in this cozy mountain town, stands one of Colorado's older churches. The Church in the Wildwood, originally the Congregational Church of Christ, is celebrating its 125th anniversary this...

  • Lawmakers: Overturn Colorado gay marriage ban

    IVAN MORENO, Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Jul 3, 2014

    DENVER — Saying further delays are pointless, gay lawmakers Thursday called for Colorado's same-sex marriage ban to be declared unconstitutional and for such a ruling to be effective immediately. The lawmakers made the comments a day after Republican Attorney General John Suthers'...

  • Hickenlooper, Suthers want Colorado gay marriage resolution

    By Ivan Moreno, Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Jul 2, 2014

    DENVER — Boulder County's attorney says the clerk will continue issuing marriage licenses to gay couples because failing to do so is a violation of individual's constitutional rights. In a letter to the Colorado Attorney General's office, attorney Ben Pearlman says recent court...

  • Civil Rights Act: Colorado Springs woman's prejudices evaporate through experiences

    by carol mcgraw carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jul 2, 2014

    Lucy Bell was not an avid protest marcher during the civil rights demonstrations that ignited a nation in the mid-1960s. But prejudices she learned in childhood dissolved as her life's journey included teaching minority students, marrying a black man against her parents' wishes and...

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