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  • Poll: Colorado ranks low in weekly church attendance

    Religion News Service -
    Updated: Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    Colorado ranks among the bottom 10 states when it comes to attending church on a weekly basis. According to a Gallup poll, only 25 percent of residents say they go to religious services every week. Meanwhile, our neighbors to the west top the list at 51 percent. The high volume in...

  • 'The Thorn' set to open at New Life Church in Colorado Springs

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Mar 22, 2015

    What began as a skit for high school kids in 1997 has grown into a nationally known and sought-after touring production. About 17,000 to 18,000 people attend the local annual performances of "The Thorn," a show often described as "The Passion of the Christ" meets "Cirque du Soleil."...

  • Will Pope Francis have a short papacy? Don't bet on it

    By David Gibson Religion News Service -
    Updated: Sun, Mar 22, 2015

    In a wide-ranging interview he gave this month for the second anniversary of his election, Pope Francis touched on a variety of topics, from his concern about bad homilies to his upcoming U.S. visit to his one real wish: to go out for a pizza without being recognized. But leading...

  • Sand painter comes to Colorado Springs to demonstrate art - and love of Bahá'í faith

    By BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Mar 22, 2015

    Mitchell Silas paints on his knees, grabbing pinches of colored sand that he swiftly sprinkles into precise shapes, demonstrating a ritual of his Diné culture, formerly known as Navajo. His public painting isn't only a nod to tribal traditions, however. It's also intended to attract...

  • Colorado Springs area religious events starting March 22, 2015

    Published: Sun, Mar 22, 2015

    RELIGION CALENDAR Music/Drama SUNDAY "Messiah - Parts II and III" - The Chancel Choir, orchestra and soloists of First United Methodist Church, 5 p.m., 420 N. Nevada Ave., $10; 471-4361. Bach Celebration Concert - 8 p.m., First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte...

  • Pope in Naples: Resist local Mafiosi, seek honest jobs

    Updated: Sat, Mar 21, 2015

    NAPLES, Italy (AP) — Pope Francis, visiting Italy's impoverished south on Saturday, encouraged Neapolitans to resist exploitation by Mafia dons and instead seek the dignity of honest jobs. On a day trip to Naples, Francis spoke to residents in Scampia, a rundown neighborhood dominated...

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