Museum of the Bible quietly replaces questioned artifact

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – The Museum of the Bible in Washington quietly replaced an artifact purported to be one of a handful of miniature Bibles that a NASA astronaut carried to the moon in 1971 after...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Methodist church in Durango to host Holy Spirit 101 class

The Holy Spirit 101 is a Bible-based class will take place at 11 a.m. every Sunday starting Oct. 13 in Room 135 at First United Methodist Church of Durango, 2917 Aspen Drive. The class, taught by...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Pope urges compassion in elevating 13 likeminded cardinals

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis has added 13 new cardinals to the top of the Catholic hierarchy, telling them they must show God’s compassion to those who suffer to be faithful to their ministry....

DATE: Oct. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Pope seeks ‘courageous’ debate over Amazon priest shortage

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis urged South American bishops on Monday to speak “courageously” at a high-profile meeting on the Amazon, where the shortage of priests is so acute that the Vatican is...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Mormon leader: Be kind to LGBTQ, but don’t forget God’s laws

SALT LAKE CITY – A top leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints laid out Saturday how the faith intends to navigate its delicate balance of firm opposition to same-sex...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

The struggle to find silence in the ancient monastic world – and now

The World Health Organization has argued that “excessive noise” is a serious threat to human health. Studies have shown that excessive exposure to noise not only causes hearing loss but also leads...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

St. Francis Day Blessing of the Animals to be held Sunday

The St. Francis Day Blessing of the Animals will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, in Rotary Park, 1565 East Second Ave. The blessing of the animals will take place from 10 to 11:15...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Christian Science Church to host talk Oct. 6

Melanie Wahlberg, a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship, will give a talk, “Never Alone: How Spiritual Ideas Work in Us,” from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, at the Christian Science...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Universal ethical truths at core of Jewish High Holy Days

My most vivid adolescent memories of the Jewish High Holy Days are the painful rumbling of my empty stomach as I fasted on Yom Kippur, and the sharp blasts of the shofar – the ram’s horn – sounding...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Africa’s Catholic churches face competition and a troubled legacy as they grow

Pope Francis earlier this month completed a seven-day tour of three African countries: Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius. It was a significant trip for a number of reasons. During his visit,...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Christianity at the Supreme Court: From majority power to minority rights

A movement for religious rights is transforming the place of religion in American public life. From the 1960s until very recently, liberals successfully argued at the Supreme Court that the tyranny...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Tara Mandala to host open house

Tara Mandala will host its last open house of the year at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Tara Mandala Retreat Center, 4000 Forest Service Road 649, Pagosa Springs. The center invites the public for a...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

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